Mercedes-Benz, together with German company VanEssa mobilcamping, have turned the new-generation Citan compact van into a micro camper.
“The travel and leisure-vehicle market is increasingly important for us as part of our strategic orientation. This also applies to the brand-new generation of our Citan, which is an ideal basic vehicle for micro camper van conversions,” says Klaus Rehkugler, head of sales and marketing at Mercedes-Benz Vans.
According to the Three-pointed Star brand, converting the compact van into a micro camper takes no time at all. The micro camper Citan features a VanEssa kitchenette and sleeping system.
The kitchenette comprises an integrated gas cooker; a sink, complete with 13-litre water tank, and a 31-litre compressor refrigerator. The kitchenette module also offers space for crockery, pots and pans and various other supplies. Thanks to the unit weighing “about” 60 kg, Mercedes says can be installed or removed “in minutes”.
The VanEssa sleeping system is located on top of the kitchen module, located in the rear of the micro camper. While on the road, the system stays in the boot to allow full use of the rear seats. The “high quality” mattress, Mercedes says, provides sleeping space for two persons.