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A price that isn't as sharp as it once was, and a ride that is sharper than we'd hoped: those are two elements that make the 2017 Volkswagen Caddy Runner an option that requires some weighing up.
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FUEL ECONOMY 5.9/100km

Volkswagen could face record fine, Justice Foster blasts ACCC and VW

Volkswagen’s German head office could be hit with an even bigger fine than the proposed $75 million penalty – already the highest of its type in Australia – for “misleading or deceptive conduct” on diesel vehicles that cheated emissions tests. However, the outcome of the hearing and the total amount of the fine may not be known for months after Justice Foster reserved his decision in the Federal Court in Sydney today...

Volkswagen EOFY drive-away deals announced

Volkswagen Australia has announced a slew of end-of-financial-year sales across the range, with the Golf and Amarok getting the most attention. Until June 30, buyers can nab drive-away pricing for the entire Golf range, with the Trendline starting at $24,990 drive-away, the Comfortline at $29,990 drive-away, the Highline at $36,990 drive-away, and finally the GTI hot hatch at $48,990 drive-away...

2019 Volkswagen Caddy recalled

Volkswagen Australia has issued a recall for the 2019 Caddy van over concerns the backrest padding in the front seats may stop the side airbags from deploying correctly. "On Caddy vehicles of a limited production period, the front backrest padding may have been fitted incorrectly," the company says in its recall notice...

2021 Volkswagen Caddy spied

The replacement for the long-lived third-generation Volkswagen Caddy, which debuted back in 2003, has been spied undergoing testing in Europe. Even with every panel, except the roof, camouflaged it's obvious the new van will prioritise cargo over fashion. Up front the new Caddy has a closed-off upper grille, modern-looking headlights, and a radar unit for the vehicle's various safety systems...

Volkswagen Caddy Beach arrives from $46,990 drive-away

Volkswagen Australia has announced details for the new Caddy Beach camper van, with prices starting at $46,990 drive-away. Dubbed as the "most affordable and cleverest recreational vehicle on sale today" by the director of Volkswagen's local commercial division, the Caddy Beach is based on the long-wheelbase Maxi Trendline grade and gains a host of lifestyle-oriented features...

CarAdvice podcast 112: How vibrations can make a driver drowsy

Mandy Turner, Mike Stevens, and Kez Casey join you this week. In car news, Holden has announced Dave Buttner as managing director, the 2019 Toyota Supra and BMW Z4 are getting a four-cylinder engine, and the Volkswagen Caddy Beach Camper is coming to Australia. Also, studies have found half of new car buyers don't prioritise safety, and the majority of buyers are keen on hybrids...

Volkswagen Caddy Beach camper coming Down Under for $44,990

Want a cheap camper van that can be driven out of the dealer? Volkswagen Australia reckons it has you covered. The company has announced the special edition Caddy Beach will be available from the fourth quarter of this year, priced at $44,990 before on-road costs. This spiritual little sibling to the Trakkadu is based on the $39,000 Caddy Maxi Trendline derivative, with its 92kW/220Nm turbo-petrol engine and DSG transmission...

The Shortlist: Mobility scooter-friendly boot, $35K budget

Tricia needs a fairly specific type of car: one that can cope with a mobility scooter being loaded in and out, on a regular basis. Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision...

Volkswagen Caddy, Crafter, Transporter get standard AEB in UK, Australian upgrades coming

Volkswagen has become the first commercial vehicle manufacturer to fit autonomous emergency braking (AEB) as standard equipment on all its vans, which includes the Caddy, Crafter and Transporter. All vans in the German company's range will benefit from the fitment of front assist and city-speed emergency braking as standard equipment, beating competing brands like Mercedes-Benz...

2017 Volkswagen Caddy range adds diesel variants, budget-focused Runner model

The 2017 Volkswagen Caddy range has been bolstered by the addition of three new diesel variants, and the return of the budget-friendly Caddy Runner model. The new variants join the best-selling Volkswagen Caddy small van range, which until recently had been a petrol only offering in its current generation. There are three diesel versions are all powered by a 2...

2017 Volkswagen Caddy Edition 35 unveiled

The 2017 Volkswagen Caddy Edition 35 has been unveiled, with the new-generation stylised model offered as a panel van and MPV in some markets. The new Edition 35 model bears a few notable differences to the standard Volkswagen Caddy short-wheelbase van and five-seater models upon which it's based...