Volkswagen California XXL Concept is a two-tone motorhome with all the essentials for a make-shift living room
Volkswagen has revealed images of the California XXL concept before it makes debut in Düsseldorf in a short while. It is a pound-for-pound motorhome based on the Crafter, which is the largest 3 to 5 tonne van sold by VW Commercial Vehicles. It comes featuring a huge sky light with extendable roof.
The two-tone motorhome is taller than the regular version. In order to counter the aerodynamic effects due to its tallness, the German auto major has used special indentations on the roof for ensuring the drag coefficient remains within the favorable range of a conventional Crafter.
As for the interior, Volkswagen has equipped a rear bench with 180 degrees of rotation and front seats. The former helps in making the motorhome a desirable living room when needed. Volkswagen engineers have been cautious about the space offered inside because the California XXL concept needs to be a sophisticated living area as well.
It is said to have a comfortable bed measuring two metres long. As, the motorhome serves as a make-shift living area, Volkswagen has put more thought into making the kitchen larger. It features a sink, a refrigerator and a two-burner stove for cooking purposes.
With extendable work area, the kitchen also has storage spaces for the utensils and other necessary items. Another interesting feature is what Volkswagen calls the “wet room”. It has an integrated toilet and a shower but it certainly lacks space. However, the bathroom sink can be folded to avail extra space.
VW launched the new version of the Crafter earlier this year in the UK and it has different configurations suiting various needs. All trims of the full-sized van are powered by a 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine available in four states of tune: 102 PS, 122 PS, 140 PS and 177 PS. Buyers can choose between front-, rear- or all-wheel-drive configuration while a manual or an automatic transmission can be specified as well.