RV innovations for 2021 at Caravan Salon
This year at Caravan Salon more than 350 exhibitors will be showcasing a host of innovations in ten halls from 4 to 13 September. Here we take a look at some of the announced novelties for 2021.
Adria, Hall 10/A29
Slovenian manufacturer Adria has re-designed its Coral Supreme and Coral Plus as well as the Matrix Supreme and Matrix Plus models, a total of twelve different motorhomes. They have new furnishing layouts as well as what Adria considers to be an up-to-date interior and exterior designs.
For camper vans Adria proposes a new low-cost, entry-level version with lifting roof: the Active Base. This van does not have a kitchen, it sleeps four: two in the vehicle and two in the tent in the roof.
benimar, Hall 10/C50-01
This Spanish manufacturer will celebrate its German premiere at the Caravan Salon 2020. benimar will introduce itself to German customers for the first time, with not one but 37 mobile homes ranging from camper vans to fully integrated vehicles. These also include the brand new, partially integrated RV on a Fiat Ducato platform, the benimar Mileo 261, that will even be celebrating a world debut in Düsseldorf. Single beds in the rear, bathroom with separate shower and an additional berth above the driver’s cab seats are the hallmarks of the layout of the “new Spanish kid on the block”.
Carthago, Hall 16/A22
As an alternative to the Fiat Ducato chassis, Carthago now offers both its fully integrated c-Tourer I and the partially integrated motor caravan c-Tourer T on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis. Making an entry alongside the Sprinter chassis are a wide variety of driver assistance systems. The fully and partially integrated RVs on the Sprinter basis are launched with four models each.
Furthermore, the 18 models of the lightweight c-Tourer I/T and the five layouts of the slender Carthago c-compactline have been optimised.to include a new rear, a new decor, upgraded living spaces with new furnishings and revised shower-toilet combos.
Challenger, Hall 10/B20-01
The French brand Challenger from the Trigano Group will be presenting two new layouts on a Ford Transit chassis with approx. 7.20 m total length: the Graphite 377 GA and the Graphite 328 GA. The 337 GA is characterised by the combination of two 1.90 m single beds with a spacious bathroom. In the Challenger 328 GA a 1.60 m wide, height-adjustable queen-sized bed sits in the rear and is conveniently accessible from both sides. There is also a spacious bathroom in front of this. Situated in the middle part of both models is the kitchenette and the 140l refrigerator. In front of this is the seating facility above which another berth for two can be electrically lowered from the ceiling.
Chausson, Hall 1/A45
The Chausson stand awaits visitors with four new partially integrated vehicles and one new camper van. The two partially integrated vehicles 648 and 788 each come with a queen-sized bed in the rear. In the partially integrated 777 GA guests sleep in single beds while the 644 features transversal bed in the rear. All four layouts are available on the basis of the Ford Transit or Fiat Ducato.
Boasting 6.36 m length the camper van V690 offers a large, adjustable lifting bed in the rear, under which plenty of storage room opens up with aluminium grating floor and lashing rings for bicycles or even a motorcycle.
Eura Mobil, Hall 10/B26
By launching four new partially integrated vehicles for the Contura line on the Mercedes Sprinter chassis, Eura Mobil aspires to the mobile luxury class. Front-wheel drive and AL-KO low-frame chassis make for precise and comfortable road performance. Numerous optional driver assistance systems, pilot seats, high-quality furniture and a long list of optional extras underscore the premium claim made by Eura Mobil’s new partially integrated vehicles.
On top of this, the Integra Line is extended to include a new layout with 7m total length: the 660EB. This fully integrated vehicle places the emphasis on sleeping comfort for tall people with its single beds measuring 2 m each.
Forster, Hall 10/A21-01
Livin’ Up is the name of the new entry-level series by the Forster brand with not one but two compact, partially integrated vehicles and five family alcove models based on the Fiat Ducato. Stylish interiors, practical and reliable furnishing and, above all, extraordinarily attractive prices are designed to make the new model series a success.
Hobby, Hall 9/B05
The Hobby Optima Ontour series based on a Citroën Jumper will be adding two new members to the family: the T70 E with a spacious rear washroom and two single beds as well as the T70 F with a double bed and large rear bathroom. For the alcove models of the Optima Ontour line Hobby proposes three new versions boasting optimised layouts: the A60 GF with a transversal bed in the rear, the A65 KM with a bunk bed and large centre seating facility as well as the large A70 GFM with a transversal bed and the large central seating facility.
Karmann-Mobil, Hall 15/D25
The four new Karmann Mobil Davis “View” models skilfully fuse that unadulterated camping feel with motorhome comfort. The extra double bed installed in the lifting roof captivates with unrestricted vistas from approx. 2.70m height and plenty of fresh air in the textile-clad roof superstructure. This means the compact camper can sleep four people.
Furthermore, Karmann-Mobil extends the Davis range of models to include a version with plenty of variable storage room in the rear. The Davis 630 sports a height-adjustable double bed. At the press of a button it is hoisted upwards and gives way to a storage space equipped with metal plating, lashing eyelets and an access ramp. Ideal for transporting scooters and motorcycles.
