The German manufacturer introduced the fifth generation of its light commercial vehicles. Upcoming 2021 Volkswagen Caddy arrives at the Geneva Auto Show to increase competition in the segment where exist Vauxhall Combo Cargo, Peugeot Partner and Citroen Berlingo. We will see new designs, modern assistance systems and improved aerodynamics.
2021 Volkswagen Caddy Exterior and Dimensions
First of all, the well-known MQB structure seen on the Skoda Kodiaq SUV and VW Golf hatchback is used. The air drag coefficient has been lowered to 0.30 from 0.33 which will improve aerodynamics. New Caddy comes in two sizes standard short-wheelbase and long-wheelbase Caddy Maxi. Standard version is 93 mm longer, 62 mm wider and 25 mm lower. Extended cargo version of the Caddy Maxi has space for two Euro pallets.
- length 4,501 mm
- width 1,855 mm
- high 1,797 mm
2021 Volkswagen Caddy Interior
Still not information about payload or cubic capacity but expect about 800 kg. This is a little disappointing but large center console and new lighting control cluster are real refresh. News continue with digital Cockpit instrument cluster with 10-inch and 10.2-inch MIB screen with MIB infotainment system + digital dials for the first time.
There will be diesel and petrol engines as well as a methane-powered model. It is common for all models in the fifth generation to consume 10-12 percent less fuel than current models. They also plan to use a new AdBlue system to reduce CO2 emissions.
The most attractive again will be the 2.0 L diesel engine with 75, 102 and 122 horses. Petrol line include 1.5 L with 116 horses and methane-powered with 130 horses. Power is transmitted to the front wheels as standard, but all-wheel drive is an option. Transmission made either a 6-speed manual or a dual clutch 7-speed automatic.
Release Date and Price
The first technical details were provided by the German company in mid-February 2020. The official promotion will be in a couple of weeks in Geneva. Sales should begin in the last quarter of 2020. In England, ordering starts in October when you should find out the price.