2021 will be the year of vacation, and Volkswagen couldn’t have picked a better time to launch a completely new motorhome: the Volkswagen Caddy California. Based on the recently introduced fifth generation of the Caddy, the Caddy California is now VW’s smallest motorhome.
According to Volkswagen, the Caddy California is big enough to offer two adults a comfortable place to sleep. The key to this is a new folding bed, which is housed in the parcel shelf, unfolds over the rear seats and is almost two meters long (1,980 mm x 1,070 mm, to be precise). That is a generous bed for such a compact vehicle. And because the bed works independently of the back seats, you have more space for your rubber boots and camping gear.
The interior of the Caddy California continues with its “mini kitchen”. It is housed in the trunk and offers everything you need from a single-flame cooker with an integrated gas bottle to storage space for utensils and groceries.
Other nice features include built-in mosquito screens for the driver and front passenger windows, dimmable LED headlights over the bed and storage bags that hang over the rear windows. If you sleep in the van, you can also admire the starry sky if you choose the optional 1.4 square meter panoramic glass roof. A magnetic curtain covers this if you want a little more privacy.
The Caddy California 2021 has cruise control, electrically adjustable exterior mirrors, air conditioning, an alarm system, height and lumbar adjustable front seats, an 8.3-inch Composition Media touchscreen, App Connect, Bluetooth, DAB radio and six loudspeakers.
In Germany, the Caddy California is available with either a 112 hp 1.5 liter TSI turbo gasoline engine or a 120 hp 2.0 liter TDI turbo diesel. The petrol engine has a six-speed manual transmission as standard, the diesel with the seven-speed DSG automatic from VW.