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Round-Up: New VW Caddy teased, ‘Extreme’ Navara updated, Fiat mild-hybrid prices confirmed

New VW Caddy teased

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Volkswagen has released the first sketches of its fifth-generation Caddy van ahead of its unveiling towards the end of next month.

According to Volkswagen, the new model “underlines the new confidence in the otherwise so functional, practical category.”

Changes include the roof line sloping down slightly towards the rear, the short wheelbase variant becoming longer (although VW hasn’t said by how much) and the wheels are bigger than before.

The LED lights, meanwhile, now visually extend the grille and lead directly on to the vehicle body’s side lines, while the firm added the rear features more vertically arranged, slim lights at the back.

‘Extreme’ Navara updated

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Nissan has unveiled a facelifted version of its toughened Navara pick-up.

The refreshed model – called the Off-Roader AT32 – has been created through a partnership between Nissan and Icelandic off-road company Arctic Trucks.

The updated model uses full underbody shielding which has been upgraded to a lightweight aluminium material and Nissan said the improved shape ensures a more comprehensive protection of underbody components.

In addition, new 31.6’ Nokian tyres have been fitted in order to improve fuel economy and emissions, while also enhances on-road handling without compromising its off-road ability, the company added.

“The Nissan Navara Off-Roader AT32 was a sell-out success and proved incredibly popular with adventurers seeking elegance and toughness,” said Manuel Burdiel, general manager Europe, LCV Sales and Business Development at Nissan. “We have upgraded the model so it can maintain its position as the ultimate Navara while bringing new efficiency and becoming fully WLTP compliant. It’s the perfect blend of in-car technology, comfort and extreme off-road performance.”

Fiat mild-hybrid prices confirmed

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Fiat has confirmed pricing details for its mild-hybrid 500 and Panda models ahead of their respective arrivals in February and March.

The 500 is offered in six trim levels – Pop, Longue, Sport, Star, Rockstar and Launch Edition – with P11D prices varying from £11,810 for the entry-level model to £15,940 for the Launch Edition.

The Panda, meanwhile, is offered in three trim levels and is priced from £13,030 (P11D) in City Cross spec.