Volkswagen Grand California to Arrive in New Zealand Soon
The fully-equipped luxury Grand California campervan is set to arrive at Miles Continental soon, and we couldn’t be more excited.
The Volkswagen Grand California leaves no luxury spared. From the inside, the fully-equipped, self-contained campervan is a dream for those ready to see New Zealand’s beauty up close. The campervan comes in two variants – 600 and 680, with the only difference being the 600 is six metres long, and provides a loft above the cab for two children, in addition to a bed for two adults in the back. The 680 is 6.8 metres long with no loft and a larger bed. Volkswagen is describing the latter as a retired couple’s dream, as it provides all the comforts of a home, on wheels.
The rest of the interior, and exterior for that matter, are the same. Cooking dinner is a breeze with the double-burner gas-heated stovetop that sits atop a clever storage unit. The kitchen is placed directly next to the door, which allows the chef to experience the outdoors while cooking inside and the doors even come complete for custom-fitted bug screens, to keep the sandflies at bay. A comfy dining room table and chairs make for a perfect dinner setting or a game of cards.
“You might expect such a tall and heavy vehicle to feel intimidating to drive, but the Grand California is an easy steer once you’re used to the length of it.” – WhatCar?
Self-Contained Wet Room
The Grand California’s real show-stopper is the self-contained bathroom. Featuring a shower, toilet, and fold-down sink, the Grand California suddenly makes camping appealing to even those squeamish about public campsite showers.
Driving the Grand California is a breeze with its host of modern bells and whistles. The dash boasts an 8″ Discover Media Navigation screen, adaptive cruise control, front, rear, and side park distance control, crosswind assist, and a heap of parking assistance features. These smart technologies help keep you safe on the road and allow you to relax and enjoy the scenery. The permanent 4MOTION 4WD accepts the challenge of dirt roads and ski field ascents, making sure you don’t miss out on an adventure.
Home is where you park it in the Grand California, and enjoying the outdoors is easy under an attached awning. Take in the scenery on the provided camp chair and table set, while soaking up the view of your destination.
With a real push for domestic tourism, the Grand California comes at a time where people are ready to explore their backyard in style. If you’re ready to get started on your grand adventure or wish to try the Grand California for yourself, please get in touch with our Volkswagen team.
Please note that imagery and specifications may be of overseas vehicles and include optional extras.