Volkswagen has applied its "Cross" theme and name to the passenger version of the Caddy that joins the Polo, Golf and Touran models of the same series.
The Cross Caddy is based on the Caddy Edition 30 (introduced last year) adding the usual bits and pieces for a more robust crossover look. That said, you won't be surprised to learn that the Cross Caddy is more of an exercise in style over substance than anything else.
The individualization of VW's people carrier starts with a protective armor that encompasses plastic moldings for the lower parts of the front and rear bumpers, the wheel arches and the side sills.
The front and rear silver undercarriage guards and the side impact protection bars on the sills, complete the off-road look.
Other features include the tinted windows, silver roof rails and newly designed 17-inch wheels wrapped in 205 / 50 R 17 tires, while VW offers eight colors for the exterior including a new ‘Viper Green’ shade that is familiar from the Scirocco.
Inside, the Cross model sports front seats in two-tone design, height- and length-adjustable central armrest, steering wheel and leather trim with grey stitching on gear knob and handbrake lever and contrasting door interior trim.
The Cross version is available as a five- or seven-seater with short wheelbase and the full range of Caddy engines including TSI, TDI, natural gas and LPG engines ranging in power from 85HP (86PS) to 168HP (170PS), plus versions with DSG and 4MOTION four-wheel drive.
Volkswagen said sales of the Cross Caddy in Europe will begin in early next year.