• California

Meet the modern day Kombi.

Sleeping for four. Pop top roof. Compact size. You could say not much’s changed since the 70s. But it has (man). We’ve added all the creature comforts you’d expect in a modern motorhome, like a fully fitted kitchen, cozy beds, masses of storage and premium finishing. So go on, say goodbye to hippy-ness and hello happiness.


Watch the California come to life.

With the new generation California, we’ve added all the creature comforts you’d expect in a modern day motorhome, all completed in premium finishes of course. Watch this beautiful motorhome come to life in this behind the scene video.

Your home from home.

As you’d expect, the Ocean includes everything you’ll need - stainless steel sink, two-burner stove, temperature controlled cool/warm box, on-board fresh and waste water tanks, gas storage compartment, electric hook-up, four-berth accommodation, masses of storage and the all important pop-up roof that’s been a hallmark of Volkswagen campers down the ages. What’s more, everything fits together snugly, so there are no annoying rattles or squeaks while you’re on the move.

California home away from home

California helping the miles fly by

Helping the miles fly by.

With an interior that’s almost too comfortable to leave, the new California offers an ergonomic, highly-specified space with quality finishing and an exclusive atmosphere. What’s more, we’ve taken things a step further by introducing a new range of stylish and innovative radio and infotainment systems including App-Connect, navigation and voice recognition all on a 6.33-inch touch screen with 8 speakers to help the miles fly by.

Set up beds in seconds.

After a long day exploring, there’s nothing better than returning to your new California to take things easy. The California Ocean's interior transforms to sleep four adults quickly and easily. The rear bench folds down to create a double bed. Lifting the roof reveals a second spacious sleeping berth.

California set up beds in seconds

California a camper van that feels like a car

A camper van that feels like a car.

The California Ocean is the camper van that feels like a car. It comes with all the features that make it perfect for every journey. Innovative features such as Electronic Stability Control with brake assistant, Hill Descent Control, Lane change assistant “side assist” and Mechanical differential lock help all help retain traction, optimum handling and aid steering response when encountering those challenging surface conditions.

Engine technology & off-road capability.

The California is equipped with a 2.0L Bi-Turbo 132kW/400Nm engine offering combined fuel consumption from only 8.8L/100km. The 7-speed DSG gearbox allows for fully automatic gear changing with no interruption in power flow. Its 4MOTION permanent all-wheel drive, coupled with the DSG gearbox, distributes the torque between the front and rear axle to all four wheels as needed. The result: perfect hold on the road, no matter what the surface.

California engine

Stay Connected.

With App-Connect you can get the things you love on your phone now on the California Ocean. Through Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ selected apps from your compatible smartphone will now show up on your in-car touchscreen for easy display and use.

How to…California

Have you ever wondered how easy the California is to set up? Here are some quick videos that show you how to fold the rear bench bed, open the side awning and camping table, use the swivel chairs, bench and table as well as pop up the roof. Simple.

California Ocean Specifications

California Ocean

2.0l TDI 400Nm 4MOTION 

Max output
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Combined fuel cons.


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Service & Care

New Car Warranties

The Volkswagen Vehicle Care Programme is designed to reduce the worry of owning a new vehicle, which is why Volkswagen stands by the California with the following warranties; 3 year /100,000 kilometre warranty, 3 year Volkswagen Roadside Assistance, 12 year Anti-corrosion warranty. These are all included in the purchase of your new Volkswagen.

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3 Year Scheduled Service Plans

Regular servicing of your Volkswagen will extend the vehicle’s life, maximise performance and safety, and increase re-sale value. A Volkswagen Scheduled Service Plan allows you to purchase your service in advance, locking in your costs and protecting you from rising future costs. It also means your vehicle is serviced by certified and trained Volkswagen technicians using genuine parts and materials which come with a 2 year factory backed warranty.

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Parts and Accessories

At Volkswagen, our genuine parts are created during the vehicle development and are therefore matched optimally to each and every model. Their quality and functionality reaches the highest of standards across the whole range through hours of testing and endless research and development to ensure quality is continually improved.

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California Experience

Talk to our team and take the California for a drive today.