Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles California production plant in Hannover Limmer celebrated the production of the 50,000th Volkswagen T5 California.
Commenting on the production landmark, Chairman of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand, Dr. Eckhard Scholz, said: “The Volkswagen T5 California is the most popular and best-selling camper van in its class. Today, we have completed production of the 50,000th T5 California since 2004. And this year, with a figure of over 8,100 units, we will achieve the highest level of annual production yet.”
Thomas Zwiebler, chairman of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles works council, stressed the contribution made by the staff: “My thanks go to the team, without whose dedication and expertise this story of success would never have been possible.”
50,000th vehicle rolled off the production line was a California Comfortline in Natural Grey with 7-speed DSG, a 103kW TDI engine and BlueMotion package. This California will be on show at this year’s Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf (30th August to 7th September) on the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles stand.
California comes in two versions at showrooms: one as the California Beach with basic equipments; whereas the second is California Comfortline rolled out with full camper van amenities for longer tours.
To date, 13,000 units of the California Beach have been produced, while for the California Comfortline the number is 37,000.