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Volkswagen California and Grand California awarded five stars by The Caravan & Motorhome Club

Mar 2, 2021

  • Volkswagen California 6.1 and Grand California both received five-star ratings
  • Both models were named best-in-class in their sectors
  • Ratings compiled for the Motorhome & Campervan Design Awards Buyers Guide for 2021
  • Categories assessed by panel of industry experts

Milton Keynes, UK – The Volkswagen California 6.1 and Grand California have been handed five-star ratings in the prestigious Motorhome & Campervan Design Awards Buyers Guide for 2021, by The Caravan & Motorhome Club.

The Volkswagen California 6.1 received a glowing five-star rating by the Caravan and Motorhome Club in its Buyers Guide for 2021. The model finished comfortably at the top of its sector, praised for its premium comfort, state-of-the art connectivity, and extensive driver assistance technology.

The Volkswagen Grand California also fought off tough competition to finish top in the ‘Fixed Roof Van Conversions Over 6 metres’ category also receiving a five-star rating. The Grand California’s spacious yet detailed interior coupled with its unrivalled reliability helped it take the top spot.

The Motorhome & Campervan Design Awards Buyers Guide is packed full of vital information and reviews to advise customers on their next campervan or motorhome purchase.

The guide, put together by The Caravan & Motorhome Club, boasts a distinguished line-up of industry experts who extensively examine every vehicle in all categories to decide its rating.

With staycations soaring in popularity in 2020 and set to remain the top choice for families this summer, both the California and Grand California provide luxury, comfort and adventure for those looking to explore further afield this year.

Kate Thompson, Head of Marketing at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: “We are thrilled to have been awarded five-star ratings for both of our campervans in such a reputable guide. These ratings by the Caravan & Motorhome Club cement our vehicles as the best on the market in each category and the camper of choice for many as they look to explore some of the UK’s most popular destinations this summer.”

Nick Lomas, Director General of the Caravan and Motorhome Club commented: “Our expert panel of judges have spent thousands of hours going through an immense amount of data, reviewing 106 new motorhomes, campervans, pop-tops and A-Class vehicles to provide buyers with an in-depth guide to the leisure vehicle market.

“We are delighted to award five stars to both the Volkswagen California and Grand California, these vehicles offer customers comfort, space, reliability and excellent design.”

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Press contact

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Press Team
Kate Thompson 07713 265562
Amy Allen 07983 535116
Nicky Divey 07802 248310

Press and Public Relations
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles UK
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Milton Keynes
MK14 5AN

Telephone 01908 601478

About Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles:
Over 60 years ago, the first Transporter arrived in the UK, creating a blueprint which others would follow: a van which gets the job done efficiently and reliably. Today, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles offers a diverse model range – from the compact Caddy, through the evergreen Transporter and sturdy Crafter panel vans, dropsides and tippers, to the Caravelle passenger carrier, and California and Grand California campervans. The vehicles are as versatile and dependable as Volkswagens have always been, but now they’re more spacious, more comfortable and safer than ever.

Every van also comes backed by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ ‘Working With You’ promise. It’s a commitment to work in partnership with businesses, providing them with the best products and aftersales support, whether they’re buying one or a thousand vans. For more information visit