Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: October 19, 2012
Categories: Volkswagen, Volkswagen Caddy, Volkswagen Transporter


To offer customers better value for money, and even more desirable vans, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has introduced Trendline and Highline models across its best-selling Caddy and Transporter ranges.

 Volkswagen Caddy

The new models represent great value, with a Caddy Trendline, for example, gaining specification worth up to £1,555 (plus VAT), yet it only commands a premium of £900 (plus VAT) over the standard model, representing a customer saving of over £650.

The Caddy Trendline gains Bluetooth connectivity, an upgraded CD/radio with ParkPilot display for rear parking sensors, cruise control, electric windows, height adjustable passenger seat, heated and electrically operated door mirrors, storage compartments under the front seats, vanity mirrors in the sun visors and a cover for the dashboard centre storage compartment.  Externally, the Trendline is enhanced with wheel trims and body-coloured bumpers, door mirrors and door handles.

Similarly, the Caddy Highline costs £1,900 (plus VAT) more than the standard model, with additional specification worth up to £3,245 (plus VAT).  This includes all the Trendline enhancements, plus Climatic air conditioning, a leather-covered steering wheel and gear knob, alloy wheels, front fog lights and an alarm.

Volkswagen Transporter

In the Transporter range, the Trendline models gains an upgraded CD/radio with ParkPilot display and AUX-IN socket, Bluetooth, trip computer and multifunction display, cruise control, full bulkhead (panel van), driver’s seat armrests, Comfort pack and Premium dashboard, Tasamo cloth upholstery, wheel trims, rear parking sensors and body-coloured bumpers, door mirrors and door handles.  Kombi Trendline models also have privacy glass plus armrests and height and lumbar adjustment for single passenger seat.  The Transporter Trendline costs an additional £1,100 for the panel or £1,250 for the kombi, representing savings of £750 and £800 respectively against the actual value of the added specification.

To upgrade from the Trendline to a Highline only costs an additional £1,100 (plus VAT) for for panel van and £1,200 (plus VAT) for the kombi.  The Highline is enhanced with a leather-covered steering wheel and gear knob, Climatic air conditioning and a Thatcham approved alarm, plus alloy wheels and front fog lights.  The Highline specification is worth up to £3,595 (plus VAT) for the panel van and up to £3,795 (plus VAT) for the Kombi, yet only costs an additional £2,200 (plus VAT) or £2,450 (plus VAT) respectively over the standard model.