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California 6.1

2 adults, 2 children

Where will you go next?

Whether at home or away, the California 6.1 is the ideal travel and leisure camper van to make you feel right at home anywhere. Experience the efficient engines, high-quality interior fittings, modern infotainment and driver assistance systems as well as the innovative mobile online services.

Choose your California

Discover the features and pricing across the entire California 6.1 range. Simply select your preferred trims by clicking ‘Add to comparison’ and see all of their standard features and optional extras at a glance. Once you’ve decided on the California 6.1 you’d like to take a closer look at, click ‘Build your own’ to get started.

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60 years in the making

The movement that began with the Volkswagen camper van – a rolling symbol for independence and freedom – now brings you a true home on four wheels in the California 6.1. There is no better way to add to the success of a legend. And no better way to express your attitude to life.

Elevated roof

The California 6.1 offers comfort in a small space. You can set up the elevating roof of the California 6.1 in just a few easy steps at your holiday destination or stopover. The expanding roof gives you extra space to move around in the passenger compartment. Setting up the elevating roof is easy in the California Ocean as it’s operated electrically. As night falls, you can transform the camper van into your own comfortable bedroom to sleep four.

California elevated roof sleeping area
Young girl playing with family in VW California kitchen

Fully fitted kitchen

Prepare a tasty meal anywhere, any time. A kitchen on wheels: the California 6.1 Coast and Ocean offers you a fully fitted kitchen with a cool box, sink and stove kitchen unit. The mini-kitchen in California 6.1 Beach Camper can help you prepare basic meals and is easily stowed when travelling. Plus there’s a camping table and chairs which can be set up outside or stowed neatly away to save space when not being used.

Explore the comfort, innovation and technology of the California 6.1 in our walkaround video.


More comfort, more connectivity

The California 6.1 makes your journey as comfortable as possible with intelligent mobile online services and next-generation infotainment systems. The new infotainment systems are fully touchscreen and feature redesigned graphics, as well as an integrated SIM card as standard that offers a range of online functions and services.

The Volkswagen Digital Cockpit is a customisable, full colour digital 10.25" gauge cluster that lets the driver change views to display the most relevant information:

  • Classical view showing the speedometer and rev counter dials in a traditional format
  • Digital view without dials - vehicle speed and key information is displayed in text format
  • Digital view with additional information - as above but with additional vehicle and trip information displayed
  • Comes as standard on the California 6.1 Ocean

Constant online connectivity

All-new across the California 6.1 range, the integrated SIM card (eSIM) comes as standard with the new infotainment systems. The eSIM opens up a range of online-based functions and services to California 6.1 owners.

For example, following an accident, eCall automatically send the vehicle location to an emergency response centre and establishes a voice connection. If the driver doesn't respond, eCall automatically informs the emergency services. Internet connectivity also lets the California 6.1 access the new 'We Connect' world of mobile online service (MOS).

Your second pair of eyes

The California 6.1 has practical driver assistance and safety systems to support you in critical situations, when you're parking or changing lanes and much more.

Front Assist with City Emergency Braking

Upgraded for the T6.1, Front Assist with City Emergency Braking warns the driver of impending collisions and, if necessary, will autonomously apply the brakes. On the T6.1, it even responds to potential roadside hazards such as cyclists and pedestrians. This system helps keep drivers and cargo safe, as well as reducing the risk of accidents and subsequent costs through damage repair and downtime.

Always there for you

Be prepared for almost anything with the safety systems in the California 6.1. The driving systems can safely intervene, helping to reduce the risk of accidents on the road.

Reviews and awards

Don’t just take our word for it, read the latest California panel van reviews and awards below.

The Caravan and Motorhome Club awarded the Volkswagen California five stars in the Motorhome and Campervan Design Awards Buyers Guide for 2021. An indpendent, expert panel carried out a full review of the California 6.1 from technical specification, design and use of space, resulting in California finisihing in top position in the Campervan class. The panel of judges praised the California 6.1 for its premium comfort, state-of-the art connectivity, and extensive driver assistance technology.

Plenty of space for your free time 

Plenty of space for your free time 

Perfectly built for trips to the seaside or a drive into the country, the California 6.1 Beach is a true all-round camper. Compact but with plenty of space to relax, it comes with lots of room for the family, and agile performance on the road.

Alloy wheels pictured not available in the UK.

Brochure and pricing

California 6.1 price list

California 6.1 offers

Brochure and pricing

Explore different finance options

With our easy-to-use finance calculator you can explore our wide range of finance offers. We have options available for all our vehicles on multiple finance products for both lease and purchase. Please note that stock vehicle offers are not shown in the Finance Calculator.


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Find accessories for your California 6.1

We offer a huge selection of accessories across the entire California 6.1 range. All of our accessories are supplied, verified and fitted by knowledgeable experts and most come with a two-year warranty. Click below to take a closer look.

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