The Volkswagen Caddy is a compact commercial van that fits into Europe's A segment, and the fifth generation is on the way. Two new teaser images provide what seems like a very realistic depiction of how the little carry-all looks, unlike the previous look. The new model debuts in February and should be on sale in some markets before the end of the year.
Gallery: Volkswagen Caddy Teaser
The teaser renderings show the Caddy with a wide inlet in the lower fascia and a tinier inlet above it. Similarly, the trim makes the headlights appear to stretch across the front of the vehicle. The images don't provide a good view of the back, but it's clear that the taillights rise vertically up the rear. While only barely visible here, there's a panoramic sunroof to provide more light into the cabin.
The model will be available as the standard Caddy as a tiny van for carrying people or the Caddy Cargo for hauling goods. Buyers will be able to select between two wheelbase lengths.
VW notes claims "no screw has been left untouched" for the new Caddy. The company intends to offer the van with new driver assistance systems. Inside, the model gains functionality to connect to the Internet.
The Caddy rides on Volkswagen Group's familiar MQB platform, and this should translate to a wide variety of available powertrain options. Like with the current model, don't look for VW to sell the little van in the United States. The German brand just isn't a serious player in the country's commercial vehicle market.
The new Caddy from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles: A look ahead to the world premiere in February
Dynamic, confident, sporty and at the same time practical: the new Caddy and Caddy Cargo
Innovative and yet 100% Caddy: urban delivery van and family MPV forge ahead in new dimensions
More driver assistance systems and a completely new level of digitalisation for the customers
Hannover, 27 January 2020 – The new generation is going to be very different and yet it fulfils all familiar demands: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ fifth generation Caddy will be a completely new car. No screw has been left untouched. The new Caddy will nevertheless again become the benchmark vehicle in the A segment of commercial urban delivery vans and privately used family MPVs. For as a marvellously spacious vehicle with two wheelbases, it continues to fulfil all traditional desires for far-reaching transport options and high levels of freedom in the everyday routines of the manual trades, service providers and families.
The new Caddy's concept designs are becoming more concrete: it is clear that a lot is going to change on Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ small van/MPV model this year. The Cargo version of the Caddy underlines the new confidence in the otherwise so functional, practical category. The draft design shows clearly: the roof line slopes down slightly towards the back, the short wheelbase is becoming longer and the wheels, as requested, bigger. The LED light graphics too are becoming very innovative: the front lights visually extend the grille and lead directly on to the vehicle body’s sporty, elegant side lines. The draft design of the new Caddy also already clearly indicates more vertically arranged, slim lights at the back. Everything different, but still with a large cargo capacity and great flexibility. The features that always made the Caddy attractive to its customers are retained. In short: 100 per cent new, 100 per cent Caddy.
An example of more sportiness in the segment is made clear on the passenger car variant, too: as a short wheelbase the vehicle does not only look more serene, it is in reality broader and longer. The new Caddy will thus be considered by many customers, including those keen on sport and active leisure pursuits, as an interesting, practical option. One eye-catching feature is without doubt the huge panoramic glass roof, the largest in the segment. The new Caddy shows its sporty slim design – with a serene, coherent appearance. All signs that the new model too is launching with the aim of being the benchmark in its class.
At the same time more driver assistance systems than ever before find their way here into the urban delivery vehicle / family MPV class. The new Caddy is ‘always connected’. That means it becomes its own internet device with real-time information on wheels.
Urban delivery van and family MPV versions of the new Caddy will both be presented to the world’s public for the first time at the end of February. Further details to follow.
1 Concrete draft design of the new Caddy from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles: greater sportiness in the family MPV segment, yet a loyal, reliable friend for families, followers of active leisure pursuits and more.
2 The completely redesigned Caddy urban delivery van from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles: attractive design with LED lights and the familiar strengths like a large cargo capacity - a everyday helper for the manual trades, service providers and fleets.