Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Camper revealed

* Volkswagen launches campervan version of Caddy Maxi * Third and smallest camper in VW's range * Prices start from 23,397...

Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Camper revealed

The Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Camper has been revealed, and is the smallest campervan in VW's range.

The Camper is based on the standard Caddy Maxi van, but offers sleeping space for two, with a 1.1 x 2.0m double bed in the back.

The bed is not a permanent fixture, because the Caddy comes with five seats as standard. The mattress can be unfolded once the rear seats are laid flat, and the front ones are tipped forward. For increased privacy, the Caddy comes with a curtain that runs all around the cabin.

For extra camping room, the Caddy also comes with a detachable, 2.3 x 2.0m awning that clips onto the open tailgate. It also comes with two deck chairs, a portable table and an electric cool box as standard. The table, chairs and awning all fit into bespoke storage spaces in the rear of the van.

The non-camping-related equipment includes air-conditioning, electric front windows, electric heated door mirrors, leather steering wheel and cruise control.

If extra carrying space is needed on non-camping trips, the bed can be removed entirely to leave 1600 litres with the seats in place, or 3200 litres with them folded forward.

There is a choice of two engines a 101bhp 1.6-litre diesel that averages 54.3mpg and emits 136g/km of CO2, and a 138bhp 2.0-litre diesel that manages 49.6mpg and produces 149g/km. Both engines are available with an optional DSG automatic gearbox.

Prices start at 23, 397 for the manual 1.6-litre diesel, going up to 26,512 for the automatic 2.0-litre diesel.

By Tom Webster