The new Caddy will come in panel van, MPV and campervan form. We’ve only had to wait 17 years we finally have a fundamental redesign of the 5th generation VW Caddy! The new platform embraces technology both digitally and with assisted driving features. If you think this spacious van is just for construction workers think again! Family’s who need more room or urbanites that need more space than a car can offer. The digital services make this car modern and more versatile that other commercial vehicles on the market.
Despite being a work-focused vehicle, VW offers the van with luxurious amenities like a panoramic sunroof that measures 15.1 square feet (1.4 square meters), LED headlights, and key-less start.
“Always connected”, the new Caddy targets the modern user with the new VW OS infotainment system. The We Connect app provides constant connection to the internet to power a whole host of services. VW showed off a digital log book taking aim anyone who uses the Caddy for work.
We are particularly excited about the fully digital instrument cluster which comes in options of 6.5- and 10-inch infotainment screens. The VW group is coming out with new infotainment operating system, which the Caddy is sporting. There will be one OS for the whole VW Group, this means Audi, Porsche, etc they’ll able to customize the look at feel. It is also plug and play, meaning they’ll be able to choose services from a shelf of products and services and add in the right mix for their customer. The VW Group has 50,000 developers, the potential is there, we’re excited to see what it means for the consumer. Our hope is when we see the first Caddy roll out in 2021 the digital services will be robust.
The Caddy itself comes packed with technology, it has 19 driver assist functions, emphasis has been put on safety as well as technology. Travel Assist (never before seen on a Volkswagen commercial vehicle) uses a mixture of lane-keeping assistance, adaptive cruise control and other aids to keep the driver in check. Trailer Assistance will also make its first appearance (as seen on the larger Crafter van) and allows for easier trailer manoeuvring.
Presales are expected to begin in October this year, with deliveries expected in early 2021.