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Volkswagen has unveiled the new Caddy California, a modular camper van with a a bed, kitchen, and tent. The German automaker has long been a player in the camper van industry. The new Caddy California is the fifth iteration in the Caddy family and the third California camper model in the line that already includes the Grand California and T6.1 California. But unlike the other two California models, the Caddy-based motor home was built to be a "compact camper," according to its maker. Volkswagen isn't the only mainstream automaker to have a stake in the increasingly popular tiny homes on wheels business. For example, Ford has its own Nugget and Big Nugget: two campers built inside of a Ford Transit cargo van. And most recently, Jeep reiterated its role in the tiny homes on wheels segment by unveiling a concept 2021 Gladiator pickup truck with a rooftop tent and overlanding RV amenities. Despite carrying the name of a US state, the California will only be available in the EU. Keep scrolling to see inside the Caddy California:SEE ALSO: This $13,750 camper in a box comes with a kitchen and solar power and is mounted on the back of a pickup truck The 14.77-foot long iteration of the Caddy California will be officially launched in Europe by the end of 2020, although a long-wheelbase version at 15.92 is set to be unveiled next year.
According to Volkswagen, the new Caddy California uses a modular setup to fit the bed, storage units, and kitchen.
The back of the camper has a fold-out bed that is similar in "comfort level" to the beds found in the Grand California and T6.1 California, according to Volkswagen.
This primary sleeping space is topped by springs and a mattress.
When the bed — which can sleep two people — isn't in use, it can be folded into a third of its size and stored above the trunk space.
Because the sleeping space folds out and stands on its own legs, the passenger row of seats can be removed for more cargo storage space.
Source: Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge For meals on the road or at a campsite, the Caddy California comes equipped with an optional two-part kitchen that extends out the back of the vehicle.
The top half of the kitchen unit has a gas cooktop with a shelf and wind block, while the bottom has storage for cutlery and utensils.
It's also equipped with a vented and locked box, as well as a gas container that supplies the cooktop.
The kitchen can only be used when the trunk lid is lifted, allowing the lid to double as a rain cover while cooking.
Besides this kitchen, the Caddy California can also optionally come with a panoramic 15.07-square foot glass roof inside the camper.
The camper's rear side windows come with storage bags — which doubles as curtains — that can hold up to 11.02 pounds.
Unlike the rear side windows, natural light from the front and rear windows can be blocked by using magnetic curtains.
When the curtains are down or when it's dark outside, the interior of the Caddy California can be illuminated using its dimmable LED lights.
Moving on from the windows, the driver and passenger doors have fly screens to help ventilate the interior without letting bugs in.
The camper also comes with two chairs and a table, all of which can be tucked away in its designated bag and stored underneath the bed.
For the true camping experience, the Caddy California also comes with a tent that can be used separately from the vehicle or used as an extra sleeping space for two additional people.
The front of the Caddy California has a "digital cockpit" and a navigation system that accompanies the infotainment systems.
The optionally all-wheel-drive vehicle also comes with Volkswagen's Travel Assist, which allows for semi-automated assisted driving.
The camper can be used in conjunction with the "California on Tour" smartphone app, which lists campsites, camping companies, and places to dispose of water and waste.
However, the app can be used by all other Volkswagen camper van owners and isn't exclusive to just the new Caddy California.
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