The VW California is the first and only factory built, purpose built camper van by Volkswagen. Despite the Volkswagen brand being synonymous with camper vans, all previous incarnations were after market conversions – until now.

The VW California offers complete motoring comfort. Its car like dimensions means it fits in to multi story and supermarket car parks with ease, and is a pleasure to drive on a daily basis around town or on long motoring trips.

The VW California is extremely well equipped as standard. It includes a refrigerator box, two burner hob, sink with running water, two front ‘captains’ chairs which swivel 360, a sliding rear bench seat on rails, which is removable and folds down flat ‘rock and roll style’ to form a large double bed. There is an onboard computer system which controls various displays, the temperature of the refrigerator box, the temperature and timings for the auxiliary heating system, the water levels in the fresh water tank and waste water tanks, the battery levels and not least of all, the electric elevating roof. With the roof fully elevated there is full standing height within the van, or a further, surprisingly large, double sleeping area. The van is superbly designed, packed full of features and clever storage. There is a folding table in the van, and a removable table and chairs cleverly stowed in the boot lid and sliding side door.

The VW California is the ultimate family car, the ultimate compact user friendly camper van and a future classic. Join our community to ask questions from owners, follow us on social media to see reviews from motoring magazines and press, and share the views and experiences of California owners, via our facebook page or community. The forum provides many useful hints, tips and discussion topics relating to The VW California.

If you’re thinking of buying a new VW California click here to be taken to our ‘find a dealer’ page, where you will find a UK map to point you in the direction of one of our recommended dealerships near to you. They all have staff with specialist California knowledge to guide you through your buying experience, and offer the best deals on California’s. Check out our classified ads pages for a selection of the finest available privately owned used California’s, or use the search facility on the classifieds page to search Volkswagens entire current used stock of California’s available now.

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