The Compact Caddy California Camper

Volkswagen Australia has announced the next generation of its camper range, the Caddy California Maxi.

Caddy California Maxi, available to order online now, priced from $54,990 RRP, for deliveries in Q1 2022.

The Caddy is a small delivery van although the camper is built on its LWB version but this does not make it as spacious a vehicle as the T6.1 California that resembles the original Kombi in concept and design including a fridge and a stove.

Nonetheless Volkswagen say that the everyday Caddy Maxi workhorse transforms into a stylish and practical weekender with folding seats that transform into a double bed, darkening curtains for the windscreen, doors, tailgate and optional panoramic sunroof; integrated flyscreens, storage bags and drawers under the front seats. Plus fold-out table and two chairs.

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Modern functionality, but not quite the room or image of the old panel van.

Priced from nearly $54,990 plus on roads, you can order one on line or through a VW dealer – first deliveries in early 2022.

Standard features highlights include a newly designed dash and instrument cluster featuring a multi-colour digital cockpit, a leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel, two-zone Climatronic climate control air conditioning, an 8.25-inch colour touchscreen with Apple Carplay and Android Auto connectivity, and DAB+ digital radio.

Powered by a 90kW diesel engine with 320Nm of torque mated to a seven-speed DSG transmission, the Caddy California Maxi shares the same power and drivetrain as the standard Caddy Maxi variant, which also come with a suite of the latest safety, convenience and entertainment technology.

Standard features highlights include a newly designed dash and instrument cluster featuring a multi-colour digital cockpit, a leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel, two-zone Climatronic climate control air conditioning, an 8.25-inch colour touchscreen with Apple Carplay and Android Auto connectivity, and DAB+ digital radio.

Like all Volkswagens, the entire Caddy range comes with a 5-year/unlimited kilometre warranty, capped-priced servicing every calendar year, optional three and five-year pre-paid service packs and the option to purchase under the flexible Volkswagen Choice guaranteed future value program.

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto