2021 Volkswagen Caddy 5.

The fifth generation of the Volkswagen Caddy will arrive in Australia in July. It’s coming in a variety of models ranging from commercial vans to people movers.

Five variants will initially be offered across the range with more likely to follow later.

Gen 5 Volkswagen Caddy is available in two wheelbases; SWB and Maxi. The SWB variants have an overall length of 4500mm, an increase of 92mm over the previous model. The wheelbase has is now 2,755mm and the cargo space length to 1,797mm.

The Caddy Maxi variants measure a 2970mm wheelbase and 4,853mm exterior length.

The Caddy 5 range begins with the commercial-use Caddy Cargo and Caddy Cargo Maxi. It will be available with either 75kW/280Nm diesel engine with six-speed manual gearbox or a 90kW/320Nm diesel engine with a seven-speed DSG automated manual.

Caddy and Caddy Life will be available with a 90kW/320Nm diesel engine with a seven-speed DSG transmission.

Following the success of the cute Caddy Beach, the Caddy California camper in Australia is also on the import list. It has a 90kW/320Nm diesel engine with a seven-speed DSG transmission.

New Volkswagen Caddy will come with a five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty; capped-priced servicing every calendar year.

There are three and five-year pre-paid service packs and the option to purchase under the flexible Volkswagen Choice guaranteed future value program.

Caddy Cargo TDI280: $34,990 (manual)
Caddy Cargo TDI320: $37,990 (DSG)
Caddy Cargo Maxi TDI280: $36,990 (manual)
Caddy Cargo Maxi TDI320: $39,990 (DSG)
Note: These prices do not include government or dealer delivery charges. Contact your local Volkswagen dealer for drive-away prices.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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