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VW Caddy Van gains new 1.6 petrol engine option

VOLKSWAGEN has launched a new 75bhp Caddy Van 1.6P - the most powerful engine available in the car-derived high-cube van. The new model is powered by the 1.6-litre multi-point fuel-injected petrol engine used in the Polo saloon and hatchback and has a retail price of £8,445.

Volkswagen believes the new model will be particularly popular with police forces and owner/operators who prefer to run a petrol, rather than diesel, van. Peak power output is 75bhp at 4,600rpm, with peak torque 100lb-ft from 2800-3600rpm. This gives a 0-62mph time of 15.1 seconds and a top speed of 96mph - with the van carrying half its 625kg payload. Fuel consumption is 41.5mpg on extra urban cycle and the van has 10,000-mile service intervals.

The new power unit brings the number of Caddy Van engine options to four. It joins the existing 1.9 direct and indirect injection diesels and 1.4 60bhp petrol units. The van has a 2.9cu metre load capacity and 2.1sq metres of floorspace. Standard features include driver's airbag, internally adjustable convex door mirrors, electronic engine immobiliser, height adjustable steering wheel, power-assisted steering, dust and pollen filter, plastic load sill protection and stereo radio-cassette.

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