The 2016 Volkswagen Caddy will soon be released and this passenger minivan will bring with it several surprises – new engine lineup and fresh body design. With Volkswagen aiming at surpassing their glorified over 1.5 million sales with the outgoing model, it is expected that a lot of remodeling will be seen in the fourth generation both in design and more so comfort for all occupants. With it targeting passenger travel more than transport of goods, the space inside is expected to be more than enough for maximal comfort. But will the baggage space be enough for the loads of those traveling in it? And will it live up to the standards set by Nissan NV20 and Ram Promaster City as the leading city family van? Keep reading to learn more details.
Interior and Exterior Design
The fourth-generation 2016 Volkswagen Caddy will be laid on a revised version of the previous PQ35 model rather than VW’s ubiquitous MQB platform. The exterior has an almost similar look to that of the previous models but not without some superior changes. The minivan will get a new, bigger and bolder grille with restyled headlights. A new bumper design is going to be in place accompanied by redesigned taillights (squarer) and tailgates (sharper). The trunk will be able to handle quite an amount of luggage so you can be sure to park all you need when going on a trip in this car.
As for the interior styling of the 2016 Volkswagen Caddy, it has been made to suit the modern lifestyle. With a new dashboard, steering wheel, center consoles, gear lever, door panels, vents, infotainment system and quality upholstery materials, this is bound to be the change to define this generation from the previous one. The infotainment system will include discover media, Composition Color and Discover Media systems. These are going to offer features like satellite navigation, semi-automated reverse parallel, and reverse-view camera among others. As for the safety features, they have been upgraded to include the likes of adaptive cruise control, park assist and automatic braking.
Engine Lineup, Specs, Performance
The 2016 Volkswagen Caddy will be powered only by engines that meet the Euro 6 standards. The variety will include a 1.4L TSI 4-cylinder, a 1.2L TSI 4-cylinder and the 1.0L TSI 3-cylinder engines, all running on gasoline. These will each offer differing power levels so that each person can find the one that suits them the best. These will be 125 hp (92 kW), 84 hp (62 kW) and 102 hp (75 kW) respectively.
For those who prefer diesel to run their automobiles, there will be a range of four TDI engines on offer with horsepower values ranging between 75 and 150 (55 and 110 kW). But which is the most fuel economic choice of them all? The 1.4-liter TGI engine, a successor to the popular EcoFuel engine, is going to show about 28% more fuel economy. It will consume only 4.1 kg of natural gas per 100 km while being much more powerful than the latter thanks to the reduction in size.
2016 Volkswagen Caddy Release Date, Price
As for the release date, this masterpiece is expected to be launched in and reach the German market really soon at the price of €14,785 (about $16,790). Later on, the new 2016 Volkswagen Caddy minivan will reach other parts of the world and by the end of the year it will have made it to Australia. Unfortunately, it won’t go on sale in the United States.
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