Initial sketches of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles design give a preview of how the all-new Caddy could look when it is unveiled in 2020. The company is saying that the new Caddy “will again become the benchmark vehicle in the A segment of commercial delivery vans and privately used family MPVs”.
Sketches from the early development of the new Caddy indicate that many aspects of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ future compact van model are going to be different. The draft design shows possible configurations: everything different, but still with a high cargo capacity and great variability, which Volkswagen says has always made the Caddy attractive to its customers. In short: 100 per cent new, 100 per cent Caddy.
An example of a more sporty style in the segment is indicated, for instance, by the slightly sloping roof line, as well as by the sculpturally shaped, large side areas – with the new Caddy showing a “lean, one-piece design”. Volkswagen says it can be assumed that in future more customers involved in sport and active leisure pursuits will consider the new Caddy an interesting, practical alternative.
Shown here is the Cargo version of the new Caddy with several pointers to the actual full production panel van. These include the more strongly vertically arranged, slim LED lights at the rear. These will also appear on the passenger car version. The concept vehicle drawings also show a larger looking rear window, a significant element of the passenger car variant. In line with customer wishes, the commercially used versions of the new Caddy will also have a non-transparent tailgate and continue to offer swing doors as an option.
Larger wheels, a vehicle front with a cohesive look and LED lights, a narrower radiator grille and a larger looking logo are further elements of the redesigned Caddy.