Volkswagen California 2.0 TDI Beach 150 5dr DSG Diesel Estate

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Fuel: Diesel

Body: Estate
Trans: Automatic

Intermittent windscreen wipers, ABS/EBD, Bluetooth handsfree set, Power steering (steering wheel adjustable in height and reach), Trip computer, 6 speakers, Roof rails, Range adjustable headlights, Independent rear heating controls...

MPG

Insurance groups range from 1 to 50 and dictates the cost of the vehicles insurance. The higher the group, the higher the insurance will be for the vehicle.

Insurance Group

BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.

Performance (BHP)

CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.

CO2 (g/km)

The total number of seats in the vehicle.

Number Of Seats

Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £310 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.

Road Tax

Ten Second Review

It's rather difficult to know what to compare this Volkswagen California model to. Since you can effectively live in it, you can't put it alongside conventional MPVs (and anyway, it only has four seats). Yet it's far more car-orientated (to drive and to look at) than a normal motorhome, a decent example of which would cost you much more. Quite simply, it's unique.

Background

In one sense, Volkswagen's California is a converted van with windows and a few beds in it. In another though, this vehicle could be seen as the key to a whole new life. Let us explain. Let's say you've retired: there are only two of you and you want to travel around the UK and Europe. You don't want the continual cost of having to fork out for accommodation. But neither do you want anything as large, clunky and pricey to run as a fully-fledged motorhome. You definitely aren't a caravanning sort of person either. If I've described you, then this is your vehicle. It's car-like for when you just need an MPV. And motorhome-like for when you're travelling. An ideal combination? Let's see.

Driving Experience

The engine range includes both diesel and petrol options, along with DSG and 4MOTION four-wheel-drive derivatives. Power outputs for UK models range from 102PS for the entry-level 2.0-litre TDI engine you get on 'Beach' models up to 204PS for the 2.0-litre TSI petrol unit available on plusher 'Ocean' variants. As with the Volkswagen Caravelle big MPV model this California is based upon, the cab area up-front is nicely constructed. It features a dash mounted gear stick plumbed into the centre console that frees-up floorspace for better walk-through access to the rear. This configuration shaves vital seconds off the time it takes a parent in the passenger seat to reach the back bench and apprehend a wayward child before they can 'make-over' their brother or sister with a felt-tip pen. The driving position and steering wheel are infinitely adjustable. So much so that, from Kylie Minogue to Giant Haystacks, virtually anyone's optimum driving position is attainable - it's just a matter of finding it. There are armrests on each chair too, along with supportive cushioning and fetching two-tone fabric. When stationary, you turn around the front two chairs to face the two in the rear.

Design and Build

Externally, the California looks like the van with windows that it actually is, the chassis platform also forming the basis for Volkswagen's Transporter T6 panel van and Caravelle people carrier. Inside, California buyers get full central heating - or more specifically a fresh air system with manual air con, a separate timing switch-operated domestic heater for when you're parked up and even a remote radio control for the whole system. Plus there's split-level accommodation comprising of a fold-out double bed downstairs and (once you've opened the electrically elevated section) a bigger double in the roof. For mealtimes, there's a gas cooker with stainless steel sink and drainer and, naturally, alongside the cupboards and ample storage, a fridge. There are also great views all round (particularly if you pull up for the night in the Highlands). Other features include a revised infotainment system, a folding dining table, two folding chairs (stored neatly in the tailgate), a clothes cupboard, blackout blinds and smart draw curtains. Most owners will also specify the extra cost roll-out awning too. Downsides? Well, the ceiling is rather low and the kind of older people being targeted by Volkswagen for this car will struggle to reach the roof-mounted bed. Younger families meanwhile, will need more than four seats.

Market and Model

Most versions of this California model sell from just under £38,000 to just under £55,000 - so it's not cheap. But then hey, you could live in it - for short periods anyway. Available in two forms - 'Beach' and 'Ocean', the California can sleep four occupants courtesy of its acclaimed pop-up roof (electro-hydraulic on Ocean models) that neatly integrates a 1.2m x 2m double bed. Ocean models also feature a fully-equipped kitchen, complete with 42-litre refrigerator, twin-burner hob and stainless steel sink unit. Ocean models also gain a dimmable LED lighting system for the pop-up roof and tailgate and a clever multi-functional holder for the rear compartment that incorporates a cup, ashtray and towel holder all in one. Driver and passenger safety is another area where the California comes fit for purpose. Features include a Driver Alert System, Brake Assist and an Automatic Post-Collision Braking System. Finally, Volkswagen's Automatic Post-Collision Braking System triggers braking after a collision, with the aim of preventing secondary collisions. After a short delay, the vehicle begins a phased braking action down to 6mph, during which the driver can take control at any time.

