Volkswagen launches a new 6-meter-long Grand California family-oriented pickup truck

The new Volkswagen Grand California motorhome with its removable dining table in use.

They sell hippy-trailers of all ages and generations. Volkswagen is launching its largest and best equipped motorhome.

The new 6m long family-oriented Grand California has everything, including the kitchen sink, as well as its first bathroom with toilet and shower and a new sleeping area in the back, plus optional bunk beds for children.

It's a long way from the beloved VW truck of the fifties, sixties and seventies, many of which are still on the road and lovingly cared for by the owners. But his goal is to meet the same spirit of going anywhere, but with style and comfort.

The new Volkswagen Grand California motorhome with its removable dining table in use.

The new Volkswagen Grand California motorhome with its removable dining table in use.

The Grand California, based on the largest Crafter commercial vehicle, instead of the existing Transporter van, has its world premiere at the Caravan Salon in Dusseldorf later this month before the sale early next year.

Expect prices of £ 70,000 and £ 80,000 compared to the current California Ocean, but smaller and less equipped, costing £ 53,267 to £ 62,829.

All-wheel drive is an option and the high roof has an aerodynamic shape to help reduce fuel consumption.

The large dining table seats four. There is a removable 70 liter fridge with freezer, gas stove with two hotplates, sink and drawers, storage compartments and folding shelves.

The bathroom accessories, in addition to the toilet and shower, include a folding washbasin. The lights even turn on automatically through motion detectors.

The vehicle can transport 110 liters of water and there is a connection for an external shower. An electrically operated passage facilitates access and a mosquito net is incorporated in the door.

Options include ceiling-mounted air conditioning, awning, rear bike rack and camping table and chairs on the side doors. For campers & # 39; greens & # 39 ;, there will also be a system of solar panels mounted on the roof.

It is planned to launch an electric motorhome called ID Buzz in 2020.

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CANNY buyers can pack offers this month as manufacturers struggle to meet the September 1 deadline for new vehicles to meet the most stringent emissions, fuel economy and worldwide tests.

What car? The magazine's New Car Buying website guide says that there is also an 11 percent (£ 1,439) Renault Clio (pictured).

What car? The magazine's New Car Buying website guide says that there is also an 11 percent (£ 1,439) Renault Clio (pictured).

What car? The magazine's New Car Buying website guide says that there is also an 11 percent (£ 1,439) Renault Clio (pictured).

The merchant wants to eliminate stocks of existing new cars that they know will not meet test standards. After September 1, vehicles that do not pass the World Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure will be considered suitable for driving, but must be sold as second-hand, not as new.

August discounts of up to 20 percent are reported by What Car? magazine. For example, Citroen has eliminated £ 4,147 from the list price of a C4 Spacetourer. There is up to 9.8 percent (£ 3,379) in a Mercedes-Benz GLC Estate, and 6.8 percent (£ 1,528) in a Mini Countryman.

Your New Car Buying website guide says there is also an 11 percent (£ 1,439) of a Renault Clio (pictured) and a 10.5 percent (£ 1,971) of a Peugeot 308.

He notes: "The new test is proving to be so demanding and expensive that many automakers are struggling to get their cars certified on time."

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TV presenters and motorsport experts Jodie Kidd and Nicki Shields are among the celebrities who will be at the Blenheim Palace Classic and Supercar event on Sunday, September 2.

More than 1,000 of the world's best classics and supercars will be on display in the spectacular grounds of Winston Churchill's family home. This includes almost 400 Porsches to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the brand.

The highlight is the Pirelli Prestige & Performance Competition with 80 Super and Hypercars from 1978 to the present, including a winners parade.

Sponsor Pirelli will showcase the Monza F1 Grand Prix live at the Grand Palace Court.

Tickets are £ 21 for adults, £ 10 for children (between 5 and 16 years old) and £ 56 for families: blenheimclassicsupercar.com

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