The new Volkswagen Caddy to go on retail November in South Africa
The new Volkswagen Caddy to go on retail November in South Africa

The new Volkswagen Caddy to go on retail November in South Africa

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Volkswagen will be launching the Fifth Generation caddy in November along with a new naming convention Caddy, Caddy Maxi, Caddy Kombi, Caddy Maxi Kombi, Caddy Cargo and Caddy Maxi Cargo.

The caddy has to date sold 35 617 units since it was first introduced to the local market in 1992. The caddy has achieved 88% of the market share in the A city van segment selling 1730 units in 2020.



MQB Platform

The new Caddy is built on the Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) platform, the same as the Golf 8. This results in the new Caddy having various new high-end technologies throughout the range.



The new Volkswagen Caddy has a strikingly sporty design. Black roof rails, body coloured bumpers, new front LED headlights and LED rear lights.

The optional extras include a panoramic sunroof with a large glass area of 1.4m², a removable tow bar that can tow a maximum weight of 1 500kg as well as 16-inch Wien alloy wheels.


The new Caddy is available in 12 colours of which five are completely new to the fifth generation Caddy.

The new Caddy derivatives

There are a total of 6 deravitives in the new Caddy, some focused more for business needs, while others are versatile  and can be used for business and leisure daily.

Caddy and Caddy Maxi – for passenger and lifestyle use

This is the entry-level derivative and even as a short wheelbase the new Caddy is broader and longer. The standard caddy comes with standard five seats and a optional seven seat configuration.  A stand out optional feature is the panoramic glass roof, the largest in its segment.

The Caddy Maxi (long wheelbase) comes standard with a seven-seat configuration.


Caddy Kombi and Caddy Maxi Kombi – for carrying more people.

The Caddy Kombi comes available as a short wheelbase with seven seats and the Caddy Maxi Kombi is available in a long wheel base version with five seats and an optional seven-seat configuration. Both model lines feature easily removable and folding seats as well as easy-access sliding rear passenger doors.

Features of the Caddy Kombi include black coated bumpers, steel wheels, H7 Halogen headlights and an electronic brake with auto-hold. Optional features include a Rear View Camera, LED headlights, App-Connect, multi-function steering wheel, 16-inch Wien alloy wheels, tow bar (fixed or removable), rear wing doors, front fog lamps with cornering lights and cruise control.

The Caddy Kombi is ideal for anything from vacations daily use and literally anything in between. The vehicle can also be easily be converted to suit your personal or business needs, some recent conversions have seen them being used as mobile clinics, hearses and easy accessibility for people with disabilities.


Caddy Cargo and Caddy Maxi Cargo – for carrying bigger loads

The Caddy Cargo exterior design sees the roofline sloping down slightly towards the back. The short wheelbase is 2.755mm in length and has a load compartment volume of 3.1m3.  The Caddy Maxi Cargo with a long wheelbase of 2.970mm allows a load compartment volume of 3.7m3.

Highlights of the Caddy Cargo include; up to six lashing rings in the load compartment, a brake assist system, electronically adjustable door mirrors, an electronic parking brake with auto hold function, H7 Halogen main headlights and daytime running lights, single near-side sliding door (Caddy Cargo SWB), twin near-side and off-side sliding doors (Caddy Maxi Cargo) and a rear wing door which is split into a ⅔ to ⅓ ratio and has a maximum opening angle of 180 degrees.

The new Volkswagen Caddy Kombi

Specs and pricing

The new Caddy has two engine options available, one petrol and one diesel.

1.6i MPI engine

The four-cylinder petrol engine develops 81kW, torque of 152Nm and is coupled with 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 develops 81kW and a 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.

Volkswagen has confirmed that the new Caddy will be available in November from Volkswagen commercial vehicles dealers in November.

Price is TBA closer to date of launch.

The new Volkswagen Caddy Cargo

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