Volkswagen Cuddy: history, description of the model
The first car "Volkswagen Cuddy" debutedin 1982. It was a pick-up truck and was intended solely for the carriage of goods. It was a cheap car for small businesses. "Volkswagen Cuddy" was created on the basis of the Golf model, much it borrowed from the model Polo. The designers extended the standard base of the car and attached the cargo compartment to it, and, correspondingly, the rear suspension was strengthened. The first Caddy was not adapted to carry passengers.
The car was equipped with a gasoline carburetor engine capacity of 1.6 liters capacity of 81 liters. from. It had a reinforced landing gear and a rear spring suspension. Release of the first generation continued until 1992.
In 1995, debuted the "Volkswagen Cuddy"second generation. It changed little compared to the first cars, it was still the same cheap and reliable van. The second generation of designers supplied a diesel power unit. The car was popular with companies engaged in the delivery of products and goods in small batches.
In 2000, Volkswagen engineers representnew model of Caddy. This time the car was significantly changed, now its body was a single whole, on the same principle as the minivans. Now the cargo compartment is not separated from the driver's cabin by a step, as was realized in previous generations. New Caddy significantly increased in size: 172 mm in length, 106 mm in width, 81 mm in base. The luggage compartment volume was 3.2 m3. Volkswagen Cuddy is able to transport cargoweighing up to 750 kg and additionally on a trailer up to 740 kg. New Caddy is now available in two versions: passenger Kombi and commercial Kasten. The line of engines for the new model is represented by four power units. There are two variants of diesel engines for the Volkswagen Cuddy: 19 (1.9) l turbo engine with a capacity of 105 liters. from. and 2-liter capacity of 69 liters. from. And also two variants of petrol: volume of 1,4 l, capacity of 75 l. from. and a volume of 1.6 liters, capacity of 102 liters. from. All units are equipped with a manual transmission. Each car has a system: passive and active safety ABS, anti-tow, control and braking. An optional anti-wear system is optional.
The passenger version of Caddy allows you to comfortablyplace in the car 7 passengers, and if necessary, the salon is transformed by folding the seats in a lorry, so this version was called Kombi. The body of the car is holistic, galvanized, covered with an anti-corrosive compound, has a guarantee of corrosion for 12 years. Four airbags are responsible for ensuring the safety of the driver and the passenger, all seats are equipped with appropriate belts. As an option, heated front seats and power windows are installed.
To sum it up, let's say that reliability, highfunctionality, carrying capacity and, of course, ease of control - that's what characterizes the new Volkswagen Cuddy. The price of this car will depend on the chosen equipment and engine capacity. So, the cheapest version of the Volkswagen Caddy (1.2 TSI 86 hp MT Startline) will cost 716 thousand rubles, and the most expensive version (2.0 TDI 140 hp 4 Motion DSG Highline) - 1477300 rubles.