The Volkswagen Kombi is out, and something bigger and better is in - that is the VW California XXL Concept. We saw a sneak preview of it this month, and we know that is based on the Crafter, and now, there are more images and details of it that VW has shared.
This weekend, the California XXL will make its public debut at the Caravan Salon Düsseldorf. But what’s more important is the fact that this will make sure that passengers will feel at home wherever they are. In fact, it might even be better than your studio. Just like any camper, the most important factor is the cabin - how much space it has, how homey it is, and what features it has.
Starting off with the kitchen area. It comes standard with a sink, gas hob, and a few fridges. But what’s also great is the fact that the Crafter has a higher roof, so there is no need to worry about hitting your head while cooking when the vehicle is on the go. Moving on to the back area, the XXL has a lot of space for you to move around, it has alcoves for two children and more than enough space for sleeping. In the back, there are a lot of windows - one that has a wide opening, plus there is a massive panoramic roof that’s perfect for star gazing or checking out the northern lights on winter nights, while you are in the comfort of your own van. When the sun rises and you want more space, the beds can easily be stowed in a compartment in the middle section of the camper.
What else would you need when you are away from home? The camper comes with 220V sockets, AUX, and USB ports for your appliances and devices. You don’t even need to buy a TV as it comes with a built in digital projector and ambient lightning for a cozy cinema feel while you’re chilling on your bed. Another cool feature it has is the large grille for barbecuing that is stored in the extra space behind the tailgate.
That’s not all it offers. It also includes a pair of camping chairs and a removable table for camping outdoors. This can be used as an extension when the sliding door is open. The camper also features underfloor heating for the colder nights.
Under the hood, there is a turbodiesel that gives power to the mobile home, with as much as 177 horsepower (130 kilowatts) and 410 Nm (302 lb-feet) of torque. This engine gives power to the 4Motion AWD. The California XXL also received extra suspension to boost comfort when the road ahead gets bumpy.
The California XXL concept will be on display until September 3 in Germany. So far, there has been no confirmation yet on whether this will lead to a production model.