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Concept Car VisionVenture

Innovation meets vision

3D-printing, infrared-reflective paint, roof and rear patio with BBQ and pneumatic pop-top roof: developed in collaboration with BASF, the Mercedes-Benz-based concept vehicle VisionVenture breaks new ground in terms of design, self-sufficiency and lightweight construction. The concept car offers a foretaste of what modern travel could be like in 2025. It combines the pioneering spirit and innovation of Hymer with more than 20 innovative materials from BASF in order to offer a forward-looking response to current and future industry trends.

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Built on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis, VisionVenture is a concept vehicle whose integrative front design has created a new motorhome category all of its own, replacing precise contours with harmonious transitions between cab and body. The chassis cowl with its original doors, the headlights and the radiator grille have all been retained, but the windscreen has been shifted further forward and the A-pillar, bonnet and rooflight have been redesigned. A four-wheel drive is included for off-road use.

The wheel arch panel and selected body parts are produced using 3D printing techniques, giving them an extremely robust, rubber-like quality. Also new is the ultra-resilient paintwork in striking dark green: the temperature-regulating, energy-efficient Chromacool technology from BASF reduces the surface temperature of the vehicle by 20°C and that of the interior by up to 4°C. It also allows a more individual look, offering an alternative to the classic white.

Multiple award winner: the HYMER VisionVenture

Automotive Brand Contest: “Best of Best” 2020 for the HYMER VisionVenture

The Automotive Brand Contest of the German Design Council is the only international design competition for automotive brands and honours outstanding product and communication design in the automotive industry. The HYMER VisionVenture concept car convinced the jury in the “Concepts” category with its extraordinary and innovative interior and exterior design and was rewarded in 2020 with the highest award, “Best of Best”.

German Innovation Award 2020 for the HYMER VisionVenture

The renowned seal of the German Innovation Award honours particularly innovative new products as well as solutions and services with outstanding added value for users every year. The HYMER VisionVenture was selected as the “Winner” with this coveted award in the “Excellence in Business to Consumer - Transportation” category and has thus received the third major award in 2020 as a VanLife concept for future mobile travel.

VisionVenture wins the European Innovation Award 2020 in three categories

Convincing vanlife concept: The VisionVenture concept car combines the pioneering spirit and innovative strength of HYMER with more than 20 innovative materials from BASF and provides a forward-looking answer to current and future trends in the industry. HYMER was able to convince three times and achieved first place in the categories Interior Design, Exterior Design and Bloggers Favourite.

Impressions HYMER VisionVenture

Impressively different

The design has created a new motorhome category all of its own: precise contours with harmonious transitions between cab and body.

A major source of inspiration for this project was the camper community, who have given us new impetus with their creative ideas and DIY conversions.
Christian Bauer
President of Hymer GmbH & Co. KG in Bad Waldsee

Multifunctional and open floor plan for discerning adventurers

Together with the designers from Studio SYN, the VisionVenture team has come up with a brand new layout with numerous smart solutions inspired by the DIY conversions of the target group.

According to Christian Bauer, President of Hymer GmbH & Co. KG, “Innovation has always been part of Hymer’s DNA, and the concept car VisionVenture is our take on modern van life. A major source of inspiration for this project was the camper community, who have given us new impetus with their creative ideas and DIY conversions. Thanks to the material expertise and technical know-how of BASF, we have managed to put this into practice in a highly realistic concept vehicle. We are confident that we will be able to introduce some elements from this array of innovative and extremely customer-friendly solutions into series production in the not too distant future”.

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