The New Upper Class: Tabbert Cellini Knaus Tabbert, Hall 4
Tabbert’s new upper-class caravan Cellini will celebrate its public premiere at CARAVAN SALON. For the model year 2020 it will be given a new automotive-look, futurist exterior design. Measuring 10.33 m in length the Cellini 750 HTD boasts a lateral slide out housing a spacious double bed. The Cellini models also demonstrate that they belong to the absolute top class with their re-designed interiors: dark wood with stainless steel accents as well as the finest materials give the living room a very exquisite character. The top model starts at € 71,700, less luxurious layouts are already available from € 53,000.
Motorhome of Superlatives: Vario Perfect IV celebrates global premiere Variomobil Fahrzeugbau GmbH, Hall 5 D 05
With the fourth generation of the Vario Perfekt motorhome manufacturer Variomobil launches a luxury mobile home on a Mercedes Actros base with a slide out and a car garage. The motorhome is propelled by a 354 hp engine. The permitted total weight stands at 18 tons, the length is 10 metres. The self-supporting sandwich body of glass-fibre reinforced plastic now features straight exterior walls and a new panoramic windshield, which has now been glued into the body for the first time to increase body stiffness even further. The diesel tank holds 180 litres and there is room for 400 l of drinking water as well as 300 l of wastewater. Features include the pneumatically sealed living room bay as well as a garage for a SMART car with automatic slide-in on a self-supporting platform. The Vario Perfect features driver assistance systems as standard. This motorhome is characterised by extraordinary luxury in the living area and forward-looking technologies. The interior finished in elegant American walnut veneer is hand crafted – the series of models starts from EUR 554,340.
Ideal for Families/ Caravan Hobby de Luxe 545 KMF Hobby Wohnwagenwerk Ing. Harald Striewski GmbH, Hall 9 B 05
For the 2020 season the Hobby de Luxe leaves no doubt about being a perfect companion for families. Six of the 18 layouts in total from the de Luxe range come with a children’s compartment. The KFM layout sleeps 5 including a bunk bed for kids, is 2.50 m wide and just under 7.50 m long. The base version costs EUR 21,690 and as an entry-level model is particularly aimed at young families.
First e-hybrid motorhome: Globevan e.Hybrid Dethleffs, Hall 11 D 07
Dethleffs will use CARAVAN SALON to launch the Globevan e.Hybrid – the first motorhome with plug-in hybrid ready for series production. The Globevan e.Hybrid is based on a Ford Transit Custom whose drive axles are all electrically propelled. The built-in battery of the vehicle makes for an up to 50 km electrical range. Of course, altogether the Globevan offers a wider range. This is made possible by the installed “Range Extender”, a 1.0-l-EcoBoost combustion engine running on petrol, which is exclusively used as a gen-set to re-charge the battery. The advantage of this combination: the Globevan is fit for everyday use and can be driven all electrically. So this hybrid vehicle is exempted from any driving bans. At the same time, recuperation energy is generated by braking or throttling thereby allowing particularly energy-efficient driving with low fuel consumption. The combustion engine always runs in an optimal RPM range at maximum torque and supplies the battery with power, which in turn drives the electrical motor. This gives the Globevan a total range of 500 km. The batteries can be charged within 5.5 hours when connected to a customary household socket or within 3 hours using a quick-charger socket. The total output of the electrical motor and combustion engine combined is 92 kW (126 h).
Trend Camper Bus/Van: Compact “Vanster” Pössl Freizeitmobile, Hall 12 A 17
Compact vehicles such as vans or van campers are becoming ever more popular. They are agile and easier to manoeuvre, therefore also making them suitable for everyday use or city trips. In this segment Pössl Freizeitmobile has successfully placed the Campster so far. Now the manufacturer offers a “slimmed-down” version with lifting roof and sleeping bench while doing without a kitchen and other pieces of furniture. In terms of furnishing this absolutely compact, new bus is even more committed to the benefits and “allround qualities” of the bus category. With its handy storage systems, variable interior and lifting sleeping roof it is a true all-rounder for everyday and leisure use. Based on the Citroën Jumpy this Vanster is available from EUR 27,990; those preferring the Citroën Spacetourer as a basis will have to invest EUR 32,000. For EUR 2,800 camping furniture comprising a sink and gas burner can be ordered optionally, which are accommodated in the rear.
