Both vans are part of a new commercial vehicle tie-up. More than eight million examples combined could be built over the entire model cycle.
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German and American carmakers Volkswagen and Ford have announced they will produce two small commercial vans as part of their alliance.

The two vehicles, known for now as ‘city delivery van’ and ‘1Ton project’, will each have their development led by a different brand.

The city delivery van will be produced by Volkswagen from 2021 at its Polish facility. Based on the Volkswagen Caddy 5 unveiled earlier this year, the model is set to replace the Transit Connect compact van in Ford’s line-up. The Transit Connect is not currently offered in Australia.

Development of the 1Ton will be led by Ford, with the vehicle to be sold by both companies. As the name suggests, the van will have a payload of 1000kg.

Above and top of story: Concept rendering of Volkswagen's Caddy van

Timing has not been announced for the 1Ton, with the companies stating only that the model will come "after" the city delivery van.

As of now, there are no further details on specifications of either vehicles, however given Volkswagen and Ford’s push to develop electric vehicles, it’s likely that one or both of the models will receive some form of electrification.

The vans will form two of the three models in the Ford and Volkswagen alliance’s commercial vehicle assault, joining the recently-announced Ford Ranger-based Volkswagen Amarok.

The brands claim the three models will sell a combined 8 million examples across their lifespan.