February 24, 2020
VW vans have taken the covers off the all-new Volkswagen Caddy van, giving the small van its world debut at an event in Dusseldorf. Our team of new van experts at Vansdirect reveal everything you need to know about the new VW Caddy van.
The all-new VW Caddy van has been revealed, with VW vans boasting that their new small van offers more car-like qualities and technologies having been based on the Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform for the very first time. The new Mk5 VW Caddy van has received a bold new look and an interior at the very top of its class and will go on sale in October 2020, with first deliveries in the UK expected early on in 2021.
Being based on the brand’s MQB platform offers a number of advantages to the new VW van, with one being the amount of space on offer. Thanks to a longer wheelbase, the length of a standard VW Caddy van has increased to 4,501mm and despite a decrease in the height of the van of 25mm, the load height of the van actually increases. Load carrying capabilities of the small van also increase as a result of the additional width between the wheel arches of the new van. The long wheelbase Volkswagen Caddy Maxi van now has space for two Europallets, these can be loaded from the side of the van thanks to a larger sliding door than previously.
Available from launch of the new VW van will be three four-cylinder two-litre diesel engines with outputs of 74ps, 101ps and 120ps, all of which will feature a new ‘double-dosing’ Adblue system. The new system reduces emissions with the use of two SCR catalytic converters to double the amount of AdBlue fed into the exhaust of the van. A 114ps petrol engine will join the diesel engines in the range at a later date.
The VW e-Caddy Mk4 van is currently on sale in Europe, however VW vans have decided against offering an electric van based on the latest version of the Caddy van, this is primarily due to the costs associated with providing an electric powertrain on the MQB platform. VW vans are instead focusing on the ID Buzz Cargo electric van which is set to join the market in 2020.
A particularly impressive feature of the new van is the interior, which takes the form of a Digital Cockpit based on the brand’s MIB3 system. This is standard on higher spec models of the small van, however fully digital instruments are option only. A 10-inch infotainment screen features with a range of connectivity systems via the van’s integrated eSIM, there are smaller 6.5-inch and 8.25-inch infotainment systems available on lower spec models.
The new VW van boasts no fewer than 19 different driver assistance systems, six of which are new, including: trailer assist, advanced cruise control, rear traffic alert and travel assist. The latter (travel assist), is available for the first time in a VW van uses the combination of lane assist and adaptive cruise control for extra safety.
That’s not the end of the new features for the new small van, an electronic parking break is now standard across the range, there’s also keyless access and 18-inch alloys as standard on top spec models. Like its predecessor, the VW Caddy Mk5 will also be launched as a van based MPV. The Caddy MPV will gain a new panoramic sunroof with a glass area of 1.4 square metres which sits above the first and second row of seats.
Specifications of the new VW van 2020 will be announced closer to the October on sale date.
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