The new Maxia camper van, which was unveiled at the Düsseldorf Caravan Salon, is built on a VW Crafter chassis with a 177 ps/174.5 hp-capable diesel engine and 8-speed automatic transmission, measures 22.3 feet (6.84 m) in length, 6.56 feet (2 m) wide, and offers 6.72 feet (2.05 m) of interior headroom.
While featuring a rather unimpressive exterior, the premium camper van comes with a cozy interior that creates an incredible sense of space and feels more like a modern tiny home than a cold-walled van. The shell of the van has framed windows, double internal floor, and insulation made from recycled fibers.
It mainly borrows the same “hygge” design seen on the rest of the Hobby Maxia range, with great attention to detail and perfectly coordinated color schemes. The moment you step inside, it instantly becomes obvious that the van is targeted at people who would rather preserve the luxury and comforts of a conventional house when they’re on the road, as the camper boasts lavish furnishings and comes equipped with everything you need from the start.
Boasting a well-fitted combination of warm walnut wood with cool gray-and-white furnishings and trim, the interior uses the classic European floor plan, which places the sleeping area at the rear and the kitchen in the center of the van. A wet bathroom and four-seat front dinette are also part of the package.
The interior walls are covered in light gray soft-touch paneling, the lower cabinets and shelves are made of walnut wood with dark-gray worktops and surfaces, while the overhead cabinets blend dark gray structural elements with white doors. Ambient lighting fixtures are strategically scattered throughout the space to create a cozy atmosphere and highlight outstanding design features.
motorhome’s swivel passenger seat also comes in handy when it’s meal time as it turns towards the extendable dining table.
The sleeping area features a 79 x 68-inch (200 x 172 cm) fixed bed that can be folded to make room for a central cargo aisle while traveling. There is also the possibility of adding an optional bed kit to turn the cab seats into a single bed.
The van’s wet bathroom is a very functional space with a toilet, a shower, and a sink that folds into the wall when not in use.
VW’s Crafter van comes equipped with a Driver Assistance package and color infotainment system, but Hobby enhances the experience with a standard Hobby Connect smart home-style control system with onboard touchscreen and accompanying app.
The Hobby Maxia Van will be available for €89,750, which is approximately $88,125 at current exchange rates, and deliveries are set to commence in spring 2023.