Innovative Lightweight Construction Solution: Conceptvan 2020 Vöhringer GmbH, Hall 13 A 95
The Conceptvan 2020 is the prototype of a lightweight motorhome that fulfils the ecological demands made on fuel consumption, weight and CO2 emission without compromising on functionality and interior aesthetics. The camper based on a latest generation Mercedes Benz Sprinter was equipped with highly innovative lightweight construction solutions by Vöhringer and therefore scores points with a considerable weight reduction and the associated CO2-emission reduction. The lightweight component supplier consistently focuses here on the in-house developed materials such as V3D Composite (roof lining), Vunder Tech (furniture), VStrong (floor construction) and VFlex (wall cladding).
Integrated Top Class: chic e-line/s-plus on Mercedes Sprinter Carthago Reisemobilbau, Hall 16 A 06
With its series chic e-line/s-plus Carthago re-defines the premier league for motorhomes. So far there had only been two base vehicles – Fiat Ducato and Iveco daily. From now on the chic e-line is alternatively also available on the new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter as a single or twin-axle vehicle. The common denominators are appearance, superstructure and the luxurious interior. Carthago showcases a thoroughly revised series at CARAVAN SALON. Their special features include a new nose design, modern-elegant decorations, a completely integrated dashboard, a high-quality interior as well as meaningful safety packages and high-tech on-board equipment. Carthago uses the front-drive Sprinter and an AL-KO special low-frame chassis for the chic e-line. For the impressive XL-versions Carthago uses the base vehicle with tandem rear axle and a total weight of max. 5.5 t – thereby ensuring a considerable cargo load of up to 1,500 kg. As standard the chic e-line Mercedes Benz is supplied with 105 kW (143 hp). The optional power level is 130 kW (177 hp) but exclusively reserved to motorhomes. The chic e-line Sprinter comes equipped with a six-gear manual transmission as standard but can – on request – also be equipped with the especially convenient and perfectly coordinated nine-speed automatic torque converter transmission.
Motorhome with E-drive: Iridium launches Second Battery Generation WOF GmbH, Hall 12 B 66
At CARAVAN SALON the Iridium brand of WOF GmbH will launch the second generation of 100% electric motorhomes. By company accounts, engineers succeeded in increasing the range by more than 30% to about 400 kilometres. The backbone of the new Iridium e-mobiles is again a highly efficient synchronous motor with a power of 150 kW and a torque of 730 Nm. For the second generation li-Fe batteries with ceramic separators are to be used. WOF GmbH specialises in the distribution of motorhomes and has developed the first motorhome brand that exclusively offers e-motorhomes with Iridium. Delivery of these e-motorhomes is said to start in the first quarter of 2020, prices have not been disclosed by the company in the run-up to the fair.
Connected in Series: Eriba Nova Erwin Hymer AG, Hall 17
Forming part of the Hymer group of companies, the caravan brand Eriba has re-launched its premium series Nova. For the model year 2020 it promises customers more technical features, higher living comfort and a completely new superstructure technology. These caravans stand out with their characteristic round shapes and score additional points with plenty of storage space and a comfy lounge suite. A standard feature, the Eriba Smart Home System vouches for easy handling ensuring just about every wish is catered to in terms of functionalities and convenience. The Eriba-App allows owners to check the gauges of battery, fresh water and room temperature or control such key functions as lighting, heating, hot water and air-conditioning.
Sporting a Lightweight Construction Chassis: Knaus Sport&Fun Knaus Tabbert GmbH, Hall 4
The Sport&Fun by Knaus offers sufficient space to appropriately accommodate sports gear or bicycles. The new Black Selection in the dominating colours black and silver stands for that new, strikingly futurist look and feel of caravans. It uses an AL-KO VARIO X as a standard chassis. This new lightweight construction chassis fuses bionic weight-saving measures with high load-bearing capacity and stability – thereby allowing for more cargo load and, hence, for more comfort and flexibility. The Black Selection is available from EUR 21,999.
