The new Caddy California sits alongside the T6.1-based California and Crafter-based Grand California, so now there is a touring vehicle matched to each size of vehicle in the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles range.
The compact camper, based on the award-winning fifth-generation Caddy, is unique within the camping segment. This ‘week-to-weekend’ vehicle is a practical car by day and a handy camper at the weekend.
It features a new foldable bed (1,980mm x 1,070mm) with cup springs and a high-quality mattress. This is stored in the parcel shelf and opens out above the rear seats when required. There is seating enough for 5 people, with the second row entirely removable for complete flexibility, while a standalone accessory tail-tent offers living space and an additional sleeping compartment.
A retractable mini-kitchen is included as standard, extending from the rear with a single-burner cooker and an integrated gas bottle. Clever and practical storage compartments house cutlery plus the all-important California camper chairs and table. Interior blinds for the rear windows double up as window storage bags. Everything has been thought of for a practical and comfortable trip. Light is provided from integrated LED reading lights in the passenger compartment and tailgate.
Air-conditioning, power-adjustable wing mirrors and anti-theft alarm features are all included as standard. Both front seats feature manual height and lumbar adjustment. The compact camper is also packed with driver assistance technology such as driver alert, lane assist, cruise control with speed limiter, front assist and towing protection.
The Volkswagen Caddy California offers 'App-Connect', which allows users to access their phone apps quickly and easily, alongside the Composition Media system with 8.25" colour touchscreen, Bluetooth, DAB radio and 6 audio speakers.
Standard specification also includes black roof rails and 16-inch alloy wheels.
Want a few extra home comforts? Then why not upgrade to the California Plus pack. Priced from £960 (RRP inc VAT), it includes a front centre armrest with space for two drinks, a 230V inverter and three-pin UK domestic plug socket, dark tinted rear glass, 2 USB points, power latching on all doors (to avoid waking your camping neighbours at night) and LED rear combination lights.
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