To celebrate the 30th anniversary of its iconic campervan, Volkswagen has revealed a commemorative trim level for the California. Called the 30 Years Special Edition, it features unique design touches to distinguish it from other California models – with 999 units being built. Only 30 of those will come to the UK, meaning those who want to purchase from this limited-run will need to act fast.
Based on the Ocean specification, the 30 Years Special Edition comes with a numbered plaque on the B-pillar, full LED headlights, a removable towbar and a contrast roof and mirror caps – which can be in either Reflex Silver or Indium Grey metallic. A new body colour called Turmeric Yellow is on offer to California customers for the first time.
The Discover Media Navigation Pro infotainment system comes as standard, which runs the App-Connect smartphone setup. Heated seats, front and rear parking sensors and side scan with cruise control is also fitted. Customers can choose from three powertrain options – all of which are derived from a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine. It comes in two states of tune, 148bhp and 197bhp, and is paired to a seven-speed DSG – with a four-wheel drive 4Motion version available with the 197bhp model.
Prices for the limited-edition model start from £64,307, with the top-spec 4Motion option starting from £70,629.
For more information on the Volkswagen Commercial line-up and the California campervan, contact your nearest JCT600 Volkswagen Van Centre.
Added: 26 October 2018