Old name on a new chassis: VW Commercial Vehicles builds a Crafter-based Grand California. It starts in 2019 and offers more space than Traditional California.
Camper based on the VW bus has changed. Spartan hippie mobiles with kitchenettes, even improvised or retooled by Westfalia, became luxurious finished solutions. In 2015, the current generation of the VW California was launched. Base price: good 45,000 euros, plus luxury.
However, there are limits to the top. Better said, backward. Because of the California bus-based measures 4.90 meters in length. It fits in a lot, but not everything. The solution from VW Nutzfahrzeuge: The same principle on a larger chassis. The camping version of the VW Crafter is called VW Grand California.
2020 VW Grand California Dimensions & Volume
The large VW camper drives in the six-meter class. More length means more space, more space means more luxury: the 2020 VW Grand California should get everything that does not fit into California without “Grand”. These can be bigger versions of the same ideas. Or a long list of options.
As standard, the Crafter camper has rotating front seats, a two-seater bench, and a dining table. The kitchen has a gas stove with two burners, a retractable 70-liter fridge freezer, a sink and various compartments.
A double bed in the rear, gas heating, skylights and white cabinets are in every 2020 VW Grand California. There are also pop-up windows, mosquito nets that darken the interior (pleats) and a “newly designed blackout concept” for the front end.
The wet room in Grand California measures 80 by 84 inches and includes a toilet, shower and a folding sink. She gets a waterproof cupboard for toilet paper and a holder for cosmetic products. There are also towel rails, a 110-liter water storage tank, a skylight, a motion sensor for lighting and an outdoor shower.
2020 VW Grand California Features
VW optionally builds a loft bed for children in Grand California and uses a small panoramic roof over it. A roof air conditioning system for the rear, awning, bike rack, camping table and chairs, solar system, satellite dish and an LTE hotspot are also in the surcharge list. Optionally, VW extends gas heating to a gas-electric or diesel-electric power system.
Drives and assistance come from the normal VW Crafter. This means: diesel engines are standard, four-wheel drive optional and helpers for lane, distance, lane change, parking and brakes available. The infotainment system complements VW with speakers in the interior with Bluetooth connection.
Release Date and Price
In early 2019, the production version of the 2020 VW Grand California to start. The camper takes over many elements from the study California XXL, including the two-color livery borrowed from small California. Prices and the exact market launch called VW at the presentation at the Caravan Salon in Dusseldorf. Depending on the configuration, he should easily crack the 100,000 euro mark.