Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has held a surprise unveiling of the Caddy Beach, its newest special edition, at the launch of the all-new Crafter utility van.
The Caddy Beach builds on the long-wheel-based Caddy Maxi Trendline with exclusive features for traversing the outdoors in comfort, safety and style. It produces 220Nm of torque and drives through a seven-speed twin-clutch DSG.
Highlights include a fold-out bed, a walkthrough tent at the tailgate, two compact folding camp chairs and a table, tray tables for rear passengers, block-out window curtains, a rechargeable torch, and four storage bags for rear side windows. With five folding seats and generous interior space, the Caddy Beach can get a family on the road without a trailer.
The Caddy’s practicality is paired with safety technologies including autonomous braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Assist and fog lights with cornering functionality.
The Caddy Beach is recognisable by its bi-xenon headlamps, 17″ ‘Canyon’ alloys, and a special ‘Beach’ decal. Darker elements like black roof rails, tinted rear tail-lamps and tinted passenger windows create a stylish contrast with the paint finish of the vehicle, available in six colours.
Inside, a colour multifunction display adds a premium look to the dash. Six speakers are placed around the cabin linked to a Composition Media infotainment system with App-Connect.
“This marks our return to the campervan market in Australia,” says Nicholas Reid, Marketing Manager of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Australia. “With the iconic and ubiquitous Kombi van, Volkswagen forged a strong connection with travellers and explorers around the world. The Caddy Beach continues this tradition with the latest in engineering and technology.”
The Caddy Beach will be available in Q4 2018, priced from $44,990 plus on-road costs.
Full specification will be available closer to local launch.