Luxury Holiday Home on Wheels: Adria Astella Adria Mobil, Hall 10 A 59
Adria has announced a global premiere for CARAVAN SALON but information on the product was very sparse. The Astella can be described as a luxury holiday home on wheels – it’s obviously not clear to see whether this is a caravan or a mobile home. Due to a novel, wind-tunnel tested exterior design additional room for movement was created inside. The major assets here obviously are high-quality and comfortable interior furnishings as well as special light effects and design features. Prices have not been disclosed so far but the basic version should retail for more than EUR 50,000.
Alcove with Plenty of Space: Activa One Eura Mobil, Hall 10 A 22
Simply pack everything up without worrying whether everything fits in at the end of the day – no problem with the Activa One by Eura Mobil. The alcove “allrounder” sends caravanning enthusiasts into raptures with its loading capacity of up to 4,000 litres. Thanks to its smart lightweight construction even the 3.5 t class can accommodate plenty of cargo. Which means even bulky leisure equipment is easily stored in this motorhome. At CARAVAN SALON Eura Mobil will present a model with a completely new interior design – the special edition “Beach Home”. Furniture carcases in a pale wood look provide the backdrop for matt white furniture fronts and lounge suites in a wicker beach chair look. Complemented with turquoise cushions and decorative elements the Activa One exudes an airy seaside resort atmosphere. This alcove model is also state of the art in terms of its compact dimensions. Four out of the five models targeting couples and families measure under 6.50 m in length. The new 550 MS even undercuts the six-metre mark although it sports a large washroom and exterior rear storage space. The base price is EUR 53,990.
Luxury Folding Camper – a Class of Its Own Opus, Halle 14 A 32
This folding camper by British manufacturer Opus is in the absolute top league of this segment – both in terms of price and furnishing. Opus is a stylish and innovative folding camper and as rugged as it is versatile. It is compact and easy to tow despite being very spacious and superbly equipped compared to a traditional camper. The Air Opus uses air pole technology to inflate the camper at the press of a button reducing set-up time to just a few minutes. The price stands at EUR 21,650.
Trend Van Camper: High-Quality Interior and Four-Wheel Drive la strada Fahrzeugbau, Halle 15 C 26
In the Regent S 4x4 model the solid cabinetry, which has always been a hallmark of the motorhome maker la strada headquartered in Hessia, complements the new driver assistance systems and the electronic 4ETS four-wheel drive by Mercedes Benz. This four-wheel drive version can be (de-)activated. Voice control, active cruise control, and a 360° rear-view camera are supplied with the la strada Regent S 4x4 depending on the equipment package. Side wind wizard, lane departure assistant, high beam and dead-angle assistant continue to be available. The living space of the la strada Regent S 4x4 has been strictly optimised for two persons and is identical to the rear-drive version. Lounge suite seating in the front, kitchen complex and bathroom in the centre and a transversal bed in the aft characterise the layout of this van camper. The compact la strada Regent X 4x4 scores points with its great flexibility also off road, good ergonomics, high sleeping comfort, variable storage space and high-quality materials. The price stands at approximately EUR 85,000.
Partially Integrated – Van TI Plus on a MAN Platform Knaus Tabbert GmbH, Hall 4
By launching the VAN TI Plus Knaus presents the first mobile home on the new MAN TGE platform. The series model comes with a standard front drive but is said to be also available with rear or four-wheel drive upon demand. With the TGE MAN has developed an especially automotive basic vehicle that captivates buyers with extraordinary driving dynamics, state-of-the-art driver assistance systems and individual drive options – even with an optional four-wheel drive. Two layouts will be supplied for the time being: the 650 MEG with twin rear beds and an extendible bench in the centre of the vehicle and the 700 MF with a double bed in the rear and L-shaped centre seating. Identical in both models is the bathroom with swivelling washbasin. The partially integrated RV is 6.99 m long, 2.2 m wide, 2.9 m high and retails for just under EUR 65,000 in the basic version.
