It isn’t a minivan, but it is a huge camper. The 2021 Volkswagen Grand California is the company’s biggest camper. A real institution with a tradition and reliability. The Grand California model is one of the most established campers in the world as well. Interestingly, but this model is based on the Crafter commercial van.
With the T6 platform, Grand California provides a quiet ride and comfortable interior. Unfortunately, this model isn’t available in the U.S. It is a paradox, with a name such as California. However, this camper provides solid power, great ride quality and plenty of space.
2021 Grand California Engine Specs and Safety Features
The upcoming 2021 Volkswagen Grand California will ride on a 2.0-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder engine. This unit provides 177 horsepower and 302 lb-ft of torque. Moreover, it comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission. As we said, this camper is being based on the Crafter commercial van. It will also borrow a couple of safety systems. That includes crosswind assist and hill start assist system. Moreover, VW provides automatic emergency braking, rear parking sensors and much more.
Aids such as adaptive cruise control and blind-spot monitoring will be optional. Grand California is known for its comfortable ride and good handling. Generally, the engine is quiet but poorly surfaced roads are still a problem. A two-wheel-drive setup comes as standard while the four-wheel-drive system is optional again. A 2.0-liter TDI offers adequate performance although many fans would like to see something more powerful.
Living Inside Grand California
The all-new 2021 Volkswagen Grand California will once again offer an amazing interior. Basically, this camper provides everything you need to live inside it. The interior is very spacious and it can carry plenty of stuff. There are two sizes available, the 600 and the longer 680 versions. Shorter Grand California 600 offers a higher roof and a room for four. On the other hand, 680 provides more room but there is only room for two persons. Of course, when we say room, we mean a place for sleeping. You will find plenty of practical features inside Grand California.
Moreover, this camper comes with the kitchen finished in the galley-style. Gas burner, sink, and fridge are all available. Grand California comes with four seats, thanks to a bench behind the front seats. A 29-gallon freshwater tank is linked to solar panels so hot water is available too. You can take a shower or use a new on-board toilet as well. As you can see, this camper is very versatile and it provides everything you need for living.
2021 Volkswagen Grand California Price and Release Date
The company’s biggest camper will cost $75,000. The forthcoming 2021 Volkswagen Grand California could cost over $100,000 if you load numerous add-ons.
As for the release date, the German manufacturer will release a new version in the first half of 2021. Interestingly, Grand California won’t be available in California and the United States.