Volkswagen will exhibit a prolongation chronicle of a California XXL during a 2018 Caravan Salon in Dusseldorf on 24 August. It reliable a news alongside a array of divulgence sketches, that any advise a outpost will sojourn mostly loyal to final year’s Crafter-based concept.
Simply called ‘California XXL’ for now, a extra-large camper outpost takes impulse from a strange Bulli camper, nonetheless during scarcely six-metres prolonged and tighten to 3 metres tall, it dwarfs a 1960s ancestor. As a result, it’s distant bigger than a customary California, that is formed on a smaller T6 Transporter van. The XXL takes a framework from a medium-wheelbase Crafter van, yet a lifted roof means it’s easy to mount honest inside, while there’s room for a double bed in a back. Another alcove above a cab creates room for kids to nap and play, while a full breathtaking potion roof creates a splendid and ethereal interior.
But there’s distant some-more to a California XXL than only room for a vast bed or two. It has under-floor heating, a bed can be exhilarated and cooled, there’s a retractable soppy room-style shower, chemical toilet, full kitchen with hob, penetrate and fridges, and a vital and dining area. Much of a record on house can be tranquil around a special inscription controller or even a dedicated California XXL App. This includes controls for a ambient lighting (seven modes), song and opening and shutting of a breathtaking roof.
Twin reversing cameras during opposite heights boost a driver’s perspective of his surroundings. The Crafter’s apartment of cutting-edge reserve tech is also benefaction on a judgment version, with adaptive journey control, line gripping and blind mark support all included. The XXL also has room for cruise chairs located in storage on a outward of a van, while a vast Weber griddle grill can also be propitious in a outmost storage. The prolongation chronicle is expected to lift over many of these facilities wholesale.
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Volkswagen has reliable a California XXL will be accessible with a choice of singular or two-tone paint options. Inside buyers will get a choice of “bright colours and unsentimental solutions” – yet specifics haven’t been revealed.
Under a skin, a California XXL judgment facilities a 2.0 TDI 177PS chronicle of a Crafter’s diesel engine, while it also gets 4MOTION four-wheel expostulate and pneumatic suspension. The latter can be lifted or lowered to put a XXL turn on a campsite but a need of wedging a wheels into place. VW hasn’t reliable engine choices for a prolongation version.
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