The Volkswagen Caddy multispace van has been produced by Volkswagen since 1980. Early versions were based on the first series Golf.
The second series of the Caddy was launched in 1996. The current series, based on the series five Golf, appeared in 2006.
The Caddy is also sold as a passenger vehicle and even as a small camper. The van version is available in two lengths: standard (4,405 mm) and Maxi (4,875 mm). The Maxi version boasts an impressive cargo space of 4.2 m3.
The Caddy’s load compartment is among the squarest in the category, making the van ideal for installing Syncro System van racking.
Syncro produces custom floor liners in plywood or aluminium and custom bodywork liners for the Caddy. And of course, the Caddy can also be fitted with the complete range of Syncro racking, including shelves, drawers and accessories. The Syncro catalogue even contains roof racks and ladder racks for the Caddy.
As with other multispace vans, one solution that is greatly appreciated by Caddy users is the underfloor drawer unit, which lets you carry a generous quantity of tools and materials and keep the entire floor space free for cargo while losing only 23 cm of useful height.
To create this Caddy racking solution, the Syncro team first protected the cargo compartment with floor and bulkhead liners in aluminium tread plate and wall and door panels in painted steel sheet.
Racking is installed on the right side only. The system consists of nine steel drawers on telescopic ball-bearing runners, two pull-out trays for component cases and eight removable polypropylene containers.
An interesting feature of this solution is that some racking elements are accessible from the side door and others from inside the van – an umpteenth example of just how flexible Syncro’s Ultra racking system really is.
Underfloor drawers are among the most popular Syncro products with Caddy users. These generous drawers are mounted on telescopic, ball-bearing runners. They are installed on the van’s original floor and covered with a panel of plywood or aluminium to create a raised load floor for carrying cargo or installing racking.
The amazing modularity of Syncro Ultra racking lets you turn your Caddy into a real mobile workshop and make full use of all available space inside.
The VW Caddy seen in these photos has racking elements installed on both sides.
First, the bodywork was properly protected with a plywood floor liner and painted steel wall liners. The Syncro team then went on to install the left-side racking, which consists of a floor-level compartment with a parallelogram action door, four steel drawers with automatic locking mechanism and a top shelf with space dividers.
On the right of the van, the team created a compartment over the wheel arch, enclosed it with a door and covered it with a panel of 9 mm thick plywood. The project was then completed by adding a steel air vent with a grille and three lengths of steel rail with robust lashing straps.
Equipped in this way, the Volkswagen Caddy becomes a compact but extremely efficient and productive workshop on wheels!
You really must protect the interior of your Caddy if you want to avoid the sort of damage caused by cargo falling or sliding around as you drive.
Without adequate protection, impacts from cargo can lead to costly repairs and dramatically reduce the value of your van as time goes by.
To avoid these problems, Syncro System supplies and fits floor liners, interior liners, wheel arch liners, window grilles and other accessories.
The Caddy’s load compartment is large considering the overall size of the vehicle, but many users still find it necessary to carry material on the roof as well. To satisfy these needs, Syncro offers a whole range of roof bars, roof racks and ladder racks for the Caddy.
All Syncro roof racks are made from aluminium and stainless steel and also incorporate Syncro’s exclusive Ultrasilent profile for dramatically less noise and vibration when travelling.
See an example of a racking solution for the Caddy.