posted 5 years ago

New Volkswagen California Berghaus

Fancy an outdoor adventure? Great, the new Volkswagen California Berghaus special edition would love to join you.

Fancy an outdoor adventure? Great, the new Volkswagen California Berghaus special edition would love to join you. This spacious camper seats – and of course sleeps – four people in comfort. Features include the: electrically operated pop-up roof, kitchen with fridge and cooker, plus the fold-away table and chairs. These are complemented by the Berghaus Pack that includes: two Flare sleeping bags, a rucksack, gloves, hats, insulated mugs, a water bottle, flask, and map case. Never seen that lot offered on the Volkswagen Polo. Keeping these features - and of course the occupants - intact is a series of reassuring gadgets. These include: traction control, anti-lock brakes, engine braking control, and the electronic stabilisation programme. Very nice, as it should be for £47,995.

The Volkswagen California Berghaus is powered by a 2.0-litre BiTDI diesel engine. This sends its 180ps through six-speed manual transmission, which then helps propel this camping maestro to 62mph in only 12.4 seconds. That is reasonable performance for a low-value car, and excellent for a hotel on wheels. This temporary home is also surprisingly economical. It averages 36.2mpg and its emissions are only 205g/km. As such, the Volkswagen California is more economical than some fairly new cars with similar performance. It also benefits from VW's rock-solid construction, so there is little risk of it breaking-down in the middle of a wind swept field. Sounds like fun, sign me up.