|Volkswagen Caddy Edition 30|
|Written by MotorImpress|
As a look ahead to the 30th anniversary of the successful Caddy next year, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is showing an exciting special model at the IAA: the Caddy Edition 30 – a near-production concept vehicle. This Caddy is a very special highlight with its black roof, machine-polished alloy wheels, a high-end interior and a powerful and torque-strong engine. 1982 saw the launch of the Caddy on the European market, then still as a pick-up based on the Golf Mk1. 30 years later, the Caddy is now an established major player in the compact and urban delivery van market, with over 1.5 million units sold to date. Whether for young families, city delivery firms or tradesmen, the Caddy thus has a constantly growing community of fans. Good reason to celebrate the 30th anniversary of this range in due style with a special edition model: the Caddy Edition 30. On its exterior, the Caddy Edition 30 stands apart from other Caddy models by virtue of a roof painted in brilliant gloss black, roof railing also in high-gloss black and high-end machine-polished 17-inch alloy wheels. The fact that this is a special edition model is also shown by signatures on the sliding doors, the back of the vehicle and the door sills. Five bodywork colours are available, all going well with the black roof, buyers have a choice of Candy White, Reflex Silver, Salsa Red, Primavera Green or Sunny Yellow. The interior, in either five-seat or seven-seat configuration, has a sporty, high quality design, with seats in Alcantara upholstery, multi-function steering wheel, leather-trimmed gear stick and handbrake lever, semi-automatic (Climatic) climate control and tinted windows combining to create a pleasant ambience.
The Caddy Edition 30 is available with four different engine specifications, both with a short wheelbase as a car or as a panel van for commercial use: as a diesel (TDI) producing 75 to 125 kW and as a petrol (TSI) version with 77 kW.
Appearing at the display stand at the IAA in Frankfurt is the Caddy Edition 30 featuring the most powerful engine ever installed in a production Caddy: the 125 kW / 170 PS 2.0 TDI with DSG accelerates the compact MPV to a top speed of 196 km/h and generates enormous traction with a torque of 350 Newton metres, making this special edition Caddy the most dynamic Caddy ever.