VW Caddy Beach Radio Review

2019 Volkswagen Caddy Beach campervan.Most vehicles you can buy have a specific purpose and buyers wont confuse a sports car with a work wagon.  What happens when you have a vehicle with a split personality? Rob Fraser has just driven the VW Caddy Beach and found out.

VW has a long history of both campervans and work Vans. Somewhere in VW head office a committee formed and they decided to blend the two together as a marketing exercise. The result is the VW Caddy Beach, the offspring of a design team with many different ideas and each was included.

It has an identity crisis. Is it a family transport? Is it a commercial work wagon or is it a weekend escape campervan for a couple.

Well it’s two out of three. It is cleverly designed with a good layout which allows it to multi task. With a plethora of standard camping accessories, it actually works well at both tasks but eventually compromises each one for the other.

Don’t get me wrong, I really like the Caddy Beach, it’s actually kind of cool. I just feel it will struggle to place itself in a market niche. I can’t decide if it’s more a family transport or occasional campervan. The question is, is that enough for buyers?

About Rob Fraser 1366 Articles
Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.