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Why Lease The Grand California?

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Volkswagen Grand California Review 2023

The Volkswagen Grand California is a campervan designed for those who want all the comforts of home while on the road. It's based on the Volkswagen Crafter van, and it comes in two sizes: the 600 and the 680. The 600 is the smaller of the two, but it still has plenty of space for four people to sleep and eat. The 680 is larger and has a more luxurious interior.

Rivals to the Volkswagen Grand California include the Mercedes Marco Polo and Vauxhall Vivaro Elite.

Our Volkswagen Grand California review covers:

Volkswagen Grand California Key Features

  • Sleek but practical exterior design
  • Well-designed and spacious interior
  • 1,990-litre boot space to store all of your camping gear
  • Powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine
  • Two trim levels are available: 600 and 680

Volkswagen Grand California Pros and Cons:

Pros:

  • Powerful engine
  • Comfortable ride
  • Spacious and well-designed interior

Cons:

  • Expensive 
  • Large hard to manoeuvre  
  • Not as nimble as some other campervans

Design, Practicality and Boot Space

The Volkswagen Grand California is a campervan designed for those who want all the comforts of home while on the road. It's based on the Volkswagen Crafter van, and it comes in two sizes: the 600 and the 680. The 600 is the smaller of the two, but it still has plenty of space for four people to sleep and eat. The 680 is larger and has a more luxurious interior.

The Grand California's exterior design is sleek and modern. The van is available in a variety of colours, and it has a number of stylish features, such as blacked-out windows and alloy wheels. The Grand California's interior is also well-designed and spacious. The van has a comfortable seating area, a well-equipped kitchen, and a spacious bathroom.

Volkswagen Grand California Exterior

The Grand California is a very practical campervan. It has a number of features that make it easy to live and work on the road. The van has a large fridge and freezer, a sink with hot and cold running water, and a stovetop with two burners. The Grand California also has a bathroom with a shower, toilet, and sink. The van also has plenty of storage space. There are cupboards and drawers throughout the van, and there is also a large storage area under the bed. The Grand California's seats can also be folded down to create a bed for two people. This makes it a great option for families or couples who want to travel and camp.

The Grand California has a generous boot space of up to 1,990 litres. This is enough space to store all of your camping gear, including luggage, bikes, and camping chairs. The boot space is also accessible from the inside of the van, which makes it easy to load and unload your gear.

Interior and Trims

The Volkswagen Grand California is designed to be a comfortable and convenient home away from home. The interior is spacious and well-appointed, with a number of features that make it easy to relax and enjoy your time on the road.

The Grand California has a comfortable seating area that can accommodate up to six people. The front seats swivel to face the rear seating area, creating a social space for conversation and dining. The rear bench seat can also be folded down into a bed for two people. The kitchen is well-equipped for cooking on the go. It features a two-burner gas stovetop, a sink with hot and cold running water, and a 70-litre fridge with a freezer compartment. There is also plenty of storage space for food and cooking utensils. 

The bathroom is compact but well-designed. It features a shower, toilet, and sink. There is also a mirror and a medicine cabinet. Plus, there’s a comfortable fixed bed in the rear of the van. The bed measures 1.95 x 1.4 meters (6.4 x 4.6 feet) and can comfortably accommodate two adults. There is also an optional roof bed that can accommodate two more people.

The Volkswagen Grand California is offered in two trim levels: 600 and 680.

The Grand California 600 is the entry-level trim level. It comes with standard features such as a high-top roof, air conditioning, and a rearview camera. 

The Grand California 680 is the top-of-the-line trim level. It comes with additional standard features such as heated front and rear seats, a navigation system, and a sunroof. 

In addition to the standard features, there are a number of optional features available for both trim levels. These include a leather interior, a heated steering wheel, and a parking heater.

Power and Performance

The Volkswagen Grand California is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine that produces 170 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Grand California has a top speed of 81 mph and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 14.5 seconds.

Volkswagen Grand California Interior

The Grand California is a large vehicle, so it's not as nimble as some other campervans. However, it's still relatively easy to drive, and it handles well on the highway. The van's suspension is also comfortable, and it does a good job of soaking up bumps and potholes.

Overall, the Volkswagen Grand California is a powerful and fuel-efficient campervan that is easy to drive. It's a great choice for those who are looking for a comfortable and convenient way to travel and camp.

Leasing vs Buying

The Volkswagen Grand California is now available for purchase at a starting on-the-road price of £80,694.00*, or it can be leased with monthly payments starting from £633.76.

If you're considering leasing a Volkswagen Grand California, we proudly offer excellent car leasing services in the UK. Our leasing deals include a manufacturer's warranty, road tax, breakdown insurance, and free delivery to most areas of the UK mainland (excluding specific regions).

Leasing a Volkswagen Grand California can often be a more financially advantageous option compared to purchasing outright, thanks to the fixed monthly payments, variable mileage options, low initial rental, and flexible contract durations.

It's important to note that the 'on-the-road' price mentioned includes a year's road fund license, DVLA first registration fee, and a number plate fee. Please be aware that this price is accurate at the time of publication and is subject to change. To get the most up-to-date information, we recommend contacting your nearest retailer. 

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