Volkswagen Caddy and its new, larger sibling the Caddy Maxi received some good news at the What Van? Vans of the Year Awards 2008. This comes just days after Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles celebrated the Transporter winning the Best Medium Van award at the inaugural Fleet Van Awards.
The What Van? Awards 2008 gave the new Caddy Maxi the prestigious Editor’s Choice award, while the Caddy was Highly Commended in the Light Van of the Year category against the trio of new small vans from the PSA group.
The Caddy Maxi was launched earlier this year and joined the Volkswagen van range between the Caddy and Transporter models, offering a load volume of 4.2 m³, a payload of up to 800 kg, with basic retail prices starting from £12,650. It is currently available for business users on Contract Hire or Finance Lease from £200 a month including three years free servicing.
By comparison, the compact Caddy offers 3.2 m³ of loadspace and up to 724 kg of payload, with basic retail prices starting from £10,750. It is currently available for business users on Contract Hire or Finance Lease from £185 a month including three years free servicing.
Commenting on the award for the Caddy Maxi, What Van? said: ‘Volkswagen’s solidly constructed Caddy Maxi van offers fans of the standard Caddy who need a bit more cargo space exactly what they are looking for. Out on the road the 2.0-litre TDI PD engine Caddy in particular packs plenty of punch, but whatever engine you pick you’ll get a van with VW’s usual precise gearchange.’
Simon Elliott, Director, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: ‘We’re delighted that two more Volkswagen Vans have received award recognition. This is good news for us, our customers and our Van Centres.’