The new Kombi Beach captures that same spirit in a way that hardly any other vehicle can. Kombi Beach is a true getaway vehicle that helps you escape from the routine and rigours of everyday life. It gives you genuine versatility with its capability to move people around through the week and then come into its own on a weekend for a couple of days of rest and relaxation with comfortable sleeping areas and innovative German functionality. The Kombi Beach has a distinctive two-tone design that reflects its famous past and the glory days of the '60s.
It is available in Off-Road Grey combined with a stripe of Sundown-Orange, Lime or Stone-Blue. Kombi Beach is 4.89 metres long, 1.9 metres wide and 1.96 metres high. The maximum load volume (without seats in the passenger compartment) is 5,800 litres. The utilitarian interior deliberately sets the tone for Kombi Beach, achieving comfort, safety, flexibility and function without fuss. A clever modular system is central to the storage solution, with storage box, soft bags, table and chairs safely tucked away. It's only when you start packing the vehicle that you realise just how much space is provided and discover the tremendous versatility of the Kombi Beach.
Take a quick glance inside the Kombi Beach and you immediately understand the theme of keeping it simple with lifestyle in mind. That doesn't mean cutting corners though. Every feature has a purpose and all appointments are finely crafted.
Rail system: The structural element that makes Kombi Beach so flexible is the unique rail system in the floor that gives you the ability to configure the interior seats in any combination you want. Moulded rails above and below the rear side windows support two handy fabric bags for storage. Both bags can be easily detached and feature strong carry straps. The rails also act as a harness for a roof net, which doubles as back-up storage for things like blankets, sleeping bags and spare clothes.
Two-seater folding bench and cosy sleeping: The predominant feature inside the Kombi Beach is the adjustable and removable two-seater folding seat bench, which forms either a huge interior sleeping area or a spare seat bench. When you fold down and combine the bench seat with the upholstered storage box and bed extension at the rear, you end up with a cosy sleeping area 2.3 metres long and 1.7 metres wide. The optional "Good Night Package" for the Kombi Beach includes curtains and elastic covers for additional security and privacy. For those who like to read at night there are two flexible lights in the headlining on either side of the rear sleeping area.
Folding table: Kombi Beach features clever inclusions that add comfort and convenience - like the innovative folding table you'll find within the sliding door and the standard folding chairs. It's easy to set up next morning so you can enjoy your breakfast in the great outdoors. Or lunch. Or dinner!
Swivelling seats and other equipment: Kombi Beach is a very social vehicle... swivel the front seats through 180 degrees and you've got a lounge/dining room interior for inclement weather.
Back on the open road, the ergonomic seats with armrests are designed for enjoyable touring. For additional driver comfort, the leather steering wheel is height and reach adjustable and there is a conveniently placed joystick gear lever, a clear instrument panel and a well conceived storage compartment system featuring plenty of storage space and cup holders.
Air conditioning, heating and second battery: After a hot day at the beach, the Beach helps you cool down thanks to the integrated air conditioning and ventilation system with 4-speed fresh air fan and recirculation air flap. For allergy sufferers, a dust and pollen filter (standard in every model) keeps the air clean.
If you decide to head to the mountains instead of the coast, the Kombi Beach's dual heating system (one heater up front and one in the back) will keep the entire interior at a comfortable temperature. And on the subject of comfort - with the twin battery setup, you can even equip your Kombi Beach with an additional individual sound system for passengers in the rear of the vehicle. The Kombi is powered by an efficient 2.5-litre turbo-diesel engine matched to a six-speed transmission. RRP?$54,990.