In intra-brand sales duel, the Volkswagen Caddy a neck-and-neck race with the T5 supplies in this country now. VW consistently expanded its range of models of compact van and vans. These include not only the longer by almost half a meter maxi version or just introduced all-wheel variant, but also the equipment hitchhiker.
It depends how the California series in bigger brother T5 to campers who also want to use their vehicle as normal in everyday life. This is particularly true for the Caddy Maxi Tramper 2.0 TDI.
Although there are still concerns the pump-nozzle version, the engine is beyond reproach. He is lively and economical. The 2-liter diesel shows no starting weakness and drawsthe least 1.7 ton Maxi sustained power forward. From 80 km / h in sixth gear may be already inserted safely without the VW case out of breath and has to be switched back when overtaking on the highway. For a car of this caliber, the Caddy Maxi goes surprisingly dynamic and surprisingly neutral. For ESP but VW calls for 435 euros extra. The insulation of the 2-liter compression-ignition engine is exemplary, and from highway advisory speed drown the wind noise at the A-pillar of the motor. The steering reacts very directly and converts the commands to precisely.
Inside is also the Caddy Maxi Life Tramper not quite conceal his transporter rootsbut processing and instrumentation are in familiar VW level. The operation is intuitively obvious. This also applies to the outstanding easy to be operated cruise control. On shelves prevails thanks to the commercial vehicle origins no shortage, and found in the side compartments of the front doors even 0.7 liter bottles easily accommodate. The dashboard is made of hard black plastic, but looks dibasic.
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Instead of the seats 6 and 7 of the hitchhiker leads with a folded folding bed. It is mounted so that to a depth is available in the full amount of about 45 centimeters, the trunk. Here, the Maxi plays a decisive advantage over the hitchhiker with the normal wheelbase of which is 2,000 euros cheaper from. Under the bed frame is also still room for luggage. The sleeping accommodation can but also expanded for full boot capacity, and also if necessary replaced with additional seats. The metal holder for the folded-upRear seat are stable, but unfortunately also cost the hold. For wider objects as quickly missing only 30 centimeters in length. Caddy connoisseurs have the support pole but anyway in such cases simply unused and secure the folded seats easy with the transported cargo from.
The Prepare camp for the night is slightly out of hand and takes some practice little more than a minute. the backs of the seats must only ungeklappt and the front seats are pushed forward and already folds out to 1.10 meters wide mattress. Longest attaching the curtain that protects the sleeper from the front and the side against prying eyes takes.
In addition to the sleeping the hitchhiker leads on each side four majorZipper pockets, where also find sweaters or pants place. However, they obscure the view from the rear side windows and so difficult viewing diagonally back. Thanks to its clear design and large side mirrors, the Maxi leaves but ranked relatively well. The 340 euro for the rear parking aid facilitate the work still immensely. Less good: The mirrors are not heated. What is all the more incomprehensible because it is the windshield. Wrong world. Under the open hatchback, which is equipped with dual LED lights, also can be set up a camping table with two chairs. The VW accessories also provides an outer tent, which is mounted at the open tailgate.
In order for the Caddy Maxi Tramper is finally with not only outside but also at home still quite easily be done in the supermarket to travel Campingvan grade, the shopping.
Data: VW Caddy Maxi Tramper 2.0 TDI
Length x width x height: 4.88 m x 1.79 m x 1.83 m
engine (Type, engine capacity): Four-cylinder turbo diesel, 1968 ccm
Maximum power103 kW / 140 hp at 4000 rev / min
Max. Torque: 320 Nm at 1750 to 2500 rev / min
consumption NEDC on average: 6.3 liters
CO2 emissions: 167 g / km
acceleration 0 to 100 km / h: 11.1 seconds
top speed: 186 km / h
Curb weight / payload: 1719 kg / 641 kg
Trunk: 510 - 3700 liters
Trailer weight: 1500 kg
Turning circle: 12.2 m
base Price: 26 739.30 EUR