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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles have unveiled their latest addition to the Transporter range in the form of the California camper variant.

This new addition is based on the current Transporter T6 van and is the fourth model to bear the name 'California'. Volkswagen are stating that it is the only factory-built camper van on the market. The new camper is available in two different models; the Ocean (set to replace the current SE model) and the Beach.

Sleeping arrangements are the same as the previous generation with enough room to sleep four thanks to the 1.2m x 2m double bed that folds away neatly into the rear seating and the inclusion of the pop-up roof where another two can sleep soundly.

The Ocean models come fully equipped with a fully-functional kitchen, 42-litre refrigerator, stainless steel sink unit and twin-burner hob.

As for the vehicle itself the engines have been improved and are now 15 per cent more efficient than their predecessors. There are both petrol and diesel units available with the power ranging from 101bhp 2.0-litre TDI diesel to a 201bhp 2.0-litre TSI petrol unit. Also on offer are twin-clutch DSG gearboxes as well as 4Motion all-wheel drive.

Volkswagen California Camper