2021 VW California Beach 6.1 revealed

Mini kitchen, seating for six and more feature in the new Volkswagen California Transporter 6.1

This is the new Volkswagen California Beach 6.1 campervan. It’s based on the recently updated Transporter and will be available on Australian showrooms next year, sporting a similar range of outdoorsy accessories. Prices start from $82,990 plus on-roads.

Standard equipment for the will include 17-inch alloy wheels, a manual pop-up roof, interior seating for five, a DAB radio and a camping table with two folding chairs. Both variants will also come with a pair of revolving front seats and a ‘rock-and-roll’ rear bench seat that folds flat into a bed.

In addition to this, features include a pair of sliding rear doors and the option to spec seating for either six or seven.

The Camper variant is targeted, rather unsurprisingly, at avid campers – and so comes with a single gas hob and a pull-out awning.

The California 6.1 range will be powered by the Volkswagen Group’s familiar turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, which has an output of 110kW and 340Nm of torque. Like the panel van variant, the unit will send drive to the front wheels via a seven speed automatic gearbox.

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