Knaus, Hall 4/09
Knaus is to launch the L!VE I 900 LEG, an integrated vehicle on a 5-ton chassis with two single beds in the rear, 150 cm wide descending bed up front, , a large L-shaped seating facility, large wardrobes as well as a large washroom with separate shower.
The new Knaus SUN I, available in two layout versions – with single beds or a queen-sized bed in the rear. and has been re-modelled both inside and out.
la strada, Hall 15/C26
The Nova M from la strada Fahrzeugbau was launced at Stuttgart CMT. It is a GFRP monocoque cab on a Mercedes-Sprinter chassis and is under seven metres in length. Bathroom with separate shower, three beds and a long list of extras ranging from 4-wheel drive to air suspension make for living and driving comfort in compact 6.46 m length.
In addition, la strada presents its first single-bed layout in a Fiat Ducato mobile home conversion: the Avanti E.
Malibu, Hall 16/A05
The new generation M also marks the introduction of new manufacturing technology for Malibu. With suspension frames between roof and walls glued across the complete surface, roof surfaces in GFRP, GFRP underbody and a fully fledged double floor Malibu takes the structural quality of its fully and partially integrated vehicles to a new level. The M generation of Malibu motorhomes kicks off with a broad-based programme: customers can choose from eight fully integrated and seven partially integrated vehicles between 6.55 m and 7.48 m long.
Malibu Vans, Hall 15/D47
Malibu Vans has called its two premieres in the camper van segment “first class – two rooms” and “family-for-4”. These feature, on the one hand, a room partition concept for the 640 LE layout with a bathroom door that can, if need be, separate the living from the sleeping area, and, on the other, an optional lifting roof for all comfort and charming models of Malibu Vans, that sleep two.
Mobilvetta, Hall 10/A18-01
Italian design is the focal theme of all developments at Mobilvetta for the new KEA series. Be it prestige upholstery featuring a combination of top-stitched leather and smooth fabric or the furniture design with high-gloss surfaces with chrome decorations and matt cabinet bodies – everything appears elegant, lightweight and exudes an air of extravagance. The three new layouts of the KEA line are based on a Fiat Ducato and supplied as both partially and fully integrated vehicles. This results in not one but six new models for Mobilvetta’s new KEA model range.
Morelo, Hall 5/A07
Morelo is to launch the Grand Empire 110 GSO. Based on the truck chassis of a Mercedes Benz Actross 1853 boasting 531 horsepower, highlights include a slide-out and a rear garage for an Austin Mini.
Rapido, Hall 16/C06
The new compact model range of partially integrated vehicles from French motorhome manufacturer Rapido is simply called “C”. It encompasses three layouts between 5.99 and 6.99 m long with a double, two singles or a rear queen-sized bed. Measuring as little as 2.17m wide all three models are quite narrow and therefore also do fine on narrow city streets.
Roller Team, Hall 10/C43
With its two new models measuring up to six metres’ total length based on a Ford Transit the Italian manufacturer Roller Team targets first-time buyers and friends of handy motorhomes. The 291 P layout with a double bed in the rear is offered by Roller Team both as an alcove version and a partially integrated one, while the 271 M with a bunk bed in the rear is the “classic” alcove configuration with six beds and measuring only six metres.
Sawiko, Hall 13/A60
Cycling has almost become an integral part of RV tourism. Nearly all caravanning enthusiasts take their bikes along when travelling. Rear bike carrier systems such as SAWIKO’s new, further developed AGITO VAN 2.0 ensure safe and convenient transport on recreational vehicles. The rear bike carrier is a practical and stable solution for Ford Transit, Ford Tourneo Custom or Fiat Ducato based camper vans. With a payload of 60 kilograms it easily carries two bicycles or e-bikes.
Vario Mobil, Hall 5/C05
Vario Mobil will launch its Vario Perfect 900, a nine metre long vehicle with a large slide-out, ceramic floors, genuine wood furniture, thick leather seating, XXL refrigerator, an oven, dishwasher, induction stove and many other amenities. 18 tons of luxury spread over nine metres of length.
Weinsberg, Hall 1/A01
Upon demand Weinsberg even fits its caravanning utility vehicles CaraBus and CaraTour with a lifting roof with integrated insulation made of fibre-reinforced polyurethane. This technology called Long-Fibre Injection (LFI) makes lifting roofs light and very rugged at the same time. Equipped with a roof hood, ambient lighting, hot-air dissipation system, storage shelving complete with inductive charging tray for smartphones and mosquito netting, the top floor of this converted camper van becomes a homely place to sleep for two more people.
Westfalia, Hall 15/D03
Westfalia has revised its Fiat-Ducato based Columbus model range with a panoramic window that will will be optionally available. Sleeping facilities are added by an optional tent in the roof.
Facts and Figures for CARAVAN SALON DÜSSELDORF
CARAVAN SALON DÜSSELDORF 2020 is open from Friday, 4 September to Sunday, 13 September 2020, from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm daily. 1-day tickets purchased online cost € 13 for adults; students and CARAVAN SALON Club Members pay € 10 online and the online ticket for kids (aged 6 to 12 years) is € 5. Tickets are only available online beforehand, ticket counters will not operate! Admission tickets include a free return trip to the Exhibition Centre on public transport within the Rhein-Ruhr (VRR) network on the day of the visit to the trade fair (travelling in 2nd class compartments of DB trains).