Volkswagen introduces Caddy BlueMotion light commercial van; 52 mpg
7 September 2013
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will introduce the Caddy BlueMotion light commercial vehicle at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The new Caddy BlueMotion is the most fuel-efficient Caddy yet with fuel consumption of 4.5 liters per 100 km (52 mpgUS) in the commercial version. Consumption for the passenger-carrying version is 4.6 l/100 km (51 mpgUS).
At the heart of the new Caddy BlueMotion is the familiar 1.6-liter TDI diesel with common rail direct injection and 75 kW / 102 PS which has a maximum torque of 250 N·m (184 lb-ft). Compared to the current Caddy 1.6-liter TDI with BlueMotion Technology, fuel consumption was further reduced by 0.5 liters per 100 km. Compared to the Caddy without fuel-saving technology, it is a full 1.1 liters per 100 km better.
The vehicle’s low fuel consumption values were made possible by a combination of aerodynamic and engineering measures such as an engine stop-start function; low rolling resistance tires; recovery of braking energy (battery regeneration); ride height lowered by 27 mm and efficient engine control.
A Caddy BlueMotion with a short wheelbase is available in four equipment versions: as a panel van and kombi as well as in passenger-carrying versions.
|Caddy BlueMotion. Click to enlarge.|
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