Volkswagen California | 2.0 TDI Ocean 199 5dr DSG

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Deal Summary

Initial Rental (Personal)

£6,835.21 inc VAT

Initial Rental (Business)

£5,863.23 ex VAT

Contract Length

48 Months

Maintenance

No

Processing fee

£199.99 ex VAT

Key Information

Sat Nav
Sat Nav
Sensors
Front/Rear Sensors
Alloy Wheels
17" Alloy Wheels
Cruise Control
Cruise Control
Air Con
Air Con
Privacy Glass
Privacy Glass

Standard Options

BODY GLASS
  • Heat insulating cab side windows, passenger compartment side windows tinted and with double glazing
  • Heat insulating windshield made of laminated glass
  • Heated washer nozzles in front and washer fluid level indicator
  • Privacy glass with heat insulation
  • Rear window with insulating glass, rear window wiper and washer system
  • Sliding window in front and fixed window in rear in load/passenger compartment at left
  • Sliding windows in passenger/load compartment at right
  • Windshield wiper intermittent control with rain sensor for windshield wipers
BRAKES
  • Electronic stability control, ABS, ASR, EDL, brake assist system
  • Front assist with Autonomous emergency braking for Adaptive cruise control (ACC)
  • Hill start assist
CARPETS/RUGS
  • 2 velour floor mats
  • Velour non woven floor covering in cab
CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
  • 17 inch chassis with 17 inch disc brakes in front and 16 inch disc brake in rear
COMMUNICATION
  • Mobile phone interface
  • Voice control system
  • Wired and wireless app connect
DRIVER AIDS
  • Adaptive cruise control (ACC) with speed limiter
  • Cross wind assist
  • Front and rear park assist, park distance control and sensor based side protection
  • Lane change system side assist
  • Rear view camera
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • eCall emergency system
  • Start/stop system with regenerative braking
  • Tailgate latch without unlocking function from inside
  • Tailgate with window aperture and with power latching
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • Digital cockpit and driver alert system
  • Discover media radio navigation with 8" touch screen including streaming and internet
  • Navigation system preparation
  • Service interval indicator
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Auto dimming breakway interior rearview mirror
  • Left convex exterior mirror
  • Power adjustable, heated, power folding exterior mirrors, folding possible via vehicle key
  • Right convex exterior mirror
EMBELLISHMENT TRIMS
  • Comfort dashboard lower part in palladium with chrome elements and bezels painted in black
  • Inlays - Bright brushed grey
  • Pewter wave gray decorative inserts
ENGINE
  • 2 additional batteries with free maintanace including 1 additional battery with cut-off relay
  • 70 litre fuel tank
ENTERTAINMENT
  • 2 (type C) USB interfaces in dashboard
  • 8 speakers (4 tweeters 4 woofers)
  • Digital radio reception (DAB )
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • Additional dust seals on the outside
  • Awning housing and rail in black
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body coloured exterior mirror housings and door handles
  • California nameplate on the fender and on the rear
  • Electrohydrolic operated pop up roof with 3 windows and 1 front aperture, canvas in basalt grey
  • Mounting rails on the roof (preparation for movable roof rack)
  • Radiator grille painted in black with 5 chrome trims, additional chrome trim at lower radiator grille
  • Sliding door on the right in load/ passenger compartment with power latching
  • Solid paint
  • Without left sliding door in load/passenger compartment
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Automatic headlight range control
  • Front fog lights with cornering light
  • LED headlamps with LED separate daytime running light
  • Red LED rear combination lamps
  • Seperate daytime running light with automatic headlight control, Leaving home feature and manual coming home feature
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • Allergen filter
  • Climatronic 3 zone air conditioning with 2nd evaporator, auxiliary heater, air conditioned headliner and additional passenger control
  • Programmable parking heater with radio remote control and auxiliary heater
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 1 waste bin in door storage compartment of the cab
  • 12V outlets in dashboard X 2
  • 230V inlet with charging feature for vehicle batteries and 230V outlet in the interior
  • 3 spoke leather wrapped multifunction steering wheel
  • Bed extension with sleeping mat
  • Camping table for inside/outside in sliding door and 2 folding chairs in tailgate
  • Cupboards in graphite gray
  • Electromechanical speed sensitive power steering, height and longitudinally adjustable steering column
  • Glove compartment with illumination
  • Grab handles on A pillar for access, on driver and front passenger side
  • Illuminated steps in passenger/load compartment
  • Interior loading edge protection in plastic
  • Jack and tool kit
  • Operating voltage 12V including 230V outlet on driver seat
  • Plastic floor covering in passenger compartment
  • Refrigerant R1234yf
  • Roof bed (2000 x 1200 mm) with spring plates and mattress
  • Seat trim covers in circuit fabric upholstery
  • Soft folding grab handles on roof frame
  • Special interior noise suppression measures
  • Special sound deadening measures in cab and passenger compartment
  • Step illumination with California lettering
  • Waeco compressor fridge
INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Dimmable illuminated instruments
  • Interior light concept for camper with comfort in passenger compartment
PACKS
  • Smokers pack - California
SAFETY
  • Airbags - Drivers and front passengers side and curtain airbags
  • Driver/Front Passenger airbags
  • Front side airbags with curtain airbags
  • Height adjustable 3 point seat belts on outer seats in cab with electric pretensioners
  • Passenger airbag deactivation system
  • Power operated child safety locks
  • Single tone horn
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Warning buzzer and light for driver seat belt not fastened
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
SEATS
  • 2 seater bench/bed (camper), movable and folding to build 2 beds, in 3rd row of seats
  • Armrest for both cab seats
  • Child seat anchors ISOFIX and top tether for Multivan/California in 2nd to 4th row of seats
  • Heated driver and front passenger seats
  • Left and right seperately controllable seat heater for seats in cab
  • Manually adjustable lumbar supports for left and right single seat in the 1st row of seats
  • Swivel seat on the left, with lumbar support in 1st row of seats
  • Swivel seat on the right, with lumbar support in 1st row of seats
  • Without height adjustment for driver and single passenger seats
SECURITY
  • 2 remote folding keys
  • Anti theft alarm system with interior monitoring in cab, backup horn and towing protection
  • Central locking system with radio remote control, system controls inside and safelock
  • Lockable wheel bolts
TOWING
  • Without trailer hitch
VANITY MIRRORS
  • Illuminated sun visors with mirror and airbag label on front passenger sun visor
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 17" Aracaju silver alloy wheels
WHEELS - SPARE
  • Steel spare wheel with original equipment tire

Technical Options

EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO2: 172
  • HC: 34E
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 1968
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Type: COMMON RAIL
  • Gears: 7 SPEED
  • Valve gear: DOHC
FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC: True
  • EC Combined: 43.5
  • EC Extra Urban: 48.7
  • EC Urban: 36.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max: 11.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min: 8.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb: 7.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max: 8.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min: 8.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 8.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 9.4
GENERAL
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: TDI 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
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
PERFORMANCE
  • BHP: 199
  • Engine Power KW: 146
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 122
TYRES
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: Data Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front: 215/60 R17
  • Tyre Size Rear: 215/60 R17
  • Tyre Size Spare: FULL SIZE
  • Wheel Style: DEVONPORT
  • Wheel Type: 17" ALLOY
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height (including roof rails): N
WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 70
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 3080
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 2565
  • No. of Seats: 4
  • Payload: 515

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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Initial Rental: £5,863.23 ex. VAT