The first-generation Volkswagen Caddy was released in 1979 built using the Volkswagen Group A1 platform. It was offered in 10 engine options and was marketed as the Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup in other parts of the world.
The second-generation Volkswagen Caddy was made available in 1995 and came with seven engine choices. Its third generation was launched at the RAI Commercial Vehicle Show in Amsterdam in 2003 where a caddy panel van was included in the lineup. A year after, a seven-seater version of the Volkswagen Caddy was revealed at the Geneva International Motor Show in 2004.
In 2007, the German carmaker released a people mover variant of the Volkswagen Caddy at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Locally, the Volkswagen Caddy was presented at the Philippine International Motor Show in 2016.
The Volkswagen Caddy measures 4,878mm long, 1,793mm wide, and 1,831mm tall. It features a bold but subtle exterior with smooth edges and chrome detailing. Notable exterior highlights include a pair of trapezoidal headlights, daytime running lights, front fog lights, wide radiator grille with two chrome slots, protective side moldings, durable roof rails, body-colored front and rear bumpers, side turn signals, power-folding and body-colored side mirrors, tall rear lights, and a set of 16-inch to 17-inch alloy wheels.
The Volkswagen Caddy offers a spacious cabin courtesy of its 2,682mm wheelbase. Notable interior highlights include the well-designed dashboard with Cortina Gloss and Dark Carbon inserts, a Climatic air conditioning system with dust and pollen filter, heating system at the driver and front passenger seat, leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel with handbrake lever and gear shift knob, a folding table behind the front seat, a center console with three cup holders and armrest, 12V socket for charging mobile devices, and a luggage compartment cover.
Technology & Safety Features
The Volkswagen Caddy is fitted with a touchscreen and Composition Media radio. It comes with a USB interface with auxiliary connectivity.
In terms of safety, the Volkswagen Caddy is equipped with a good number of airbags, three-point seatbelts, central locking with SAFELOCK, anti-theft alarm, flat tire indicator, an anti-lock braking system, driver alert system, and more.
Platform & Chassis
The Volkswagen Caddy is equipped with a heavy-duty C20+ suspension. Its braking power is assisted by Brake Assist and an Automatic Post-Collision Braking System that activates immediately to prevent a secondary collision.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Volkswagen Caddy is a front-engine, four-wheel-drive multi-purpose van. The Volkswagen Caddy Comfortline and the Volkswagen Caddy Sportline are powered by a 1.6-liter TDI diesel engine mated with a seven-speed automatic transmission. It is guaranteed to emit 101 horsepower with 250 Newton meters of torque.