VW want you to turn to the dark side with new Caddy
By Kyle Lindsay
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 09:30
I am your father
Limited-run Caddy Black Edition on sale from October until December 2014
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is bringing out the dark side of its Caddy range with the introduction of a sleek new special model, available for only two months. Called the Caddy Black Edition, it’s based on the popular Highline specification but includes £2,150 of additional equipment.
The multi award-winning Caddy is the first Volkswagen commercial vehicle to be offered in prestigious Black Edition form and features a premium specification that makes it the most luxurious Caddy ever built.
Bolstering a Highline specification that already includes body-coloured bumpers, mirrors and door handles, fog lights, rear parking sensors, climatic air conditioning, cruise control, Bluetooth phone connectivity with trip computer and multi-function display. Drivers also benefit from a multi-functional steering wheel, leather gear knob and gaiter, heated wing mirrors and electric windows as standard. To give the Black Edition a sportier appearance and improved handling, the Dynamic Suspension also reduces the ride height by 27mm.
Available in short-wheelbase panel van form only, the Caddy Black Edition is powered by a frugal 1.6-litre TDI common rail direct injection engine that develops 102PS and 250Nm of torque, and is offered with a five-speed manual transmission. BlueMotion Technology – which includes hill-hold assist, energy recuperation and start/stop – means drivers can expect fuel economy of 55.4mpg (combined) and low CO2 emissions of just 134g/km.
As with all Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, the Caddy Black Edition is more than just a visually attractive package. Despite its premium features, the Black Edition is every bit as practical and hard-working as any Caddy model. Its load volume of 3.2cu metres makes its one of the most spacious vans in the sector.
The new Caddy Black Edition goes on sale from 1 October with an on-the-road price tag of £17,860 (ex. VAT).