Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has launched a range of mini-mobile camping units, offering a kitchen area, bed, water supply, and storage space for Caravelle, California Beach Tour and Caddy models.
Pontentially appealing to customers keen to avoid a costly vehicle conversion, the ‘mobile home in a box’ is a range of modular units that fit into existing luggage compartments.
The new range follows the increase in demand for camping equipment over the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the rise of ‘staycations’ in the UK.
James Allitt, head of aftersales at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: “Our new camping accessory range makes travel more convenient for customers by combining all travel essentials, from utilities to water supply, in a smartly designed, comfortable, and compact space.
“Developing accessories that make our customers’ lives easier is a high priority at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, which is why our one-stop-shop mobile home in a box is a great solution for those planning a camping holiday.”
The multi-purpose BusBox, priced at £3,340, is compatible with the Volkswagen Caravelle T5/T6/T6.1 and includes a bed, mattress, kitchen area (with space for two-burner stove), extendable storage area, and water supply.
For Caravelle and California Beach Tour owners, the BusBox is available without mattress, priced at £2,555. The KombiBox, which can be installed into the Caddy, offers bed, kitchen area, water supply, and cargo space, and is priced at £2,760.
A folding comfort mattress is also available as a standalone accessory, priced at £495.
The products are the latest addition to Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ range of camping options, from the Caddy to the California, and the Grand California.
In September 2021, Alan Day Group announced it was set to launch a pure electric ABT Volkswagen e-Transporter 6.1 onto VW’s Mobile Service Clinic fleet to offer zero-emission maintenance to London-based customers.
VW’s Buzz Cargo all-electric models and the new Amarok are set to join the range in 2022.