Volkswagen prepares for the presentation of the flagship auto-camper California XXLJuly 3, 2018
At the end of next month, Volkswagen will present a new model for those who like to travel by car. We are talking about a large camper California XXL, which will become the senior representative of similar models in the line of Volkswagen.
The new house on wheels is built on the basis of the commercial van Crafter, while the younger members of the California family are satisfied with the chassis of the sixth-generation Transporter minivans. Thanks to this, the length of the California XXL reaches almost six meters (5,986 mm), which allowed to install a shower in the cabin of the camper, in addition to the classic double bed for adults and two small beds for children.
There is no confirmed information about another filling of the cabin of California XXL yet, but the concept presented a year earlier received a panoramic roof, interior lighting and a TV. Probably, that in the salon there is also a full-size kitchen with a washbasin and a dining set, a tent roof opening, and a gas stove, because the younger versions of California autocamps are equipped with all this.
Under the hood of the change with regard to the Crafter van, it’s hardly worth waiting for: it is likely that the Calirornia XXL will be powered by a two-liter turbocharged diesel four, which, depending on the degree of forcing, will be able to develop from 109 to 163 horsepower. There are no exact information on the boxes and drives yet, but in Russia the cargo Crafter is sold with a six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic transmission.
The public premiere of the Volkswagen California XXL will take place on August 26 at the Campers Festival in Düsseldorf.
According to our colleagues, the car will be sold in the UK at a price of about 60,000 pounds sterling.