With the new Volkswagen California camper van, the open road is only the start. Your new home on the road is available in two models: the Beach, with a two-liter, 102 bhp turbo direct-injection diesel engine; and the Ocean, with a two-liter, 204 bhp turbocharged stratified injection petrol engine. The California comes with all the features that make it perfect for every journey. There is an unimpeded walkway between the cockpit and the living area. The seats, each with two armrests, can be swivelled up to 180 degrees when the vehicle is at a standstill for a more social seating arrangement.
The new California can be transformed with just a few adjustments into a bedroom with up to four beds: two in the lower level on the folded 2-seater bench seat, and another two in the upper level on the slatted bed frame with the foam mattress beneath the standard elevating roof.
Holidaying in the great outdoors works up an appetite. How incredibly handy when you can whip up something tasty in a jiffy while on the go. A fully functional kitchenette provides extra convenience in the new California. In White Wood in the new California Beach and Dark Wood in the new California Ocean.
The distinct new design puts even the most breathtaking of landscapes in the shade. New front headlights and tail lights – available with high-efficiency LEDs on request – turn every drive into an adventure. There is also a range of safety systems including Driver Alert – which monitors activity to make sure the driver is awake – brake assist for performing emergency stops more rapidly, and post-collision braking for bringing the California to a complete halt immediately after an accident.
The first deliveries are expected this summer, with the starting price of £36,243 ($57,330).