Among the special edition’s exterior changes are a black roof and roof rails contrasting against Candy White paintwork, with body-coloured bumpers, door handles and door mirrors, plus chrome grille detailing, 17-inch alloy wheels and Edition 30 logos.
A good deal of interior equipment is included as standard, with Bluetooth connectivity, air conditioning, a leather steering wheel, an upgraded RCD 310 radio/CD unit, electric windows, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, a heated rear window with wash/wipe, height adjustable driver’s and passenger’s seats, plus front fog lights.
One engine is offered; the punchy 2.0-litre 138bhp TDI diesel. With a manual gearbox it passes 62mph from rest in 10 seconds, and driven gently can achieve 47.1mpg. Emissions are rated at 158g/km, and it falls into insurance group 6E.
Versions with a DSG automatic gearbox are slightly less efficient, reaching 62mph in 10.1 seconds, recording 44.8mpg and emissions of 166g/km. It also sits one insurance group higher, at 7E.
The first Caddy, introduced for the 1983 model year, was based on the Golf Mk I pick-up body, but was also available with a hardtop. The Mk II model was introduced in 1995, initially as a van, followed later by a pick-up version, and the current, third generation superseded it in 2003, with the addition of the long wheelbase Caddy Maxi in 2007.
The Caddy Edition 30 is available now, priced at £17,660 plus VAT for the manual or £19,060 for the automatic.