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Is the Volkswagen Caddy the perfect option for a wheelchair accessible vehicle?

volkswagenVolkswagen really has built a strong name for itself in the car manufacturing world. Having a strong, reliable and attractive vehicle is something we all aim for and something Volkswagen always delivers on. Finding the perfect WAV vehicle for you can be a tricky process, could the VW caddy be the light at the end of the tunnel?

Bristol StreetVersa’s Volkwagen Caddy Maxi Life is a big, solidly made WAV with an impressive load capacity. Not only is it spacious but it is also renowned for a comfortable driving and performance experience. The best thing about this vehicle is the surprisingly large amount of space it offers. The car can accommodate the wheelchair user along with 5 seated passengers including the driver. Twin sliding doors allow total ease for passenger’s access, along with a manual lightweight folding ramp at the rear for wheelchair access.

The critical dimensions of the Caddy are as follows:

Entry height 1410mm

Ramp length 1400mm

Ramp width 740mm

Channel length 1380mm

External height 1820mm

External length 4875mm

Additional extras can be one of the biggest expenditures when purchasing a WAV; the Caddy comes fully packed with impressive standard features. Some of its features are as follows:

  • Three-seater split/folding bench in the rear with ISOFIX mountings in outer seats.
  • CD player with 6 speakers AUX socket and MP3 capability.
  • Electrically heated and adjustable mirrors, the front windows are also electric.
  • Climatic manual air-conditioning with dust and pollen filter and air recirculation
  • Halogen main headlights with range control and daytime running lights
  • ‘Thatcham’ (Cat. 1) immobiliser and alarm

These are just a few features that the Caddy has to offer. Any additional extras and adaptations can then be added in order to make it perfectly suited to your needs.

The VW Caddy was first unveiled back in 2003 with the Caddy Maxi joining in 2007. Since then the car has grown massively in popularity with it being renowned for one of the best in the small van class. With many WAV options available to choose from the Volkswagen Caddy is definitely one not to be sniffed at. It is the perfect mix of WAV practicality with Volkswagen famous styling and reliability. It would be recommended to take the Caddy on a test drive to trial its suitability and see if it is the WAV vehicle you have being waiting for.