Volkswagen revamps its commercial vehicle line-up

Volkswagen revamps its commercial vehicle line-up

OneShift Editorial Team
OneShift Editorial Team
03 Oct 2014

With the Caddy Maxi panel van, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles closes the circle to the Transporter. 830 kg payload and a stowage compartment volume of 4,200 liters are reminiscent of the legendary T1 van –the father of the Transporter. 102 PS and a maximum torque of 250 Newton meters, on the other hand, are figures from modern TDI diesel technology. With a load capacity of 4.2 m3, the Caddy Maxi is one of the biggest models in the compact van segment. Moreover, the cargo area with up to 2,250 mm in length is easily the best value in this segment.

A known favorite in Singapore, the Caddy is now a more attractive package than ever with a lower price and optimized equipment levels. With 3.2 m2, the cargo area of the Caddy window van offers enough room for small and short transportation tasks. It can be accessed both from the front and sides of the vehicle. Two different sized rear hinged doors with asymmetric division allow a cargo height of 1,244 mm.

The maximum load width is 1,552 mm and the width between wheel housings is 1,185 mm. The 1,781 mm long and completely level cargo floor offers space for large pallets. At 755 kg, the payload of the Caddy is extremely high. Buyers can choose from two different 1.6 TDI engines –a 75 PS version mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, and a 102 PS version which comes as standard with a 7-speed DSG automatic. Both engines have extremely high torque outputs of 225 Nm and 250 Nm respectively.

The Transporter is the versatile beast of burden in Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ line-up. It is perfectly suited to businesses requiring a large load area and generous payload. It is now being offered in a choice of three maximum gross weight capacities.

The entry-level Transporter is the 2.6 tonne standard wheelbase model, powered by a 85 PS version of the efficient 2.0 TDI engine. This is offered exclusively with a 5-speed manual gearbox. A higher-output 2.0 TDI with 140 PS and 340 Nm of torque is fitted as standard in the other Transporter models. There is a choice of standard wheelbase (3.0 tonne) and long wheelbase (3.2 tonne) models, both with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed DSG automatic.

As with the Caddy and Caddy Maxi, the Transporter is fitted with ESP as standard, making it the only van in its competitive class to have this essential safety feature.

Credits: Oneshift News Team

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