Volkswagen will be launching the new Caddy in South Africa from November 2021. The Caddy was first launched in the local market in 1992 and has to date sold 35 617 units. In 2020, the fourth generation Caddy sold 1 730 units achieving an impressive share of 88% in the A City Van segment. Over three million units have been built worldwide since 1979. The fifth generation Volkswagen Caddy will be launched with a new naming convention; Caddy, Caddy Maxi, Caddy Kombi, Caddy Maxi Kombi, Caddy Cargo and Caddy Maxi Cargo.
The exterior has a new and striking sporty design. The new Caddy is built on the Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) platform, the same as the Golf 8. The vehicle body has been redesigned to be more charismatic than ever before. Exterior features include new LED headlights and LED rear lights, painted body-coloured bumpers, and black roof rails. Optional exterior features 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 exterior paint colours with five new colours now available in the fifth generation model.
The fifth generation Caddy will be available from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Dealers in November. Pricing for the new Caddy range will be announced closer to the launch date. 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.