The fifth generation of the Volkswagen Caddy greets us. The German firm reveals the new delivery of its industrial, the most technological to date, which will have commercial variants and minivan, in addition to offering two wheelbase, one long and one short. Its launch in the market is set to end of 2020.
For the first time, the Volkswagen Caddy has been conceived about the MQB platform, which allows you to share many technological benefits with the Volkswagen Group cars in terms of connectivity, comfort and driving assistance. In addition to displaying a more attractive design both at the body and cabin level.
In this fifth generation, the German commercial intends to continue the path of success of the model, which since its launch exceeds three million units produced. In the menu, we will also find TDI and TSI thermal enginesas well as a TGI variant Natural gas
Thus, this new installment of the Volkswagen Caddy joins other industrial premieres of the brand, such as the new Volkswagen T6 California or the huge Grand california, with an eye on rivals as he also arrived recently new Citroën Berlingo.
Improving habitability and carrying capacity
In this new generation the Volkswagen Caddy has grown in its two variants of battle, standard and long, which allows to offer more space either for cargo or for passengers. The range of the Caddy will continue to be structured in commercial variants Cargo, standard and long battle, Caddy Maxi, as well as versions for family passenger transport Kombi and minivan.
The new Caddy measures 4,501 mm long (+9.3 cm), 1855 mm wide (+6.2 cm) and its battle increases to 2,755 mm (+7.3 cm). By cons, its height falls 2.5 cm (1,797 mm), which helps to slightly improve its aerodynamics, which sets its coefficient at 0.30 Cx compared to 0.33 Cx of the outgoing model.
Too improves its carrying capacity, starting with the maximum height, which goes to 1,273 mm, and the width, which is set at 1,606 mm (+5,0 cm). As regards the Caddy Maxi, which will arrive in 2021, its length increases to 4,853 mm, counting on a battle of 2,970 mm, which is 21.5 cm more than the outgoing Maxi. In your case the sa load surface is set at 4.0 m³.
On an aesthetic level, the Volkswagen Caddy 2020 is closer to the passenger cars of the firm. With sharper optics that frame a thinner grill, and with a bumper whose design follows the trail of the brand's latest releases.
Inside, the incorporation of the 10.25 Digital Cockpit instrumentation Volkswagen, which will be optional, as well as a multimedia display that will have options of ** 6.5, 8.5 and 10 inches.
In addition, in the new Caddy we also found standard LED headlights for both the front and rear, alloy wheels up to 18 inches, and optionally can be equipped with sliding rear doors with electric opening, electric tailgate or panoramic roof with a glazed area of 1.4 m², which covers both the first and second row of seats.
Three diesel and optional all-wheel drive
In regards to the mechanical offer, most options will remain diesel, although we also find a gasoline option and a natural gas option.
The Volkswagen Caddy 2020 will offer up three variants of 2.0-liter TDI diesel, of powers of 75 CV, 102 CV and 122 CV. The first to reach the market will be precisely the last two. All will have SCR catalyst and double AdBlue injection to shorten their emissions.
The range of the German commercial will be completed with a single gasoline version 1.5 TSI 116 hp and the variant GN TGIC, also 1.5 gasoline but from 130 hp. It will also offer six-speed manual and automatic dual-clutch and seven-speed DSG gearboxes. In addition, the most powerful variant, the 2.0 TDI of 122 hp, will optionally have the 4MOTION all-wheel drive.
Volkswagen says that the new Caddy boasts a consumption of less than 12% compared to the outgoing model in this new delivery, although the official data of each variant will not be available until July.
A more connected and secure commercial
The main claim of this fifth generation of the Volkswagen Caddy is the great step you have taken in technology. Beyond the incorporation of digital instrumentation and new multimedia screens, the commercial will have integrated eSIM and therefore you will enjoy the connected services 'Volkswagen We'.
Also, the Caddy 2020 equips with digital buttons for the functions of light, vision, audio and menu, while also incorporating the front buttons Light & Vision, to the left of the steering wheel, to manage your optics.
And there is a good set of assistive technologies, premiering six. Among them, the inclusion of Travel Assist, which combines adaptive cruise control with stop & go function and Lane Assist lane maintenance system.
They are also new the Side Assist lane change assistant, which includes rear cross-traffic alert, parking exit assistant, emergency assistance stop (Emergency Assist) and Trailer Assist, which facilitates reverse maneuvers in case of carrying a trailer.
These systems are incorporated into those already offered by the current Caddy as an automatic emergency braking Front Assist, Park Pilot parking assistant, slope start assistant, fatigue detector, reversing camera (Rear View), signal recognition system Traffic and speed limiter with regulator.
In short, in this new installment the van is even closer to tourism than to a commercial, taking a notable step in design and technology, as well as improving functionality.