Citroën will enter the camper market after showing a new Type Holidays camper at the Düsseldorf Caravan Show which mimics the famous Type H van.
The new camper is a one-off built on the Citroen SpaceTourer model with a pop-up roof, bench seat that converts into a bed, fold-down table eating area and a kitchen.
Designed to look like the H van – most commonly found now as mobile food trucks at trendy street food markets – the concept is the first in what will become a range of campers built on the Citroen SpaceTourer model with the same interior layout as the H van.
The Type Holidays camper is the work of Italian coachbuilder Caselani who have in the past also created other ‘neo-retro’ bodies of Citroen models.
It gets a pop-up roof, which is high enough to allow someone to stand upright in the living space area. It is also large enough to fit a double bed, giving the van space for four when using the fold flat bed of the rear bench seats. The rear bench seat is also completely removable to improve storage space, while the two front seats are swivelling captain chairs that can rotate to the living area to give comfortable four seat dining around the fold-out table.
There’s a complete kitchen with a cooking area, mini sink and fridge as well as several storage cupboards for pots and pans.
The retro exterior styling imitates the corrugated look of the original Type H van but combined with a modern interior suitable for a family getaway. Although Citroen is the second largest supplier of motorhome chassis in Europe, the Type Holidays is the beginning of a new line of camper van models set to be part of the Citroen range.
Citroen says that the brand will introduce a dedicated range of camper vans that will be sold through the Citroën network, in the coming months. More details will be available later on in the year.