This is the Volkswagen California 30 Years: a special edition model marking the anniversary of the California name on the brand’s camper vans.
The 30 Years will be the most exclusive limited run California yet – just 999 will be produced worldwide and just 30 will officially come to the UK.
Based on the top-spec California Ocean, the new model brings extra kit and new paint finishes to the range. From the outside, it features LED headlights, front and rear parking sensors and a removable towbar as standard, while there’s a choice of silver or grey for the contrasting roof and door mirror finish.
There’s one new body colour to choose from, too: Turmeric yellow is a colour that’s been available for smaller Volkswagens like the Golf and Arteon for some time, but the eye-catching finish is now offered on a California for the first time. The exterior changes are finished off by a numbered plaque on the B-pillar.
The 30 Years is powered by a 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine available in a choice of 148bhp or 196bhp outputs. Both are equipped with a seven-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox, while the higher powered model is available with a choice of front- or 4MOTION four-wheel drive. The 148bhp model is front-wheel drive only. Fuel consumption is rated at 41.5mpg for the 148bhp model, 39.2mpg for the 196bhp and 38.7mpg for the 4MOTION.
The California 30 Years starts from £64,307 in 148bhp trim, while the front-wheel drive 196bhp model costs £2,790 more. The top spec 4MOTION costs £70,629.