Euro NCAP

See the safety results of the VW Caddy by Euro NCAP

Results
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CleanAir Created with Sketch.
5.7 10 Clean Air Index
EnergyEfficiency Created with Sketch.
4.3 10 Energy Efficiency Index
2.6 10 Greenhouse Gas Index
Laboratory TestsNMHCNOXNH3COPN
4.710 Cold Test
6.910 Warm Test
4.210 Highway
Cold Ambient TestDoes not qualify for additional robustness testing
Road Test
7.310 On-Road Drive
2.95 On-Road Short Trip
On-Road Heavy LoadDoes not qualify for additional robustness testing
On-Road Light LoadDoes not qualify for additional robustness testing
CongestionDoes not qualify for additional robustness testing
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

The turbocharged engine in the VW caddy performs very well with regard to NOx emissions. However, the control of ammonia (NH3) appears to be more challenging, as Green NCAP's upper threshold is exceeded in every lab test. CO emissions are well managed and remain well below the limit even in the BAB130 highway test. The score for particle number is about half of the available points in all lab tests. The overall score would have been significantly higher if NH3 were better controlled.

Laboratory TestsEnergy
4.910Cold Test
5.210Warm Test
2.910Highway
Cold Ambient TestDoes not qualify for additional robustness testing
ConsumptionDriving Range
Average 6.9l100 km 735km
Worst-Case 8.1l100 km 618km
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

The Caddy is primarily designed to transport goods. Its body shape and therefore assumed high aerodynamic drag lead to a high, but unsurprising, fuel consumption of 8.1 liters per 100 km in the BAB130 highway cycle. In the WLTC+ tests, the demand for petrol is lowered to some 6.3 l/100 km. Under real-world conditions of the “normal” on-road drive test, around 7 l/100 km can be expected.

Greenhouse GasesCO2N2OCH4
3.410Cold Test
3.810Warm Test
0.710Highway
Cold Ambient TestDoes not qualify for additional robustness testing
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

In the standard WLTC+ cold test, the measured tailpipe value of 146 g CO2/km is added to the 38 g CO2-equivalent/km from the upstream fuel prodcution and supply processes to result in a total CO2 equivalent of 184 g/km. In the highway test the number is 230 g CO2-eq./km, which exceeds Green NCAP's upper threshold, but the credits given for control of the other greenhouse gases – methane (CH4) and laughing gas (N2O) – help the Caddy avoid a zero result in this test.

Our verdict

The Caddy enters Green NCAP's tests with a disadvantage due to its un-aerodynamic body. As a result, high CO2 amounts are emitted, although the results are as expected for this type of petrol engine powered vans. Additional effort to better control ammonia (NH3) emissions would result in a higher Clean Air Index. Overall, the Caddy scores creditable 2½ green stars out of 5 and comes out to be a good allrounder for this type of vehicle.

Specifications

  • Publication Date 06 2022
  • Tested Car WV2ZZZSKZMX03XXXX
  • Emissions Class Euro 6d AP
  • Tyres 215/55 R17
  • Mass 1,567 kg
  • Engine Size 1,498 cc
  • Power/Torque 84 kW/220 Nm
  • Declared CO2 147 g/km
  • Declared Consumption 6.5 l/100km