In between trips on the road, the Volkswagen California is a versatile van. At weekends and on holidays, meanwhile, it transforms itself into an adventure-mobile with pop-up roof.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has taken this configuration of everyday vehicle cum camper van and both remixed and refined it for the anniversary. The California 30 Years follows in the tradition of earlier special models such as the California Freestyle (2002), California NoLimit (2007) and California Generation (2013), which have all since become cherished collectors’ items of lasting value.
The California 30 Years has the same potential. Each of the 999 produced will carry on its exterior two bespoke badges, imprinted on which will be the production serial number.
Externally, the California 30 Years features a pop-up roof in the contrasting colours of Metallic Reflex Silver or Metallic Indium Grey. The wing mirror housings are in the same shade, while the B-pillars are in gloss black. The additional features (compared to the California Coast) also include high-sheen 17-inch Cascavel alloy wheels in Silver or Anthracite.
On the inside, the limited edition is individualised by the new Bright Wood deecor for the kitchen units and cupboards. Standard features include the Camper interior lighting concept with LED lamps in the pop-up roof, tailgate and kitchen units. Integrated in the rear of the vehicle is a connection for an outside shower. Auxiliary heating, fitted as standard, makes camping in spring and autumn more comfortable. Additionally available as an option is double-glazing for the passenger compartment.
Further customisation of the California 30 is possible, if desired, via the optional Drive Assist and Tour add-on packs. The Tour pack includes an extra comfort mattress (makes the bed even more comfortable), a magnetic torch (charged via a base station next to the front passenger seat) and a detachable tow hook.