2020 Caddy 5 press launch and information

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Re: 2020 Caddy 5 press launch and information

Post by Kreutz » Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:37 am

Jasons6930 wrote: The TGI version will not be available in the UK.
Right, will probably be a big seller in Sweden though, six times lower yearly tax and buyers get a 800 pound bonus from the government when buying eco friendly cars.

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Re: 2020 Caddy 5 press launch and information

Post by RangerD » Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:12 am

Looks like a cross between a Transit Connect and one of those Cube things. It's lost its sleek, kind of (sorry girls) masculine good looks. And what's with all these weird looking tail lights these days? They get bigger and more ridiculous with every new car. Is it a competition? They're just lights... Mk4 tails look way better imo. I'm glad I have my mk3 and won't be longing for this atm.

I'm talking purely exterior visuals though. There are undeniably some amazing features and upgrades.

Thanks for the interesting insight chaps

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Re: 2020 Caddy 5 press launch and information

Post by alan ditcham » Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:40 am

Ya Im not as impressed , some of the renderings are loads better but stiil dont like the long tail lights or the pippeled front end
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Re: 2020 Caddy 5 press launch and information

Post by janis » Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:00 pm

I think it looks a lot like berlingo from the side.

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Re: 2020 Caddy 5 press launch and information

Post by mikie711 » Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:52 pm

Looks aside for a minute, looking at the photo's of the rear suspension it appears all they have done is change from leaf to coil springs. Still a solid rear axle so no independent rear suspension. Granted coils are more progressive than leafs but doubt it'll be night and day. Think they missed an opportunity to bring it bang up to date unless this is a top gap model until the new VW/Ford van comes out.
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Re: 2020 Caddy 5 press launch and information

Post by dan@biali » Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:58 pm

I suspect that’s to do with weight capacity - easier to fit a beam which has higher weight load and is simple to manufacture than multi link setup that would require quite a lot of chassis stiffening or heavier duty parts. At the heart of this it’s still [in VWs eyes] a work van so why spend a fortune developing a sporty chassis when it’s not a sports car.
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Post by Steo » Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:27 pm

Hmm,

Anyone that buys one the best of luck with it and that's genuine.

For me its lost its heritage. It looks like a breeding exercise between a Renault Kangoo and a Citreon Belingo.

Nice stuff inside but the days of getting fixed on the side of the road are now well gone. I bet the RAC and AA are rubbing their hands. Maybe we will be able to buy a new Mark 4 in Mexico in the coming years with a 1.9TDI.... like what they did with the beetle.

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Re: 2020 Caddy 5 press launch and information

Post by mikie711 » Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:51 pm

dan@biali wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:58 pm
I suspect that’s to do with weight capacity - easier to fit a beam which has higher weight load and is simple to manufacture than multi link setup that would require quite a lot of chassis stiffening or heavier duty parts. At the heart of this it’s still [in VWs eyes] a work van so why spend a fortune developing a sporty chassis when it’s not a sports car.
While I agree it's certainly easier to stick with the beam from a chassis POV it has nothing to do with which has higher load. And it's not about being sporty, it's about chassis control over variable road surfaces. For a vehicle that is designed to be used all day every day ride comfort should be a major consideration but they have only gone half way IMHO. The new Fiat has independent rear suspension and carriers more weight.
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Re: 2020 Caddy 5 press launch and information

Post by Anton » Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:21 pm

Hmmmm. . . I'm not to sure on this 🤔

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Post by Filip Deleu » Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:10 pm

I can’t help it but I really don’t like the looks of it

It kind of lost every aspect of what Caddy stands for and what separates Caddy from all other vans.

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Re: 2020 Caddy 5 press launch and information

Post by NornIron » Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:26 pm

Having seen this, I've just placed an order for a Mk4 Highline... that replacement is hideous :shock:
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Re: 2020 Caddy 5 press launch and information

Post by Ripley55 » Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:41 pm

I'm not so sure now TBH
I absolutely hated it when I first saw it, but I don't know :?

I've been looking at a few MK5 videos on YouTube, and well.........I can see it growing on me in a way

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VerSg8mQKYs

Not right now, not after paying possibly the neck end of £16k-£25k for a top specced one, but in a couple of years, and once a few Mods have been done on them, I think there may be more appeal ??

We've already seen super renditions with Artwork, and soon we'll probably see some sort of ABT type variants, and then make our minds up ?
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Re: 2020 Caddy 5 press launch and information

Post by Shine_mike » Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:54 pm

Been looking at these over and over again. Still totally unsure. How I feel about the new golf too, but that is starting to grow on me now.

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Re: 2020 Caddy 5 press launch and information

Post by Kreutz » Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:06 am

From half of it looks great IMO, but it certainly lost it's Caddy heritage at the rear end, looks more like a Berlingo or Fiat Doplo. I'm still very much looking forward to getting one though, simply because it fits my needs at work much better than the current generation Caddy.

Oh and it's official now that VW will build the the next Ford Transit Connect at their Poznan plant. Will be interesting to see how much they'll change on the design.

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