July 21, 2019

Volkswagen to showcase new Caddy wheelchair conversion at CV Show

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will be showcasing a wheelchair-accessible Engineered For You conversion of the Volkswagen Caddy Life compact van at the CV Show 2019.

The vehicle is built by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ Recognised Partner Lewis Reed, one of only three recognised converters to offer a wheelchair-accessible vehicle (WAV).

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles says it sells more than 2,000 WAVs per year through converters, with the new model set to be offered through the Engineered For You scheme.

Available in short or long wheelbase, Volkswagen says the model is compact, spacious and easy to drive. The maximum capacity is five seats plus a wheelchair with the adaptations ensuring headroom and space for both rear passengers and wheelchair users is not compromised.

For ease of access, the model features an integrated TorSpring® lightweight ramp and fully automated rear entry system. Lewis Reed offers a choice of floor fittings plus a full options range. As a Recognised Partner, the Caddy WAV comes with a conversion warranty that matches the base vehicle.

Nick Axtell, specialist sales manager at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: “Wheelchair conversions are an important market for us and we are delighted to be able to work with our premium Recognised Partner, Lewis Reed, in bringing its latest product to reality. The conversion is high quality, practical, reliable and offers great value for money. We can’t wait to see the reaction at the CV Show.”