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Premiere At The IAA Frankfurt: The New Caddy Bluemotion


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HANOVER – Sept 9, 2013: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ Caddy is available in a number of different versions and with different engines, and this variety is a key reason for its success. Now, a very fuel-efficient version is being added: the new Caddy BlueMotion is the most fuel-efficient Caddy ever with a low fuel consumption of 4.5 litres per 100 km (62.8 mpg).

At the heart of the new Caddy BlueMotion is the familiar 1.6-litre TDI with common rail direct injection and 75 kW / 102 PS which has a maximum torque of 250 Newton metres. Compared to the already very fuel-efficient Caddy 1.6-litre TDI with BlueMotion Technology, fuel consumption was further reduced by 0.5 litres per 100 km. Compared to the Caddy without fuel-saving technology, it is a full 1.1 litres per 100 km better. As a result, the commercial version of the versatile urban delivery vehicle consumes just 4.5 litres per 100 km, which equates to 117 g/km of CO2. Values for the passenger-carrying version are 4.6 litres and 119 g/km. Thanks to its 60 litre fuel tank, the Caddy BlueMotion therefore has a theoretical range of over 1,300 km (over 800 miles).

The vehicle’s low fuel consumption values were made possible by a combination of aerodynamic and engineering measures such as an engine stop-start function, low rolling resistance tyres, recovery of braking energy (battery regeneration), ride height lowered by 27 mm and efficient engine control.

A Caddy BlueMotion with a short wheelbase is available in four equipment versions: as a panel van and kombi as well as in passenger-carrying versions.

The Caddy BlueMotion can be distinguished by a badge at the rear, its lower ride height, special full wheel covers and painted side guard strips. Equipment features such as standard hill hold assist, cruise control system, exclusive seat upholstery and air vent surrounds in high-gloss black (passenger version) are all standard.