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.