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The VW Caddy California might be small but it's pretty mighty. With a competitive starting price and compact dimensions, it opens up a world of camping to both younger buyers and couples who simply want a camper van for the odd weekend away. With five usable seats and reasonable performance, you could even use it as everyday transportation.
The trimSee full equipment
All Caddy Californias get manual air conditioning, electric front windows, magnetic window blinds, cruise control, a multi-function steering wheel, alloy wheels and the infotainment system. We’d recommend paying the extra for the California Plus Pack as it nets you some genuinely useful accessories (see the Passenger and Boot Space section) as well as the panoramic roof, which makes the Caddy feel significantly more spacious and airy inside.
The engineSee full engine specs
The 122bhp 2.0 TDI diesel is pleasingly punchy. With maximum grunt available from just 1600rpm, it pulls strongly whichever gear you’re in, and even at motorway speeds it will happily cruise along with faster-moving traffic in the right-hand lane. This is a camper van you can make real progress in. It comes exclusively with a seven-speed automatic gearbox.
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