TALK about going from the ridiculous to the sublime. I’ve just hammered around Mondello in a van. That was the Volkswagen Caddy Edition 30, 2-litre TDI 140bhp van with nothing added – except me.
It’s all part of a Volkswagen Group day at the famous track.
I swept around too in a rally-like SEAT Leon 1.8-litre TSI 180bhp.
And then there is the 300bhp Golf R and the SEAT Leon Cupra.
But the Caddy takes the biscuit. I wasn’t the fastest by any means – but it was an experience.
The Volkswagen Group Day is a means whereby motoring writers can catch up with all the models – in advance of the upcoming 152-reg starting from July 1.
The group is responsible for the VW, Audi, SEAT and Skoda brands – passenger and commercial vehicles.
Sales generally for the 152 period are expected to be well up on last year.
And that includes vans!
THE RSA has repeatedly warned drivers and operators of buses and trucks about the dangers and risks of using devices to manipulate and interfere with the tachograph. This is the device that records the number of hours a driver has been on the road.