2013 Volkswagen Caddy 30VOLKSWAGEN is celebrating 30 years of the Caddy van with a special, more stylish edition of the popular small load-lugger.

2013 Volkswagen Caddy 30The Caddy Edition 30 follows in the wheel tracks of other smartened-up VW vans like the Transporter Sportline, with special alloy wheels and cleaner body styling.

2013 Volkswagen Caddy 30Among 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.

2013 Volkswagen Caddy 30A 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.

2013 Volkswagen Caddy 30The upgraded ‘Timo’ upholstery is standard, while for even more luxury, models with DSG transmission feature Alcantara leather upholstery.

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was introduced in 1995, initially as a van, followed later by a pick-up version, and the current, third generation superseded it in 2003, with the addition of the long wheelbase Caddy Maxi in 2007.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.

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