Caravaning Sports: Transport Caravan for Sports Gear Sportcaravan, outdoor area 16-06
Held for the first time in front of Hall 16 will be the special exhibition Caravaning Sports. Vehicles will be on show here that are particularly well suited to combining sporting activities and holidays on four wheels. Transport and lifestyle caravan manufacturer Sportcaravan will be presenting its models Cube 4 and Cube 5 – products for (motor-)cycling enthusiasts and active amateur sportspeople in the most functional of forms. Seen from outside the Cubes look like inconspicuous boxes, inside they surprise users with a host of thoroughly researched functions. The absolute USP, however, is the combination of a safe, dry and odourless (motor)cycle garage with a caravan cabin for up to four persons who can even treat themselves to some food and beverages here. In the evening four berths can be set up in no time. The Cube 5 model even features a WC shower. The Cube 4 has an empty weight of 1,000 kg and costs from EUR 18,000; the Cube 5 comes with an empty weight of 1,400 kg and starts from around EUR 28,000. Both can take up to 800 kg of cargo load. The garage will accommodate up to two or three motorcycles or alternatively four bicycles, two canoes/kayaks and even a built-up drum kit.
Flower Power: Liberty 440 PC La Mancelle, Hall 12 A 60
French manufacturer La Mancelle is embarking on the retro trend offering a high-end caravan in a Flower Power look: the Liberty 440 PC. Striking here are the floral exterior and the Y-shaped nose design giving the Liberty a dynamic outside appearance. This caravan scores points with its rounded streamlined tailgate, optimised aerodynamics as well as some nice interior design extras. The base price is around EUR 27,000.
New Camper Van: Crosscamp on a Toyota Platform Erwin Hymer Group, outdoor area in front of Hall 15
With its camper van Crosscamp the Erwin Hymer Group introduces a completely new brand to the caravanning market. Measuring just under five metres in length the Crosscamp is based on the Toyota Proace Verso Family, a base vehicle so far fairly unknown in the industry, and offered from EUR 42,990. Thanks to its lifting roof the Crosscamp sleeps four and is designed to impress users with its flexibility and multi-functionality. A special feature: The kitchen module complete with double-burner cooker and sink can be removed in its integrity through the standard second sliding door on the left to be used as an outdoor kitchen.
Space Miracle in 60 Seconds Beauer, Hall 12 A 30
Beauer 3X is a stylish mini caravan which turns into a compact caravan within 60 seconds thanks to slide-out technology. At the press of a button the aerodynamic 4m² sphere “morphs” into a 4,600 m wide lodging measuring 12 square metres. The luxury version 3Xplus even provides caravanners with as much as 28 square metres living space. The Beauer 3X consists of polyester and aluminium and does completely without any wooden furnishings. This miracle space-saver sleeps up to four and is equipped with an L-kitchen, washroom and toilet. The base price of the 3X starts at EUR 29,900, the 3Xplus is available from EUR 59,900.
Especially for Motorcyclists: Jumper Biker Solution Citroën GmbH, Hall 16 D 70
The Jumper Biker Solution is the perfect solution for all caravanning enthusiasts who are also motorbiking fans. Citroën offers the camper van equipped with the latest Euro 6.d-TEMP 165 hp engine and lifting roof as a Classic and Multi version. Caravan users can take with them up to two motorcycles (alternatively one quad, go-kart or wheelchair) which are conveniently loaded and safely transported with the help of an electrical winch and a rail system and/or ramps. The base price for both versions is EUR 51,100.
Cult Caravan from the USA: Airstream Caravel Roka Werk GmbH, Hall 5 / E02
For 2020 Airstream brings a new series of models to Düsseldorf. The Airstream Caravel is offered with a single axle in sizes 16, 19, 21 and 22 feet (total length of approx. 4.88 m to 6.71 m) and features panorama windows, stone chip protection, and aluminium bumpers. It is 2.5 m wide and has an empty weight of about 2,000 kilograms, a middle settee and a bathroom in the vehicle rear on a typically American floor plan – thereby offering an alternative to the customary layouts in Europe. The Caravel 22 sleeps up to four, comes fully equipped and costs from EUR 93,200.
