Welcome to an icon. While tens of thousands of us can only dream of life with a VW camper, this is the top-of-the-tree, definitive model that only a few hundred will be fortunate enough to purchase this year. It’s the California SE and it’s the only campervan that’s made by Volkswagen itself. All others come via specialist converters, but that’s a whole different story.
Here, it’s all about the SE version of the California (although there is also the lesser spec’d California Beach) and it should comes as no surprise to see it’s a standard VW camper layout – furniture unit along the side, rear bench seat/double bed, elevating roof incorporating a second double bed overhead.
There’s a lightweight but strong feel to the furniture, with its aluminium edging and, adjacent to that fridge unit – a top-loader, is a combination two-ring hob and sink unit.
VW California SE Kitchen Storage
There’s also a clever table that slides away unobtrusively, alongside the rear seat (which is also on rails) when not needed. Also here, as standard, are the two outdoor chairs (stowed in a zipped canvas bag attached to the tailgate) and an accompanying table tucked into a recess in the sliding door.
There’s plenty more clever stuff. Like the fresh water tank that envelops that gas cylinder, the large storage locker above and just behind the rear seat. And the soft-closing side door. The integrated awning rail. The extra cab airbags. Insulating, tinted glass. Flip-down rear head restraints when it comes to making the beds. Extra insulation all-round…
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