VW Campervan Differences

Here at Easicampers Wigan we have different vehicles but one of the most popular ones is the VW California Ocean T6.1

This year VW have upgraded the old Beach model with the Coast. This is similar to the Ocean but has a manual pop up roof instead of the electric hydraulic one.

Here at Easicampers in Wigan we are getting a new fleet of VW Oceans from April this year why don’t you be one of the first ones to try them.

The VW California 6.1 Ocean

Always the top of the range model, the Ocean now comes with more engine choices, you can opt for a higher-powered 196bhp motor, as well as optional 4MOTION all-wheel drive; there’s added technology too, larger alloy wheels, along with the pop-up roof which glides up hydraulically at the touch of a button.

The Ocean now boasts an abundance of driver assistance features, rear-view camera system, alongside a state-of-the-art digital cockpit which you can customise to suit you perfectly. For practicality there’s plenty of storage with new catches to keep everything safe and secure when you’re on the move.

The double bed has had a makeover too, with pocketed sprung mattress bringing home comforts to the road! No more roll together, just a great night’s sleep and the canvas has been changed to keep out the light, allowing you to have a good long, comfy night’s sleep.

And as for the aforementioned driver assistance features, well there are too many to list them all, but for starters there’s emergency brake assist, park assist, active lane assist, adaptive cruise control, crosswind assist, trailer assist…phew you get the gist! There’s many more all designed to help you adventure safely.

There’s further home comforts with a hob, sink and fridge, and on the outside the Ocean looks swish too with 17” alloy wheels, LED headlights and even double glazing in the rear cabin; there’s also climatronic three-zone automatic climate control and an auxiliary air heater.

When a campervan just isn’t enough then choose the Ocean, truly now a glampervan!

Children in the roof of the VW Cali Ocean

The VW California Coast

Where the beach was less campervan, more MPV, the Coast is a full camper with the hob, sink and 42 litre cool box included.

It boasts the new pocket spring double bed for super-comfy sleeping, but without the power roof (it’s manually elevating!); there’s also adaptive cruise control and emergency city braking. There’s great connectivity and super-sharp touchscreen. The Coast comes with the 148bhp 2.0-litre TDI engine and unlike the Ocean there’s no option to upgrade.

You may be limited to one engine, but rest assured, you won’t get chilly in the Coast, it has an auxiliary heater, making it a totally different camper to the Beach, fully-equipped, and offering everything you could need for adventuring near and far.

In essence, the Coast is a less ‘full-fat’ version of the VW California Ocean, but with its well-equipped kitchen, heater and driver assist aids, many may find it a less expensive way to join the campervan fraternity.

Ocean v Coast – Which is better?

The answer is; it depends what you’re looking for…if you want top of the range in every area and are happy to allocate a commensurate budget, then there’s no doubt the Ocean is for you. Exceptionally well spec’d with many things included that you’ve probably never even thought of. If you want top spec this is for you.

If value for money and conserving your budget is uppermost then the Coast offers an exceptional level of spec for a lesser budget and will get you adventuring on a budget.

There’s no doubt that whichever model you choose, you’ll be investing in an exceptional piece of kit which will hold its value and give you years of memories and fun.

California 6.1 Coast Highlights

  • Camper control unit with touch-screen
  • Fully sprung loft bed (1,200mm x 2,000mm)
  • Camping chairs and camping table (can be stowed away)
  • Fully functional kitchen with gas stove, sink and 42 litre compressor cool box
  • Manual elevating roof with two side windows
  • Kitchenette in Bright Oak wood-effect
  • Two additional leisure batteries (150 Ah)
  • Two-seater bench with lounge function (1,140mm x 1,950mm)

California 6.1 Ocean Highlights

  • Ambient interior lighting, featuring dimmable LED cupboard lights
  • Climatronic air conditioning system and auxiliary air parking heater
  • Digital Cockpit
  • Discover Media DAB+ navigation including ‘Streaming & Internet’ 1
  • Electro-hydraulic elevating roof with panorama front opening
  • Fully functional kitchen with gas stove, sink and 42 litre compressor cool box
  • Fog lights including cornering function
  • Front and rear parking sensors including Park Assist
  • LED headlights with separate LED daytime running lights
  • Kitchenette in Graphite Grey slate-effect

For more information on our range of campers from Easicampers Wigan contact us on 01942 778899 or visit our dedicated website to book our vehicles https://easicampervanhire.com/camper-van-hire-wigan-lancashire/