2020 Volkswagen Caddy Cargo: load space, engines and prices

New Volkswagen Caddy Cargo small van goes on sale in December 2020 with a range of engine options and up to 3.7 cubic metres of load space

James Allen
Dec 8, 2020

There are lots of options out there if you’re in the market for a new small van, and there’ll soon be another alternative to consider. By the end of December 2020, a new version of the Volkswagen Caddy panel van goes on sale in the UK.

While it is a small van, Volkswagen says the new Caddy Cargo is a very spacious compact commercial vehicle. The base version has 3.1 cubic metres of space available in the load area, which increases to 3.7 cubic metres if you opt for the longer Caddy Maxi version. While these admittedly aren’t class-leading capacities, they do mean the Caddy shouldn’t have a problem carrying a cargo pallet in the back - or two pallets, in the case of the Caddy Maxi.

Like its predecessor, the new VW Caddy will be available with a decent array of engine options. Buyers will have one 1.5-litre petrol and three 2.0-litre diesel engines to choose from, which all come as standard with front-wheel drive and a manual gearbox. All-wheel drive and automatic gearboxes are also available, though the precise options available will depend upon which engine you go for.

When the new VW Caddy Cargo goes on sale, prices will start from £17,800, with the most expensive range-topping models coming with a £26,850 price tag.

Quick facts

  • Load space up to 3.7 cubic metres
  • Also available in longer ‘Maxi’ styles
  • Petrol and diesel engine options
  • Fuel economy yet to be confirmed
  • Prices from £17,800
  • On sale in December 2020

Volkswagen Caddy Cargo power and performance

A fairly decent selection of engine options will be available in the new Caddy Cargo. It’s highly likely that the bulk of buyers will go for one of the 2.0-litre diesel options, with 75hp, 102hp and 122hp guises on offer. However, if you'd rather avoid diesel, there will also be a 1.5-litre petrol alternative with 114hp.

As standard, all VW Caddy Cargos will come with front-wheel drive and a six-speed manual gearbox. The petrol and 122hp diesel can be specified instead with an optional seven-speed automatic - though, if you need to have an all-wheel drive Caddy Cargo, you’ll have no choice but to go for the 122hp diesel.

It’s unclear exactly how efficient the van’s engines are, as Volkswagen hasn’t yet published any official fuel economy data for the Caddy Cargo. Expect the diesels to all offer pretty similar official figures, with the petrol a step behind.

2020 Volkswagen Caddy Cargo load space capacity

In its standard guise, the Volkswagen Caddy Cargo has a maximum load space capacity of 3.1 cubic metres. This, Volkswagen claims, means there’s enough space inside for a pallet of cargo - and also means the Caddy is on par with similarly-sized rivals like the Renault Kangoo (3.0 cubic metres) and the Peugeot Partner (3.3 cubic metres).

Small van drivers who need a bit more space will be better catered for by the longer Caddy Maxi version. Thanks to the extra 215mm in its wheelbase over the standard Caddy, it has a load area of up to 3.7 cubic metres - which, according to Volkswagen, means the van has enough room for two cargo pallets rather than one.

2020 Volkswagen Caddy Cargo specifications

Full specifications will be revealed once the order books open, though Volkswagen has confirmed some of the technical specifications for the new Caddy Cargo. All cars come as standard with gadgets such as a 6.5-inch touchscreen media system, electric windows and a built-in emergency response feature that allows the van to automatically alert emergency services in the event of a crash.

Mid-range models come fitted with additional creature comforts, such as a power-adjustable driver’s seat and rear parking sensors. Going for the top-spec trim adds more equipment, such as front parking sensors, power-folding side mirrors and a larger 10-inch touchscreen media system that replaces the standard 6.5-inch version.

Volkswagen Caddy Cargo prices and release date

The new Volkswagen Caddy Cargo will be available to order before the end of December 2020. Prices are due to start from £17,800 for the entry-level petrol-powered version, and rise to £26,850 for the most expensive, all-wheel drive diesel variant.

 

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