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Volkswagon T6 ‘California’ will be on show at 2019 Caravan show at the NEC Birmingham this week!

Retaining many of the strengths of the original Transporter-based California, the Crafter-based Grand California’s appeal is extended by the addition of extra space, and a wetroom with toilet, shower, a fold-out wash basin, shelves, cupboards and a skylight for ventilation. Two different versions will be available: the ‘680’ – measuring 6.8 metres – and the ‘600’ – measuring 6 metres – which not only has a double bed at the rear but also an overcab bed for children.

Prices for the Grand California start at £68,899 (RRP inc VAT exc OTR) for the 600 and rise to £78,145 for the 680 with 4MOTION four-wheel drive. One engine – a torquey 2.0-litre TDI 177 PS – is available, twinned to a standard eight-speed automatic gearbox. For more details on the vehicle and optional equipment, or to pre-order, go to www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk/en/new-vehicles/grand-california.html. Vehicles are expected in Van Centres early in 2020 with first customer deliveries in spring.

T6 California.. A Camper absolutely in the 21st Century

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is unique on offering two factory-built campervans. They are sold through the brand’s 38 Tour sites across the UK, but can be serviced and maintained at any Van Centre or Authorised Repairer, giving access to a network of just under 100 outlets.

The popular California Ocean model will also be on display at the Motorhome and Caravan Show. From now until the end of the year, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has some very competitive offers available, including deposit contributions, free services, and a variety of finance deals including Hire Purchase and Solutions Personal Contract Plans. The California is also unique in the range in being offered with a ten year Hire Purchase finance contract.

In addition retail customers ordering a new California Ocean or Beach at the show who go on to take delivery before 31 December 2019 will receive a free bike rack. The rear-mounted four-bike carrier is a popular option for California buyers, and costs £549.50 (RRP inc VAT exc fitting). (Ts&Cs apply to all offers; see www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk or speak to your local Van Centre for details).

The Motorhome and Caravan Show offers a unique opportunity to see the largest display of campervans, motorhomes, caravans, , trailer tents, caravan holiday homes and lodges and accessories all under one roof. As well as seeing new products, visitors can expect to come away with great ideas, inspiration, and advice on where to go and what to do on their next adventure.

For more details on Volkswagen’s full range of  vehicles, visit www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk; for more information on the Show or to book tickets, please visit www.mcshow.co.uk.

About Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

Over 60 years ago, the first Transporter arrived in the UK, creating a blueprint which others would follow: a van which gets the job done efficiently and reliably. Today, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles offers a diverse model range – from the compact Caddy, through the evergreen Transporter and sturdy Crafter panel vans, dropsides and tippers, to the Caravelle passenger carrier, California camper and the Amarok pick-up. The vehicles are as versatile and dependable as Volkswagens have always been, but now they’re more spacious, more comfortable and safer than ever.

Engineer Says: In truth I have often wondered how it can be to have so much fun, enjoying traveling and holidays in such a small unit.. But, a recent purchase by a family member completely changed that view! VW should rename these vehicles ‘Amazing spaces’, because that T5 packed a whole range of appliances, fold away beds, comfortable chairs and clever ambient lighting in its interior.. They are not cheap of course but then when great build quality is concerned whatever is. Finally on a motorhome ‘Cool wall’ these campers are Sub Zero!

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