If you love traveling, exploring new places, and having fun with your family or friends, you might have considered buying or renting a campervan. A campervan is a vehicle that combines transportation and accommodation, allowing you to go wherever you want and sleep comfortably at night. However, not all camper vans are created equal. Some are too big, too expensive, or too complicated to use. That's why you should consider the Volkswagen California, the iconic camper van that offers versatility, convenience, and style.
The Volkswagen California is based on the Volkswagen Transporter, the popular mid-sized panel van that has been in production since 1950. The Transporter is known for its reliability, durability, and spaciousness. The Volkswagen California takes these qualities and adds a flexible interior concept that can cover a versatile driving need and give holiday dreams an extra dimension.
The Volkswagen California has four versions: the Beach Tour, the Beach Camper, the Coast, and the Ocean. The Beach Tour is the simplest and most affordable option, which can function as a passenger car or a leisure bus. It has two fold-out beds that can accommodate four people and a folding table and chairs that can be stored in the tailgate and sliding door.
The Beach Camper adds more functionality to the Beach Tour, such as a kitchenette with a sink, a gas stove, and a refrigerator. It also has an electric pop-up roof that can be raised or lowered with a touch of a button, creating more headroom or extra sleeping space.
The Coast and the Ocean are the most luxurious and well-equipped versions of the Volkswagen California. They have everything the Beach Camper has, plus more features such as LED headlights, alloy wheels, leather steering wheel, heated seats, air conditioning, a navigation system, and parking sensors. They also have a digital control panel that lets you adjust the lighting, heating, and roof settings.
The Volkswagen California is powered by a 2.0 TDI diesel engine that delivers 150 hp and has an automatic gearbox. It has a reasonable fuel consumption of 12.7 km/l in mixed driving (WLTP) and can tow up to 2,500 kg. It also has a four-wheel drive as an option for those who want to venture off-road.