VW Caddy

Volkswagen’s Caddy range has become the first in its class to come standard with forward collision warning and emergency braking systems, with the technology now available across all the brand’s panel vans, crew vans and people movers.

The new model is $400 more expensive than its predecessor but according to director of commercial vehicles, Carlos Santos the technology should see savings on insurance premiums.

“No competitor can offer this technology as an option let alone as standard,” Santos said.

“This is hugely relevant for a vehicle driven mainly in traffic-dense urban environments where most accidents are low speed impacts – the sort of accidents that forward collision warning and city emergency braking help prevent.”

Santos also says Volkswagen puts the same level of quality into its commercial range as it does with the passenger models.

“Caddy embodies the qualities that distinguish Volkswagen’s commercial model line-up.

There are no white tin cans in our range. Our vehicles are built with the same consideration for the driver as a Golf and are the most car-like to drive of their type,” he said.

The entry level 7-speed DSG Caddy van starts from $29,390 with the top of the range Maxi Crewvan priced at $30,090 for the 6-speed manual or $33,090 for the auto.