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.
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.
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.