New VW T6-Based California Camper Van Unveiled

Following the world debut of the sixth-generation Transporter in April, VW has now unveiled the California camper version.

Available in three equipment lines (Beach, Coast and Ocean), the VW California can already be ordered in Germany, where prices start from €41,429.85 ($46,682) for the California Beach with the 85PS (83hp) TDI engine.

The base model offers up to 7 seats and up to five beds and is equipped as standard with a manual pop-up top and two different layouts (2-deck seat with storage compartment or folding 3-seater bench with multiflex board).

Other features include a removable picnic table in the sliding door, folding chairs in the tailgate and integrated blinds for the front seats.

The California Coast has up to five seats and adds a furniture line of aluminum with light wood decor. There’s a kitchen with stainless steel sink, 42-liter (1.48 cu-ft) cool box and two burner gas stove with piezo ignition. Finally, the California Ocean adds auxiliary heating, Climatronic, double glazing and electro-hydraulically operated pop-up roof with dimmable LED lighting.

All VW California models get a folding double bed in the cabin, a folding couch seat in the rear and another double bed in the pop-up roof, which means five people can sleep comfortably aboard.

The camper van is available with latest generation of diesel engines offered in the Transporter, with outputs ranging from 85PS (83hp) to 204PS (201hp). VW says the new California is on average 15 percent more economical than the previous generation model thanks to the standard BlueMotion Technology with engine start-stop.

The lineup will be completed this fall with two new petrol engines with 150PS (148hp) and 204PS (201hp), as well as DSG and 4Motion availability.


  • Six Thousand Times

    Shouldn’t it be a Westfalia?

  • …and it’s coming to the US when????

  • yokosuka finegold

    i want the petrol engine
    (and i’m gonna get him)

  • AAS

    I am interested in buying the VW T6 camper on a long wheelbase chasis. I live in Europe half time, where I will register it. I know there are quite a few such campers in England, but I haven’t been able to find one in Europe

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