Hannover, 11 June 2021 – An innovative feature of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ new Caddy is it configurable ‘Digital Cockpit’ with 10.25-inch screen. Together with the ten-inch navigation system and voice control it can optionally be configured to form the so-called ‘Innovision Cockpit’. The two displays, diagonally measuring over 25 centimetres in each case, form in this way a highly modern, digital landscape – and do so along one line of sight for the driver. Be it an analogue or fully digital world – ultimately customers decide for themselves how digital their Caddy becomes – for analogue displays and rotary switches can also still be ordered. With ‘We Connect’ numerous online services are available if needed.
Hannover, 10 June 2021 – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles today unveils a completely new generation of the Multivan in a world premiere. In technical terms the MPV is making a major leap: For the first time, a plug-in hybrid is part of the drive system portfolio. In addition, a new evolutionary stage of networked assistance, operating and infotainment systems is on board. A new interior concept makes the Multivan even more versatile. The iconic design has undergone evolutionary development: Head designer Albert Kirzinger: “The new Multivan bears the unmistakable genes of the world’s best-known van design.”
Hannover, 4 June 2021 – Two of the special features of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ new Caddy are undoubtedly its interior adaptability and its both flexible and large cargo capacity: up to seven seats, which can be folded down, tipped forward or taken out as required. These include for the first time ever two individual seats for the third row. They come as standard in the Caddy Maxi variants with long wheelbase or as an option in the short Caddy. Also part of the adaptability are the proven double bench seat and the single seat on the second row, now with adjustable backrest angle, a front passenger seat that, as an option, can be folded down and luggage space of up to 3.7 cubic metres.
Hannover, 28 May 2021 – One highlight in Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ Caddy is its new rear axle. To optimise ride comfort the previous leaf spring system from the preceding generations has been replaced by a coil spring construction. Despite this it can still carry large payloads. The trailing arm-guided rigid axle with Panhard rod is very space-saving: there is room, for instance, for the differential of the all-wheel-drive Caddy 4MOTION or optionally the CNG tanks of the future alternatively powered Caddy TGI. Further possibilities: carrying wheelchair-bound passengers thanks to being able to retrospectively fit ramps; or loading two Euro pallets in the Caddy Cargo.
Hannover, 26 May 2021 – the management team of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) is being reorganised with two new members appointed to the Brand Board of Management: On 1 July 2021 Lars Krause will assume responsibility for Sales and Marketing. Michael Obrowski, previously Head of Group Controlling at Volkswagen AG, will join the Brand Board of Management team as Head of the Finance and IT division on the same date.
Hannover, 21 May 2021 – One highlight of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ new Caddy is without doubt the large panoramic glass roof, or PGR for short. It is available as an option for the fifth-generation passenger car versions of the Caddy (Caddy, Life and Style). In the launch model and the special edition ‘Move’ model it comes as standard. Its fixed design facilitates a completely clear view out and simultaneously reduces unnecessary extra fuel consumption. A special coating enables optimised management of the inside temperature and also means there is no need for any roller blind.
Hannover, 18 May 2021 – Gliding through the city with zero on-road emissions and at the same time easily mastering the longest of journeys thanks to great total range – an MPV capable of doing precisely this is what Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has now developed: the Multivan eHybrid. Its plug-in hybrid drive system fulfils the requirements of a new era and is perfect for the new Multivan, as the combination of electric motor and petrol engine ideally fuses sustainability with the typical all-round qualities of an MPV.
Hannover, 12 May 2021 – With development already underway, the first self-driving prototypes based on the future ID. BUZZ will commence operations in Munich this summer. It marks a milestone in the Group's international collaboration, as part of which Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) is facilitating the development of Level 4-capable autonomous driving technology for self-driving vans. Light commercial vehicles are the first, logical place for utilizing autonomous transportation of people and goods. “Our aim with the self-driving version of the ID. BUZZ is to facilitate commercial deployment of transport and delivery services starting in 2025”, explained divisional director Christian Senger during a digital press conference. “In select cities, customers will be able to have a self-driving vehicle take them to their destination. The delivery of goods and packages will also be made much easier through our autonomous driving service.”
Hannover, 11 May 2021 – It is a feature that even the first Multivan already had on board more than 35 years ago: a table in the back. Since then, this practical feature has been an ever-present in every generation of the all-rounder. Over the years the detailed design of the tables became increasingly innovative: now comes the most flexible table ever – in the new Multivan. Why are we even calling it a table? Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has reinvented the feature: from now on it's a multi-function system, which can also be used as a centre console – not just in the front, but on any seating row.