The new Lunar Vacanza Camper Car is certainly unique. But is it a car, or a camper van? It’s actually both!
Launched at the Caravan and Camping Spring Show held at Birmingham last month it’s based on the award winning Nissan NV 200 Combi and has the benefits of being able to accommodate four people, by day or night; the flexibility of a family car, desirable fuel economy and environmentally friendly.
The interior is a frosted steel colour scheme for the furniture, lockers and seats. The rotating front seats are a registered design, designed in-house by the Lunar design team. In the compact kitchen you’ll find a neat fridge, a mini-oven and grill, a three-burner hob and a dinky sink.
The innovative sleep system, is also Patent Pending, was commissioned by the Lunar design team and made in Lancashire. It’s a unique system that doesn’t take long to make up or dismantle and there are no fussy or bulky cushions to wrestle with either! Kids will love sleeping under the stars in the roof bed in the pop-up roof with canvas sides.
You don’t get a washroom in a vehicle this size, but if you opt for the Sport pack upgrade (£999.00) you’ll get up rated upholstery, a Porta Potti, TV/satellite 12V facility, an external mains socket and carpets. The Luxury pack, you’ll need to add £1499 to the purchase price, replaces the upholstery with leather upholstery, includes the other options mentioned and adds Nissan vehicle side rails. Retailer fit options include water and space heating systems.
Also available soon are a dedicated Vacanza trailer and a bespoke tailgate awning.
The Lunar Vacanza will appear on dealer forecourts in mid-March with demonstrator vehicles available for test drives and the retailer network will be developed over the coming months. The vehicle has European Whole Vehicle Type Approval and has been fully crash tested but the thermal insulation level has not yet been determined.
It’s certainly contemporary and has, for its size, heaps of storage. It’s the spirit of adventure, ideal as a leisure day vehicle if you want to pop out for days out all year round and have the luxury of a mobile picnic table and chairs. Yet it’s suitable for the occasional one night sleep over when perhaps you’ve got family or friends to see that can’t accommodate you or you want to rock up at a festival. Yet it is certainly compact enough and practical enough to be a family car.
Cost to insure: £257.50
- Recommended Retail Price from £29,995 including VAT @ 20% (An additional charge of £995 will be added to cover the cost of delivery to the dealer in Great Britain, number plates, 12 months road fund licence and first registration fee.)
- Berths: 4
- Number of belted travel seats: 4
- Length; 4400mm overall
- Overall width; 2011mm with mirrors
- Overall height; 1960mm
- MTPLM; 1997kgs
- MRO; 1675kgs
- Gross vehicle weight; 2000kgs
- Payload; 322kgs
For more information visit: www.lunarcaravans.co.uk
*Motorhome insurance cost based on Lunar Vacanza Camper Car retailing for £29,995. Fitted with standard security. UK travel only. Kept on driveway at home at TD9 8ED. Motorhome owners – professionals over 50 years old with no claims, convictions or health conditions in last 3 years. 4 years no claims bonus mirrored from car policy and 2 years motorhome driving experience. Members of motorhome club doing less than 5000 miles annually. £300 excess applies. Quote correct as of 19/03/2013.