New compact Volkswagen Caddy Mini-Camper van revealed
Volkswagen’s new Mini-Camper relies on the identical platform because the fifth-generation Caddy panel van. As such, it’ll include the identical vary of chassis tweaks and the identical up to date engine-range, which incorporates both a 114bhp turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol unit or a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine with both 74bhp, 101bhp or 120bhp.
On the skin, the Mini-Camper seems to be virtually equivalent to the usual Volkswagen Caddy MPV, retaining the identical alloy wheels, LED headlamps, vertical tail lights, roof rails and 1.four square-metre panoramic glass roof because the passenger mannequin.
Nonetheless Volkswagen has given the Caddy’s cabin a critical overhaul. The usual MPV’s rear bench has been swapped for a two-metre-long folding mattress and the entire van’s rear home windows – together with the glass roof – have been fitted with blinds to forestall the morning solar from waking the occupants.
Patrons additionally get the identical foldable tenting chairs and desk from the bigger California, which will be stowed in baggage underneath the mattress – and there’s loads of help for add-ons reminiscent of roof racks and removable awnings. What’s extra, the mattress will be eliminated fully to show the Mini-Camper again right into a van.
Like the usual Caddy, the Mini-Camper will get Volkswagen’s newest MIB3 infotainment setup, which contains a central display screen measuring as much as 10-inches throughout. There’ll be a bunch of security gear too, reminiscent of aspect help, rear cross-traffic alert and Volkswagen’s trailer help system, which guarantees to make towing a trailer far simpler.
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