Caddy in the black

with bling

Volkswagen Caddy Black Edition side
Volkswagen Caddy Black Edition front
Volkswagen Caddy Black Edition fascia
Volkswagen Caddy Black Edition rear
Volkswagen Caddy Black Edition badge

BLACK is bling for the van driver who wants the ultimate carry-all and now Volkswagen light van afficionados are being invited to tap into their dark side with the launch of a new Caddy Black Edition.

The range-topping limited edition model is set to join the range at the end of November and it will be a very exclusive load-lugger with just 500 examples destined for the UK.

Priced at £19,370, excluding VAT, it's far from a cheap workhorse, but it comes with a stylish design package and a raft of optional extras designed to deliver the highest level of comfort, convenience and practicality.

Together those extras would add around £2,000 to the price of the standard Highline model, but the Black Edition is only £800 more expensive than the model on which it's based, representing what VW calls a "customer value figure" of £1,200.

Exterior highlights include Deep Black pearl effect paint, black roof rails, body-coloured bumpers, door mirrors and handles, front fog lights with cornering lights, lowered suspension and sporty 17-inch two-tone Black and Silver alloy wheels.

Inside, there's full carpeting, a leather multi-function steering wheel, gearknob and gaiter, climatic air conditioning and a heated windscreen. The extensive standard equipment list also includes cruise control, DAB+ radio and VW's Driver Alert System.

Power is provided by a 102PS, two-litre TDI engine and a five-speed manual transmission. It comes with VW's BlueMotion technologies including Start/Stop, Hill Hold Assist, regenerative braking and low rolling resistance tyres. As a result, the Caddy Black Edition returns 60.1 mpg on the combined cycle and has CO emissions of 123 g/km.

Van man - or woman - has rarely had it so good.

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