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Volkswagen launches ‘try before you buy’ on Caddy California

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has launched a ‘try before you buy’ scheme for the new Caddy California, offering customers the chance to hire the compact camper for seven days.

Customers will be able trial the new Caddy California for a week for just £499, with no obligation to buy – the rental fee will be offered as a discount on any future purchase.

It features a foldable bed (1,980mm x 1,070mm), with cup springs and high-quality mattress, that is stored in the parcel shelf and opens out above the rear seats.

There is seating for five, with the second row entirely removable for complete flexibility, while a standalone tail-tent, providing additional living space and sleeping compartment, is available as an accessory.

A retractable mini-kitchen is included as standard, extending from the rear with a single-burner cooker and integrated gas bottle.

Clever and practical stowage compartments are perfect for storing cutlery and kitchen utensils, while California camper chairs and table come as standard.

To secure a booking through the new scheme, prospective buyers need to visit the VWFS Rent-a-Car website and reserve a slot, before picking the compact camper up from a local Van Centre.

David Hanna, head of sales operations at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: “The Caddy California is our newest entry into the camping segment and means we can now provide a camper for every budget and adventure. We know it’s a one-of-its-kind model that people won’t have experienced before, so we want to offer customers the chance to find out just how special it is for themselves.

“This innovative scheme ensures that our customers choose the right van for their needs.”

The Caddy California completes Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ camper line-up alongside the T6.1-based California and Crafter-based Grand California, meaning the brand that invented the original iconic campervan now has a touring model for every budget, journey and adventure.

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