Volkswagen Caddy 2011 Unveiled, See Photos Of The Redesigned Minivan
Volkswagen‘s facelifted Caddy compact will enter the market as a 2011 model, and the redesign is by all means a step forward. The Caddy 2011 will be offered in six engine options, and fuel consumption is down, overall, by some 21 percent. More details and photos below.
The exterior facelift includes a completely redesigned front end, in note with the other new Volkswagen models, as well as re-trimmed tail lamps. Inside, there’s a new steering wheel design, a revised instrument cluster and higher-grade materials with more elegant finishes.
The big step forward however is inside the hood of new Caddy 2011, and not on the outside. All engine packs feature turbocharging and direct fuel injection technology, and come in a number of six. Noteworthy are also two feats that are now standard: ESP (Electronic Stability Program) and daytime running lights.
Diesel lovers have a choice of four engines with 75HP, 102HP, 110HP or 140HP. The 102HP and 140HP TDIs can be hooked up to an optional DSG dual clutch transmission, while the 110HP TDI exclusively available as a 4MOTION model with 4wheel drive. Convenient!
For extra economy, you can also opt for the BlueMotion Technology that includes a Start/Stop system and an automatic battery regeneration system for utilizing the energy that would otherwise be lost during braking.
The 2011 VW Caddy’s petrol lineup includes a new to the range, 1.2-liter TSI four-cylinder turbo engine with 86HP or 105HP. The most powerful version returns a combined fuel economy of 6.6lt/100km, equal to 35.6mpg US or 42.8 mpg UK, with CO2 emissions of 154g/km.
European buyers also have the choice of a natural gas version carried over from the outgoing Caddy, the 2.0 EcoFuel (CNG), which delivers an output of 109-horsepower. EcoFuel was offered on the previous generation Caddy as well.
Before we finish this quick introduction of the Volkswagen Caddy 2011 top utility player, as it will surely become shortly after it’s launch, we want to note one more thing. The second row of seats is now completely removable on all Caddy models. This allows for a maximum cargo capacity of 3,030 liters on the 5-seater Caddy, and up to 3,880 liters on the Caddy Maxi.
So you like the new Caddy, when is it coming and for how much? Sales start in Germany in September, with other areas to follow shortly. Prices start at €13,595 ( $17,513 ) for the panel van and €14,205 ($18 298) for the Startline, taxes included. Photo starting in 3,2,1 NOW: