Prices of the the diesel-powered Volkswagen Caddy range will rise by between $2000 and $2700 from January 1, though there’ll be a cheaper petrol engine to fill the gap.
Just four months after going on sale, prices of the new 2022 Volkswagen Caddy van and people mover range will be hiked by up to $2700.
Effective from 1 January 2022, prices of the diesel-powered Caddy range will rise by between $2000 and $2700, with a Volkswagen Australia telling Drive the increases have been “set by the factory due to the usual pressures such as inflation, increased supplier and freight costs.”
The diesel price rises will come into effect within a few weeks of the arrival of new petrol-powered TSI220 variants, which will serve as the entry points of each variant across the range – with the prices of all Cargo and Crewvan TSI220 models matching the sticker prices of equivalent TDI280 manuals and TDI320 autos prior to January 1.
The cheapest Caddy continues to be priced at $34,990 before on-road costs, though this is now a short-wheelbase, six-speed manual Cargo TSI220 model, rather than the Cargo TDI280 manual that previously opened the range, which is now positioned at $36,990 before on-roads.
The range-topping California TDI320 diesel has been hit with the biggest price increase, up $2700 to $57,690 before on-road costs (from $54,990). A new TSI220 version of the California is available from $55,690 before on-road costs, with identical standard equipment levels to the diesel.
Launched locally at the start of August, the fifth-generation Volkswagen Caddy moves to the MQB front-wheel-drive platform underpinning the latest Volkswagen Golf, and can be had in two-seat Cargo van, five-seat Crewvan, eight-seat People Mover and campervan California guises.
For full details on what each variant offers, click here to read Drive’s full pricing and specification story. A full price list effective from 1 January 2022 onwards is included below.
2022 Volkswagen Caddy Australian pricing (effective 1 January 2022)
- Caddy Cargo TSI220 manual – $34,990
- Caddy Cargo TSI220 auto – $37,990
- Caddy Cargo TDI280 manual – $36,990 (up $2000)
- Caddy Cargo TDI320 auto – $39,990 (up $2000)
- Caddy Cargo Maxi TSI220 manual – $36,990
- Caddy Cargo Maxi TSI220 auto – $39,990
- Caddy Cargo Maxi TDI280 manual – $38,990 (up $2000)
- Caddy Cargo Maxi TDI320 auto – $41,990 (up $2000)
- Caddy Crewvan TSI220 auto – $43,990
- Caddy Crewvan TDI320 auto –$45,990 (up $2000)
- Caddy Maxi TSI220 auto – $46,140
- Caddy Maxi TDI320 auto – $48,140 (up $2650)
- Caddy Life Maxi TSI220 auto – $50,640
- Caddy Life Maxi TDI320 auto – $52,640 (up $2650)
- Caddy California TSI220 auto – $55,690
- Caddy California TDI320 auto – $57,690 (up $2700)
Note: All prices exclude on-road costs.
Alex Misoyannis has been writing about cars since 2017, when he started his own website, Redline. He contributed for Drive in 2018, before joining CarAdvice in 2019, becoming a regular contributing journalist within the news team in 2020. Cars have played a central role throughout Alex’s life, from flicking through car magazines as a young age, to growing up around performance vehicles in a car-loving family.