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Volkswagen Caddy

Volkswagen Caddy
Overview
Manufacturer
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles
Also called
Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup
SEAT Inca
Volkswagen Van
Production
1980–present
Body and chassis
Class
Light commercial vehicle
Body style
Van, panel van and coupé utility
Layout
Transverse front engine, front-wheel drive
The Volkswagen Caddy is a light commercial vehicle produced by the Volkswagen Group since 1980. It is sold in Europe and in other markets around the world. The Volkswagen Caddy was first introduced in North America in 1980 and in Europe in 1982. The following vehicles are related to the Volkswagen Caddy and are also manufactured by the Volkswagen Group.

Caddy Typ 14 (1979-1996)


First generation
Overview
Manufacturer
Volkswagen
Also called
Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup
Production
1979–1996
Assembly
Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, U.S.
TAS Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
South Africa
Argentina
Body and chassis
Class
Light commercial vehicles
Related
Powertrain
Engine
1.5 petrol
1.5 diesel (1980)
1.6 petrol
1.7 petrol
1.6 diesel w/turbo in Canada and abroad
1.8 petrol
1.6 petrol 63 kW
1.6 petrol 60 kW
1.6 diesel 44 kW
1.8 petrol 70 kW
Chronology
Successor
Volkswagen Caddy Typ 9K/9U
Released in 1979, the first Volkswagen Caddy is a coupe utility and van based on the Volkswagen Group A1 platform, shared with the small family car Volkswagen Golf Mk1.
Volkswagen Typ is:
  • 147 = LHD (Left-hand drive)
  • 148 = RHD (Right-hand drive)

History

Caddy debuts internationally as a Rabbit

The Caddy came into fruition when Volkswagen was experimenting with Golf derivatives, an estate and a pickup.
Volkswagen of America was interested in the pickup, when Volkswagen released the VW Rabbit Pickup, first produced at the Volkswagen Westmoreland Assembly Plant in Pennsylvania from 1979 to 1982.
It was known in North America as the VW Rabbit Pickup with trim levels such as LX and Sportruck. The Caddy actually wasn't called Caddy until 1982 when it was released in Europe.
The VW Rabbit Pickup competed with other coupe utilities such as the Ford Courier and Subaru BRAT of the time.

Caddy debuts in Europe

The Caddy nameplate was never used in North America. Its first use was in Europe in 1982, when the Caddy came to Europe.
European Caddys were built in Volkswagen's plant TAS in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1982 till 1992.
The original Caddy was produced in South Africa until 2007, alongside the first generation Golf itself (which was sold until 2009). The stamping equipment was shipped from the closed plant in Westmoreland.

Engine specs

The 1979-1984 Caddy pickup used the following engines:
  • 1.5 petrol
  • 1.5 diesel (1980)
  • 1.6 petrol
  • 1.7 petrol
  • 1.6 diesel w/turbo in Canada and abroad
  • 1.8 petrol
However during its long production in South Africa it has been available with the following engines:
  • 1.6 petrol 63 kW
  • 1.6 petrol 60 kW
  • 1.6 diesel 44 kW
  • 1.8 petrol 70 kW

Gallery

1981 Rabbit Diesel LX Pickup (US spec) 
Rabbit Pickup rear view (US spec) 
Caddy Type 14 with a camper kit attached to the bed 

Caddy Typ 9K (1996-2004)

