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This year’s NZ Staycation sorted – all-new VW Grand California

Meet the Kombi’s big brother – the all-new Volkswagen Grand California due in NZ this Spring

Having felt a little penned in over the last few months, it was a welcome sight to see that the New Zealand release of the all-new VW Grand California is imminent.

The California has embodied a ‘freedom’ vision for the past few decades as it’s kitted out as a fully equipped holiday home, but its new big brother the Grand California now offers even more. More space. More comfort. More freedom. 

VW Grand California NZ

Arriving on New Zealand shores this spring, the Grand California is Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ latest addition to its proud story of building freedom on four wheels. Featuring a comfortable, spacious interior and cutting-edge technology, the Grand California motorhome expands upon previous generations of carefree camper van adventure.

VW Grand California NZ

Based on the award-winning Crafter platform, the Grand California embodies the advanced safety and assistance features that come with a world-class European brand. With 360 degree parking sensors to monitor your surroundings, Front Assist, Lane Keeping and Adaptive Cruise control all as standard, you can be sure that this new kid on the block will pack a statement.

Kevin Richards, General Manager of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles says, “If those memories on the road in a Kombi during the 70’s are still making you smile then the Grand California is the vehicle for you. Take the iconic two-tone paint finish, a more sophisticated interior and you have got an adventure that awaits, just a slightly more grown-up version.“

Dreaming of sweet dreams in an Olympic queen size bed made for those relaxing nights away? With extra living space and room for entertainment during the day, the 680 model is the perfect escape for two.

VW Grand California NZ

Something for the kids? They’ll fall in love with the loft bed and panoramic sky roof giving full view of those starry nights. Built for families, the 600 model is your 5-star hotel on four wheels. Your home away from home includes all the modern features you need to make your trip comfortable. With heating and air conditioning to ensure the temperature is just right.

The intuitive control panel will help you keep everything in check including the 110L freshwater tank, and your multimedia living room connectivity.

VW Grand California NZ

“Setting the benchmark for adventure, the 4MOTION 4WD drivetrain means you can confidently take the ‘road less travelled’ Richards says. “Having 4WD as standard across the range means you can really explore the far-flung places that most motorhomes simply can’t get to”

The Grand California finds the perfect balance between heritage and a modern future, and Kiwis are among the lucky few who will receive this much-anticipated model this spring. And with an ever-changing environment where we are looking for those closer to home adventures, the Grand California will set the tone ensuring ‘home is where you park it’.

VW Grand California NZ

Starting from an MRP of $159,000* + ORC the range offers two model types. Both model variants have 4 Wheel Drive as standard and host a 2.0 TDI diesel engine generating 130kW / 410Nm. Contact Volkswagen NZ for more.

Dave McLeodhttps://www.tarmaclife.co.nz
New Zealand motoring editor/journalist and published author. Besotted with cars and the experiences they give. I'm a family guy with a bark that's bigger than my bite and prefer football over rugby any day of any week.

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