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The Volkswagen Caddy Maxi range of commercial vans has been expanded with the addition of two new models, one focused on efficiency and one on flexibility.

The Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Van 250TDI with BlueMotion Technology is the most economical model in the range and the first Volkswagen commercial vehicle to feature the environmentally conscious technology.

Incorporating a 75kW/250Nm 1.6-litre turbo-diesel engine with stop-start tech and battery regeneration, the Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Van 250TDI with BlueMotion Technology sees average fuel consumption fall to 5.2 litres per 100km – down 0.6L/100km compared with the outgoing Caddy Maxi Van 250TDI – while COemissions drop 16 grams per kilometre to 136g/km.

The new, more efficient Caddy Maxi Van comes standard with a five-speed manual transmission, while its specifications and $27,990 price tag match those of the Caddy Maxi Van 250TDI it replaces.

The Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Crewvan seeks to maximise space and vehicle flexibility by employing a three-seat split/fold rear bench that can be folded forward to increase load capacity from 1.6m3 to 3.9m3 or completely removed for 4.1m3.

Volkswagen says the Caddy Maxi Crewvan’s maximum load length is 2.25m (with seats removed) with a payload limit of 709kg – for models equipped with the standard five-speed manual transmission. The Caddy Maxi Crewvan sits on 16-inch steel wheels as standard, and features, as per the Caddy Maxi Van, rear barn doors. A tailgate is also available as a no-cost option.

Powered by a 75kW/250Nm 1.6-litre turbo-diesel engine and offered with a seven-speed dual-clutch DSG automatic transmission, the Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Crewvan delivers a combined fuel consumption figure of 5.9L/100km and COemissions of 155g/km.

Priced at $1500 more than the equivalent Caddy Maxi Van, the Maxi Crewvan starts at $29,490.

Volkswagen Caddy Maxi – new model prices:

  • Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Van 250TDI with BlueMotion Technology – $27,990
  • Caddy Maxi Crewvan 250TDI five-speed manual – $29,490
  • Caddy Maxi Crewvan 250TDI seven-speed DSG – $32,490

  • Zaccy16

    so much better than its useless French rivals!

    • Noddy_of_Toyland

      Define useless, that statement is a little too broad for my liking.

      • Force-15

        It’s useless because it’s not German. (At least that’s the ‘logic’ Zaccy16 appears to be using.)

      • Captain Nemo®™

         Noddy because they don’t have a VeeDud badge on the front according to him they are useless.  If you put a VeeDud badge on a turd Zuppy would love it………Oh wait they already have case point the Cruddy van.

        • Zaccy15

          I agree!!!

  • Autolove

    The Maxi Life is seriously overdue for a face lift. It they had managed to get the MK6 Golf front on it and made it slightly less boxy, it would have sold a whole lot more to the family segment. At least the had the wit to put in the 2L TDI after the public complained the 1.9L was too gutless.

  • Robin_Graves

    Not many tradies left that are dopey enough to buy a veedud – enough have been burnt by the junk they flog to spread the word. Maybe flogmother can get a brownmotion for his cutlery shop.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FFLU42DZJ4E23NZKHN3UXJU44Q Aazz

    Surely it wouldn’t cost VW much to colour-code the front bumper?