Hannover / Düsseldorf, 21 February 2020 – It wins plaudits as a van, family MPV, shuttle and camper with limitless versatility: the Caddy. To date over three million have been built, and now, as a world première, VWCV is revealing the progressive, fifth generation of the Caddy. Every detail from the ground up is new, as for the first time the best seller is now based on the Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB). Thanks to the MQB, new high-end technologies now find their way into the range. Innovative driver assistance systems enhance safety and make driving easier; networked infotainment and digitalised control systems turn the Caddy into a smartphone on wheels; a new twin dosing technique makes the TDI engines cleaner than ever before. The exterior has been given a completely new and strikingly sporty design. At the same time the space in the interior has also been significantly improved. The Caddy is an all-rounder, the Swiss Army knife of urban delivery vans and family MPVs.
Hannover, 20 February 2020 – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will be electrifying Techno Classica 2020 in Essen (25 to 29 March): in the shape of a roadworthy electric VW van based on the T2, the Hannover-based company will effectively be showing the forerunner of the future ID. BUZZ. First licensed in April 1978 to Berlin Municipal Transport Services, it is now part of VWCV Oldtimer’ collection. This Bulli is more than a vintage van, it is one of very few zero-emission classic vehicles anywhere in the world.
Hannover, 10 February 2020 – Over the next two years, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) will be supplying a total of 420 e-Crafter vans to Chronopost, French city logistics company. The Groupe La Poste subsidiary chose the e-Crafter after performing extensive tests. Martin Piechowski, President of Chronopost, and Heinz-Jürgen Löw, member of the brand Board of Management for Sales and Marketing, signed the agreement today in Hannover.
Hannover, 27 January 2020 – The new generation is going to be very different and yet it fulfils all familiar demands: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ fifth generation Caddy will be a completely new car. No screw has been left untouched. The new Caddy will nevertheless again become the benchmark vehicle in the A segment of commercial urban delivery vans and privately used family MPVs. For as a marvellously spacious vehicle with two wheelbases, it continues to fulfil all traditional desires for far-reaching transport options and high levels of freedom in the everyday routines of the manual trades, service providers and families.
Hannover, 14 January 2020 – The Beach version of the California 6.1, with its new mini kitchen, is the winner of the European Innovation Award 2020. The prize was presented on Sunday evening at Europe's largest holiday and leisure trade show: CMT in Stuttgart. It was the third high-calibre award for the new California 6.1 within the space of a week, having over the last few days also been crowned ‘Motorhome of the Year 2020’ and won the ‘Connected Car Award 2020’.
Hannover, 10 January 2020 – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 491,600 light commercial vehicles to customers across the globe in the 2019 trading year. The brand thus finished a narrow 1.6 per cent below the level of the previous year (499,700). While the company recorded modest growth in the European markets, the crisis-laden economic situations in the Middle East, South America and Australia led to drops in sales there that could not be fully compensated for elsewhere.
Hannover, 20 December 2019 – Who says a Caddy can’t be sporty? Initial sketches of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles design provide a preview of how the completely new Caddy could look from 2020: one thing is for sure, no screw has been left untouched. Nevertheless the new Caddy will again become the benchmark vehicle in the A segment of commercial delivery vans and privately used family MPVs.
Hannover/Doha, December 14, 2019 – For the first time ever a cutting-edge fleet of self-driving Level 4 electric shuttles will usher in a new era of urban mobility in a capital city in 2022: Earlier today in Doha, representatives of Volkswagen AG and the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) signed the ‘Project Qatar Mobility’. The goal is to develop a ground-breaking autonomous transport project and transform the future of urban mobility to a sustainable and commercial deployment of AD shuttles and bus services – even beyond 2022. Fostering a cross-brand collaboration as blueprint for future Autonomous Driving (AD) solutions, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania, MOIA and AID-Autonomous Intelligent Driving will play an important role in this project. During the largest sporting event in the world, Qatar will thus be the venue for the world’s first emission-free, electric and autonomous public transport system.
Hannover/Germany, Września/Poland, 3 December 2019 – 200,000 vehicles in 39 months: at the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles plant in the Polish city of Września this production record is a reason to celebrate. In only around three years since the start of production in September 2016, the workers at the plant, which had already been built in record time, have in total turned out 200,000 Crafter and MAN TGE vehicles.