Volkswagen California celebrates production milestone

50,000th T5 Camper Van

Together with the management board and works council, the team at the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles California assembly plant in Hanover Limmer celebrated the iconic California camper van breaking a significant production milestone.

Commenting on significant milestone, Chairman of the Board of Management for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Dr. Eckhard Scholz:

“The Volkswagen T5 California is the most popular and best-selling camper van in its class. We have completed production of 50,000 T5 California’s since 2004. This year, with a figure of over 8,100 units, we will achieve the highest level of annual production yet.”

Available in two variants, the California Beach to date has had 13,000 run off the production line, with 37,000 of the range topping California SE being produced.

Since the launch of the Volkswagen California , the popularity has grown with very new generation introduced, with the T3 hitting 22,000 produced, T4 having 39,000 rolling off the production line and the California T5 has already reached a production record of 50,000 and manufacturing continues on a two-shift basis in order to meet the high level of demand.

Volkswagen is the only vehicle manufacturer to produce its own camper van. It benefits from the expertise and production standards given to every other Volkswagen model and is available in the UK with full European Whole Vehicle Type Approval.