Following a pair of recent teaser sketches, further details of the new Caddy family MPV and Caddy Cargo have emerged. It's coming to South Africa in 2021!
The Volkswagen Caddy serves as both a family MPV or cargo-hauling business vehicle and more details of the new 5th-generation Caddy have now been revealed.
The Caddy is built on Volkswagen's highly scalable MQB platform and rather than re-designing the wheel for its new Caddy, Volkswagen design approach is more evolutionary. The face of the new Caddy and the grille in particular is much slimmer than before with newly-designed headlights and a honeycomb mesh design for the lower grille completing the front-end design. The Caddy's rear end gets slim vertical LED headlights. The Caddy will be offered with either a single large tailgate or dual rear doors as well as single or double side sliding doors. These doors can also be opened or closed electrically if you wish.
If you are looking for a stylish panel van to haul goods, or people, the new Caddy is probably a good bet.
The Caddy's interior has been redesigned and infotainment screens will range from between 6.5-inches to 10-inches and a Volkswagen's Digital Cockpit will also be on the options list. A new multifunction steering wheel and automatic transmission lever are fitted and the new ergonomic seats should provide higher levels of comfort. Keyless Access will also be offered. A host of driver assitance systems will also be on offer including Travel Assist adaptive cruise control, Trailer Assist and Side Assist with Rear Traffic Alert.
A range of petrol and diesel engines will be offered with the 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine outputs ranging from 55 kW to 89 kW. An 85 kW 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine is also on the cards and Volkswagen says that fuel consumption has improved by up to 12% compared with the outgoing Caddy. A supercharged natural gas engine is also in the mix. A choice of a 6-speed manual or 7-speed dual-clutch automatic will be offered and both front-wheel and all-wheel-drive layouts will be available. Engines for South Africa, however, have yet to be confirmed...
The new Caddy will be offered as a Caddy family van or as the Caddy Cargo and will be available in short and long-wheelbase formats.
Volkswagen South Africa has confirmed that the new Caddy will reach South Africa in 2021.