Ford Nugget Westphalia
The new Ford Westfalia Nugget Plus was introduced at the CMT trade fair in January 2018. It is the long version of the classic Nugget camper. It is based on the new Ford Transit Custom Kombi 340 L2, which offers more space for additional equipment with an additional 367 mm wheelbase. The conversion to the "Nugget Plus" is the work of Westfalia Mobil GmbH and the high-roof will make it more popular with campers!
Inside, the Nugget two-room concept is basically retained in the new version and offers a kitchen unit with chrome-nickel steel sink and a double-burner gas cooker. A 40-liter compressor cooler provides fresh supplies, while tanks for fresh and waste water, each with a capacity of 42 liters, are on board. An outdoor shower on the back of the kitchen is a handy addition.
The room concept, however, undergoes crucial functional additions for the Nugget Plus with an additional 36 centimeters interior length: the rear of the vehicle for the first time offers a permanently installed toilet that can be shut off with privacy screens, while an additional folding washbasin behind the left-sided kitchen block means one does not have to wash oneself and one's plates in the same sink. At the same time, the redesign of the extended rear section also allows an increased volume of the storage cabinets including rear hanging space.
The sliding door on the passenger side and the rear swing door provide comfortable access to the extended interior. The Ford Nugget also remains unchanged in the plus version of one of the few real five-seater in its "camping bus" class and offers two integrated Isofix brackets for child seats.
To enhance the comfort of the Nugget Plus - as well as the other models in the Nugget family - also new, rotating front seats contribute, which make even longer journeys with improved upholstery and contouring even more enjoyable. The foldable handbrake lever adopted by the current Ford Transit motorhome base vehicles also facilitates the rotatability of the driver's seat: even when tightened, the handbrake lever returns to the low starting position and thus remains outside the pivoting range of the seat.
Powerful and economical drives - on request with automatic transmission
The Nugget Plus can be ordered with the state-of-the-art Ford EcoBlue Euro 6 diesel engine generation in two output levels: with 96 kW (130 hp) * and 385 Nm and the top engine with 125 kW (170 hp) * and a beefy torque of 405 Nm. As an alternative to the standard 6-speed manual transmission, there is also a choice of six-speed automatic transmission for both power levels. This transmission finds overwhelming approval among the nugget clientele: Currently, the automatic share for this model is around 40%.
The engines on offer at the Nugget Plus have state-of-the-art exhaust technologies with SCR catalytic converters, with the generously sized 21-liter AdBlue tank guaranteeing several thousand kilometers of range without urea refueling. And when the time comes - the AdBlue filler neck is fitted together with the fuel filler neck under the fuel filler flap, which enables convenient and hygienic refueling.
Not only the extended range of Nugget Plus offers attractive, but also the price is: The new Ford Westfalia Nugget Plus starts as a converted complete vehicle with the EcoBlue engine 2.0 l TDCi with 96 kW (130 hp) and manual 6 -speed gearbox with a complete price of 59,274, - Euro (combined from the suggested retail price of Ford-Werke GmbH incl. VAT plus delivery costs for the base vehicle and the suggested retail price of Westfalen Mobil GmbH incl. VAT for the Westfalia equipment package "Nugget Plus" incl. High roof and conversion).
The already very extensive standard equipment can also be selectively extended by Westfalia optional extras: a window package with a large skylight (700 x 500 mm - replaces the small, standard skylight) at the front and an additional skylight (400 x 400 mm) at the rear In the high roof, the airiness of the extended interior can be further increased. The optional rear window in the high roof (650 x 300 mm) further enhances this effect on request. And with the outdoor package, another attractive option has been designed for the Nugget Plus: this includes a table and two folding chairs for a comfortable stay outside the vehicle - and special, space-saving and secure holders for the furniture at the rear swinging door (table) or behind the Kitchen block (chairs). Upon request, additional chairs can be ordered.3 "The very positive reactions to the first information on the Nugget Plus have made us very happy and confirmed in the decision, for the spring business 2018 already with a limited number of Nugget Plus based on the current Transit Custom prepare, "says Bernhard Schmitz, head of commercial vehicles Ford-Werke GmbH. "We are confident that the current strong demand for van and camping bus solutions will be well-served with the new Nugget Plus and perfectly complement the proven Nugget portfolio."
Ford Transit Custom Kombi L2 fuel economy (car registration - base vehicle for the conversion "Nugget Plus" in l / 100 km: 7.7 - 7.3 (urban), 6.5 - 6.1 (out of town), 7.1 - 6.5 (combined); CO2 emissions (combined ): 183 - 169 g / km CO2 efficiency class: A The values stated were determined in accordance with the prescribed measurement procedure [VO (EC) 715/2007 and VO (EC) 692/2008 as amended] .The figures are not valid to a single vehicle and are not part of the offer, but serve only for comparison purposes between the different types of vehicles.Note according to Directive 1999/94 / EC: The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of a vehicle depend not only on the efficient use of the fuel by the driving but are also influenced by driving behavior and other non-technical factors.
The video gives a look around the Ford Nugget Westphalia camper van as seen at Caravan Salon 2017 in Dusseldorf.