Sprinter Camper Van with a Rear Slide-Out: James Cook Westfalia, Hall 15 B 03
Mercedes Benz’ new Sprinter will be omnipresent at this year’s CARAVAN SALON and exhibited in a wide variety of versions by over 20 brands and superstructure manufacturers. Westfalia based the new 6 m camper van James Cook on a Sprinter and equipped it with a standard rear slide-out. This allows an overall length with a bed of over two metres. The basic version sleeps two and has seating facilities for four; the optional lifting roof creates room for four sleeping facilities in total. Thanks to the Smart Home System of the Mercedes Sprinter such displays and functions as water filling gauges or temperatures can be controlled either directly via Mercedes Benz’ own MBAC panel or via standard smartphones or tablets. The base price starts at EUR 75,000.
Swimming Caravan: Caravanboat - Camping without Borders Metall- und Bootsbau Wolgast UG, ouside area 11-02
The caravanboat DepartureOne combines a dynamic sports boat with a caravan and wheeled houseboat. It boasts many applications on land and water. With the trailer the Caravanboat has an overall length of 9 metres, is 2.5 m wide and weighs approx. 2.8 tons. Access and exit are located at the rear/aft, the panoramic window in the nose can be opened. The vehicle can be equipped with a 15 to 50 horsepower outboard motor and can be driven with a boating licence for 15 hp. The Caravanboat is “Made in Germany under licence”, sleeps five, has a kitchen, toilet incl. shower as well as a semi-roofed terrace. The concept is rounded off by the high-quality aluminium hull/frame and the sandwich superstructure. The extended version without motor is available from EUR 69,000.
Those content with a bed, some storage space and a kitchen in the tailgate can also find low-cost caravans at CARAVAN SALON. The Kulba from Latvia scores special points with its low weight. These compact mini caravans made of wood (Woody) and aluminium (Rebel) are already available for a base price of EUR 8,900. The Turkish mini caravan by Basoglu introduces various Caretta models to the market and their basic versions all start from EUR 9,000.
Extraordinary design Caravan Lume Traveler, Hall 9 B 75
The Lume Traveler LT540 is a robust and durable caravan – its timeless design is 100% Dutch. The aluminium-sandwich construction and the mouldings specifically designed for this caravan not only ensure excellent insulation but also a very special look and feel. The caravan is made of such sustainable materials as aluminium, wood, wool felt and leather both inside and out. Launched in Düsseldorf, the LT540 is a further development of the LT360 – the 540 being longer, higher and more luxurious than its predecessor. A special feature is the convertible roof measuring 1.85 x 1.11 metres – meaning cooking is also possible both in and outdoors. Concealed below the large rear cover is a summer kitchen complete with stainless steel worktop and sink, luxury cooker and a cold box in the centre. Lume fuses state-of-the-art design with rugged simplicity and latest technical equipment – the Traveler LT540 No1 is available from EUR 65,000.
Partially Integrated Motorhomes – ideal for Families and Beginners Dethleffs GmbH, Hall 11 A 25
The Trend model is one of the bestsellers in Dethleffs’ motorhome range. Thanks to its value for money it has become many camping families’ favourite friend. It scores points with it finish and quality as well as many furnishing features that cannot be taken for granted in this price category. The Trend Edition that Dethleffs will launch at CARAVAN SALON for the first time is said to be available (in the shortest version) from EUR 48,999.
Newbie-Teardrop from Ukraine Life Style Camper, Hall 10 D 77
The hip Teardrop X-Line from Ukraine celebrates its premiere – a new trailer that convinces with both looks and price. Thanks to its empty weight of as little as 520 kilograms this little offroad-trailer by Lifestyle Camper can be towed by any passenger car with trailer hitch – offering an additional 230 kg as cargo load. It is coated with an especially robust and versatile material. The X-Line is designed for two travellers, the basic equipment includes a bed and kitchen, a roof tent can be attached additionally. The basic price of the X-Line stands at EUR 13,975.
Unadulterated Luxury: Perfection relax and Performance S Volkner Mobil GmbH, Hall 5 E 08
By launching the models Perfection relax and Performance S the Wuppertal-based manufacturer Volkner focuses on high-quality motorhomes designed for luxury and comfort at CARAVAN SALON. The new Perfection relax strikes a perfect balance between technology, function and design. Volvo coach components create the prerequisites for comfortable and relaxed driving. Safety is ensured by state-of-the-art driver assistance systems. The patented middle garage makes it possible to take a 4-seater car (Mini-Cooper or Fiat 500) with you. And at your destination the highly sophisticated heating and air-con system ensures well-being in every type of outside temperature. Large tank volumes, high battery capacities, a high-performance photovoltaic system and a diesel gen-set ensure a high degree of independence. Prices for this motorhome start at EUR 850,000.
