Brand New Caddy Van EU5 Special Offer from £11,495 + VAT, RFL & First Registration Fee

Here at Southern Motor Group we have a very special offer until the 30th September 2016. We have a number of Volkswagen Caddy Vans available from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles at a very special price.Caddy 4 Startline

Latest face lift model – EU5 1.6 litre 75ps – 5 Speed Transmission (102ps – 140ps – DSG and Maxi models available at extra cost also Caddy’s with factory options, please ask for details).

Features: Composition Colour DAB radio including AUX-IN, SD card slot, USB port, MP3 compatible CD player and Bluetooth – Electric Door Mirrors – Electric Windows – Remote Central Locking with Deadlocks – Full Height Bulkhead, Mesh Top Half – Near Side Sliding Door – Load Lashing Rings.

Safety and security: ABS – Automatic hazard light activation under emergency braking – Automatic Post-Collision Braking System – Brake Assist – Driver & Passenger front and Curtain Airbags – Electric Seatbelt Tensioners – EBD – EDL – ESP – MSR – Thatcham Category 2 approved Immobiliser.

Available from £11,495.00 + VAT, Road Fund Licence and First Registration Fee

For Volkswagens Tough little Caddy Van, the best built small van available, Call now limited availability! 

Tel: 01732 778877 

Finance available by request 

3 year factory warranty up-to 100,000 miles – 4th & 5th year factory extended warranty available.

3 year Volkswagen Emergency Assistance – available 24/7

Service Plans – Service & Maintenance Contracts – available on request




SMG Custom VW Van Interiors and Carpet Linings South East

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…That ‘Southern Motor Group’ (Tonbridge) have an in house dedicated ‘Custom Interiors’ department offering all aspects of van / kombi van personalised load area conversions?

Southern Motor Group supply and fit:

  • Racking
  • Bulkheads
  • Ply lining
  • Load area carpet lining
  • Cab area carpet lining
  • Insulation
  • Dead-locks
  • Slam-locks
  • Bespoke units
  • Tow bars

Anything is possible!

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Put your ideas into practice, we can help you design and sketch bespoke interiors to your unique layout and in keeping with the Volkswagen brand to suit your budget.

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Contact the sales team or visit our website for more information:

01732 667044



T5 Kombi Carpet Set includes carpeted ply panels, side doors, arches and tailgate.

Volkswagen Transporter T6

April 2015 saw the release of the sixth generation Volkswagen Transporter.

The new VW T6 boasts better fuel economy & safety. An adaptive chassis, and a host of enhanced specifications including electric tailgate & electric seats. There is a new entertainment system & latest state of the art satellite navigation.

New models are likely to be to order from June 2015, with delivery anticipated in September 2015.

See a video of the vehicle and its enhanced technology benefits here

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Volkswagen Tristar wows motoring press

The Tristar concept vehicle has been driven for the first time by a number of the UK’s motoring press.

What is the Volkswagen Tristar?


This concept vehicle was unveiled at last year’s IAA show. The vehicle combines all the best elements of the Transporter model range, but with added off-road capability and an extended load-bay.

It’s powered by a 204PS 2.0-litre diesel engine, which is linked to a seven-speed DSG transmission. It can do 0 to 62mph in 10.0 seconds and go on to a top speed of 115mph.


The Tristar has smart styling, with sharp wraparound lines, LED headlights and modified front-end design, which all give the concept vehicle a wide and purposeful appearance. The dust-proof, watertight tray slides out from under the flatbed.


Inside the luxurious cabin, there’s a 20-inch tablet and the seats can turn and slide. There’s even an espresso machine in the cabin.


Lets hope they make this a production model and available in the UK



Volkswagen Transporter celebrates 60 years in the UK

Iconic model makes landmark milestone

It’s been 60 years since the first right-hand-drive Transporter arrived in the country for the 1954 Earls Court Commercial Vehicles Show.


Since then the vehicle’s gone through five generations and helped millions of people build their business dreams or go on the road trip of a lifetime.

Sales figures have increased substantially since it first came to the UK. Only 786 units were sold in 1954, but a record-breaking 18,350 of this multi-talented vehicle were sold in 2013. Global production numbers have now reached 11.5 million.

Back to the start

The idea for the first Transporter, the T1, went from drawing board to production in just 13 months – a timeframe that’s unheard of these days. The T1 quickly became the benchmark for its class as a commercial panel van, pick-up and minibus, but the vehicle remained on the market for 17 years.

The blueprint was so good, its underpinnings barely changed for the T2 when it went on sale in 1967. The rear-engined layout also continued to the T3, which was launched in 1979.

Things changed for the T4’s launch in 1990: it was now a front-engined, front-wheel-drive model that raised the standards for the class in terms of refinement and quality.

