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Volkswagen Caddy

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The Volkswagen Caddy is a leisure activity vehicle produced by the Volkswagen Group since 1980. It is sold in Europe and in other markets around the world. The Volkswagen Caddy was first introduced in North America in 1980 and in Europe in 1982. The second generation also had a pick-up variant.

The following vehicles are related to the Volkswagen Caddy and are also manufactured by the Volkswagen Group:

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The Volkswagen Caddy is a leisure activity vehicle produced by the Volkswagen Group since 1980. It is sold in Europe and in other markets around the world. The Volkswagen Caddy was first introduced in North America in 1980 and in Europe in 1982. The second generation also had a pick-up variant.

The following vehicles are related to the Volkswagen Caddy and are also manufactured by the Volkswagen Group:

  • Typ 14 was derived from the Volkswagen Golf Mk1
  • Typ 9K was derived from the Volkswagen Polo Mk3 (Volkswagen Caddy) / SEAT Ibiza Mk2 (SEAT Inca) platform
  • Typ 9U was rebadged Škoda Felicia pick-up
  • Typ 2K was derived from the Volkswagen Touran platform with Golf Mk5 front suspension.

The Caddy came into fruition when Volkswagen was experimenting with Golf derivatives, an estate and a pickup.

Volkswagen of America was interested in the pickup, and Volkswagen released the Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup in North America, produced at the Volkswagen Westmoreland Assembly Plant in Pennsylvania from 1978 to 1984. Trim levels such as LX and Sportruck were available. In North America the Caddy came with 2 engine choices. The 1.5L diesel and the 1.7L petrol. One unique feature of the diesel was that it came with a 5 speed gearbox, with the 5th gear labeled as “E” or “Economy”. The Caddy actually wasn't called Caddy until 1982 when it was released in Europe. 

The Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup competed with other coupe utilities such as the Ford Courier.

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