Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will be launching the new Caddy in South Africa from November 2021. According to Motorpress, the Caddy was first launched in the local market in 1992 and has to date sold 35 617 units.
In 2020, the fourth generation Caddy sold 1 730 units achieving an impressive share of 88% in the A City Van segment. Over three million units have been built worldwide since 1979.
Now the fifth generation will be launched with a few new names including, Caddy, Caddy Maxi, Caddy Kombi, Caddy Maxi Kombi, Caddy Cargo and Caddy Maxi Cargo.
The exterior is all-new with a striking sporty design and features the same Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) platform as the Golf 8. Other exterior features include, LED headlights and LED rear lights, painted body-coloured bumpers and black roof rails.
The Caddy has new high-tech solutions and more space. The indicator and control elements within the cabin have been redesigned: the interactive interfaces for the driver and front-seat passenger are formed by the new radio and infotainment systems of which the Composition Comfort radio is smartphone compatible (App-Connect).
The instrument cluster has the traditional rotary switch for lights and also features a roof vent for better climate control and ventilation in the back.
The Caddy range will be available in two engines, one petrol and one diesel.
1.6i MPI engine
- The four-cylinder petrol engine delivers 81kW
- Torque of 152Nm
- Mated a 6-speed manual transmission
- Fuel consumption is 7.3 litres/ 100km
This engine is available in the Caddy, Caddy Kombi (SWB) and Caddy Cargo (SWB) derivatives.
2.0 TDI engine
- The four-cylinder diesel engine also delivers 81kW
- Torque of 300Nm and is
- Coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission
- Fuel consumption is 5.5 litres/ 100km
The 2.0 TDI engine is available in the Caddy, Caddy Maxi (LWB), Caddy Kombi (SWB), Caddy Maxi Kombi (LWB), Caddy Cargo (SWB) and Caddy Maxi Cargo (LWB).
The passenger version Caddy and Caddy Maxi come standard with a 3-year / 120 000km warranty while the Caddy Kombi, Caddy Maxi Kombi, Caddy Cargo and Caddy Maxi Cargo come standard with a 2-year / unlimited-kilometre warranty. The entire Caddy range also comes standard with a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty. The service interval is 15 000 kilometres.
Pricing for the new Caddy range will be announced closer to the launch date.