Due to be unveiled to the world in February, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ fifth generation Caddy will be available in two wheelbases, entering the ring in the competitive A segment of commercial urban delivery vans and privately used family MPVs. This is a hunting ground that has been very fruitful for the previous Caddy, appealing to the manual trades, service providers and families.
The draft design of the Cargo version of the Caddy shows a roof line that slopes down slightly towards the back, the short wheelbase becoming longer and the wheels, bigger. The LED front lights visually extend the grille and lead directly on to the vehicle body’s side lines, with slim lights at the back.
The passenger car variant comes with a short wheelbase also, is broader, longer and allows extra light into the cabin via a large panoramic glass roof.
More driver assistance systems than ever before find their way into the urban delivery vehicle/family MPV class. The new Caddy is ‘always connected,’ becoming 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 will follow nearer the launch.