In Germany, premiere of new generation Volkswagen Caddy, who “moved” to the new platform MQB, changed inside and outside, and also got a set of electronic assistants. In Europe sales will begin in the near future.
As expected, the design is German for “heel” has evolved, while retaining recognizable features, like a punch on the sides. The optics upgraded and made fully led (in expensive models), headlights and taillights have become. With the transition to a modular architecture has changed the dimensions of the van: the wheelbase and length grew by 93 millimeters to 4 millimeters 501. New Caddy 25 millimeters lower than its predecessor, and the drag coefficient was reduced from 0.33 to 0.30. Another important innovation – the leaf springs in the rear suspension gave way to spring.
Inside, a new instrument panel, and for top-end versions of its digital counterpart. Large screen multimedia system just deployed in the driver’s side, underneath there is a touch button control climate control unit. In the list of electronic assistants specify active cruise control with hold function of the car in lane, as well as assistance system for maneuvering with a trailer.
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In the first phase, the cargo van will be offered with two-liter diesel engines capacity of 75, 102 and 122 horsepower, as stated by a variant with bi-fuel setup with 1.5 TSI (116 HP), which runs on petrol and gas. For the most powerful diesel versions and the version with petrol engine provides all-wheel drive system. Transmission – six-speed “mechanics” or seven-step “robot” DSG. Later the market will be hybrid Caddy with the charging function.
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