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Volkswagen California Camper Van

The next iteration of Volkswagen’s iconic California camper van is undergoing tests. This model is founded on the gas-driven Multivan, available in markets outside the United States.

Although the new California will not be available for sale in the U.S., some features might find their way into a similar ID.California. This new design is being developed using the platform of the ID.Buzz electric van, which is set to initiate sales in the U.S. in the following year as a 2025 model.

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Scheduled to commence production next year in Hanover, Germany, the prototype of the California van has been spotted.

A concept that previews the camper van will be revealed later this week at a caravan exhibition in Düsseldorf, Germany. This concept will include unique features such as a tablet screen that allows control of many of the van’s camping-oriented functions.

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The prototype prominently showcases a pop-up roof, a classic trait of VW’s California vans. The vehicle’s stretched body, a feature borrowed from the Multivan, is measured at 203.7 inches in length.

Though the interior remains unseen, the California vans are renowned for providing all the necessities for prolonged camping experiences. Alongside the roof, they are equipped with essential utilities like a cooker, refrigerator, and two beds, each sufficient for two people.

Historically, the California model was constructed on the foundation of VW’s mid-size T-series of vans, tracing back to the original Microbus. In recent times, Volkswagen has also introduced California versions of its smaller Caddy van and the larger Crafter van, with the latter being named the Grand California. The upcoming inclusion of ID.Buzz to this lineup is fitting, as it represents the spiritual successor to the original Microbus, or the first in the T-Series vans.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Volkswagen California Camper Van

What is the 2024 Volkswagen California camper van based on?

The 2024 Volkswagen California camper van is based on its gas-powered Multivan sold overseas. It is currently being tested and a prototype has been spotted.

When is the new California van scheduled to enter production?

The California van in prototype form is scheduled to enter production next year at a plant in Hanover, Germany.

Will the 2024 Volkswagen California camper van be available in the U.S.?

No, the 2024 Volkswagen California camper van will not be sold in the U.S., but some of its features may end up on a similar ID.California being developed on the basis of the ID.Buzz electric van.

What are some typical features of the California vans?

California vans typically feature a pop-up roof and are equipped with items like a cooker and fridge, and a pair of beds each big enough for two, providing everything needed for an extended stay at a camping site.

Where will the concept of the new California van be unveiled?

A concept previewing the California van will be unveiled later this week at a caravan show in Düsseldorf, Germany.

How is the ID.Buzz connected to the California vans?

The ID.Buzz is the spiritual successor to the original Microbus, the first of the T-Series vans. It will soon join the list of California versions, aligning with the legacy of the T-Series vans.

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5 comments

CarEnthusiast99 August 23, 2023 - 8:31 pm

This sounds like a dream van for campers, especially the pop-up roof and the inbuilt cooker & fridge. Would love to see it in the US too.

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RoadTripper August 24, 2023 - 2:16 am

i’ve always been a fan of the California vans, and this one seems no exception. The stretched body and additional features, can’t wait to get more details.

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SarahM August 24, 2023 - 4:40 am

How cool is that, a tablet screen for controlling camping features! But what if the tablet malfunctions, would be good to have some manual controls.

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JohnDoe123 August 24, 2023 - 8:36 am

I cant wait to see this van in action. My dad used to own the original Microbus, brings back memories!

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ElectricVehicleFan August 24, 2023 - 9:25 am

I’m more interested in the ID.Buzz, electric is the future, VW seems to be pushing in the right direction finally.

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