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Next-generation of electric van and MPB sibling, teased with official sketches

Volkswagen has previewed a major styling overhaul for its Caddy Cargo van, along with its MPV sibling, the Caddy Life.

The new version of the Caddy has been shown in a number of sketches, suggesting it will gain sportier styling. Volkswagen is aiming to target 'active' lifestyle customers with the revamped van.

Both commercial and passenger versions of the new Caddy will be revealed in February. While UK sales focus on the Cargo variant, other countries in Europe are heavily biased towards the passenger version. 


The design shows a number of different configurations for the model, which Volkswagen says will retain a high cargo capacity and “great variability”.

The sportier styling is accentuated by the slightly sloping roof line and the sculptured, large side areas. Volkswagen’s intention is for the Caddy to have a “lean one-piece design”.

There also appear to be sharper, vertically piled slim LED lights at the rear and a larger rear window - a feature which will be particularly important for the passenger car variant. The commercial versions of the new Caddy will have a non-transparent tailgate and continue to offer swing doors as an option.

Powertrains are expected to include petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid, but no details are confirmed. There is there also no word on an electric variant, which is becoming increasingly popular in this size of van given the popularity of such models as low-mileage, inner-city delivery vehicles.

Volkswagen is developing an electric van, the ID Buzz Cargo version of its retro-themed ID Buzz MPV, which is pencilled in for launch in 2022 or 2023.


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eseaton 22 December 2019

An utterly stupid headline.

An utterly stupid headline.

This magazine seriously needs to have a long look at itself in the mirror.

It has no anger. It has no humour. It fights no cause. It is either blind or resigned to the demise of the very things upon which it depends.

si73 21 December 2019

Tailgate lighting is

Tailgate lighting is reminiscent of Kia's soul ev, and nothing in particular makes this look sporty to me, it looks like a hot wheels toy with the over exaggerated wheels.
But as vans go it's not a bad looker.
Peter Cavellini 20 December 2019

SUV ahoy!!!

 Yes, it would make a good (?) SUV.....