Cost of Ownership

Volkswagen claims that the engines fitted to this T6 generation California model are up to 15% cleaner and more frugal than those fitted to the previous version of this vehicle. Owners of the diesel variants should expect to average over 30mpg on a regular basis.

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Key Standard Features*

  • Composition colour DAB+ radio system with 5" touch screen
  • Solid - Candy white
  • Solid - Cherry red
  • Two remote control folding keys
  • 2 seater bench/bed - Movable and foldable into bed for two persons
  • 3 seater bench - movable with reclining seat mechanism, multi flex board with padding and with three drawers
  • Manual sliding side door - driver's side
  • Awning black rail with tent adapter
  • Solid paint
  • Seat trim covers in kutamo fabric upholstery
  • Seat trim covers in pillion fabric upholstery
  • Centre console
  • Bed extension with sleeping mat
  • Fixed front and rear side windows in load/passenger compartment on driver side
  • Front assist with city emergency braking without adaptive cruise control (ACC)
  • Electrically adjustable and heated wing mirrors
  • Daytime running lights
  • Kutamo fabric seat trim covers - Titanium black/moon rock grey and upper dashboard, lower dashboard and floor covering in titanium black
  • Pillion fabric seat trim covers - Moon rock grey and upper dashboard in titanium black, lower dashboard and floor covering in moonrock grey
  • Climatic semi automatic cab air conditioning with manually controlled passenger compartment heating system
  • 16" Clayton alloy wheels
  • Tyre mobility kit in lieu of spare wheel Includes 12V compressor and tyre sealant
  • Full size steel spare wheel
Specification
Body Glass
Intermittent windscreen wipers
Heated rear windows with wash wipe
Glazed tailgate
Heat insulating glass in cab and load/passenger compartment
Sliding window in front and fixed window in rear in load/passenger compartment on passengers side
Brakes
ABS/EBD
EDL
ESP
Brake assist
Hill hold control
Communication
Bluetooth handsfree set
Driver Aids
Power steering (steering wheel adjustable in height and reach)
Driver Information
Trip computer
Rev counter
Service interval indicator
Digital clock
External temperature gauge
Coolant temperature indicator
Multifunction display plus
Entertainment
6 speakers
USB interface
Auxiliary input socket
Exterior Body Features
Roof rails
Body colour bumpers
Body colour side mouldings
Body colour painted aluminium manually operated pop-up roof with two side windows in bellows and alpine Grey canvas
Exterior Lights
Range adjustable headlights
Heating/Cooling/Ventilation
Independent rear heating controls
Fresh air intake system with activated charcoal canister
Interior Features
Front grab handles
Load restraint lashing eyes
Front door pockets with bottle holders
Storage net on lower dash passenger side
Interior illuminated entry steps
230V socket
Camping table with two folding chairs
Interior Lights
Adjustable dashboard illumination
Packs
Smokers pack - California
Safety
Two tone horn
Driver/front passenger seatbelt tensioners
Child proof door locks
Door open warning
Tyre pressure warning
Passenger airbag deactivation system
Driver seatbelt warning indicator
Driver/Front Passenger airbags
Front side airbags with curtain airbags
Seats
Driver + passenger lumbar support
Head restraints for all seats
Swivelling front seats
Front seat backrest storage nets
ISOFIX Top Tethers and Lower Anchor Points
Armrest for driver and single front passenger seats
Security
Locking wheel nuts
Electronic immobiliser
Lockable tailgate
Vanity Mirrors
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Wheels
Wheel covers
Options
Entertainment
Composition colour DAB+ radio system with 5" touch screenStandard
Composition Media DAB+ radio system with 6.33" touch screen£462.00
Wheels
All weather tyres£150.00
Winter Tyres£150.00
Packs
Lights and vision pack - California£270.00
Comfort dashboard pack - California£1,380.00
Paint - Metallic
Metallic - Acapulco blue£696.00
Metallic - Chestnut brown£696.00
Metallic - Indium grey£696.00
Metallic - Mojave beige£696.00
Metallic - Reflex silver£696.00
Metallic - Bamboo garden green£696.00
Metallic - Startlight blue£696.00
Paint - Solid
Solid - Candy whiteStandard
Solid - Cherry redStandard
Driver Convenience
Power latching for tailgate£132.00
Security
Two remote control folding keysStandard
Four remote control folding keys£108.00
Seats
Heated driver and front passenger seats£318.00
2 seater bench/bed - Movable and foldable into bed for two personsStandard
