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Mar 26, 2019

  • New Engineered For You Volkswagen Caddy launched for CV Show 2019
  • Converted by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Recognised Partner Lewis Reed
  • Premium conversion features lightweight ramp and automated rear entry system
  • Model to be displayed at the CV Show 2019 on April 30 to May 2 at NEC Birmingham

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is showcasing a wheelchair-accessible Engineered For You conversion of the popular 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), and combines high performance and practicality.

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

The model is compact, spacious and easy to drive with the premium Lewis Reed conversion available in short or long wheelbase. The maximum capacity of this vehicle 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 to ensure maximum comfort 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.”

The new Volkswagen Caddy WAV will be on display on Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ stand at the CV Show 2019, which runs from April 30 to May 2 at the NEC Birmingham. Tickets are available from

For more details on Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ award-winning range of products and services, or to find your nearest Van Centre, please visit


For more information, please contact Grant McPherson, Product Affairs Manager, on 01908 548210 or 07774 684222, or Kate Thompson, Head of Press and Public Relations, on 01908 601478 or 07713 265562.

About Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles
Over 60 years ago, the first Transporter arrived in the UK, creating a blueprint which others would follow: a van which gets the job done efficiently and reliably. Today, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles offers a diverse model range – from the compact Caddy, through the evergreen Transporter and sturdy Crafter panel vans, dropsides and tippers, to the Caravelle passenger carrier, California camper and the Amarok pick-up. The vehicles are as versatile and dependable as Volkswagens have always been, but now they’re more spacious, more comfortable and safer than ever.

Every van also comes backed by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ ‘Working With You’ promise. It’s a commitment to work in partnership with businesses, providing them with the best products and aftersales support, whether they’re buying one or a thousand vans. For more information visit