With MQB underpinnings, the new Caddy promises to be more like a Golf than ever before.
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Volkswagen has unveiled the 2020 Caddy van and people mover, with underpinnings borrowed from the Golf and a high-tech new cabin.

Unlike its predecessor, the new Caddy is built on the Volkswagen Group's all-conquering MQB architecture. That opens the door for it to feature higher-tech engines, driver assists, and cabin features.

In the load area, the largest Caddy now has space for two Euro pallets, while passenger variants feature larger windows designed to deliver a lighter, airier feeling from behind the wheel.

That's despite a more aerodynamically-efficient exterior with looks inspired by the Mk8 Golf. Also inspired by the Golf is the range of semi-autonomous driver assists, six of which are new to the Caddy.

Autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control with steering assist, and trailer assist are all available, while Volkswagen says the sensors in the steering wheel designed to better detect when the driver is holding onto the wheel.

Depending on model, the cabin will feature Volkswagen's fully-digital Virtual Cockpit and a 6.5- or 10-inch central touchscreen infotainment system.

Oddly enough, Volkswagen hasn't supplied any images of the new Caddy's interior but we'd suggest it will borrow heavily from the Mk8 Golf (pictured below).

Power in the Caddy will come from a range of Euro 6-compliant engines. The entire range will be fitted with particulate filters, and Volkswagen says diesel engines are the first to feature something called 'double AdBlue injection' designed to significantly cut NOx emissions.

A turbocharged petrol engine and supercharged engine powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) will also be offered.

When will the new Caddy arrive in Australia?

The new Caddy will be here in the first quarter of 2021.