Even though the current Caddy has transformed from a pickup into a cargo van, the first-gen, Golf-based Caddy – or Rabbit Pickup – remains an icon. Introduced in 1979, and built at VW’s Westmoreland Assembly Plant in the U.S., the original pickup was available either with a 1.5-liter diesel engine or a 1.7-liter gas unit, and in two trims: LX and Sportruck. Production of the original version, surprisingly, continued on until 2007 in emerging markets like South Africa.