First photos of the California 6.1



The factory has released its first photos of the California 6.1, which show the new model’s redesigned front end and enhanced interior.

The top part of the Ocean’s chrome-plated radiator grille forms a single unit with new LED daytime running lights. A chrome strip also adorns the new bumper design.

The interior is equipped with details such as a double USB socket, new aluminium handles on all doors and push buttons to reveal the sink, cooker and fridge. Sliding doors replace the shutters in the rear cupboard.

The pop-up roof’s canvas sides stop exterior light disturbing sleepy occupants. Waking up, meanwhile, is made particularly pleasant by a new sunrise function, which uses individually selectable LEDs in the roof and living area to slowly increase lighting levels to the desired level over a chosen length of time. The sunrise function is controlled – like all main camper settings on the California 6.1 – using a newly developed control panel in the overhead console.

Volkswagen California 6.1

The high bed in the California 6.1 will come with a sprung base, while the double rear bench seat that folds out to create a bed can also be transformed into a lounge.

Volkswagen California 6.1
Volkswagen California 6.1

Electro-mechanical steering – as seen already on the Crafter – also lets customers choose options designed to make driving safer and easier; these are set to include driver assistance systems such as lane assist.

The California 6.1 will be launched with a range of 2.0-litre turbodiesel engines, with power outputs of up to 199PS and will make its world premiere at the end of August at the Caravan-Salon in Düsseldorf.

Exact UK specification and prices will be confirmed closer to its launch.

Volkswagen California 6.1
Volkswagen California 6.1
Volkswagen California 6.1