Johannesburg - Volkswagen South Africa has extended its Caddy range with a 1-litre TSI turbopetrol model that costs R109 500 less than the equivalent 2.0 TDI variant.

Appearing to take advantage of a duty loophole for sub-1000cc vehicles sourced from Europe, the Caddy 1.0 TSI is only available in five-seat Trendline guise and is being launched at a price of R306 300, a significant saving over the R415 800 that the 2.0 TDI turbodiesel Trendline commands.

The 1-litre, three-cylinder turbopetrol engine is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox and produces 75kW and 175Nm.

Standard features include a touchscreen Composition Media sound system, aircon, electric windows and mirrors, height adjustable front seats and 16-inch alloy wheels.

The Caddy’s price also includes a three-year/60 000km service plan.

Customers can option it up with cruise control, Park Distance Control (front and rear with reverse camera) as well as Bi-xenon headlights and a multi-function steering wheel.

IOL Motoring