VOLKSWAGEN’s fuel-efficient BluMotion technology, already available with Transporter and Crafter models, is now being offered on Caddy, with the Caddy BlueMotion making its debut this week at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
The new Caddy BlueMotion is powered by Volkswagen’s 1.6 TDI common-rail direct-injection 102hp engine which produces 250Nm of torque.
In comparison with the standard Caddy 1.6-litre TDI without fuel-saving technology, the new Caddy BlueMotion uses almost 0.4 of a gallon less diesel to cover 100 miles, returning 62.8mpg, and producing CO2 emissions of 117g/km. It’s got a 60 litre fuel tank too, so in theory will travel 800 miles between fill-ups.
The new BlueMotion Caddy’s low fuel consumption results from a combination of aerodynamic and engineering features, including engine stop-start function, low rolling resistance tyres, recovery of braking energy (battery regeneration), a 27mm lower ride height and efficient engine control.
Caddy BlueMotion in short wheelbase will be available as a panel van and in kombi versions as well as in passenger-carrying variants.
The Caddy BlueMotion model can be be identified by rear badging as well as its lower ride height, special full wheel covers and painted side guard strips. Equipment and features such as hill hold assist, cruise control system and exclusive seat upholstery are all standard.