New 2020 VW Caddy California has a mini kitchen!

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is showing the new Caddy California in a world premiere. Rethought, redeveloped and redesigned down to the last nook and cranny - and yet unmistakably the successor to the multifunctional Caddy Beach. A crossover between a compact van and a cleverly designed camper. Its new name says it all: California. It stands for innovative detailed solutions that made the California T3, T4, T5, T6 and T6.1 the most successful motorhome in the world. In 2019, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles transferred the California philosophy of the "multitool" with the Grand California to the large Crafter class. The new Caddy California will debut in the compact motorhome segment in 2020. From now on there are three California campers - a camper family for every budget, every trip and every adventure.

Generation 5 of the VW Caddy as the basis

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The Caddy California is based on the new, fifth generation of the Caddy. This makes it the first motorhome to use the structural advantages of the modular transverse matrix (MQB): the latest technologies and more space. The 4.501 mm long Caddy California will be launched in 2020; a version with an extended wheelbase will follow in 2021 (length: 4.853 mm). The rear is convincing with camper equipment that is well thought out down to the last nook and cranny. This includes a new fold-out bed. The construction with disc springs and high-quality mattress offers the same good sleeping comfort as the beds in the T6.1 California and Grand California. At 1.980 x 1.070 mm, the bed is very large. When folded, it is shortened to a third and lies compactly over the trunk. While the second row of seats was part of the bed construction in the predecessor, this is no longer the case. The seats in the second row can therefore be removed in a few simple steps before the journey. This means that there is significantly more storage space available in this area in the Caddy California.

Mini kitchen makes the camper even more versatile

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A novelty, highlight and unique selling point in this camper class is the optional mini kitchen of the Caddy California. It is hinged to the left load compartment wall under the bed and can be pulled out to the rear when the tailgate is open. The tailgate protects against rain while cooking; at the same time, the use behind the vehicle results in optimal access with full standing height. The new mini kitchen consists of two compartments. A single-flame gas cooker including a wind deflector and a practical shelf is integrated in the upper part. The lower pull-out contains a cutlery tray insert as well as additional storage space for cooking utensils and supplies. In the back of the kitchen there is a securely closed box (with floor ventilation) for the gas bottle (filling weight approx. 1,85 kg). If the Caddy California has the mini kitchen on board, it is "ennobled" with a registration as a mobile home.

For the first time with a 1,4 square meter panorama roof

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The Caddy California can optionally be configured with a large panoramic roof. The 1,4 mlarge glass roof opens up a view of the stars at night and floods the interior with light during the day. VWN has further developed the practical storage pocket system on the rear side windows, which can hold utensils with a weight of up to five kilos on each side. The darkening system made of light fabric curtains has also been further perfected. In the front side windows and in the rear window, the neutrally designed curtains are attached again with sewn-in magnets. The stowage pockets darken the rear side windows. In the area of ​​the windshield and the panorama roof, other fastening elements are used parallel to the magnets.

Clever detailed solutions make camping perfect

New ventilation openings with integrated insect screens for the driver and front passenger doors - held securely by the side windows and door frames - optimize the climate in the living area at the campsite. A new system with continuously dimmable LED spots with its warm white light ensures individual brightness above the bed; LEDs in the opened tailgate also create a good lighting situation. Two camping chairs and a camping table - both practical and light classics - can be quickly stowed in a newly designed bag under the bed.

New tent system makes the Caddy California a family camper

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Another novelty: a new, modular tent system1connected to the Caddy California. It is a free-standing tent system that can also be used separately without the caddy. If desired, the tent can be expanded with an additional sleeping cabin. It enlarges the living space in such a way that a family with camping equipment has enough space on the pitch. In this case, two people sleep in the Caddy California, two in the new tent. Thanks to the “air linkage”, it can be set up quickly and very easily. Large window areas - which can also be opened completely - ensure a lot of brightness during the day.

The latest generation of high-tech infotainment

Thanks to the MQB, new technologies are finding their way into the series. The interactive interfaces to the driver and front passenger are, for example, the new "Digital Cockpit" (optional fully digital instruments) and the up to 10,0-inch radio and infotainment systems. The fusion of the “Digital Cockpit” and the 10-inch top navigation system “Discover Pro” creates a new, digital landscape of the display and control elements: the “Innovision Cockpit”. The infotainment systems can access the mobile online services and functions of "Volkswagen We" via an online connectivity unit (OCU) with an integrated eSIM. The new Caddy California is therefore "always on".

New app "California on Tour" as a practical travel companion

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The new, free “California on Tour” app goes well with the digital service world of the Caddy California. The app, which was developed for Apple and Android smartphones, provides information on camping and parking spaces, camping shops, water and disposal stations, a wide range of leisure activities (such as sights or bike rental) or the technology of the Caddy California. The app can be used in conjunction with all VWN motorhomes.

Assisted driving and maneuvering

The new technology highlights of the Caddy California include progressive assistance systems such as "Travel Assist" - a system for partially automated driving over the entire speed range. Just as innovative: the "Trailer Assist" for partially automated and therefore very easy maneuvering with a trailer. A total of 19 different assistance systems will be available for the Caddy California.

Night-time engines and optional all-wheel drive

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The new turbo diesel engines (TDI) in the Caddy California are particularly sustainable. Thanks to a double SCR catalytic converter and a double AdBlue injection implemented with it - so-called twin dosing - nitrogen oxide emissions (NOx) are significantly reduced compared to the predecessor. At the time of market launch, the TDI engines will be available in two output levels with 55 kW (75 PS) and 90 kW (122 PS). The efficiency of the TDI engines is further improved by the new exterior design of the Caddy California. Background: The drag coefficient (predecessor: 0,33) could be reduced to 0,30 - benchmark in this vehicle category. Important for everyone who wants to camp away from the paved paths: like the Caddy Beach, the Caddy California will also be available with all-wheel drive (4MOTION) as an alternative to the standard front-wheel drive. If we receive more details in a timely manner, there will of course be an update for this report. You will be informed of this if you simply use our Feed subscribe to. Have fun watching the pictures and stay true to us!

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New 2020 VW Caddy California has a mini kitchen!

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