It’s been a whole 17 years ever since the third-generation Volkswagen Caddy was revealed to the public and since then, it has received minor changes to the exterior and interior but used the same platform of the Golf Mk5. Volkswagen created the caddy to be the Van that dominated the M-segment of vehicles and it came as a Panel Van, an MPV or Coupe Utility. It has been widely used by companies as a courier vehicle or for transporting people.
It’s now time for the fourth generation to come to life and continue the legacy that the third generation Caddy (Typ 2K) has made and carried all these years. It never started out as a big van but it was originally a small bakkie when it was first introduced in 1980. It was based on the Mk1 Golf and that model was in production from 1980 to 1996.
The upcoming Caddy has been spotted in some winter testing and recently sketches of the design have surfaced online giving us a closer look at the new design. It will look much sleeker with added body creases and a much longer wheelbase. The front headlights might take a design cue from the current Golf Mk8 with slimmer headlights and a mascara line.
It will be based on the new Volkswagen Group MQB Platform which is used on current VAG cars such as the Audi A1, A3 and Q3 and Volkswagen Golf 8, T-Cross, Tiguan and a whole lot more. The Caddy will also borrow some tech from the current generation Volkswagen cars such as the 8.25-inch Discover Media touchscreen and we are guessing that it will come with the digital instrument cluster for the first time.
We surely cannot wait for the reveal of the new Caddy and see what new innovations will come with it. MPV’s have seen a decline in sales over the years but we are hoping that the Caddy will be much impressive so that more customers can be interested in purchasing it.