Kombi’s big brother eyes spring arrival
Volkswagen is bringing the Grand California – described as the “Kombi’s bigger brother” – to the local market from spring.
The latest addition to the range from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles boasts a spacious interior and “cutting-edge technology” to “expand upon previous generations of carefree camper van adventure”.
The 680 model offers a queen-size bed and is described as the perfect escape for two, while a loft bed and panoramic sky roof in the 600 model makes it suitable for families.
Both versions feature four-wheel drive as standard and a 2-litre TDI diesel engine generating 130kW/410Nm. The vehicles also have a 110-litre freshwater tank and multimedia living room connectivity.
Based on the Crafter platform, the Grand California also has 360-degree parking sensors, front assist lane keeping and adaptive cruise control as standard.
Kevin Richards, general manager of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, says: “If those memories on the road in a Kombi during the ’70s are still making you smile then the Grand California is the vehicle for you. Take the iconic two-tone paint finish, a more sophisticated interior and you have got an adventure that awaits, just a slightly more grown-up version.
“Having 4WD as standard across the range means you can really explore the far-flung places that most motorhomes simply can’t get to.”
Pricing for the Grand California starts at $159,000.