A ‘First Look’ at the new Volkswagen California camper van, based on the T6.1.
There are still three versions available, the California Coast, the California Beach, and the California Ocean. Each has an elevating roof with a roof bed, and a new front.
We look at some of the new features such as the ‘Camper Control’ with colour touch-screen panel, not only showing useful info such as battery levels, but also controls the lighting (with funky new ‘Sunrise’ feature) and the really REALLY useful levelling function.
Steve from Campervantastic gives us a guided tour of the California Ocean, including a demo of the ‘lounger’ feature of the rear seat. Check out Campervantastic at campervantastic.com.
We also meet popular German YouTuber Markus from the channel ‘Fan 4 Van’ – go check him out at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-KrzAp_Hz3XYhVhf0N4SYQ
Finally, VW show the ace up their sleeve when German kitesurfing champions and brand ambassadors Florian Gruber and Alina Kornelli drive in a California Beach with a very special new feature…
Unfortunately prices were not available at the time of uploading this video, nor final specs for individual country markets.
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