PIMS 2016: Volkswagen Caddy Maxi joins PH MPV segment

PIMS 2016: Volkswagen Caddy Maxi joins PH MPV segment image

Text: / Photos: Marcus de Guzman | posted September 16, 2016 18:15

Volkswagen expands local MPV lineup

Volkswagen further expands its local product lineup with the introduction of the Caddy Maxi. This latest entry from Volkswagen is set to take on the MPV segment, joining the Touran in family hauling duties.

 PIMS 2016: Volkswagen Caddy Maxi joins PH MPV segment

The Caddy's front fascia follows the current design language of Volkswagen with its slim grill and hexagonal headlights. Unlike most MPV's the hood of the Caddy Maxi is defined and interior headroom is boosted by its upright roofline. In addition, the Caddy features dual-sliding doors instead of the usual swing-out type. The Volkswagen Caddy rides on the fifth-generation Golf platform which has been stretched for a more practical application.

Inside, it offers seating for seven with foldable second and third row seats. The rear seats can also be detached from the MPV to allow for more cargo room. The Caddy Maxi also benefits from overhead storage bins in front and four overhead cargo nets for second and third row occupants. Second row passengers also benefit from rear air-conditioning vents. As for its infotainment system, it offers a touchscreen that houses entertainment functions and vehicle information.

 PIMS 2016: Volkswagen Caddy Maxi joins PH MPV segment

There will be two engine options available for the Volkswagen Caddy Maxi. First is the 1.6 liter TDI which produces 102 PS and 240 Nm of torque. For the top of the line model, it is powered by a 2.0 liter TDI engine with an output of 140 PS and 320 Nm of torque. This model is also equipped with 4Motion, Volkswagen's all-wheel drive system. Both the 1.6 TDI and 2.0 TDI are mated to a dual-clutch transmission.

Prices for the Volkswagen Caddy Maxi are as follows:

Volkswagen Caddy Maxi 1.6 TDI DSG: Php 1,350,000

Volkswagen Caddy Maxi 2.0 TDI DSG: Php 1,550,000