VW unveils price for Caddy California and it’s more affordable than you’d think

Caddy California with tail-tent attached

Volkswagen (VW) has announced the pricing for its new compact campervan ahead of the order books opening in late May and it could be yours for just £29,965.

The Caddy California will give owners the opportunity to head for the road at short notice with everything they need for a simple getaway.

That means a foldable bed, mini kitchen, flexible seating and clever storage to switch it up from everyday driving mode to comfortable camping with ease.

VW prides itself on having introduced the original iconic campervan to the world and has been building on this reputation ever since.

It says the Caddy California means there’s now “a touring model for every budget, every journey and every adventure”.

Based on the fifth-generation Caddy, which has won awards for its innovation, the California takes its place alongside the T6.1-based California and Crafter-based Grand California in VW’s camper line-up.

The foldable bed measures 1,980mm x 1,070mm and is constructed with cup springs within a high-quality mattress.

When it’s not in use it’s stored in the parcel shelf, folding down over the rear seats to create a comfortable sleeping area.

The Caddy California has seating for five people, but the second row of seats can be removed completely if it’s just the two of you.

Alternatively, a stand alone tail-tent is available as an accessory to increase the sleeping capacity of the camper for family use.

The retractable mini kitchen extends from the rear of the camper and features a single-burner cooker and integrated gas bottle.

There’s clever stowage compartments for cutlery and basic cookware, as well as camper chairs and a table for sitting out and enjoying your meal.

Air conditioning, power-adjustable wing mirrors and anti-theft alarm come as standard for extra comfort and peace of mind.