Widely used a commercial vehicle in Europe, the Volkswagen Caddy is an unlikely suspect for tuning firms. But that hasn't stopped MR Car Design from taking the high roof combi and slamming it down to the ground.

Widely used a commercial vehicle in Europe, the Volkswagen Caddy is an unlikely suspect for tuning firms. And it's no wonder since the Golf V (facelifted) based chassis it uses is equipped with a leaf-sprung rigid rear axle as opposed to the "modern" four-wheel independent suspension introduced in the Golf V. But that hasn't stopped MR Car Design from taking the high roof combi and slamming it down to the ground. A daunting task indeed, but the clever team at MR Car Design's tuning partner Reil Performance found a few shortcuts to ease the pain of the conversion.

First, the tuning firm from Erftstadt, Germany started with a gleaming silver Caddy Life Maxi as their canvass. It is a long wheelbase version trimmed as a passenger vehicle from the factory. But the really clever part comes from an exploitation in the Caddy being ABE (general operating permission) and UBB (clearance certificate) approved from VW. This means that the Caddy can be transformed quite easily for people with disabilities via a retrofitted air suspension for the front and rear axles. This air suspension is also suitable for craftsmen with extreme load needs who require auto leveling. The system can be adjusted manually or automatically while on the go. Add a set of Rotiform-alloy wheels (8.5 x 19 inches) with 225/35-19 tires and the job is complete.

Stay tuned as MR Car Design are setting up to tune the Volkswagen Amarok pickup truck with the same kind of treatment.

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Volkswagen Caddy gets air suspension by MR Car Design