Priced from $155,000 +Orc
* Clean car rebate or fee may apply

Volkswagen California

Limitless freedom on four wheels

Sleeping under the stars. Being wakened by the soothing rushing of the sea in the morning. Discovering our kiwi back yard and been on the road while still feeling at home: the California 6.1 literally is pure freedom. With its comfortable interior and well thought-out details, it transforms every trip into an unforgettable adventure. Savour your independence and travel wherever the road takes you. With everything you need right there with you.

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A whole world in the kitchen

Bacon butties, home-cooked steak or a kiwi classic fish and chips: In the California 6.1 your perfect kiwi staples are at your fingertips. The kitchen is equipped with a gas hob with two rings, a stable cover that can be used as a worktop, and a removable washing-up bowl.

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Perfect sleeping conditions

There's not always a hotel at those hidden spots around New Zealand. Unless you have your own with you: with its spacious loft bed, the California 6.1 offers you enough space and comfort to dream about your best holiday moments and fall asleep with the calming rushing of waves in your ears.

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Spacious interior

The California 6.1 is your home on the road. Its spacious interior provides plenty of room to spread yourself out. Cook, sleep, relax – just like at home. Only with the whole world at your door.

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A good journey

The California 6.1 is perfect for a road trip to the coast. And for shopping in the urban jungle. Thanks to its compact dimensions and passenger car-like handling, it’s truly the right companion and entertainer: with the digital cockpit, you can use the touch display of the Infotainment systems and the leather-covered multifunction steering wheel to call up the perfect holiday soundtrack. And the “Discover Pro” navigation systems always guides you to your next dream destination.

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Discover Media Pro

Make the most of the Discover Media's large touchscreen and connectivity to stay informed on the road. The 2D/2.5D navigation comes with maps displaying a range of useful information such as points of interest and speed limits. To help you avoid congestion, this system even offers you three routes – fast, short and eco-friendly – using live traffic updates.

  • 9.2" colour touchscreen with proximity sensor
  • Two USB type C ports

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Multi-function leather steering wheel

As well as offering grip and comfort for hours at the wheel, the multi-function leather steering wheel gives you fingertip control of functions including the radio and cruise control.

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Always there for you

Be prepared for almost anything with the safety systems in the California. The driving systems can safely intervene, helping to reduce the risk of accidents on the road.

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Driver Steering Recommendation

Newly launched and standard across the T6.1 range, Driver Steering Recommendation gives the driver suggested inputs to help stabilise the vehicle. The system also intervenes using gentle adjustments if it recognises oversteer when cornering.

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Crosswind assist

As part of the Electronic Stabilisation System (ESP), this applies the brakes if the vehicle encounters a strong crosswind. Standard across the range, this feature is activated automatically when travelling above 80km/h.

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Lane assist

Available as standard, Lane Assist countersteers the vehicle if the driver unintentionally drifts from a lane. The system also emits audible and visual warnings via the multi-function display to alert the driver of danger.

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Park assist

This standard feature aids positioning into parking spaces. When reverse gear is engaged, the vehicle automatically assumes control of the steering. All the driver has to do is operate the clutch, accelerator and brake.

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Electrically adjustable, heated and folding exterior mirrors

You decide what lies ahead. The exterior mirrors show you what’s going on behind you: with an electrical adjustment function, they can adapt to your visibility needs. They can also be heated depending on the weather conditions and folded in easily for added protection.

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LED headlights

A constant close eye on what’s ahead: even if you travel at night, the California is always the ideal companion. Especially if it’s fitted with LED headlights: they feature a long light beam and high lighting volume. For the best possible visibility and a safe arrival.

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Front opening in the electro-hydraulic elevating roof

Is there any nicer way to start the morning than watching the sun rise right outside your window? In the California you can experience just that: the entire front roof window can simply be folded down and inwards so that you can be as close to nature as possible.

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The California provides you with a shady spot in even the sunniest of locations: thanks to its high-quality awning. The stable aluminium frame and its robust fabric create a shaded area directly in front of the sliding door. The awning’s housing – which is permanently fixed to the vehicle – is available in black or silver. The crank can be stowed in the tailgate to save space.

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4MOTION all-wheel drive

A quick detour into the mountains or a hilly road to the coast: wherever your thirst for adventure takes you – you are prepared for almost anything with the 4MOTION all-wheel drive. Using an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch on the rear axle, the all-wheel drive automatically adapts the power transmission to the current conditions.

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Model Specifications

California Ocean
Combined fuel cons.7.8L/100km
Max. output146kW
Max. torque450Nm
Priced from $155,000+ORC
* Clean car rebate or fee may apply
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Terms & Conditions

Specifications are subject to change without notice. Retail price includes 15% GST and does not include on-road costs. Fuel consumption tested in accordance with EC directive 80/1268/EC. Consumption measured on European specification cars. Images shown are for marketing purposes only, and may reference models not available in New Zealand.

Clean Car Discount A government clean car fee or rebate maybe apply to your purchase. The fees and rebates in this notice are estimates. The amount of the fee will be confirmed at the time of the first registration in New Zealand and the rebate will be confirmed upon application.

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