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The Volkswagen Crafter concept vehicle, based on medium wheelbase and fixed roof superstructure, transfers the qualities of the California to a large motorhome.

14 Aug 2017 | International News : U.K.

The Volkswagen California, with its rich heritage from the Bulli, serves as the archetypal motorhome. It has won the hearts and minds of thousands, with a well thought out and highly flexible interior. Now, the new and bigger Crafter with its large number of driver assistance systems, comfortable handling and low fuel consumption offers a unique opportunity to transfer the qualities of the California to the next size up. The California XXL concept vehicle now being presented by the Hannover-based manufacturer is a fully-grown variant of the motoring globetrotter.

The innovative vehicle body and interior layout creates lots of space inside the California XXL, including for a comfortable bed of around 2m in length. In addition, a screened-off, spacious living area allows great freedom of movement. A bench seat and the front seats, which can be rotated 180 degrees, provide plenty of room. Purpose-built and designed as in the California are the kitchen with twin-hob cooker and fridge, sink and extendable work surface. Thanks to the large dimensions of the California XXL, a cleverly devised wet room with shower and water closet adds comfort and convenience.

Despite its size (at 2.9m high) the sophisticated aerodynamics of the California XXL, including special indentations in the redesigned high roof, ensure that the drag coefficient remains within the favourable range of a conventional Crafter. Further information on the new California XXL concept vehicle will follow at its world premiere at the 'Caravan Salon Dusseldorf' from 26th August to 3rd September 2017.
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