Photo of two VW Californias parked on a beach with their roof units deployed.

The new California

Travel mobility, redefined: the new California

The California. The world's most successful campervan from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is a symbol of both freedom of life on the road and everyday functionality. The new California sets out to continue this legacy. A new interior concept with new functionality: the new California is a campervan fit for every adventure, while offering plenty of practical features for day-to-day life.

The new California will be available to order in late summer 2024. UK pricing and specification have not been confirmed yet. Sign up for updates today.

Photo of a VW California parked on a beach with its roof unit and awning deployed.

3-room concept with summer kitchen

The new California comes with two sliding side doors as standard, making the campervan more flexible for everyday life. The sliding door on the driver's side ensures comfortable and easy entry and exit. The second sliding door, on the passenger side, together with the completely redesigned kitchen and an external folding table, enables greater versatility for cooking and outdoor eating. The kitchen has a gas hob and sink, located directly by the sliding door. The fridge is accessible from the inside and outside, and is protected from the weather with the optional awning. With this second sliding door, the new California offers a three-zone concept for camp sites.

Interior photo of the VW California.

Highly flexible seating

More spacious camping is a given in the new California. Instead of a manual handbrake, the electric parking brake allows for extra space between the driver's and front passenger's seats (both adjustable in rotation and height). There is plenty of space behind the driver's seat and the two easily interchangeable individual seats in the rear passenger compartment provide more space for long objects, such as surfboards. They also offer more flexibility and greater comfort, thanks to the sleeping function and integrated drawers.

Interior photo of the VW California cockpit.

Smart camping

Digital features and intelligent assistance systems: in the new California, practicality is standard. The climate control in the passenger area, heating of the interior via the auxiliary heater, control of the ambient light (all around roof lining), and much more can be accessed via three touchpoints: the California App, new in-car App and new camper control unit on the C-pillar with 12.7 cm (5-inch) portrait touch display.

More freedom in everyday life too

The new California not only sets new standards when it comes to camping; it also offers smart innovations for everyday life. The sliding doors on the driver's and passenger's side not only provide a safer entry and exit, but also make everyday life easier. Having to walk around the car with your shopping? Not anymore. Loading the fridge from the outside? No problem. Lighter, individual seats in the rear passenger compartment can quickly and easily be moved or removed to accommodate larger items – especially useful for those looking to quickly switch from mobile office mode to leisure.

Photo showing a parked California against a countryside backdrop.
World Premiere

Celebrating the world
premiere of the new California – watch it here

World Premiere

Celebrating the world
premiere of the new California – watch it here

Image showing a blue promotional graphic for the 2024 California premiere event.

The new California was revealed on the 7th of May. You can still be part of it. Click below to watch on YouTube.

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