VW unveils petrol-powered Caddy for wheelchair users02 August 2016

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has launched a wheelchair conversion of its petrol-powered Caddy, developed in association with Sirus Automotive.

Sirus offers three Caddy variants – the Caddy Transfer, Caddy Drive and Caddy Up-Front – all promising a superior experience for wheelchair users, whether they as a passenger or driver.

Nick Axtell, VW’s specialist sales manager, describes it as “a significant development” for the wheelchair conversion market. He adds: “Historically, most wheelchair conversions have been diesel. The introduction of petrol power brings more choice for wheelchair users.”

The converted VW Caddy Up-Front, available from £26,195, can accommodate most power and manual chairs allowing the passenger to travel next to the driver in complete comfort. As standard, the conversion incorporates a redesigned centre console, a shallow ramp (9 degrees), special griping surface technology and a fully automated remote tailgate and ramp system with lowering suspension for easy access.

A range of options such as alloy wheels, tyre packages, body styling enhancements and custom audio packages allowing customers to create the ultimate in wheelchair accessible transport.

The Caddy Drive is the highest spec for drivers. Available from £34,995, it can accommodate most large powered chairs, features an ultra lowered floor to ensure maximum headroom for taller wheelchair users, and a re-located gear selector combined with electronic handbrake for ease-of-access and increased floor space.

All the Caddy petrol and diesel powered Sirus conversions can be leased via the Motability scheme or purchased directly from Sirus Automotive. They come with a three-year warranty, supported by Sirus mobile engineers. Vehicles are available for immediate delivery.

Laura Cork

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