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New Caddy Maxi Life - (Australia)
July 31st, 2008
The Caddy Maxi Life is the ingenious new people mover within the Volkswagen range. The Caddy Maxi Life can seat up to seven adults comfortably with ample leg and headroom. The Caddy Maxi Life is a neat blend of form and function to meet a range of people and luggage carrying needs. The Caddy Maxi Life effectively rethinks automobile tradition by setting new standards for utilizing clever space.
With a total length of 4.88 metres, a width of 1.8 metres, and a height of 1.8 metres, the Caddy Maxi Life has enough space to fit everything in your life. It features intelligent exterior equipment for true vehicle flexibility. The 700 mm wide and 1108 millimetre high sliding doors on both sides allow comfortable entry and exit. Both doors feature an inset sliding window.
The comfortable contoured driver's seat is height-adjustable. To ensure safe handling and provide a clear view of the instruments, the distance and height of the steering wheel can also be adjusted.
The Caddy Maxi Life comfortably accommodates the whole family. Seven adult passengers pose no problem whatsoever with the standard rear seats installed. The 3-seater bench in the 2nd row provides plenty of legroom and is surprisingly comfortable. It can be double-folded in a 2/3rds or 1/3rd configuration depending on who or what you're carrying.
The load compartment capacity in the 5-seater configuration is 1,650 litres. Even with the third row of seating fitted, the 7-seater boasts an impressive 530 litre load compartment. If you're looking to carry even more cargo, the Caddy Maxi Life is capable of towing up to 1,430 kg.
The Caddy Maxi Life offers a huge array of storage options. There's a storage compartment in the driver's door and on the front passenger's door that will take a 1-litre bottle, there's a generous centre console compartment with an armrest, two cup holders in the front of the centre console and one single cup holder at the rear of the centre console.
Various pockets are found in the rear passenger compartment in the rear doors and in the 3rd row walls. For additional storage the Caddy Maxi Life also features small cargo nets located above the windows.
The most important thing the Caddy Maxi Life carries is people, so safety is of the utmost importance. Control systems like ABS (anti-lock braking system), TCS (traction control system), EBD (electronic brake-pressure distribution) and ASR (anti-spin regulation) come into play in critical situations by intervening in the brake or management systems. ESP (electronic stability programme) with Brake Assist can be ordered as an option. Driver and front passenger, front and side airbags are standard on the Caddy Maxi Life.
Electric front windows, central locking, semi-automatic air conditioning, a dust and pollen filter, two vents on the centre console, and the radio with CD / MP3 and six speakers are standard in every Caddy Maxi Life.
The Caddy Maxi Life comes with a 1.9 litre TDI engine delivering 77kW/250Nm with a choice of manual or DSG transmission. Thanks to optimal interaction of the components with DSG transmission, very short gear change times are achieved with, at the same time, the highest level of comfort from an automatic.
The 1.9 TDI engine features unit injector or "pumpe düse" technology. Optimal utilisation of the fuel quantity is assured through this direct injection significantly improving consumption and reducing emissions. This power plant is closely related to the very same 1.9 litre TDI that is fitted to the Golf A5 which is also developing 77kW at 4000rpm and 250Nm of torque at 1900rpm. The 1.9 litre TDI meets the stringent EU IV emissions standard whilst maintaining a fuel consumption of 6.3 litres/100km with the 5-speed manual and 6.8 litres/100km with the 6-speed DSG (according to ADR 81/01).
The Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life, versatility and practicality, and the Volkswagen brand experience for 7 people from only $34,990* for the 1.9 litre TDI manual and $37,990* for the 1.9 litre TDI DSG.