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New VW Caddy 2021 previewed: Next-gen LCV to gain sporty design elements

Volkswagen will unveil its all-new Caddy next month, which is expected to arrive in Australia in 2021.

Volkswagen is prepping its next-generation Caddy light-commercial vehicle (LCV), which will be fully unveiled in February and available in Australian showrooms in early 2021.

According to the brand, the fifth-generation model will be a built from the ground up with “no screw … left untouched”, and represents a step up in styling and connectivity.

As with the current version, VW has confirmed the new Caddy will be made available with two different wheelbases and two different forms – the work-focused Cargo and a passenger-orientated version.

Though VW has only shown design sketches for now, the German brand says the new Cargo version will feature a slightly sloping rear roofline, while the wheels and wheelbase are also larger in size. What this means for cargo capacity is still unknown.

The Caddy’s front lighting signature is also updated with LED units that connect to the grille to give a wider stance, and the tail-lights are also slimmed down, according to VW.

The passenger variant is also expected to be longer and wider for more occupant space, and VW is boasting it will have a panoramic glass roof that is “the largest in the segment”.

Engine details are yet to be divulged, but the current Australian Caddy can be optioned with a 92kW/220Nm 1.4-litre petrol engine (manual or automatic) or 75kW/250Nm 2.0-litre diesel (automatic only).

Full details will be revealed next month ahead of a European on-sale date later this year.