The Volkswagen Grand California is set to arrive in early 2019, giving us the official name and production details for the California XXL concept that had been unveiled last year.
The Grand California will be around six metres long, and will sit above the Volkswagen California Beach and Volkswagen California Ocean models and takes inspiration from the popular Bulli camper first unveiled in 1988. It promises to deliver more space and luxury than any VW camper before, dwarfing the brand’s classic campers from the 60s.
The Grand California will share its chassis with the Volkswagen Crafter van, giving buyers a raised roof that’s nearly three metres tall. This will allow adults to stand upright inside and there’s room for a double bed in the back.
The cabinets are finished in white for a lighter, brighter feel and the windows are fitted with cassette blinds and flyscreens. Large skylights let light flood in above the double bed and living area.
The dining table has space for four people and it’s also possible to specify you want bunk beds in the roof, a panoramic skylight, roof-mounted air-conditioning, an awning, a rear bicycle rack and a camping table and chairs that can be stowed inside the doors.
Other named accessories include gas or diesel-powered heating and electric generation, roof-mounted solar panels, a satellite dish and wi-fi hotspot.
The Grand California also benefits from the Crafter’s latest driving-assistance features, with autonomous emergency braking, lane-keeping assistance, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alerts. Self-parking, adaptive cruise control and a rear-view camera are also offered.
Do any Camper Life fans have plans to upgrade to this model in 2019?