New Volkswagen Caddy 5

Caddy 5 anticipated for pre-order from December 2020.

Volkswagen’s Caddy has traditionally been a go-to choice for those drivers who want the practicality of a van but on a smaller, more easy-to-park vehicle. Recently updated, the Caddy brings more technology into the mix as well as efficient engines. Needless to say, there’s a lot to talk about. So let’s dive in and find out what this latest Caddy has to offer. 


The new body of the Caddy 5, offers more effective body space, with the capability for width ways pallet loading for the first time. The new Caddy 5 Panel Van features independently locking load compartment, steel unglazed rear doors for the first time and is more aerodynamic than ever before. Lighting in the new Caddy Panel Van includes more, improved, brighter headlights, and cargo lighting.

In the cab of the new Caddy 5, you’ll fall in love with the new Caddy’s ergoComfort seats, with extra lumbar support, increased load capacity and improved tech.


The new Caddy boasts some of Volkswagen’s most efficient engines to date, with four-cylinder units used across the board. Meeting all of the latest Euro 6 emissions standards, the petrol and diesel units are available with power outputs of up to 120bhp.

 A range of engines include an entry level 75PS TDI and the best-selling 102PS TDI, alongside a brand new 122PS diesel and a 114PS petrol variant. Higher-power models will also benefit from the option of direct-shift gearbox (DSG) transmission.​

Thanks to twin dosing technology, the Caddy’s diesel engines are among some of the cleanest on sale today and Volkswagen predicts that the new Caddy’s predicted fuel consumption is up to twelve per cent lower than that returned on the previous-generation van. 


The Caddy has been designed to a multitude of different uses. A long wheelbase version, for example, has enough space in the back for two Euro pallets, while sliding doors and a tailgate give a great amount of access to the rear section of the car. A brand new platform underneath has allowed Volkswagen’s engineers to maximise the amount of space that the Caddy can offer, which will help with the van’s various different layouts. 


The outside of the Caddy is where the most noticeable changes have been made over the older model. There’s a large grille up front with a stylised design for the lower grille, while the headlights are chunky and eye-catching too. Sharp creases along the side of the van help to create a real sense of ‘movement’ and move things on from the traditionally-slab sided design which is usually handed to vans. 

Around the back of the van are dark, tinted lights, while the Caddy receives a chunky badge on the boot akin to many other passenger Volkswagen models. Launch cars also benefit from large alloy wheels - though it’s likely that more utilitarian versions will sit on far smaller versions. 


​The new Caddy embraces leading advanced safety and driver assistance systems. In total, 19 systems work together to help keep you safe and reduce stress behind the wheel, manoeuvre easily when towing with Trailer Assist, and stay safer on motorways thanks to travel assist, combining lane assist and adaptive cruise control to keep you a safe distance from other vehicles, as well as pedestrian recognition technology. ​


Volkswagen has really upped the ante when it comes to technology on the Caddy 5. As such, you now get the firm’s clever Virtual Cockpit system for the first time on the van. This replaces the traditional dials ahead of the driver with a high-definition screen, which not only displays key readouts such as speed and revs, but can also be used to showcase satellite navigation functions and media selections. 

A new 10-inch central infotainment system can be specified too, creating an almost seamless piece of glass spanning the width of the cabin. It’s a hugely impressive place to be.  

The new Caddy offers simplified driving with access to Volkswagen’s We Connect technology and autonomous emergency braking, as standard. WeConnect enables the driver to drive smarter, monitoring vehicle data, use the built-in safety features or upgrade to We Connect Plus for internet-enabled navigation and streaming services. 

Trim Levels

Volkswagen has yet to reveal any full trim levels, though it’s likely that any model in the range will benefit from a high level of standard equipment. We’d expect the Virtual Cockpit to be included, though it’s likely that the 10-inch infotainment screen will have to be added as an optional extra.

The Caddy Camper, meanwhile, brings a double bed and fold-out kitchen which uses the large upwards-opening tailgate as a cover for whoever is cooking.

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Efficiency 12% Average Improvement
Technology WeConnect
Increased Load Capacity