Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is set to give fuel stations the blues with the arrival of the new Caddy BlueMotion. The cleanest and most fuel-efficient Caddy panel van ever produced is available to order from February with prices starting from just £14,600 (basic RRP ex. VAT).
Available in short-wheelbase panel van form only, the Caddy BlueMotion is powered by a frugal 1.6-litre TDI common rail direct injection engine that develops 102 PS and 250 Nm of torque.
With fuel prices stubbornly high, the new Caddy BlueMotion’s economy and emissions figures will warm the hearts of operators and fleet managers across the UK. The new model achieves its remarkable efficiency through the sleek, aerodynamic body design combined with Volkswagen’s standard BlueMotion Technology features – Cruise Control, Hill-Hold Assist, Start/Stop and Energy Recuperation – plus three additional new BlueMotion design and engineering advancements:
- 15″ Reduced Rolling Resistance Tyres – tyres that reduce friction, and need less effort as they roll, minimise the energy wasted.
- Reduced Ride Height – lowering the ride height by 27 mm reduces aerodynamic drag.
- More efficient Engine Control– the reduced gross weight makes improved engine control and revised calibration possible.
The result is a fuel consumption figure of 61.4 mpg (combined) – 6 mpg more than the already fuel-efficient Caddy with BlueMotion Technology and 11.8 mpg better than the base Caddy. With its 60-litre fuel tank, you can travel over 800 miles – that’s the distance from London to Milan! Based on an annual mileage of 30,000 and an average diesel price of 140p per litre, the new Caddy model delivers a fuel cost saving of £744 over the standard 1.6-litre TDI 102 PS model. It’s kinder to the environment too, producing CO2 emissions of 119 g/km.
In addition to its advanced fuel-saving features, the new Caddy BlueMotion introduces a number of styling features to differentiate it from the rest of the range. New multi-spoke 15-inch wheel covers, body-coloured side guard strips and a black and blue coloured trim fabric are particular to the BlueMotion model.
The cleanest and most fuel-efficient Caddy panel van is available to order from February. Prices start at just £14,600 (basic RRP ex. VAT).
For full details of the Caddy BlueMotion visit www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk, or call 0800 717131.