Volkswagen has released a teaser sketch (pictured below) of its new Crafter-based camper van, confirming that it will base a new production model on the 2017 California XXL concept vehicle.
Set to be presented at the 2018 Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf in August, the camper will boast a high roof, a sleeping area in the back and even a bathroom. It will be offered with single- or two-tone paintwork.
Inside, VW promises that the new model will feature “bright colours and practical solutions”, adding that the shower-equipped bathroom, the kitchen units and the sleeping area integrated in the back have been “systematically thought through”. The Wolfsburg-based automaker says the new model can be thought of as the California’s "big brother".
As a reminder, the California XXL concept (pictured above) measures 5 986 mm long, although VW has extended the superstructure above the tornado line (the height of the door handles) to the rear, thus making room for what it describes as “an enormous bed”.
So, from the height of that tornado line upwards, the concept boasts an overall length of 6 238 mm. Inside, the standing height comes in at 2 200 mm, plus there’s an alcove located right above the cab, “specially designed for children and young passengers”.
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