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2023 Volkswagen Caddy price and specs

The Volkswagen Caddy has received additional equipment for 2023, though prices are unchanged.

It’s available now.

All models feature wireless phone charging, while the Caddy Cargo and Crewvan now feature lane-keep assist as standard.

All models also now feature Volkswagen’s Front Assist autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection and junction assist, which is active between 5km/h and 85km/h.

The Life, Crewvan and California now feature opening side windows within their sliding doors, which Volkswagen says allows approximately 40mm of “pop-out space” for additional ventilation.

Life models also gain decorative chrome trim on the sliding doors and their rails, plus the tailgate.

Due to the semiconductor chip shortage, the Caddy Cargo is temporarily unavailable with Park Assist and the Discover Media satellite navigation system.

Pricing

Cargo van

  • 2023 Volkswagen Caddy Cargo TSI220 manual: $36,990
  • 2023 Volkswagen Caddy Cargo TDI280 manual: $38,990
  • 2023 Volkswagen Caddy Cargo TSI220 auto: $39,990
  • 2023 Volkswagen Caddy Cargo TDI320 auto: $41,990
  • 2023 Volkswagen Caddy Cargo Maxi TSI220 manual: $38,990
  • 2023 Volkswagen Caddy Cargo Maxi TDI280 manual: $40,990
  • 2023 Volkswagen Caddy Cargo Maxi TSI220 auto: $41,990
  • 2023 Volkswagen Caddy Cargo Maxi TDI320 auto: $43,990
  • 2023 Volkswagen Caddy Crewvan TSI220 auto: $45,990
  • 2023 Volkswagen Caddy Crewvan TDI320 auto: $47,990

People mover

  • 2023 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi TSI220 auto: $48,140
  • 2023 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi TDI320 auto: $50,140
  • 2023 Volkswagen Caddy Life Maxi TSI220 auto: $52,640
  • 2023 Volkswagen Caddy Life Maxi TDI320 auto: $54,640
  • 2023 Volkswagen Caddy California TSI220 auto: $57,690
  • 2023 Volkswagen Caddy California TDI320 auto: $59,690

All prices exclude on-road costs.

Drivetrains

TSI220 models use a turbocharged 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine producing 84kW of power and 220Nm of torque, mated with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

TDI280 and TDI320 models use a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine. This produces 75kW and 280Nm in the TDI280 and 90kW and 320Nm in the TDI320.

The TDI280 is only available with a six-speed manual transmission, while the TDI320 is only available with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Efficiency

The 2023 Volkswagen Caddy uses 6.4L/100km on the combined cycle in manual petrol guise and 6.2L/100km with the automatic. They require 95RON premium unleaded fuel.

All diesel models use a claimed 4.9L/100km.

Dimensions

The 2023 Volkswagen Caddy in short-wheelbase guise measures 4500mm long on a 2755mm wheelbase, with a 1797mm long and 1230mm wide cargo bay. It’s 1856mm tall and 2100mm wide including the mirrors.

Cargo Maxi variants are 353mm longer (all cargo length) with 215mm more wheelbase. Width is identical.

Payload figures for petrol and diesel variants are very similar, with up to 724kg in SWB Cargo models and 754kg in the Cargo Maxi.

Braked towing capacity for the manual TSI220 models is rated at 1400kg, whereas the dual-clutch TSI220 and diesel models can tow 1500kg.

Servicing and Warranty

The 2023 Volkswagen Caddy is backed up by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty with one year of roadside assist.

Volkswagen offers capped-price servicing and servicing packages for either three or five years.

The first five individual services are capped at $490, $695, $490, $781, and $490 in diesel models and $448, $641, $436, $983 and $436 in petrol models.

Currently, Volkswagen is offering (until 31 December 2022) a five-year service Care Plan for the price of a three-year plan. This is priced at $1500.

Servicing is required every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.

Safety

The Caddy has a five-star ANCAP safety rating based on Euro NCAP testing conducted in 2021.

It received an adult occupant protection rating of 84 per cent, a child occupant protection rating of 86 per cent, a vulnerable road user protection rating of 69 per cent, and a safety assist rating of 79 per cent.

All 2023 Volkswagen Caddy models come standard with the following equipment:

  • Autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
    • Pedestrian and cyclist detection
    • Junction assist
  • Driver attention monitoring
  • Reversing camera
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Lane-keep assist

Crewvan models add rear curtain airbags, while people mover variants build on that with blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

Standard Equipment

The Caddy Cargo comes standard with the following features:

  • 8.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Four-speaker sound system
  • Cruise control
  • Automatic headlights
  • Electric parking brake
  • Single passenger-side sliding door (short-wheelbase)
  • Dual-sliding door (Maxi)
  • Rear barn doors
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Two USB-C ports
  • 12V sockets in front and rear cabin
  • LED interior lighting
  • 16-inch steel wheels (17-inch on Maxi)

In addition to three rear seats, the Crewvan adds:

  • Heated, power-adjustable mirrors
  • Height-adjustable front seats with four-way power lumbar
  • Six-speaker sound system

The Caddy Maxi people mover adds:

  • Seven seats
  • LED tailgate surround lighting
  • Fabric door trim armrests

The Life Maxi adds:

  • Digital Cockpit digital instrument cluster
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Keyless start
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Front parking sensors
  • Semi-automatic parking assist
  • Adaptive cruise control (includes stop/go on auto models)

The California adds:

  • 17-inch gloss-black alloy wheels
  • Foldable bed
  • Rear-side window storage bags
  • Dimmable LED interior lighting
  • Foldable table and two chairs

Options

The Caddy is available with a dizzying array of options, including multiple wheel designs, as well as various window and load floor options for the Cargo range.

Options across the range include but are not limited to:

  • Premium paint: $1115
  • Cherry Red paint: $305
  • LED headlights with LED DRLs: $1370
  • LED headlights with LED DRLs, cornering lights: $2020
  • Automatic high-beam: $265
  • LED tail lights: $305
  • Navigation Package: $1660
    • 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay

Heated seats are a $610 option on Cargo and Crewvan models, while on people mover and California models these cost $810 and come bundled with heated washer jets.

Options on Cargo models include:

  • Driver’s side sliding door: $630 (SWB Cargo)
  • Left or right sliding door with power latching: $630
  • Lifting tailgate: $175 (excludes Crewvan)
  • Lifting tailgate with power latching: $415 (excludes Crewvan)
  • Front and rear parking sensors: $1005 (excludes California)

Options on people mover and California models include:

  • Left or right sliding door with power latching: $315
  • Lifting tailgate with power latching: $415
  • Keyless entry and start: $710
  • Fixed panoramic sunroof: $1420

There are a range of option packages available.

The Appearance Package, available on Cargo models for $1475 and Crewvan models for $1240, adds:

  • Body-coloured bumpers
  • Black-painted mirror housings
  • Body-coloured door handles
  • Power-folding exterior mirrors

The Driver Assistance Package (Crewvan models, $2610) adds:

  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Power-folding exterior mirrors
  • DAB digital radio

The Comfort Drive Travel Assist Package costs $3890 on Cargo and Crewvan models and $1825 on people movers. It adds the following if not already included as standard:

  • Comfort Drive Travel Assist
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Emergency Assist
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Digital Cockpit digital instrument cluster
  • Keyless start
  • Black-painted mirror housings
  • Body-coloured door handles

The Tech Pack costs $2780 on the Crewvan, $1355 on automatic Cargo models, and $1120 on people movers. It adds a Digital Cockpit digital instrument cluster, keyless start and, on Cargo models, black-painted exterior mirrors and body-coloured door handles.

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