Volkswagen Caddy California 2022 price and features: new camper van comes with adventurous versatility and lots of technology – auto news
With the California Maxi Camper, Volkswagen has launched a new version of its Caddy light commercial vehicle that gives the personality of the compact workhorse a contemporary, lifestyle-oriented dimension.
Priced at $ 54,990 before on-road costs, this latest addition to the recently released fifth generation Caddy range is poised to capitalize on the fact that vacation travel abroad is off the Australian tourist agenda for the foreseeable future.
As the little brother of the big California on a van basis, this newcomer is based on the five-seater Caddy Maxi People Mover with a long wheelbase and is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo diesel engine with 90 kW and a handy 320 Nm. powered traction and drives the front wheels via a seven-speed DSG dual clutch transmission.
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Auto spotters will be picking the California Maxi out of the caddy crowd at full speed, with discrete graphics being the only external clue to its identity.
But inside, the folding seats turn into a double bed, and there are curtains for the windshield, doors, tailgate and (optional) sunroof.
Air grilles with integrated fly screens for the driver and front passenger windows keep Louie the fly and his Mozzie buddies in check, plus there are two stowage pockets for the rear windows and drawers under the front seats. A fold-out table and two chairs are also included.
The seat trim consists of the unmistakable “Double Grid” fabric from VW. There is also an LED tailgate surround and a preparation for a trailer hitch is on board.
This is in addition to the standard functions of the new generation Caddy, including an instrument cluster with “digital cockpit”, a leather steering wheel, two-zone automatic air conditioning and an 8.25-inch color multimedia touchscreen with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, as well Digital radio.
Volkswagen Australia has confirmed that the Caddy California Maxi can now be ordered online and from dealers. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2022.