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Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Camper announced

 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Camper announced
2013 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Camper 26.03.2013

Priced from 23,397 GBP

Volkswagen UK has introduced the Caddy Maxi Camper which has a starting price of 23,397 GBP.

The five-seater has a fold-out double bed and comes together with an electric cool box, portable table and two deck chairs. It is 4.8 meters long and 1.8 meters tall which makes it the most compact model launched by Volkswagen as part of its camper lineup.

The flat double bed measures 1.1 m x 2.0 m and is offered with a privacy curtain which attaches to the interior windows. The awning measures 2.3 m x 2.0 m and is attached to the clips around the tailgate. With the fold-out bed removed, the Caddy Maxi Camper provides an ample storage room of 1.6 m3 which can be increased to 3.2 m3 and a 1.8 m long load space once the rear seats are folded forward.

Powering this special Caddy are two BlueMotion TDI 1.6 and 2.0 TDI engines providing 102 HP (75 kW) and 140 HP (103 kW) which can be optionally linked to a DSG automatic transmission. With the first mill it returns 54.3 mpg UK (45.2 mpg US or 5.2 liters / 100 km) in the combined cycle, while with the larger unit does 49.6 mpg UK (41.3 mpg US or 5.7 liters / 100 km).

Standard goodies include climatic air conditioning, Takato upholstery, electrically adjustable and heated mirrors, electric front windows, front fog lamps, leather-wrapped steering wheel, trip computer, height-adjustable front seats, along with cruise control.

Source: Volkswagen

Although the weather outside may not have you reaching for the map and planning your first camping trip of the year, Volkswagen’s preparing for the summer ahead, expanding its range of camping and lifestyle vehicles with the launch of the new Caddy Maxi Camper.  This compact and affordable five-seater, with a fold-out double bed, two deck chairs, portable table, electric cool box and awning as standard is surely the perfect antidote to the inclement spring.

In the tradition of Volkswagen campers, the Caddy Maxi Camper is extremely practical and ideal for using every day, or as a basecamp for outdoor hobbies and camping holidays.  Measuring 4.8 metres long and 1.8 metres high, with on the road prices starting from £23,397, it’s the most compact and affordable model in Volkswagen’s camper range, which also includes the California Beach and SE models, and the Caravelle (with ‘sleep pack’).

Inside the Caddy, once the rear seats are folded down, and the front seats tipped forward, the double bed simply unfolds to give a flat double bed measuring 1.1 x 2.0 m, complete with a privacy curtain which attaches around the interior windows.  For extra space, the awning, measuring 2.3 m x 2.0 m, simply attaches to clips around the tailgate to provide extra outdoor living space.  When travelling, the table, chairs and awning fit into bespoke storage spaces in the rear. 

When not camping, the fold-out bed behind the rear seats can be removed to give a generous 1.6m3 of space for bikes or other equipment, or if the rear seats are folded forward, there is up to 3.2 m3 or a 1.8 m long loadspace available.  If more storage space is required, the standard roof rails mean a roof box or bike rack can be added. 

Colourful ‘Takato’ upholstery, Climatic air conditioning, electric front windows, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, leather steering wheel, front fog lamps, height adjustable front seats, trip computer, and cruise control are all standard. 

Two clean and frugal BlueMotion Technology common rail diesel engines are available.  There is a choice of a 1.6-litre TDI with 102 PS that achieves 54.3 mpg on the combined cycle, or a 2.0-litre TDI with 140 PS delivering 49.6 mpg on the same cycle.  DSG automatic transmission is available with both engines.

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 Mirko Mirko
Good for the UK, but Continental Europe has been getting this for years, so what's the big news?
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March 27, 2013 2:22 am