The Volkswagen Caddy is a light commercial vehicle produced by the Volkswagen Group since 1980. The third generation of Volkswagen Caddy debuted in late 2003 at the RAI Commercial Vehicle Show in Amsterdam. In late 2010 the caddy underwent a face lifted to match the new design language of Volkswagen vehicles, the changes included a more aggressive front with new headlights and grill similar to the Volkswagen Golf Mk6.

The new model Caddy has a more aerodynamic design, the angle of the windscreen and A-pillar is more horizontal, this makes the dashboard big and the bonnet (hood) small. The full Caddy line-up varies from a Panel Van, Window Panel Van, Kombi (spartan seven-seat version), Caddy Life (7-seat family version), and a Camping version called the Caddy Tramper or Caddy Life Camper.

The Caddy Panel grew in size over the Caddy Typ 9K, it measures in length 4405 mm, width 1802 mm, height 1833 mm, wheelbase 2682 mm, has a 750 kg payload, and a loading volume of 3.2 m3.

Van protections for Caddy

Caddy VW in New Zealand with Interior ProtectionSide Lining for Caddy Volkswagen in New Zealand3_Marble-look floor liners for Caddy Vw

In the photo above, a conversion on a Volkswagen Caddy done by Syncro System New Zealand expert technicians. The resin-coated marine plywood floor panel  is perfect for repelling water and liquids, built for bearing heavy loads and standing up to daily wear and tear. Steel sheet paneling for the walls and doors - all precision pre-cut to exactly fit the Caddy. All paneling is also pre-drilled, making installations carried out by the experienced Syncro teams fast and secure. Don’t worry about down time in the shop - Syncro technicians are dedicated to getting vans in and right back out on the road.

Van conversion on Caddy

Mobile Workshop equipped inside Caddy VWShelving Units for Caddy VW in New ZealandCaddy with Accessories for Vans

This first conversion is as compact and functional as the van on which it is installed. A few choice racking components occupy the left-hand side, leaving ample free space in the middle. From the photos, it is clear that the racking components are not exactly in line. This is because, by adding the notably thinner top drawer unit, it is possible to take advantage even of the smaller space near the ceiling as it begins curving inward. The base of the unit is comprised of a wheel arch base frame (complete with the Syncro safe case storage system), and a drawer unit with two large metal drawers. The drawer units above them consist of a series of metal drawers of varying heights and depths. At the very top, we mounted a unit with forward-tilting, clear plastic, removable drawers. On the end panel, there are two multi-purpose hanging storage holders. Two more of the same multi-purpose holders, along with a mini drawer unit with four plastic drawers, make up the entire racking equipment on the right-hand side.

A mobile workshop on Caddy

In New Zealand, Van Extras installs Van Storage Solutions for CaddyCaddy VW with Drawer UnitCaddy VW in New Zealand with Plastic Containers designed by Syncro SystemCaddy with Van Racking from Van Extras

In this conversion, the technicians at Syncro New Zealand opted to install racking units along both side walls. The space in the center is still considerable, due to the choice of a reduced-width unit on the right-hand side.  On the left is the workhorse of the Syncro racking equipment, mounted on the wheel arch base frame (with door panel), creating valuable storage space around the wheel well that would otherwise be wasted. The metal drawers are extremely durable and built to last. They are all equipped with individual automatic locking mechanisms and can be safely fully extended to opened-block positions. Above the drawers, there is a shelf with a series of removable plastic bins, and above that still, a shelf with rubber mat and dividers. The right-hand side racking unit consists of 12 clear plastic containers (6 small and 6 large), all complete with automatic closing buttons that assure easy opening and automatic locking.

Roof racks for Caddy

Ladder Holder for VW CaddyRoof Bars for Caddy VW

Are you looking for a way to take advantage of the roof-top space on your Volkswagen Caddy? Syncro New Zealand has the answer - cross bars patented with the aerodynamic Ultrasilent design that cuts down on drag (therefore gas consumption), as well as noise and vibration during transit. The bars can be combined with sides rails and/or a rolling loading bar (creating a multi-purpose utility rack), with a slide-out (single or double) for transporting ladders, or the tube carrier – ideal for safely transporting elongated material like pipes, tubes and rods.

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