The camper sector is booming, as can be seen with the new record in 2020 of 80,000 motorhomes registered in Germany alone.
Campers are in fashion. Boom in registrations in Germany and similar situation in Europe and the United States of America for a very promising forecast year. The expansion of the coronavirus around the world has somewhat changed the habits of Italians and Europeans. The campers have seen an increase in appeal, the holiday becomes perfect and independent, without necessarily having to go through hotels and restaurants.
Using a camper it is in fact possible to take a holiday in full compliance with the anti-covid distancing, and it is also possible to make beautiful tours around Italy and Europe (limitations permitting). For this reason there has been an increase in registration data for motorhomes over the last year.
The Mercedes forecast also highlights the target of a 25% increase in 2021 . It is a truly exceptional figure, which we all hope will be confirmed at a time of economic contraction. A 25% expansion of a market that is already mature like that of motorhomes, is synonymous with quality and stylistic innovation.
For this reason Mercedes has made a refresh of its vehicles in every respect.
La casa della Stella clearly has different forms of campers, depending on the different type of person and different needs.
The Marco Polo family is probably the most important and is characterized by the Horizon and Activity versions, for the first time equipped with an external power connection. Thanks to a 230 volt socket, it is now easier to develop extended camping stays.
The Sprinter , a true Mercedes-Benz Van bestseller, has also received an implementation in terms of a new engine. In fact, in 2021 it will be supported by an om654 engine, powerful and at the same time efficient thanks to an integrated technological approach.
According to the Mercedes philosophy, the 2-liter thermal engine will be flanked by a 9-speed automatic gearbox as an alternative to the six-speed manual gearbox. The Sprinter will also benefit from some technological changes and implementations in 2021.
Mercedes me Connect services are available free of charge for the Sprinter base camper. In this way there will be a whole upgrade in terms of maintenance services, as well as remote vehicle diagnostics, configuration services and vehicle monitoring which are now available free as standard for 3 years.
In this way, thanks to these technological innovations, in particular the vehicle monitoring service, the vehicle will always know where it is precisely. This is an important aspect for all people who are still worried about buying a motorhome and theft.
For all those who also think that Mercedes-Benz is linked only to medium-large vehicles, we always remember the existence of the # Citan , which will see the successor in 2021 , especially in the second half. It will be a completely new vehicle, starting with every single basic component. DNA will not change in terms of distinctive design and safety, coupled with connectivity. The wide opening sliding doors, both on the left and right side of the vehicle, combined with a low load threshold will allow convenient access to the interior of the vehicle and easy loading.
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