Volkswagen California | 2.0 TDI Ocean 199 5dr 4MOTION DSG


PersonalLease
£693.28Per month inc VAT
BusinessLease
£577.73Per month ex VAT
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I would like all maintenance and service costs included

Yes
No

Deal Summary

Initial Rental (Personal)

£6,239.48 inc VAT

Initial Rental (Business)

£5,199.57 ex VAT

Contract Length

47 Months

Maintenance

No

Processing fee

£199.99 ex VAT

Key Information

Alloy Wheels
17" Alloy Wheels
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
Cruise Control
Cruise Control
Air Con
Air Con
LED
Daytime Lights

Standard Options

BODY GLASS
  • Glazed tailgate
  • Heated front washer nozzles and low fluid level indicator
  • Insulating glass in rear window with wash/wipe
  • Intermittent windscreen wipers
BRAKES
  • ABS/EBD
  • Brake assist
  • EDL
  • ESP
  • Front assist with city emergency braking without adaptive cruise control (ACC)
  • Hill hold control
COMMUNICATION
  • Bluetooth handsfree set
DRIVER AIDS
  • Power steering (steering wheel adjustable in height and reach)
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • Power latching for tailgate
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • Digital clock
  • External temperature gauge
  • Multifunction display plus
  • Rev counter
  • Service interval indicator
  • Trip computer
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Electrically adjustable, heated and folding wing mirrors
EMBELLISHMENT TRIMS
  • Kitchen cupboard, wardrobe and drop down compartment in dark wood effect trim without outdoor shower connection
ENGINE
  • 180A alternator
  • 2x Auxiliary rechargable batteries
ENTERTAINMENT
  • 8 speakers
  • Auxiliary input socket
  • Composition colour DAB radio system with 5" touch screen
  • USB interface
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • Awning black rail with tent adapter
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body colour door mirrors and handles
  • Body colour painted aluminium electrically operated pop-up roof with two side windows and one front window in bellows
  • Body colour side mouldings
  • High gloss black grille with chrome surround
  • Manual sliding side door - driver's side
  • Power latching for driver side sliding door
  • Roof rails
  • Solid paint
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Automatic coming home lighting
  • Daytime running lights
  • Front fog lights with cornering light
  • Range adjustable headlights
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • Climatronic 3 zone air conditioning with 2nd evaporator, auxiliary heater, air conditioned headliner and additional passenger control
  • Independent rear heating controls
  • Programmable parking heater, air with radio remote control and auxiliary heater (coolant)
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 230V socket
  • Bed extension with sleeping mat
  • Camping table with two folding chairs
  • Front grab handles
  • Interior illuminated entry steps
  • Jack and tool kit
  • Leather multi function steering wheel and gearknob with radio and telephone controls
  • Seat trim covers in valley fabric upholstery
  • Storage net on lower dash passenger side
INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Adjustable dashboard illumination
  • Interior light concept for camper with comfort in passenger compartment
PACKS
  • Comfort dashboard pack - California
  • Lights and vision pack - California
  • Smokers pack - California
SAFETY
  • Child proof door locks
  • Door open warning
  • Driver seatbelt warning indicator
  • Driver/Front Passenger airbags
  • Driver/front passenger seatbelt tensioners
  • Front side airbags with curtain airbags
  • Passenger airbag deactivation system
  • Two tone horn
  • Tyre pressure warning
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
SEATS
  • 2 seater bench/bed - Movable and foldable into bed for two persons
  • Armrest for driver and single front passenger seats
  • Driver passenger lumbar support
  • Driver/front passenger seat height adjustment
  • Front seat backrest storage nets
  • Head restraints for all seats
  • Heated driver and front passenger seats
  • ISOFIX top tethers and lower anchor points
  • Preparation for separate seat in passenger compartment
  • Swivelling front seats
SECURITY
  • Alarm with interior protection
  • Electronic immobiliser
  • Lockable tailgate
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Two remote control folding keys
VANITY MIRRORS
  • Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
WHEELS
  • Wheel covers
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 17" Devonport alloy wheels
WHEELS - SPARE
  • Full size steel spare wheel

Technical Options

EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO2: 221
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 1968
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Type: COMMON RAIL
  • Gears: 7 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 16
  • Valve gear: DOHC
FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC: True
  • EC Combined: 33.2
  • EC Extra Urban: 39.2
  • EC Urban: 26.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max: 13.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min: 10
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb: 8.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max: 9.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 9.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 10.2
GENERAL
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: TDI BM Tech 199
  • Coin Series: Ocean
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 199
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 2.0
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 100000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 11.1
  • BHP: 199
  • Engine Power KW: 146
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 120
TYRES
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: Data Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front: 235/55 R17
  • Tyre Size Rear: 235/55 R17
  • Tyre Size Spare: FULL SIZE
  • Wheel Style: DEVONPORT
  • Wheel Type: 17" ALLOY
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height: 1995
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 4892
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 11.9
  • Wheelbase: 3000
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 1904
  • Width (including mirrors): 2283
WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 80
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 3080
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 2500
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 2669
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Payload: 411

Reviews

Volkswagen California CALIFORNIA DREAMING (50/100)

Want a family vehicle you could really live with - and live in? Yes really. Jonathan Crouch checks out Volkswagen's improved California

Ten Second Review

It's rather difficult to know what to compare this Volkswagen California model to. Since you can effectively live in it, you can't put it alongside conventional MPVs (and anyway, it only has four seats). Yet it's far more car-orientated (to drive and to look at) than a normal motorhome, a decent example of which would cost you much more. Quite simply, it's unique.

