Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles gain ESP
Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life
26th March, 2010
Volkswagen Group Australia has announced that with this month's
introduction of the new Transporter range, the entire Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle and people mover range now
comes standard with Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP).
The Caddy and Caddy Maxi Van, as well as, the Caddy Maxi Life recently received the upgrade to standard ESP
combined with the introduction of standard dual airbags across the Caddy van line-up. The Crafter, which was
introduced to the Australian market in late 2006, has always come standard with ESP.
The Electronic Stabilisation Programme makes every Volkswagen in the commercial and people mover range a
sensible safety choice. ESP helps ensure that the vehicle goes where you steer it even in extreme driving
conditions. The ESP system constantly compares the actual movement of the vehicle with pre-determined values and
should a situation arise where the vehicle starts to skid, ESP will apply the brakes to individual wheels and
automatically adjust the engine’s power output to correct the problem. ESP can prevent the vehicle from losing
control when trying to avoid an accident, for example. It also can prevent spinning off on a curve due to either
understeer or oversteer.
Director of Commercial Vehicles, Phil Clark, emphasises the importance of this upgrade: “The Volkswagen
brand has always stood for excellent safety, but we have now made a clear statement with safety standards across
the board. With the introduction of standard ESP across the entire range, every people mover and commercial
vehicle now represents an even more sensible safety choice. The Electronic Stabilisation Programme plays a vital
role in reducing accidents and therefore saving lives.”