JUST every week after detailing the core variations of its new-generation Caddy line-up, Volkswagen Group Australia (VGA) has launched the pricing and specification particulars of its new Caddy California Maxi compact camper.
Priced from $54,990 plus on-road prices, the miniature Kombi successor will arrive Down Underneath within the first quarter of 2022 powered solely by the 90kW/320Nm ‘TDI320’ turbo-diesel engine as discovered elsewhere within the ‘Caddy 5’ line-up.
Like the opposite variants, the force-fed 2.0-litre oil-burner will drive the entrance wheels although a seven-speed dual-clutch automated transmission.
Solely the ‘California’ exterior badging offers away the camper’s id when wanting from the surface, nevertheless inside it boasts a heap of distinctive and sensible touches to make it as accommodating as potential, i.e. the rear seats that fold right down to make a double mattress.
Different bespoke touches embrace darkening curtains for the windscreen, doorways and tailgate, two air flow grids with built-in flyscreens for the entrance home windows, two storage baggage for the rear home windows, drawers underneath the entrance seats in addition to a fold-out desk and two chairs.
Befitting of that $54,990 pricetag – the most costly of the Caddy line-up – the California Maxi comes with just about every bit of normal tools out there throughout the vary, along with the tenting/adventure-specific options listed above.
Infotainment duties are catered for by an 8.25-inch touchscreen fitted with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, DAB+ digital radio and Bluetooth connectivity whereas occupants sit on ‘Double Grid’ cloth upholstery.
Different customary package highlights embrace dual-zone local weather management, a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, height-adjustable centre armrest (entrance), keyless begin, digital cockpit, auto-dimming rearview mirror, LED studying gentle in passenger compartment, LED tailgate encompass lighting, AirCare rear privateness glass and warmth insultaed home windows.
The standard array of airbags, autonomous and driver monitoring methods are fitted too.
Director of Volkswagen Industrial Automobiles Australia director Ryan Davies stated the Caddy California had nice potential for achievement Down Underneath, particularly whereas individuals need to get out and discover their backyards.
“We all know our Australian prospects love a Volkswagen camper, that is been seen not too long ago with the resounding success of our Multivan California, and with the earlier technology Caddy Seashore,” he stated.
“With the brand new technology Caddy we’ve a possibility to as soon as once more supply a turn-key buyer answer, that’s each bit a Volkswagen. Simply in time for Australia’s anticipated return to summer season road-tripping.”
As per the remainder of the brand new Caddy vary, the California Maxi is roofed by VGA’s five-year/limitless kilometre guarantee.
The Australian outfit has offered 422 Caddys (van and folks transferring variations) up to now this 12 months ending July 31 – 659 items lower than it managed over the identical interval final 12 months, nevertheless a lot of the decline may be attributed to waning inventory ranges within the lead-up to the brand new mannequin arriving.