31/07/2020 Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

VW launches compact campervan


Volkswagen has revealed the first images and details of the successor to the Caddy Beach campervan.

The new compact camper is based on the all-new fifth generation Caddy and comes with a host of new features. One example is a new bed concept that has been redeveloped to offer greater versatility and there is now a panoramic glass roof offering a night under the stars.

Since 2005, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has been selling a compact mobile home based on the Caddy as a standard production model. From the outset, the aim has been to retain everyday utility and to design the fittings such as storage bags and bed area to be removable. This is also true of the latest generation.

The new smaller brother of the Transporter-based California campervan has an almost two-metre-long bed with disc springs, as used in the beds of the California and the Crafter-based Grand California.

Cleverly stowed in the rear are the camping chairs and table from the California models. The two storage bags that hold the chairs and table also double as privacy screens when fastened in the rear window sections.

The new Caddy features 19 driving assistance systems including Travel Assist, which for the first time enables assisted driving in a Volkswagen commercial vehicle over the entire range of speeds, and Trailer Assist, which makes reverse manoeuvring with a trailer significantly easier, as well as the Side-Assist and Rear Traffic Alert.

There are two turbo diesel engine options – 74bhp and a 120bhp – plus a turbocharged petrol engine delivering 115bhp.

The new compact camper will officially be launched at the beginning of September when more details and prices should be made available.


31/07/2020 Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Recent Updates

The Westminster Government has given the green light for an extension to the open season for campsites and holiday parks through the coming winter ...

Online vehicle buying is the new normal, reports carwow

Just over half (54%) of recent car buyers in the UK have said they would do the bulk of their car buying ...

New pop-up campervan roof to be launched by Lippert Components

Lippert Components (LCI) is getting ready to launch a new pop-top roof for the campervan market, primarily ...

Scotland’s National Park campsites and camping permit areas reopen

Scotland’s National Park Authority-run campsites and camping permit areas in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs ...

Other News

Highways England is urging car, caravan and motorhome owners to carry out essential checks before travelling this summer. ...

Pre-book your Malvern show subscription offer for a FREE gift and three issues for £5!

Join us at The Malvern Motorhome & Campervan Sale between 14-16 August, 2020 and you'll be able to make the ...

Campervan converter, Jerba Campervans, sees productivity boost

Jerba Campervans has seen its productivity and profits rise since it became an employee-owned business in 2018 ...

Win a Cadac Carri Chef 2 BBQ 2 bundle worth £260!

Win one of five Cadac Carri Chef 2 BBQ bundles, including a Chef Pan and BBQ 2 Plancha Grill Plate, worth ...