Introducing The VW California Camper XXL

The all new VW Camper XXL from concept to production line

By William Coleman

What was previously just a concept vehicle is now going into production and will be displayed in all its glory at the Salon in Dusseldorf.

What has previously been a Volkswagen commercial vehicle the Crafter-class is now going to be featured into the camper industry. Having such a high roof makes this van ideal for conversion and has plenty of space for a rear bathroom and sleeping area. This will be a full production model based on last year’s California XXL concept model.

The production version of the new camper van follows the clear, fresh design of the California XXL concept vehicle. The design also creates a link to the iconic T6-based California camper van and will likewise be available with single or two-tone paintwork.

Inside, the new model features bright colours and practical solutions. The bathroom (with shower and WC), kitchen units and sleeping area integrated in the back have been systematically thought through and tailored to life on the move.

The Volkswagen California was launched in 1988 based on the third generation of the “Bulli”. Now, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is producing the California based on the sixth generation and recently celebrated both the 30th anniversary of the start of production and the milestone of the 100,000th California produced. It makes the California the most successful camper van ever.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has now used its heritage and expertise to develop a new production vehicle based on the Bulli’s big brother.

Further details about Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ new camper van will follow in the run-up to the Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf. We will also be Salon in Dusseldorf so stay tuned for some exclusive coverage of the new California XXL.