2020 Caddy 5 press launch and information

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Re: 2020 Caddy 5 press launch and information

Post by gazza31112 » Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:24 pm

Notched bonnet from a mod point of view isn't the end of the world considering the MK4 dosent have it, but you can't buy debadged grills for them anyway
it's stil not growing on me through

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Re: 2020 Caddy 5 press launch and information

Post by dan@biali » Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:32 pm

Its more it feels like a step backwards from a design point of view. As the MK4 doesn't have the notch I figured that would be the case with the 5. Feels like a desperate attempt to add back in some caddy dna...........
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Re: 2020 Caddy 5 press launch and information

Post by gazza31112 » Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:38 pm

I do agree, even though the Mk5 looks so much more modern and up to date, a clean MK3/MK4 still looks as you say, like a caddy should.

I think this "caddy DNA" only means something to us lot, the enthusiasts.

Shame really, when an supposedly evolution, as you say goes backwards


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Re: 2020 Caddy 5 press launch and information

Post by anoneamus » Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:19 pm

I do not like the Panamericana/Alltrack/Cross version, which would be the one I would buy (if any). I would like an updated platform, so maybe I'll have warmed to it in a few years. I still don't like the Mk4 Alltrack, compared to the Mk3 Cross, and that's been a few years already. I suppose it's a good thing, having a car that can last longer than 5 years, instead of being compelled to upgrade every time...

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Re: 2020 Caddy 5 press launch and information

Post by skinnyd » Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:20 pm

Just noticed the startline van equivalent has the extended grey bumper on the sides so color coding will not be as elegant as the passenger versions.


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Re: 2020 Caddy 5 press launch and information

Post by I.D.S. » Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:06 pm

Perhaps if/when a new Touran is launch that will release some potential parts for modifications. I seem to recall some of our European colleagues gained access to Mk4 parts before the van was available in this country.

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Re: 2020 Caddy 5 press launch and information

Post by tonyhill » Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:09 pm

The front looks OK, as does the interior, but the rest...NO! As others have said, that side rail looks awful, as does sticking the letters C A D D Y on the rear grab handle.
I have a mk4 which I'm more than happy with :)

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Re: 2020 Caddy 5 press launch and information

Post by gazza31112 » Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:54 am

GTI rendering I found online ImageImageImage

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Re: 2020 Caddy 5 press launch and information

Post by Kreutz » Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:30 pm

That's interesting, still curious if it'll be available with fog lights and how they would look with the honeycomb grill.

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Re: 2020 Caddy 5 press launch and information

Post by Kreutz » Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:22 pm

Meet one on the road today. Cropped image from my dashcam.Image

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Re: 2020 Caddy 5 press launch and information

Post by petrev » Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:50 am

Agree with others.
Flanks, rising line and rear side windows, plus the tail lights, look like like they are straight from the Ford Connect design manual.

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Re: 2020 Caddy 5 press launch and information

Post by Kreutz » Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:56 pm

Kreutz wrote:Meet one on the road today. Cropped image from my dashcam.
Spotted another one waiting to board the ferry to Germany. Camouflage front but this is the first time I've seen it with fog lights.

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Re: 2020 Caddy 5 press launch and information

Post by Jasons6930 » Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:57 am

It appears to have a woefully under powered engine line up.

Max 112PS??

Also noticed the roof lining is now gone from inside the load are on the van.

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Re: 2020 Caddy 5 press launch and information

Post by Kreutz » Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:41 pm

Jasons6930 wrote:It appears to have a woefully under powered engine line up.

Max 112PS??

Also noticed the roof lining is now gone from inside the load are on the van.
TGI will be the most powerful engine with 130 hp, I'm quite excited about that since it's a good upgrade from the current 1.4 110 hp TGI.

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Re: 2020 Caddy 5 press launch and information

Post by Jasons6930 » Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:49 pm

Kreutz wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:41 pm
TGI will be the most powerful engine with 130 hp, I'm quite excited about that since it's a good upgrade from the current 1.4 110 hp TGI.
The TGI version will not be available in the UK.

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