Background

In one sense, Volkswagen's California is a converted van with windows and a few beds in it. In another though, this vehicle could be seen as the key to a whole new life. Let us explain. Let's say you've retired: there are only two of you and you want to travel around the UK and Europe. You don't want the continual cost of having to fork out for accommodation. But neither do you want anything as large, clunky and pricey to run as a fully-fledged motorhome. You definitely aren't a caravanning sort of person either. If I've described you, then this is your vehicle. It's car-like for when you just need an MPV. And motorhome-like for when you're travelling. An ideal combination? Let's see.

Driving Experience

The engine range includes both diesel and petrol options, along with DSG and 4MOTION four-wheel-drive derivatives. Power outputs for UK models range from 102PS for the entry-level 2.0-litre TDI engine you get on 'Beach' models up to 204PS for the 2.0-litre TSI petrol unit available on plusher 'Ocean' variants. As with the Volkswagen Caravelle big MPV model this California is based upon, the cab area up-front is nicely constructed. It features a dash mounted gear stick plumbed into the centre console that frees-up floorspace for better walk-through access to the rear. This configuration shaves vital seconds off the time it takes a parent in the passenger seat to reach the back bench and apprehend a wayward child before they can 'make-over' their brother or sister with a felt-tip pen. The driving position and steering wheel are infinitely adjustable. So much so that, from Kylie Minogue to Giant Haystacks, virtually anyone's optimum driving position is attainable - it's just a matter of finding it. There are armrests on each chair too, along with supportive cushioning and fetching two-tone fabric. When stationary, you turn around the front two chairs to face the two in the rear.

Design and Build

Externally, the California looks like the van with windows that it actually is, the chassis platform also forming the basis for Volkswagen's Transporter T6 panel van and Caravelle people carrier. Inside, California buyers get full central heating - or more specifically a fresh air system with manual air con, a separate timing switch-operated domestic heater for when you're parked up and even a remote radio control for the whole system. Plus there's split-level accommodation comprising of a fold-out double bed downstairs and (once you've opened the electrically elevated section) a bigger double in the roof. For mealtimes, there's a gas cooker with stainless steel sink and drainer and, naturally, alongside the cupboards and ample storage, a fridge. There are also great views all round (particularly if you pull up for the night in the Highlands). Other features include a revised infotainment system, a folding dining table, two folding chairs (stored neatly in the tailgate), a clothes cupboard, blackout blinds and smart draw curtains. Most owners will also specify the extra cost roll-out awning too. Downsides? Well, the ceiling is rather low and the kind of older people being targeted by Volkswagen for this car will struggle to reach the roof-mounted bed. Younger families meanwhile, will need more than four seats.

Market and Model

Most versions of this California model sell from just under £38,000 to just under £55,000 - so it's not cheap. But then hey, you could live in it - for short periods anyway. Available in two forms - 'Beach' and 'Ocean', the California can sleep four occupants courtesy of its acclaimed pop-up roof (electro-hydraulic on Ocean models) that neatly integrates a 1.2m x 2m double bed. Ocean models also feature a fully-equipped kitchen, complete with 42-litre refrigerator, twin-burner hob and stainless steel sink unit. Ocean models also gain a dimmable LED lighting system for the pop-up roof and tailgate and a clever multi-functional holder for the rear compartment that incorporates a cup, ashtray and towel holder all in one. Driver and passenger safety is another area where the California comes fit for purpose. Features include a Driver Alert System, Brake Assist and an Automatic Post-Collision Braking System. Finally, Volkswagen's Automatic Post-Collision Braking System triggers braking after a collision, with the aim of preventing secondary collisions. After a short delay, the vehicle begins a phased braking action down to 6mph, during which the driver can take control at any time.

Cost of Ownership

Volkswagen claims that the engines fitted to this T6 generation California model are up to 15% cleaner and more frugal than those fitted to the previous version of this vehicle. Owners of the diesel variants should expect to average over 30mpg on a regular basis.

Summary

The California won't suit everyone but the select few whose needs it meets will just love the thing, provided their retirement incomes stretch to the upfront purchase price. Living with your car doesn't get much easier than this.

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PersonalLease

£693.28Per month inc VAT
Initial Rental: £6,239.48 inc. VAT

BusinessLease

£577.73Per month ex VAT
Initial Rental: £5,199.57 ex. VAT