|Payment profile||36 months/10,000 miles|
|On the road retail cash price||£23,598.00|
|35 monthly payments of||£269.00|
|Optional final payment||£9,892.80|
|Option to purchase fee (payable with optional final payment)||£10.00|
|Total amount payable||£24,789.53|
|Total amount of credit||£18,126.27|
|Representative APR||2.9% APR|
|Rate of interest||2.84% fixed|
|Excess mileage charge||7.2p per mile|
|47 Monthly Rentals of||£209.00 +VAT|
|Customer Initial Rental||£1,254.00 +VAT|
|On The Road Retail Cash Price||£19,720.00|
|Excess mileage charge||6p per mile|
Volkswagen is one of the biggest names in the camper business, with its classic models becoming so iconic that fans still purchase the firm’s new van-based models. The latest addition is the Caddy California, a small camper based on VW’s smallest van.
The cabin of the new Caddy gets all the creature comforts of the brand’s passenger cars, meaning it has fantastic build quality and plenty of on-board technology including a digital cockpit and the latest generation infotainment.
The most interesting stuff is in the back, though. The Caddy Camper is available in a length of 4,501mm at launch, with a longer version (4,853mm) coming in 2021. It gets a mini kitchen and a fold-out bed, with the second row of seats easily removable if you’re planning to make use of the bed.
On the outside, the new Caddy gets a stylish makeover that makes it a genuinely handsome thing – who said vans have to be boring? Up front, the headlights have a robust, blocky design, but work well with the grille to give the Caddy a wide, muscular appearance.
Lower in the bumper there’s a cool diamond-shaped grille design that fades from being wide open to closed, something that’s genuinely unique. Meanwhile, at the rear, the tall, darkened rear lights give off a sophisticated appearance.
VW doesn’t hold back on technology for its commercial vehicles, and now the Caddy is based on the latest MQB platform, it can get the newest infotainment system. It gets a new Digital Cockpit ahead of the driver, a 10-inch Discover Pro navigation system and access to mobile online services.
A new California on Tour app acts as a handy travel companion, showing all the information you could need for camping, while new driver assistance technology has been added, including trailer assist, which helps with parking a trailer.
The Caddy California comes with new turbo diesel engines that use a twin SCR catalytic converter and AdBlue twin-dosing to allay any concerns about nitrogen oxide emissions – it’s much cleaner than before.
The diesel engines are available in two outputs: 74bhp and 120bhp. These torquey engines will make heading off the beaten track a breeze, which can be further improved through the option of a four-wheel-drive drivetrain instead of the standard front-wheel-drive setup.
With the Caddy California being so new, Volkswagen hasn’t announced pricing and specifications just yet. Expect standard equipment to include the new infotainment system and basic safety equipment, as well as the mini kitchen and fold-out bed. However, more advanced technology such as the trailer assist and digital cockpit will likely only be included on higher trim levels.
At the end of the agreement there are three options: i) pay the optional final payment and own the vehicle; ii) return the vehicle: subject to excess mileage and fair wear and tear, charges may apply; or iii) replace: part exchange the vehicle. With Solutions Personal Contract Plan. 18s+. Subject to status & availability. T&Cs apply. Offer available for vehicles ordered by 30/06/21 from participating Van Centres. Indemnities may be required. Subject to changes in vehicle or equipment prices. Offers are not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be withdrawn at any time. Accurate at 04/2021. Freepost Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle Financial Services.