The T5 did it again in 2003. More technology, larger load space and an extensive range has made the Transporter the leading model in the light commercial vehicles market.

The New Volkswagen Caddy – World Premiere of the fourth generation best-seller.


Emissions and fuel consumption reduced by new introduction of EU6 engines

New driver assistance systems improve safety

Classic design refined with clear pronounced lines

Hannover/ Poznań, 04 February 2015: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has unveiled the fourth-generation of its hugely popular Caddy. The third-generation model recorded more than 1.5 million sales around the world during its eleven-year production – a success that the latest generation Caddy urban delivery van, and its passenger carrying brother, intends to continue.


The Caddy’s drive systems use state-of-the-art technology, with new EU6 engines providing improved efficiency. The Caddy range is powered by new 2.0-litre, four cylinder diesel engines. The performance range includes: 55 kW / 75 PS, 75 kW / 102 PS, and the top-of-the-range engine a 110 kW / 150 PS. Recording the lowest fuel consumption is the Caddy Blue Motion panel van, specially developed for inner-city deliveries: “With its low fuel consumption of less than four litres per 100 kilometres (70+ mpg), the new Caddy sets a new standard,” explained Dr. Eckhard Scholz, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.

The new Caddy range will also be available with quiet, refined 2.0-litre, four cylinder EU5 diesel engines: 55 kW / 75 PS, 75 kW / 102 PS and 103 kW / 140 PS.

In its fourth-generation, the Caddy shines in its class for having a high level of safety features. Numerous new safety and comfort features protect the occupants and support the driver. “To achieve this, we have incorporated a large number of driver assistance systems, which are unmatched in the urban delivery van segment”, said Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler, Member of the Board for Technical Development of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.


One of these is the ‘Front Assist’ surroundings monitoring system, including City Emergency Braking. If the driver fails to see an obstacle below a speed of 30 km/h (19 mph), the system automatically applies the brakes, aiming to prevent any collisions. In the passenger carrying variant, Caddy Life, occupants are protected by the use of side and curtain airbags.

Approximately 22 per cent of all accidents involving injuries are collisions with more than one obstacle. In order to minimize the risk related to this scenario, the award-winning Multi-collision Brake System is included as standard in the new Caddy. After a collision, it automatically initiates braking if the driver is no longer able to take action.

Other options which are now available include the ‘Light Assist’ and ‘Driver Alert’ systems.

The latter recognizes any deviations from normal driving behavior and recommends to the driver when a break is necessary. Also available is the option of a heated windscreen, which helps to ensure a permanently good view, no matter the weather.

For the first time on Caddy, there is the option of Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), which is active at speeds of 0-160 km/h (0-100 mph) with DSG or 30 to 160 km/h (19-100 mph) with a manual transmission – and uses radar sensors to monitor the distance and relative speed to vehicles in front. When used in conjunction with DSG, the ACC system can also slow the vehicle down, for example in queues or traffic jam situations, to a complete stop.

In combination with the Composition Colour and Composition Media radios and with the Discover Media radio-navigation system, customers are able to order a reversing camera. The optional ‘Park Assist’ system enables automated parallel parking as well as parking at right-angles to the carriageway – an especially practical feature for courier services.

An evolution of a best-seller: the new Caddy’s design impresses with sharper folds and clearly defined surfaces with stylish clarity. The re-designed front and the distinctively presented rear give the new compact van an unmistakable character – further distinguished by the new look of the front and rear lights. While remaining extremely functional, the high-quality urban delivery van has gained noticeably in presence.

In keeping with the expressive exterior, the vehicle’s interior also features accentuated lines and shapes. Striking decorative trims with integrated air vents and a new generation of infotainment equipment underline the new Caddy’s modern look.

The new Caddy will be launched in Germany at the end of June. UK vehicles will arrive later in the year.

UK specifications and pricing will be announced in due course.

How to reset tyre pressure monitoring system on Volkswagen Transporter, Kombi, Shuttle, Caravelle and California T5 models

The tyre pressure monitoring (TPM) system is a useful function that is standard on passenger variants of the T5 (including Kombi) and an option on the load-carrying models.

What is TPM?

The TPM system monitors tyre pressure and alerts the driver if the pressure drops. This is an important safety warning feature since the drop in pressure is potentially as a result of a puncture. The system also alerts the driver to under-inflated tyres as they are liable to increased wear and the vehicle will use more fuel.

How to reset TPM

Up to MY14: A ‘SET’ button is on the dashboard, which needs to be pressed to reset the TPM system after adjusting tyre pressures to the correct level.

MY15 onwards: You can reset the TPM system using the menu on the multi-function display (MFD). You can access the display either using the wiper stalk-mounted buttons or the steering wheel control buttons, depending on the vehicle’s specification.

I hope this information is useful