Update for iconic Camper Van: first look at the new California 6.1.

16th July 2019

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has revealed the first sketches and details of the new California 6.1. 

More than 18,000 Californias are sold every year, making it the Number 1 campervan and a true all-rounder – ideal for big trips and daily journeys.

Now Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has further refined the top seller.  The living and sleeping areas have been carefully enhanced and optimised.  Furthermore, the driver and front passenger will sit in front of a redesigned dashboard including new instruments (analogue or, as an option, digital for the first time) and a new generation of infotainment with integrated eSIM to open up the world of mobile online services.

Like the Multivan 6.1 revealed earlier this year, the California 6.1 features electromechanical power steering. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is giving the camper numerous new assistance systems as well, such as Lane Assist, Side Protection, and Trailer Assist which makes light work of manoeuvring with a trailer. In addition, a side-wind compensation system makes travelling in the California 6.1 even safer.

The new California T6.1 will be launched with highly efficient 2.0-litre turbodiesel engines with an output of up to 146 kW /199 PS.

It will celebrate its world premiere at the end of August at the Caravan-Salon in Düsseldorf.