California, or: Don’t Call this New VW Camper a Westy

2015 VW Camper Van California

Hey, all you Wetsfalia fans. Come and meet the all-new Volkswagen California! This newly revised T6 VW camper was recently released in the UK market as an update to the “old” T5. And, while it may look an awful lot like the outgoing “T5” Transporter, there are plenty of improvements under the skin that make the new T6 worth a look.

As is often the case with 21st-century updates biggest changes to the VW camper vans comes under the hood and in the dash. Under the hood, the California sports a new, Euro-6 level emissions compliant diesel engine that develops 148 hp. That’s 10 more hp than the outgoing T5 model, but the T6 gets 44.1 MPG, as opposed to the T5’s 39.2 mpg rating. Inside, the T6 gets new interior surfaces and a more slickly appointed “premium” cabin that AutoExpress UK claims produces “a significant upward ambiance shift, dotted with glossy surfaces and soft-closing compartments.”

So, yeah. Nicer is better.

You can find out more about the new for 2015 Volkswagen California (aka VW camper van) by heading over to AutoExpress for their full review of the not-a-Westfalia and high-resolution photo gallery. I’ve included a few of my favorite shots, below, and would love to hear what you have to say about the latest boxy VW in the comments, below. As for pricing and availability, stateside? Don’t hold your breath for a new-age Bus.

 

2015 VW Camper Van Gallery


 

Source | Images: AutoExpress UK.

 

Jo Borrás

I've been in the auto industry 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the IM network. You can also find me on Twitter, at my Volvo fansite, or chasing my kids around Oak Park, IL.