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VW Caddy Maxi van review

The VW TDI 250 Maxi Van carries light to new heights of efficiency. Photo

Derek Ogden road and reviews the VW Caddy Maxi van specs, fuel economy and

The Volkswagen Caddy TDI 250 Maxi Van has been upgraded with innovative BlueMotion technology . the $27,990 technology-laden vehicle one of the fuel efficient and therefore to run vans on the road.

ENGINE /

Powered by a 1.6-litre turbo-diesel the Caddy Maxi Van 250 TDI with technology produces 75 kW of power and a maximum torque of 250 Newton from just 1500rpm.

Mated with a five-speed transmission, the high-tech package includes a stop/start engine and battery regeneration a first in the compact van segment resulting in fuel consumption of 5.2 litres per an improvement of 0.6L/100km compared the pre-BlueMotion Caddy Maxi. dioxide emissions have been cut to 136g/km, 16g/km

On slowing to a stop, the engine out when the driver shifts to and takes a foot off the clutch. the driver returns a foot to the the engine automatically restarts, the putting the vehicle into and drives off. As for battery whenever the Caddy Maxi Van BlueMotion Technology coasts or the generator’s voltage is increased and to recharge the vehicle’s battery.

For obvious reasons style a big feature in vans, but the Volkswagen Van has a knockabout look that it a bit of character. Loading the 4.2 cubic cargo area from side through sliding or barn doors at the back is easy by wide apertures and low lip. The flat floor and take even odd-shaped that can be secured by tie-down in the floor.

Whichever way you turn in the there are storage spaces. pockets take up to two large the centre console has space for and pieces; there’s a wide box and two slots above the windscreen to a clip board or paperwork. of all however, are two pits in the floor the driver and passenger seats can be used for carrying small or grocery items without the of their rolling around.

INFOTAINMENT

Van drivers can lead a even lonely life, so a sound system is a must. The standard system has CD/MP3 A mobile device can be linked an AUX-IN in the glove compartment to external audio sources.


are ventilated discs at the front and discs, rear. An anti-lock system is complemented by electronic distribution, brake assist and an stabilisation program. A hill prevents the vehicle rolling starting off on an incline.

There’s no escaping the fact the Caddy is a van and, as such, its sides can make it susceptible to Despite the lack of windows, visibility is provided all round by a seating position for the driver up by a large windscreen area, windows in the back doors and exterior mirrors.

There’s a lightness of step to the Caddy TDI 250 Van these days. Being powered the vehicle’s 260Nm of was left to do the work. Maintaining throttle position saved on consumption in town being in the low to mid six per 100 kilometres range.

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Gear changes were few and far and relaxed thanks to the relatively shifter no broom handle to wrestle with here. on the road surface, a range of echoed through an empty Loaded up, cabin noise was proportional to the bulk of cargo in the and its ability to absorb sound.

All in the Caddy Maxi Van 250 TDI with lives up to a fine VW light vehicle pedigree.

Caddy Van 250TDI with BlueMotion

from $27,990

Engine: four-cylinder turbo-diesel, 75kW/250Nm

5-speed manual, FWD

Turning Circle: 12.2m

vehicle mass: 2310kg

capacity: 1500kg (braked) / (unbraked)

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