A version with a longer wheelbase will follow next year.
By the end of July this year, Volkswagen teased a new Caddy-based mini camper that's set to be added to its recreational vehicle range. As it turns out, it's the VW Caddy California – the newest addition to the California range of campers populated by the T6.1 California and the Crafter-based Grand California.
Based on the fifth-generation Caddy, the smallest member of the California family offers similar living space as found in its bigger brothers. It's pegged to be for a couple or a small family who wants to go on a quick getaway or weekend adventure, without having to bring a massive motorhome.
The VW Caddy California has many highlights – one of which is the pull-out kitchen that features a single hob gas cooker with windscreen and shelf. Another thing to available is a 15.1 square-foot (1.4 square-metre) panoramic glass roof that serves as an infinite starlight ceiling at night.
For sleeping, the VW Caddy California comes with a fold-out bed that measures almost 2 metres (6.5 feet) long. It has cup springs and a high-quality mattress for better comfort.
Another notable feature is the new, modular tent system. It's free-standing but can be connected to the Caddy California, extending the sleeping cabin. In combination with a camping table and two chairs (easily stowed at the rear), the tent extends the California's living space, perfect for outdoor adventures.
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The all-new VW Caddy California has a wheelbase of 4,501 millimetres (177.2 inches), which will make its dealership debut in Europe by the end of this year. A longer wheelbase version – 4,853 mm (191.1 in) – will follow by next year.