THE city van segment is not one a lot of folks think about, so it might occur as a surprise to a lot of that in 2019, Volkswagen’s Caddy completely dominated in Australia with 70 for each cent of profits, at times bigger in the a long time ahead of that.
Renault shut the gap in 2020 and 2021 but the planet has long gone mad, so that might be a blip.
Most likely in an energy to show that it was just a blip, the fifth generation of the Caddy arrived in Australia in August. Provided Australia went particularly mad throughout that time, it’s only now that we have had the possibility to generate the all-new equipment in both equally Cargo and folks mover variations.
The greatest information for the Caddy five, as it’s regarded, is the shift to the VW Group’s MQB platform. Fairly much each individual front-wheel generate automobile in that enormous group is constructed on MQB, which is meant for transverse engines.
A simple end result of this is a ten years or so of continuous progress and a terrific deal of expertise about what can be carried out.
Creating a virtually 5-metre-extensive commercial van is a rational issue to do given the price personal savings, parts availability and compatibility, as very well as the fact it should really be much less difficult to make it awesome to generate.
So has Volkswagen succeeded in producing its Caddy extra automobile-like and, extra importantly, is it fantastic plenty of to reclaim the profits crown from its French rivals?