With the Vision Venture concept model making its debut at this year's Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf, Hymer takes a completely new, fresh approach to motorhome design!
Hymer is looking to the future, more specifically to 2025. The Vision Venture on a Mercedes-Benz chassis was created in collaboration with BASF (yes, yes, those from the J videotapes). The original bodywork retains the grille, doors and headlights, while the windshield has been moved forward, the A-pillar, bonnet and roof have been redesigned.
Motorhome with inflatable roof
In the off-road version, the car is equipped with four-wheel drive . The wheel arch covers and selected body parts are manufactured using a 3D printer. A new feature is also a scratch-resistant paint in dark green, slightly military colors.
The energy-saving technology of BASF Chromacool reduces the temperature to which the body and interior of the vehicle heats up. The top of the car is made up of an inflatable sleeping roof, the outer honeycomb walls of which are approximately seven centimeters thick, providing good insulation. In just one minute, they are able to fill themselves with heated or cooled air.
In addition, the unique design allows you to create a roof terrace. There is also a photovoltaic system on the roof, which ensures energy self-sufficiency while traveling. Just like in a real off-road car, a lighting panel is mounted in the front part of the roof, which allows you to navigate after dark in hard-to-reach terrain.
Nature in the interior
Despite the small space offered by the Mercedes Sprinter, the interior is masterfully designed (albeit for two people).
On the "ground floor", the designers used innovative plastics developed by BASF as well as light and natural materials such as slate, leather, wood, felt and even bamboo . The wall cladding is partly designed as a multifunctional rail system . This allows for individual decoration (e.g. hanging photos or pictures) and the arrangement of practical storage systems - e.g. kitchen utensils.
The rear part has windows on three sides . On both sides of the car there are sofas and a table that can of course be folded and then hidden under one of the sofas. The living room and dining room can be separated from the rest of the room with folding doors .
The real attraction is the terrace , which we create by lifting the rear window and lowering the wall downwards. We can then pull out the electric grill drawer and enjoy the meal outside. What's more, the whole with the grill also consists of a cutting board, so it is really a mini-kitchen, even containing cutlery or plates.
The second kitchen is located next to the living / dining area and also includes a pull-out worktop to enlarge the work surface. Interestingly, to save space, it was installed in the steps that lead to the bedroom. Built-in cabinets use the full depth of the structure and also include a yacht-inspired refrigerator with drawers that can be filled from above. Of course, there is also a sink and a stove.
A work corner has been designed very ingeniously. It is enough to turn the passenger seat, and from the body next to it, slide out and unfold the table top - perfect for working at the computer. There is even a reading lamp in the office corner.
The bathroom is impressive. Initially, it seems small, but when we need a shower, a sliding wall is pulled out, we close the wall with a washbasin and a mirror towards the toilet and we get a spacious shower cubicle. The impression of luxury is enhanced by the use of natural stone . The material from which the room is created is a combination of a thin layer of stone and plastic, and thanks to the thickness of only one millimeter, the material is light and bendable.
Up the stairs we enter the mezzanine -like bedroom. The stairs are illuminated and therefore safe even at night. One part of the bed is longer and the other part is shorter. The space under the sleeping roof was, of course, illuminated. At the rear, you can also raise the highest part of the roof and get a mini-terrace. When the bed is unnecessary, we simply fold the roof.
Christian Bauer - CEO of Hymera - pointed out that it was the motorhome community that provided the ideas used in Vision Venture. He also claims that some of the solutions will be used in Hymera motorhomes in the near future. When will cars like the Vision Venture hit the road? Hopefully soon!
Hymer Vision Venture presentation video
If you would like to see Hymera campers, visit the Elcamp company from Krakow. Employees will be happy to tell you about the offer!
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