VW Crafter Grand California in everyday life test

the Camper van VW California undeterred, in the recent past at a record rate controlled, the desire for a full-fledged, self-contained motorhome from a VW produ

VW Crafter Grand California in everyday life test

the Camper van VW California undeterred, in the recent past at a record rate controlled, the desire for a full-fledged, self-contained motorhome from a VW production may well meet 25 years after the From for the LT-Expand Florida's only now the Grand California again. For an extensive testing tour on the North sea island of Pellworm, the more compact and cheaper (from 57.775 Euro) of two expansion variants on the Basis of the VW Crafter was the 600 available. In contrast to type 680, you must get along with a double transverse bed, as a Six-Meter-Camper, 80 inches shorter and handier.

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The Grand California 600 on falls on every pitch, because of the three-metre-high mobile giant is unlike many of its equal-sized competitors in the a Segment car. Different in exterior design with its distinctive high-roof that extends up over the front windscreen, as well as bright car paint, which can optionally be combined with a second color. Otherwise and especially in the interior, which is entirely furnished in White. No alternative to it.

This seems to take the time to taste, because the most Curious, the were allowed to throw pitches with a view of the Interior, liked the light-flooded, fresh ambience with a consistently lush standing height of over two meters as well as us in the case of a first ascent. VW The Grand California 600 on falls on every pitch, because of the three-metre-high mobile giant is unlike many of its equal-sized competitors in the van Segment

praise, worthy of the VW Crafter as the base vehicle. It is offered exclusively as a 2.0-Liter Diesel with 130 kW/177 HP and a fine 8-speed torque Converter automatic. A combination that makes for a completely relaxed travel. The engine is powerful and quiet as it is behind the wheel of a fully-fledged motorhome used.

crosswind assist for more safety

The standard page of the wind wizard has at best with strong gusts, a bit of an effort. Otherwise, the Grand California holds, in spite of its height to pursue its track, and proves with a test consumption of 10.2 l/100 km (NEDC standard 8.3 l/100 km, WLTP 11.3 l/100 km) even at full load up to 3.5 tons to be extremely frugal. The Euro-6d-Temp-Norm-fulfilling motorhome cleans the exhaust gases with SCR technology and Adblue injection. Here, the Auto-Newsletter

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The room layout largely follows the classic pattern. The Seating group consists of the two rotating front chairs, a Two-seat bench and a large table to the side is hanging in a Rail, while travel tied but in the back firmly on the bed resting. The front seats can only open the front doors turn slightly rubbing otherwise, the door/interior trim. VW To families with small children was not meant only for the Isofix brackets in the seat, but also with an optional child's bed in the front, high roof

families with young children was not only for the Isofix brackets in the seat, but also with an optional child's bed in the front, high roof part, which can be up to a length of 1.70 metres above the Seating group to take off and including a ladder and a panoramic roof, a whopping 3,000 Euro extra costs. Disadvantage: There is no overhead storage cabinets above the Dinette are possible, but only two Mini-slots, and a tray for inductive Charging of Smartphones. Outlets, no matter whether for USB, 12, or 230Volt, are in sufficient number available everywhere.

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kitchenette with 70 liters refrigerator

The kitchen block is located on the passenger side in front of the large sliding door. A clever Detail is the 70-Liter refrigerator, which is laterally open on the kitchen block of the extract and as good from the inside and from the outside is accessible. The drawers for kitchen utensils are extremely small. Large plates, pans and pots need to go elsewhere to find space. The kitchenette with Two-burner stove and sink can be extended on both sides with fold-out boards, what a lush work surface available. The SNiP on the right extension part, you should, however, be careful, because it is the end of the double bed is located on the head. VW Conceptually, we can found cabinets, the upper, circumferentially on three sides above the bed mounted, very convincing

The sink for an unpleasant Surprise prepared for us. After the first dishes, the draining of the rinse water is not landed, namely, in the waste tank, but spilled into the interior, spread over the beautiful, God-thanks to easy-care ship's wooden floor. After intensive Troubleshooting, it turned out that the drain pipe of the sink stuck in the Corner to the waste water tank line, but somewhere in the middle of Nowhere behind the kitchen block is ended. A mounting error that can occur in a with a lot of hand-created product from time to time, and with a little bit of craftsmanship, ultimately, was quickly fixed. Hopefully an isolated case, because in terms of quality of workmanship you expect from Volkswagen, other.

processing lack of surprise

On the rear transverse double bed with a comfortable mattress on plate springs and two people can slumber blissfully if you have climbed to the well with a Meter high place to sleep. Uncomfortable it can be only for contemporaries with a basketball player height. Since the Crafter is built of 2.04 meters in width is relatively narrow, were on the right and on the left of the Body spreads in bed height is necessary to allow at least a Kojenmaß of 1, 95x1,40 meters. VW deserves to be the VW Crafter as the base vehicle. It is offered exclusively as a 2.0-Liter Diesel with 130 kW/177 HP and a fine 8-speed automatic transmission

Conceptually, we found the upper cabinets, circumferentially on three sides above the bed mounted, very convincing. They are two piece and can be similar to that in airplanes, after the top and bottom open. However, they are much too narrow and are impaired in their ability to absorb a in the interior of the rotating shaft. In addition, a Cabinet door made to drive more independently, while another was stuck several times. Only single cases?

large pieces of Luggage to find only under the double bed. While the two are occupied under the cabinets on the passenger side with the Tanks (fresh water 110 litres, waste water 90 litres) and the two 11-kg gas bottles, can be used in the large storage compartments on the driver's side for more bulky items. Bicycles or surfboards in the aisle below, provided that the double side folded up. The coziness is of course largely there. An approach from the smaller California-brother of the space-saving idea, two camping chairs and outdoor table in the two the rear is to accommodate the accepted doors. The additional charge of 500 euros for it, however, is very steep.

a Full bathroom on Board

the Key differentiator for the T6-California is the full bath, of course, in White, cleverly thought-out concept. Shelves, a lower Cabinet and an upper Cabinet with movable mirror to take all the necessary bathroom and toilet article. The highlight is a fold-down sink, this creates enough space for a shower. And two drains ensure that the water runs out at a slightly oblique always. A shower curtain it looks, however, equally in vain, like a light switch.

Practical Details such as an outdoor light above the sliding door, an outdoor shower (with adjustable water temperature) in the rear area, an electrically operated step on the sliding door, mosquito nets in the sliding door and the hinged Camper Windows, one learns to appreciate. The shade Origami for night use with the magnetic curtain rods is a complex scenario.

a number of assistance systems, awning, roof air conditioning, solar panels, SATELLITE dish, Wi-Fi Hotspot and, and, and are the positions of a long options list, the drive to the first cheap-sounding base price of 57.775 Euro in the height. With our test, the end of the flag pole was not in the car at just under 80,000 Euro long reach. For more tools, more weight mean. The loading capacity was only about 400 kilograms. Even more special equipment to get around to uprating to 3,88 tons of hardly - and the disadvantages, not only Car-licence holders, who have made their driving licence after 1999.

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Updated Date: 01 July 2020, 05:28

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