Photo credit: Erwin Hymer Group
HYMER’s VisionVenture, based on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van, wants to change the notion that adventure vehicles look drab or plain by adding some futuristic style to them. Aside from the sleek matte paint, it comes equipped with a pop-up solar roof that could easily house a family of four or if you want something more luxurious, configure it for just two people.
Starting off with the exterior, the chassis has been coated with BASF’s Climacool automotive paint that lowers exterior surface temperatures by up to 20° and the interior by up to 4°. Inside, you’ll find various multi-functional pieces, including an upper deck that can either be used as a terrace or sleeping area as well as the bathroom hidden behind a narrow wet cell behind the entry door.
A driver’s side kitchenette offers a cooktop, sink basin and of course a refrigerator drawer mixed with plenty of under-counter storage. For the mobile warriors that just want a cozy place to get work done, VisionVenture boasts a dedicated workstation, or to be more specific, a laptop desk that folds down in front of the passenger seat, complete with a a message board, LED lamp and electrical outlets.
To ensure you’ll be able to tackle any terrain, even at night, you’ll find skid plates, an LED light bar, a 4×4 system, and bead lock-style wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires. Unfortunately, there’s no word yet on if VisionVenture will go into production, but similar vehicles have cost upwards of $350,000+ USD.