Back in July we wrote about the exciting news that a brand-new campervan was set to join the commercial vehicle range, which built on the California XXL concept.
We’re pleased to announce the new, long-awaited Volkswagen Grand California will be making its UK debut at the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show, which will be taking place between 19-24 February at the NEC in Birmingham. We are expecting to see this campervan available in the UK for sale in mid-2019, but will of course keep you updated as to its arrival.
This new Grand California is based on the Crafter van, as opposed to the current, standard California which is based on the Transporter. The California celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2018 which makes it the perfect time to build on the range with this larger model.
The Grand California truly is a home from home, and offers all the luxuries you’d expect to find, meaning you’ll stay warm and comfortable no matter where your adventure takes you.
Inside the Grand California the space opens up into a light and airy living area where an optional panoramic skylight enhances the look further. Sleeping space is available for up to two adults and two children, and a functional bathroom, with 110 litre water tank, includes a toilet, fold out sink and shower, with plenty of storage available to keep clutter at bay. Bluetooth speakers in the living area mean you’ll never get bored and further storage for camping tables and chairs add to the clever features concealed within this van.
Of course, what would a home from home be without all those added features to make your campervan your own. Opt for an additional air conditioning unit for those warm summer road trips, or perhaps an awning keeping the evening sun off your back.
With safety being a top priority, you’ll benefit from a huge range of assistance systems including Front Assist with City Emergency Braking, Lane Assist, Blind Spot Monitoring Rear Traffic Alert, Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control and a Rear View reversing camera.
If you’re heading to the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show, don’t miss your chance to be one of the very first to see this new vehicle. Should you be interested in keeping up to date with the latest Grand California news, make sure you contact your closest Vindis Van Centre and ask our Sales teams to keep in touch.
All vehicles that are sold by the Vindis Group are subject to an administrative / preparation fee of £90 inc VAT. For new vehicles this charge covers the cost of mechanically preparing the vehicle for delivery, the administration of new ownership documentation and final preparation for customer handover.
For used vehicles, this charge covers a full history and provenance check prior to being advertised for sale ensuring no financial risk or charge has been levied against the vehicle, that the vehicle has never been written off or stolen and final preparation for customer handover.
Vindis Group believe this level of preparation is crucial in ensuring we provide the highest level of customer satisfaction, for which the Vindis Group is renowned for.
For this reason, and in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as of 6.00pm 23/03/2020 we made the decision to temporarily close all Vindis showrooms to members of the public. Whist we know this may cause some disappointment, our priority is to protect the well-being of our employees and customers in line with the latest Government guidance. For customers due to take delivery of your new vehicle we will be in contact and will aim to complete your transaction in a safe and compliant manner.
For those customers that are booked in for Aftersales care, all bookings other than those for Key Workers (as identified by the Government’s latest listings), urgent MOT’s and breakdowns are in the process of being cancelled; and each existing booking will have been confirmed with our team in advance of your visit to site. For other routine service and maintenance items, we will be in touch to re-arrange your booking for as soon as we re-open.
In order to facilitate the above, and in order to protect both you and our staff, our dealerships will be locked for the foreseeable future, and so upon arrival, please follow the instructions on the door in order to gain access. Additionally, it is vital that we ask that you do not attend any of our sites without having had a clear and specific communication that you qualify under one of the above guidelines, and we thank you in advance for complying with this difficult and possibly disruptive decision. Please also note that we have amended our service opening hours during this period to 08:30 – 17:30 Monday to Friday and closed during weekends.
Finally, although our showrooms are closed, should you wish to contact us we would be delighted to help you remotely in anyway possible; the best methods in which to contact us is either via email or through the live chat function found on our main Vindis Group website.
Please stay safe through this unprecedented period and we know that by working together, we will come through this stronger.