3 seater bench - movable with reclining seat mechanism, multi flex board with padding and with three drawersStandard
2 swivel seats with longitudinal adjustment on rail system in 2nd row£810.00
1 swivel seat with longitudinal adjustment on rail system in 2nd row£402.00
Exterior Body Features
Special solid paint£294.00
Front and rear mud flaps£144.00
Awning housing and rail in black£462.00
Awning housing and rail in silver£642.00
Pearl effect paint£696.00
Power latching for driver side sliding door£138.00
Mother of pearl special paint£1,176.00
Manual sliding side door - driver's sideStandard
Metallic paint£696.00
Two tone paint£2,562.00
Awning black rail with tent adapterStandard
Solid paintStandard
Interior Features
Bed extension with comfort sleeping mat£276.00
Magnetic flashlight£84.00
Seat trim covers in alcantara upholstery£1,098.00
Cooling/warming box 32 litre£300.00
Seat trim covers in kutamo fabric upholsteryStandard
Leather multi function steering wheel and gearknob with radio and telephone controls£378.00
Seat trim covers in pillion fabric upholsteryStandard
Centre consoleStandard
Bed extension with sleeping matStandard
Body Glass
Sliding window in front and fixed window in rear in load/passenger compartment on driver side£210.00
Privacy glass in load/passenger compartment with heat insulating glass in cab£306.00
Electric side sliding door in driver side£444.00
Heated front windscreen£438.00
Fixed front and rear side windows in load/passenger compartment on driver sideStandard
Brakes
Front assist with city emergency braking without adaptive cruise control (ACC)Standard
Driver Information
Discover media navigation system£948.00
Voice control and digital voice enhancement (DVE)£312.00
Driver Aids
Front and rear parking sensors£486.00
Front and rear parking sensors with rear parking camera£702.00
Cruise control with side scan£594.00
Cruise control£246.00
Adaptive cruise control including front assist and city emergency braking (Max speed 99mph)£402.00
Communication
AppConnect£168.00
Driving Mirrors
Electrically adjustable and heated wing mirrorsStandard
Electrically adjustable, heated and folding wing mirrors£138.00
Interior Lights
Interior light concept for camper with comfort in passenger compartment£282.00
Exterior Lights
Daytime running lightsStandard
High beam assist£150.00
Headlight washer system with heated front washer nozzles and washer fluid level indicator£246.00
LED headlights with LED daytime running lights and tailgate with red LED tail lights£1,782.00
Front fog lights with cornering light£366.00
Paint - Pearlescent
Pearl - Deep black£696.00
Paint - Special
Special paint - Oryx white£1,176.00
Special solid - Grape yellow£294.00
Paint - Two Tone
Two tone - Candy white/Cherry red£2,562.00
Two tone - Candy white/Bamboo garden£2,562.00
Two tone - Candy white/Indium grey£2,562.00
Two tone - Candy white/Mojave beige£2,562.00
Two tone - Candy white/Starlight blue£2,562.00
Two tone - Indium grey/Deep black pearl£2,562.00
Towing
Fixed towbar includes trailer stabilisation£528.00
Towbar preparation includes trailer stabilisation£240.00
Removable/lockable towbar includes trailer stabilisation£660.00
Trim - Cloth
Kutamo fabric seat trim covers - Titanium black/moon rock grey and upper dashboard, lower dashboard and floor covering in titanium blackStandard
Pillion fabric seat trim covers - Moon rock grey and upper dashboard in titanium black, lower dashboard and floor covering in moonrock greyStandard
Trim - Alcantara Suede
Alcantara seat trim covers - Moon rock grey and upper dashboard in titanium black, lower dashboard and floor covering in moonrock grey£1,098.00
Heating/Cooling/Ventilation
Programmable parking heater, air with radio remote control and auxiliary heater (coolant)£1,950.00
Climatronic 3 zone air conditioning with 2nd evaporator, auxiliary heater, air conditioned headliner and additional passenger control£852.00
Climatic semi automatic cab air conditioning with manually controlled passenger compartment heating systemStandard
Wheels - Alloy
17" Cascavel anthracite diamond turned surface alloy wheels£1,182.00
17" Cascavel black diamond turned surface alloy wheels£1,182.00
16" Clayton alloy wheelsStandard
Wheels - Spare
Tyre mobility kit in lieu of spare wheel Includes 12V compressor and tyre sealantStandard
Full size steel spare wheelStandard
Performance
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)14.5
Engine Power - BHP150
Engine Power - KW110
Engine Power - PS
Top Speed110

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