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Hymer reinvents RV life by bringing disruptive Vision camper to market

Hymer has truly gone and achieved precisely what auto lovers all the time need however hardly ever get — introduced its wild, revolutionary idea to market, with out even watering it down. The revolutionary VisionVenture B+ camper van idea it premiered on the 2019 Düsseldorf Caravan Salon turns into actuality at this year’s Caravan Salon. Now known as the Venture S, the all-wheel-drive Mercedes Sprinter off-grid RV retains the idea van’s look and magnificence intact whereas bringing to market cutting-edge options just like the rear yacht deck, inside staircase, reworking two-in-one toilet, and inflatable pop-up second story.

As wonderful an idea because it was, we by no means thought the VisionVenture was destined to see the sunshine of day as a manufacturing mannequin, particularly not in three years’ time. Hymer even known as it a design research at launch, and it seemed solely like an exploratory vessel for next-generation options and improvements, a few of which have already made it into Hymer Group merchandise just like the Bürstner Lyseo Gallery TD and Niesmann + Bischoff iSmove motorhomes.

But right here it’s, the manufacturing Venture S. Three years later, and it is nonetheless arguably the good, most cutting-edge camper van the world has ever seen, solely this time aspirational van lifers can truly purchase it. The manufacturing model sticks so intently to the idea, the 2 are practically indistinguishable, whether or not you are trying on the exterior from a distance or standing contained in the cabin.

“With the Venture S, we have reimagined motorhoming from the ground up while drawing inspiration from the needs and ideas of the van-life community,” mentioned Hymer president Christian Bauer in introducing the mannequin on Friday. “The result is a completely new category of motorhome which we are now launching on the market – driven by the outstanding feedback on our concept vehicle and supported by the expertise of our company – after only a short development phase.”

Built on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter AWD with off-road tires and an obtainable entrance mild bar, the Venture S is designed to be an all-terrain off-grid touring answer

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The base Venture S wears a “stone gray” paintwork that is extra subdued than the idea’s paint job, however consumers that need to match the idea extra intently can improve to the non-obligatory “sea blue metallic” paint. Either paint is underpinned by grey decrease and rear cladding that emphasizes the plus-size van’s all-terrain toughness — Hymer stresses the purpose that the Vision S, just like the VisionVenture, is an “off-roader,” riding atop the 188-hp 4.1-tonne AWD Sprinter chassis-cab with off-road tires.

Instead of building the Venture S into a Sprinter van, Hymer follows the same formula it wrote for the VisionVenture in preparing its own cabin to sit atop Mercedes’ bareback chassis. That 216-cm (85-in)-wide cabin flares out from the 202-cm (79.5-in)-wide driver’s cab to add extra interior space without becoming as wide and boxy as a Class C motorhome. As a result, the 646-cm (254-in)-long Venture S takes the form of a true B+ design meant to deliver confident, capable handling on and off road with an interior that a couple can make a permanent home without any feelings of claustrophobia.

With just over 770 lb of capacity, the tailgate is meant to hang out on
With simply over 770 lb of capability, the tailgate is supposed to hang around on

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Approaching the Venture S from the rear, you may instantly observe that the yacht-inspired tailgate deck carries over from the VisionVenture, although it doesn’t include any signal of the slide-out grill. That deck works along with the lift-up glass to create a floor-to-ceiling opening for the indoor/outside lounge and al fresco eating space. The tailgate is constructed to maintain up to 350 kg (771 lb), providing loads of energy to function a official rear deck for sitting atop and taking within the views. Airline-style tie-down monitor on the surface of the tailgate can be utilized to mount equipment or carriesr, reminiscent of bicycle racks.

Even on wet days that require closing up the tailgate hatches, the Vision S delivers a scenic, open really feel by bringing to life the wraparound glass previewed on the VisionVenture. Hymer calls it the “Infinity Screen,” a three-sided tinted glasshouse that connects the rear windshield with rear home windows on all sides, damaged solely briefly by the rear pillars.

Back up against a lake shoreline or cliff's edge and enjoy dinner with a view
Back up in opposition to a lake shoreline or cliff’s edge and luxuriate in dinner with a view

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At launch, the Venture S is designed for less than two vacationers, so the desk between the twin benches of the eating space doesn’t drop down to create a mattress, although it looks as if it simply may if Hymer wished to add the choice of 1 or two further berths. The eating desk can fold up and slide through ground rails beneath the bench to open up a roomier rear couch lounge.