Second generation
Overview
Manufacturer
Volkswagen
Production
1996–2004
Assembly
Martorell, Spain
Kvasiny, Czech Republic
Body and chassis
Class
Light commercial vehicles
Related
SEAT Ibiza 6K
SEAT Inca
Powertrain
Engine
1.4L Petrol 44kW / 60hp
1.4L Petrol 16 valve 55kW / 75hp
1.6L Petrol 55kW / 75hp
1.7L Diesel SDI 42kW / 56hp
1.9L Diesel D 47kW / 64hp
1.9L Diesel SDI 47kW / 64hp
1.9L Diesel TDI 66kW / 90hp
Chronology
Predecessor
Volkswagen Caddy Typ 14
Released in 1995, the Volkswagen Caddy Typ 9K is a light van, designed by VW's Spanish subsidiary SEAT, and derived from the SEAT Ibiza 6K, on the Volkswagen Group A03 platform.
It was built in Spain, at the Martorell factory of SEAT, from 1997 to 2003. Its twin, the SEAT Inca, was quickly phased out when the SEAT marque was re-aligned as the "sporty" branch of the Volkswagen Group.
It is still in production in Argentina for the Latin American market. It received a cosmetic facelift in 2005, similar to the post-1999 Volkswagen Polo Mk3.
Features
  • length 4.2 m
  • loading area 2.6 m2
  • loading volume of 2.9 m3
  • payload 550 kg
  • two rear wing doors - standard
  • partition separating loading from driving space
  • instruments with adjustable lighting
  • power steering
  • rear window heater
  • rear windshield wiper
  • dust and pollen filter
  • side impact protection
  • safety steering column with collapsable steering wheel
  • two head restraints
  • three point seatbelts
  • drivers airbag; passenger airbag - optional
  • ABS with Electronic Differential Lock (EDL)
  • air conditioner
Note: The Electronic Differential Lock (EDL) employed by Volkswagen is not - as the name suggests - a differential lock at all. Sensors monitor wheel speeds, and if one is rotating substantially faster than the other (i.e. slipping), the EDL system momentarily brakes it. This effectively transfers all the power to the other wheel.
1996–2003 MY Engines
Model
design.
Engine code
Disp.
Engine
config.
Max. motive power at rpm
(Directive 80/1269/EEC)
Max. torque at rpm
0–100 km/h (62 mph)
Top speed
Years
Petrol engines
1.4 MPI
AEX, APQ
1,390 cc (85 cu in)
I4 SOHC 8v
44 kW (60 PS; 59 hp) @ 4,700
116 Nm (86 lbft) @ 2,800–3,200
18.8 sec
142 km/h (88 mph)
1995–2003
1.4 MPI
AUA
1,390 cc (85 cu in)
I4 DOHC 16v
55 kW (75 PS; 74 hp) @ 5,000
126 Nm (93 lbft) @ 3,800
14.9 sec
152 km/h (94 mph)
2000–2003
1.6 SPI
1F
1,595 cc (97 cu in)
I4 SOHC 8v
55 kW (75 PS; 74 hp) @ 5,500
125 Nm (92 lbft) @ 2,600
17.5 sec
153 km/h (95 mph)
1995–1997
1.6 MPI
AEE
1,598 cc (98 cu in)
I4 SOHC 8v
55 kW (75 PS; 74 hp) @ 4,800
135 Nm (100 lbft) @ 2,800–3,600
16.6 sec
153 km/h (95 mph)
1997–2000
Diesel engines
1.7 SDI
AHB
1,716 cc (105 cu in)
I4 SOHC 8v
42 kW (57 PS; 56 hp) @ 4,200
112 Nm (83 lbft) @ 2,200–2,600
1996–2000
1.9 D
1Y
1,896 cc (116 cu in)
I4 SOHC 8v
47 kW (64 PS; 63 hp) @ 4,400
124 Nm (91 lbft) @ 2,000–3,000
20.6 sec
144 km/h (89 mph)
1995–2003
1.9 SDI
AEY, AYQ
1,896 cc (116 cu in)
I4 SOHC 8v
47 kW (64 PS; 63 hp) @ 4,200
125 Nm (92 lbft) @ 2,200–2,800
20.1 sec
144 km/h (89 mph)
1995–2003
1.9 TDI
1Z, AHU
1,896 cc (116 cu in)
I4 SOHC 8v
66 kW (90 PS; 89 hp) @ 4,000
202 Nm (149 lbft) @ 1,900
14.4 sec
162 km/h (101 mph)
1996–2000
1.9 TDI
ALE, ALH
1,896 cc (116 cu in)
I4 SOHC 8v
66 kW (90 PS; 89 hp) @ 3,750
210 Nm (155 lbft) @ 1,900
14.4 sec
162 km/h (101 mph)
1997–2003

Caddy Typ 9U

Volkswagen Caddy Pickup 9U
Further information: Škoda Felicia
Released in 1996 to complement the Typ 9K Caddy range, the rebadged Škoda Felicia Utility was the entry level light commercial vehicle for the VWCV range.
The Typ 9U Caddy was built in Škoda Auto's Kvasiny, Czech Republic plant.
Engines
Model
design.
Engine code
Disp.
Engine
config.
Max. motive power at rpm
(Directive 80/1269/EEC)
Max. torque at rpm
0–100 km/h (62 mph)
Top speed
Years
Petrol engines
1.6 MPI
AEE
1,598 cc (98 cu in)
I4 SOHC 8v
55 kW (75 PS; 74 hp) @ 4,500
135 Nm (100 lbft) @ 3,500
12.5 sec
161 km/h (100 mph)
1996–2000
Diesel engines
1.9 D
AEF
1,896 cc (116 cu in)
I4 SOHC 8v
47 kW (64 PS; 63 hp) @ 4,300
124 Nm (91 lbft) @ 3,000
16.5 s
150 km/h (93 mph)
1996–2000
Features of Typ 9U Caddy
  • 530 kg payload rating
  • 2.0 m2 loading area
  • twin airbags
  • length 4.12m
  • width of 1.64m
  • turning circle of 11.2m
  • 3 point seatbelts
  • option of twin airbags
  • option of ABS brakes
  • option of air-conditioning standard in Petrol model.

