VW van centres celebrate caddy and transporter launch
By Kyle Lindsay
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 12:00
The latest incarnations of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ Caddy and Transporter models will make their UK debuts when they are launched at Van Centres across the UK on the 7 September. Revealed internationally earlier in the year, both models have received significant design and technology enhancements that include upgraded engines, further improved safety features and increased levels of comfort.
Volkswagen Van Centres will be celebrating the arrival of both new models with a series of showroom events between 7 and 16 September. These events will offer customers the opportunity to see the much anticipated new models in the metal, as well as to experience first-hand the enhancements and updates by getting behind the wheel themselves. Customers who wish to undertake a test drive can pre-book with their local Van Centres via www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk/book-a-test-drive. The events also mark the launch of the new ‘Perfected over generations’ marketing campaign, which reinforces to customers that the new vans are the result of over 60 years of development and evolution.
New Caddy: starting from £13,500*
Providing excellent value for money, the fourth-generation of the Caddy Panel van is available in three trim levels – Startline, Trendline and Highline – and with short or Maxi wheelbases. Featuring new state-of-the-art technology, a raft of comfort, convenience and safety innovations as well as the introduction of a new Euro 6 engine the new generation Caddy is set to continue the success of the previous model.
The Caddy remains the second best-selling model in the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ range and is supplied with an impressive array of standard equipment, including electric windows and heated and electrically adjustable wing mirrors, a five-inch touchscreen Composition Colour radio system with DAB+ and Bluetooth capability. The Caddy sets a new benchmark in its class for its array of safety and convenience systems which include driver and front passenger front, side and curtain airbags, a new Automatic Post-Collision Braking system and a seatbelt reminder. Owners can also opt for Park Assist and a rear-view camera, which help to reduce damage to vehicles when parking, as well as High Beam Assist and Driver Alert systems to enhance safety.
Some of the Euro 5 engine Caddy models can be specified with BlueMotion Technology modifications (Start/Stop system and battery regeneration) fitted to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. A standalone BlueMotion variant also joins the range: with a 2.0-litre Euro 6 102 PS engine and five-speed manual gearbox, it can return 65.7 mpg and CO2 emissions of 114 g/km.
New Transporter: Starting from £17,745*
Raising the standards again, the sixth-generation Transporter sets the benchmark for quality, practicality and low running costs. The latest version launches with the widest range of engine, transmission and trim level options ever offered by Volkswagen. It also introduces a host of new design and engineering features, along with new assistance, safety, convenience and comfort systems.
Featuring cleaner, more efficient engines, the Transporter is available with a range of four 2.0-litre TDI Euro5 engines with outputs of 84 PS, 102 PS, 140 PS and 180 PS (Highline only) and a 2.0-litre TDI Euro 6 unit that develops 102 PS. All models benefit from Volkswagen’s acclaimed BlueMotion Technology modifications as standard. These include low rolling resistance tyres, regenerative braking and Start/Stop systems to reduce fuel consumption, meaning the new Transporter is cleaner and more efficient than the outgoing model.
In keeping with Transporter tradition, the new T6 model offers a range of body options and gross vehicle weights to suit the needs of all operators and drivers. In addition to three roof height options – standard (1,410 mm), medium (1,635 mm) and high (1,940 mm) – the new Transporter is available with four gross vehicle weights (ranging from 2,600 kg to 3,200 kg) along with short and long wheelbase options.
The latest incarnation of the Transporter boasts a host of new standard features including BlueMotion Technology, DAB+ digital radio, 5-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth phone connectivity and USB connection. Standard equipment also includes Volkswagen’s acclaimed Automatic Post-Collision Braking system, which automatically applies the brakes after a collision, reducing the risk or severity of a secondary impact.