VOLKSWAGEN is not the first brand name to bolt some seats into a business van and shout, “Ta-da! New persons mover!”
Way again in the early nineteen eighties Australians have been subjected to the vinyl-seated Mitsubishi L300 Express in advance of Toyota created the Tarago interesting alternatively than appalling.
Aiming for the interesting finish of the spectrum, the fifth-era Caddy now arrives in two distinct lines. The stripped-out Cargo and a pair of persons mover variants known as Caddy and Caddy Existence.
To further more make improvements to the Caddy’s saleability, VW went to the parts bin and out popped the MQB system on which to foundation it. This could be the masterstroke.
For the minute, pricing for the Caddy and Caddy Existence is quite easy and there is just the one diesel engine.
The Caddy TDI320 commences at $forty five,490 furthermore on-roads with 17-inch steel wheels, an 8.twenty five touchscreen, weather manage, halogen headlights and a protection package deal that consists of complete length curtain airbags, town AEB, rear cross-visitors alert and centre airbags for the entrance occupants.
This is the form of detail you get when you thoroughly foundation a business automobile on a passenger automobile system.
The Caddy Existence TDI320, starting off at $forty nine,990, swaps the steelies for alloys, provides twin-zone weather manage, heat insulating glass, electronic dashboard and some chrome bits on the exterior.
On January 1st 2022, this pricing goes out the window since Volkswagen will incorporate a new entry-stage petrol version to be part of the existing diesel-only line-up.
It’s not heading to get more affordable, however, with the 84kW petrol starting off at $46,140 in advance of on-roads and the 320TDI topping out at $52,640 + ORC, a $2700 price increase.
The company is presenting a clutch of one alternatives and alternative packs. Notable is the $1660 Navigation pack that provides more speakers, sat-nav and a larger sized ten.-inch touchscreen. The alternatives listing is lengthy and detailed and consists of a large amount of family and enterprise-friendly bits and items that couple of other makers could match.
But is the Caddy Existence worth taking into consideration from equivalent-priced but larger sized, purpose-designed persons movers from Honda and Kia? Or do a European badge and somewhat town-friendly proportions make the VW a winner?