Two years after the launch of the California T6, Volkswagen plays with the idea of a Crafter-based “California XXL.” The Crafter doesn’t have the history of the Transporter, and frankly we find it rather ugly, but it does have one major advantage: size, something that’s always invaluable when trying to shove an efficiency apartment into a motor vehicle.
Volkswagen has put that extra size to work with a wet bath with shower, fold-up sink and toilet, an amenity not found in the Transporter-based California. It has also built out a kitchen with plenty of countertop and cabinetry around the dual-burner stove, refrigerator and sink.
The California XXL thanks to its size affords a bed of around 2 metres long, features a screened-off living area for privacy. The bench seat can be rotated 180 degrees. “Typically designed for the purpose and practically thought out 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 WC facilitates added comfort,” Volkswagen said.