Hymer indulges Venture S RVers with homey touches just like the hanging lights and yacht deck-inspired wall paneling that features built-in grooves for hanging crops, hooks, lights and different equipment. That paneling turns into notably helpful across the kitchen, the place homeowners can customise it with cabinets, baskets and different storage options for protecting all their instruments, spices and cooking necessities inside arm’s attain. The kitchen additionally features a dual-burner gasoline range, sink with fashionable, concept-style wall-mounted faucet and loads of overhead storage.

Across from the kitchen, the Venture S toilet shares an expandable, transformable structure with the VisionVenture idea and the iSmove motorhome, providing dry tub comfort throughout the everlasting footprint of a moist tub. The space-saving design permits the consumer to shortly broaden the inside through a push-out outer wall and change from bathroom room to bathe room through a rotating inside wall. In bathe mode, the bathroom and sink disappear away behind the wall, giving the consumer an uncluttered bathe room clad in stylish slate.

A console with foldable desktop and storage shelves creates a dedicated front workstation perfect for modern untethered workers
A console with foldable desktop and storage cabinets creates a devoted entrance workstation good for contemporary untethered staff

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A remaining idea characteristic that makes it to manufacturing within the Venture S’ downstairs residing space is the entrance workstation, a chic answer for the digital nomad life-style that has completely taken off in a means that nobody was even fascinated with in Fall 2019. A console constructed into the inside passenger-side wall has a fold-out bamboo desk that works with the swivel passenger seat to create a workstation separate from the eating lounge, which means each occupants can take pleasure in particular person onboard work areas. An adjustable skylight overhead provides pure lighting; an built-in desk lamp offers not-as-natural lighting; and storage cabinets maintain issues organized.

With all that performance and magnificence downstairs, Venture S occupants will not be all that eager to go to mattress, however ultimately they’ll want some sleep. The upstairs bed room rises into place in fewer than three minutes through compressor-fed inflatable partitions that supply extra sound and climate insulation than conventional single-wall cloth.

The double bed can even be adjusted in firmness via app
The double mattress may even be adjusted in firmness through app

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As homey because the downstairs, the bed room space features a double mattress that may be adjusted in firmness through Hymer’s app, a dangling lamp of its personal, and a facet desk with electrical retailers for storing telephones, wallets, flashlights, water, and so on. As debuted on the VisionVenture, the space is accessed through a tiny-home like illuminated staircase subsequent to the kitchen block, which doubles as a storage space thanks to compartments constructed beneath the stair treads.

The Venture S' signature staircase replaces the usual ladder and includes integrated lighting and under-tread storage
The Venture S’ signature staircase replaces the same old ladder and contains built-in lighting and under-tread storage

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The Venture S is designed to keep absolutely off-grid for up to 10 days, using a 320-Ah sensible lithium battery financial institution supported by 345 watts of roof-mounted photo voltaic. The 120-L contemporary water tank is linked to a ingesting filter system for cleaner-tasting water. Hymer ensures that any time spent within the van will be loved to the fullest by including in a regular cellular Sonos speaker that may be mounted on the grooved wall paneling. Buyers may also add an non-obligatory projector system with wall-mounted display. The Hymer Connect sensible system affords centralized and cellular app programs management and monitoring.

The Venture S ought to very a lot enchantment to the identical broad inhabitants of skilled camper van and small motorhome homeowners, outside fanatics, design fanatics and normal onlookers because the VisionVenture, however not each admirer shall be driving one dwelling. The €225,000 (approx. US$225,000) base is a premium value for a premium product, particularly when you think about that it solely seats and sleeps two individuals and might’t even be for a whole household.

The Hymer Venture S debuts at the 2022 Düsseldorf Caravan Salon, three years after the VisionVenture concept that previewed it
The Hymer Venture S debuts on the 2022 Düsseldorf Caravan Salon, three years after the VisionVenture idea that previewed it

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Hymer launched the Venture S for order when it introduced the mannequin on the preview day of this year’s Düsseldorf Caravan Salon. Its announcement would not point out when manufacturing or deliveries will start, however Saturday is our first day on the ground of the Caravan Salon, and we’ll look to convey again extra particulars in regards to the Venture S and Hymer’s different new automobiles.

Source: Hymer

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