Traditionally, the Performance S at EUR 1.5 million has been the most expensive vehicle on display at CARAVAN SALON. With an overall length of 12 m the Performance S offers storage space for proper passenger cars in its middle garage. The 500 hp vehicle comes with three air-conditioning systems, five heating systems as well as 1,700 Ah battery capacity plus 1,830 kW solar modules. Those still not satisfied with the space inside can considerably extend it with an optional slide out or wall out
Expeditions Mobile Home on a Unimog Basis Action Mobil, Hall 5 E 05
The Temet 3600 is a typical expeditions mobile home of the smaller type. The combination of the flexible 3.60 m long Temet cabin with a Unimog chassis makes this vehicle a short, compact and agile but also powerful round-the-world-trip motorhome capable of overcoming just about every obstacle. Manufacturer Action Mobil promises buyers 100% off-road capability plus a high degree of comfort and safety. Each cabin is custom-made and assembled by hand. The maximum weight totals 6.8 tons and the max. capacity for drinking water is 200 l as well as 140 l for wastewater. The vehicle with a 280 hp engine costs around EUR 360,000.
Traveller with Multi-Purpose Box Peugeot, Hall 16 A 70
At CARAVAN SALON Peugeot together with its partner company Irmscher Automobilbau is launching a motorhome version of the Peugeot Traveller. The vehicle with flexible storage space and five to eight seats offers plenty of room for holidays with family and friends. Its special feature is the new multi-purpose I Box with large rear slide-out – ensuring that a shower, bedroom and kitchen are always on board. The I-Box includes a double-burner cooker, a cool box, a sink with water tank (2x 12 l), a worktop as well as a 92 x 140 cm lying space on a fold-down slat frame.
Hybrid Heating Truma Gerätetechnik, Hall 13 C 31
Heating with gas, electricity or a mix of both on demand – Truma Combi E makes for maximum flexibility. The heating features two integrated electrical heating rods to generate 900 W and/or 1,800 W of heat. This gives customers the right option every time: those wanting to make use of favourable electricity prices on the campsite and to operate the heating by night in a noise-free and zero-emission way should opt for the electrical mode. With a mix of one or two heating rods you perfectly save on liquid gas especially in spring and autumn.
Roof-Top Tent of the Latest Generation: Skycamp 2.0 Campwerk, Hall 14 A 55
By introducing the Skycamp 2.0 Skyvan presents the latest generation of roof-top tents for cars. The product made by IKamper unfolds within seconds into a surprisingly comfortable living space brimming with different uses. As easy to install as a roof box, the tent offers room for up to 4 thanks to its handy folding mechanism. With another awning the floor area can be tripled. For the Skycamp 2.0, which sells for EUR 3,980, the company has introduced various optimisations – including new fastening systems, a more stable floor as well as especially thick comfort matrasses.
Fast Loading Cycles: Lithium-Ion Battery Dometic GmbH, Hall 13 A 31
Dometic presents a lithium-ion battery that stores energy considerably more efficiently than conventional batteries. It completes five times as many charging cycles, is up to 60% lighter and far more compact, on top of this. It does not require any maintenance and scores points with a short charging cycle: two to three hours connected to the gen-set suffice to completely re-charge the lithium-ion battery. Furthermore, Dometic has extended its range to include a portable lithium-iron-phosphate battery with a capacity of 40 Ampere hours: the PLB40. The cube-shaped battery is designed specifically for operating and charging refrigeration, 12-Volt and USB devices. Due to its rugged design the PLB40 is also well suited for outdoor use. The LiFePO4 battery measures 197 x 197 x 254.5 millimetres, weighs 7.3 kilograms and is easy to transport thanks to it stainless steel handle. The integrated LCD display provides information on capacity and charging status; the battery can be re-charged via both a 12 V vehicle socket and a 230 V socket or a solar panel. The PLB40 can be operated between 0° und 50° C degrees and costs EUR 699.