Caddy Typ 2K (2004-present)


Third generation
Overview
Manufacturer
Volkswagen
Production
2004–present
Assembly
Poznań, Poland
Kaluga, Russia
Body and chassis
Class
Light commercial vehicles
Related
Powertrain
Engine
1.4 16V – 75 PS (55 kW; 74 hp) – 126 Nm (93 lbft) (petrol) (discontinued)
1.4 16V – 80 PS (59 kW; 79 hp) – 132 Nm (97 lbft) (petrol)
1.6 8V – 102 PS (75 kW; 101 hp) – 148 Nm (109 lbft) (petrol)
1.6 TDI – 75 PS (55 kW; 74 hp) – 225 Nm (166 lbft) (diesel)
1.6 TDI – 102 PS (75 kW; 101 hp) – 250 Nm (180 lbft) (diesel)
2.0 EcoFuel – 109 PS (80 kW; 108 hp) – 160 Nm (120 lbft) (CNG)
1.9 TDI – 75 PS (55 kW; 74 hp) – 210 Nm (150 lbft) (diesel) (discontinued)
1.9 TDI – 105 PS (77 kW; 104 hp) – 250 Nm (180 lbft) (diesel) (discontinued)
2.0 SDI – 69 PS (51 kW; 68 hp) – 140 Nm (100 lbft) (diesel) (only for panel van and panel window van)
2.0 TDI – 140 PS (100 kW; 140 hp) – 320 Nm (240 lbft) (diesel)
Chronology
Predecessor
Volkswagen Caddy Typ 9K
The third generation of Volkswagen Caddy debuted In late 2004 at the RAI Commercial Vehicle Show in Amsterdam, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles debuted the Typ 2K Caddy panel van.
The Typ 2K shares 50% of its modules with the Volkswagen Golf Mk5 and Volkswagen Touran. The new model Caddy has a more aerodynamic design, the angle of the windscreen and A-pillar is more horizontal, making the dashboard bigger and the bonnet (hood) smaller.
The full Caddy line-up varies from a Panel Van, Window Panel Van, Kombi (spartan seven-seat version), Caddy Life (7-seat family version), and a Camping version called the Caddy Tramper or Caddy Life Camper.
In 2015, a VW Caddy taxi was damaged when TransAsia Flight 235 clipped it before crashing into a river in Taiwan. The occupants in the taxi were not killed.

Caddy Panel Van

Caddy Facelift
The Caddy Panel grew in size over the Caddy Typ 9K, it measures in length 4405 mm, width 1802 mm, height 1833 mm, wheelbase 2682 mm, has a 750 kg payload, and a loading volume of 3.2 m3.
The current shape Typ 2K Caddy on sale in Europe since 2004 is a leisure activity vehicle with Volkswagen Golf Mk5 front suspension.
It resembles the compact MPV Touran, and is assembled at the Poznań factory in Poland.

Caddy Life

The Caddy Life, a seven seat passenger oriented People Mover, debuted at the 2004 Geneva Motor Show. It comes with twin sliding doors and a 608 kg payload.
Caddy Life has a flexible seating system. The two rear bench seat rows can be taken out of the vehicle altogether to give the vehicle 2850 litres of cargo room; in addition, the Caddy Life has a 1500 kg towing capacity.
In 2005, a Special Edition Caddy Life Colour Concept with two distinctive colours, Red Spice and Ravenna Blue, was released with upholstery fabrics, floor mats and a variety of other elements on the dash panel in the same colour as the exterior body, and a leather trimmed steering wheel, gear and handbrake lever.

Caddy Maxi and Caddy Maxi Life

Volkswagen Caddy Maxi
Debuting at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles presented the Caddy Maxi Life the people mover version of the Maxi range.
The Caddy Maxi range carried over all of the Caddy engine and debuted for the first time the 2.0L TDI engine producing 103 kW/140 PS.
The Caddy Maxi family is 470 mm longer version of the Caddy with 4.2 m3 loading space, this is due to extensions of the wheelbase which measures 3002 mm an extended, rear overhang now 151 mm, plus the growth between the sliding doors and the rear axle now at 319 mm and payload is up to 800 kg to 810 kg on commercial versions.
The Caddy Maxi Tramper, the camping version of the Caddy Maxi, debuted at the 2008 AMI Leipzig Motor Show along with the Caddy Maxi EcoFuel Study.

