It was one of the biggest, splashiest camper van debuts of 2017, and now it’s heading to highways and byways. Volkswagen’s California XXL concept will officially give way to a Crafter-based production camper van at this year’s Düsseldorf Caravan Salon.
As reported by New Atlas, the camper will certainly lose some of the wilder features and flair of the slick concept van, but it’ll give VW camper bus buyers something larger and newer to think about.
What better way to slap an exclamation point onto the anniversary celebrations than by introducing an all-new Crafter California? We’re assuming that VW works the “California” name into the production camper van model, though that isn’t yet a certainty. Its announcement refers to the production van not as the California XXL but as a “Crafter-based camper.”