2017 Volkswagen Caddy – Born in 2004 but recently updated in bodywork, the Volkswagen Caddy continues to be the practical and roomy as ever, but now it has a grittier (Golf), which gives an almost sporty connotation to the machine: the test car in red with glasses rear and rear window blinds, red circles of 17 “and the rear spoiler. To change, compared to the previous model, are the template linking the headlights, now similar in shape to those of the newer models (like the Passat), the bumpers and headlights, redesigned. The dimensions don’t change.
2017 Volkswagen Caddy Interior Redesign Update
The same care is found in the Interior of the Volkswagen Caddy, with the dashboard, console and door panels from the new shapes. The effect is positive: now the cockpit appears more modern and cozy, more from minivans and less from Van (Caddy is also sold in the professional version, for the transport of goods). Pity that the plastics look still quite cheap and stiff to the touch. The feeling, however, is that they are robust, suitable for long life in mind. The substantially pure practicality of cockpit of 2017 Volkswagen Caddy, which is very important for cars of this type. The passenger seat (which, like the others, has a more lateral support than the old model) can be tilted forward: when are lowered even the backs of the seats in the second row, free enough space to load objects up to 250 cm in length. Numerous compartments including a compartment closed with a lid in the dashboard and one, capacious, as wide as the entire ceiling, just above the windshield. The trunk is spacious and practical than the old model, with low load threshold (59 cm).
Despite the tall (182 cm, making the Volkswagen Caddy rather sensitive to side winds), the 2.0 TDI driving almost like a regular sedan: the lateral cornering platform surface feels, but it’s not annoying, and road holding is good. Diesel engine 150 PS (almost oversized for the type of car) is not lacking in panache and at the traffic light triggers a good car but, above all, has a low noise (at 130 km/h works at 2400 RPM) and a remarkable fluidity of dispensing. Maneuvering the steering is light and the turning circle, which allows reversing in tight spaces. With increasing speed, however, lacks a bit of texture and “empty” appears in the Center. Consumption there appeared: in a mixed path, largely out of State and with a few episodes on the highway, according to the onboard computer we covered 14.9 km with one liter of diesel fuel (official average 20.4). A respectable result.
2017 Volkswagen Caddy Prices and Specs
A step forward was made in safety. In addition to six airbags (there are also those), cruise control with speed limiter and the collision avoidance braking system, the Volkswagen Caddy can be equipped with advanced driver assistance devices like the emergency brake in town, the adaptive cruise control or the Asst. Volkswagen Caddy is already in advance, but will arrive at dealerships in may, starting from 20,400 euros (for the 1.2 TSI from 86 HP in the base Trendline). Will be available also in the version with two seats for work (Van) or seven-seater (Maxi). And, for those who go often on snow or on gravel roads, there’s the 4Motion with all-wheel drive.
2017 Volkswagen Caddy Opinions
- Trunk. Is very large, even with all the seats in use. And, tucking the front passenger Chair, there are as many as 250 cm in length. Removing the seats, finally, the car is ready for a move. Low load threshold.
- Engine. It is powerful, offers a progressive thrust and doesn’t make much noise.
- Practicality. The Interior is rich in the glove box, the seats allow you to configure how you want the cockpit and, thanks to sliding doors, access places behind is easy (even in the version with seven seats).
- Finishes. The plastics of the dashboard, console and door panels are rigid and they look a bit cheap.
- Navigator. Is pretty accurate, but the screen (by 5 or 6.5 “) is too low in the console: to watch it or set your destination, you must lower their gaze, with the risk of distraction.
- Steering. At highway speeds it proves inaccurate.
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