Caddy Life Tramper (Camper)

Volkswagen Caddy Life Tramper
Based on the Caddy Life the Tramper or Camper (Australia) package comes with two seats and a table, a fold out awning that is packaged within the rear tailgate, a bed that is made by folding down the seats measures 1.10 m x 2.0 m, also curtains are standard for privacy, options include a 7 litre cool box.

Carrera Cup Edition

It is a limited (250 units) version for Swedish market. It was based on the 2.0L TDI model with black 17-inch wheels with 225/45R17 tires, a new body kit, white body with red trim, black and red leather sport seats, a fire extinguisher under the passenger's seat, a sport leather steering wheel and gear knob.
The vehicle has MSRP of 250,000 Swedish kronor ($34,200 USD or €22,000).

Caddy 4Motion

At the 2008 IAA (Hanover Motor Show) Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles revealed the all wheel drive Caddy 4Motion range teamed with the 1.9 TDI engine and manual transmission.
Early in 2010 the Caddy Maxi range will receive the 4Motion drivetrain.

Caddy in Australia

Since its introduction in the Australian market in 2005, the Caddy range has taken the market lead for small vans, with a 42% share in 2007. Even with the more premium pricing over its competition, buyers are still willing to pay more for the TDI and DSG transmission options.

Awards

  • Professional Van and Light Truck Magazine's Small Van of the Year 2007 (UK)
  • Van Fleet World's Best Small Van 2007 (UK)
  • Fleet News - 2008 Best Small Van Award
  • Professional Van and Light Truck Magazine's Small Van of the Year 2008 (UK) - Caddy Maxi
  • Delivery Magazine Award - 2008 Best Small Van Caddy Maxi
  • What Van? (UK) - Editor's Choice 2008 Caddy Maxi

Engines

  • 1.2 – 86 PS (63 kW; 85 hp) – 160 Nm (120 lbft) (petrol)
  • 1.2 TSI – 105 PS (77 kW; 104 hp) – 175 Nm (129 lbft) (petrol)
  • 1.4 16V – 75 PS (55 kW; 74 hp) – 126 Nm (93 lbft) (petrol) (discontinued)
  • 1.4 16V – 80 PS (59 kW; 79 hp) – 132 Nm (97 lbft) (petrol) (discontinued)
  • 1.6 8V – 102 PS (75 kW; 101 hp) – 148 Nm (109 lbft) (petrol) (discontinued)
  • 1.6 TDI – 75 PS (55 kW; 74 hp) – 225 Nm (166 lbft) (diesel)
  • 1.6 TDI – 102 PS (75 kW; 101 hp) – 250 Nm (180 lbft) (diesel)
  • 2.0 EcoFuel – 109 PS (80 kW; 108 hp) – 160 Nm (120 lbft) (CNG)
  • 1.9 TDI – 75 PS (55 kW; 74 hp) – 210 Nm (150 lbft) (diesel) (discontinued)
  • 1.9 TDI – 105 PS (77 kW; 104 hp) – 250 Nm (180 lbft) (diesel) (discontinued)
  • 2.0 SDI – 69 PS (51 kW; 68 hp) – 140 Nm (100 lbft) (diesel) (only for panel van and panel window van) (discontinued)
  • 2.0 TDI – 140 PS (100 kW; 140 hp) – 320 Nm (240 lbft) (diesel)
  • 2.0 TDI – 170 PS (130 kW; 170 hp) – 350 Nm (260 lbft) (diesel) (only for Caddy Maxi)

Facelift

2010

Volkswagen Caddy 2K (first facelift; 2010-2015)
Volkswagen Caddy 2K (first facelift; 2010-2015)
In late 2010 the caddy underwent a facelift to match the new design language of Volkswagen vehicles. Changes included a front with new headlights and grill fromTouran Mk2 which is similar to the Volkswagen Golf Mk6.


2015

Volkswagen Caddy 2K (second facelift; 2015)
Volkswagen Caddy 2K (second facelift; 2015)

In 2015, it underwent a second facelift consisting of a new front fascia and a new interior to keep it competitive alongside its more modern rivals. Unfortunately, it is not based on the new Volkswagen Group MQB platform, but it may be differentiated comparing with the new Touran front end.














Gallery

Caddy Panel Van with barn style doors
Caddy Maxi Life
2005 Caddy Life Colour Concept in Spice Red
Caddy Maxi
Caddy Life


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