The French automotive manufacturer Citroën has been in the game since 1919, and the label’s vehicles, especially the Type H and Spacetourer, have been lauded as some of the best on the market. Now, Citroën has announced that a concept for a retro camper, The Citroën Type Holidays camper van, is about to hit the public.
This retro camper is based on the Citroën Spacetourer (with some clear nods to the Type H and 2CV) and combines the utility of a camper with the maneuverability of a car. Inside, it’s equipped with a dashboard featuring graphic dials and a 7” screen, with a two-row bench seat that can convert into a bed, along with a double bed (providing sleeping space for up to 4 people). The kitchenette has all you need (sink, fridge, cooking area), along with a 230V battery and USB inputs to keep your kitchen appliances and other gadgets charged up. You can also remove the back row of seats and the toilet to increase trunk space, and the Webasto heating system keeps the whole camper at the perfect temperature.
This concept was showcased at the Düsseldorf Caravan Show (a leisure vehicle event) at the beginning of this month, and it’s interesting that Citroën chose to bring it into production rather than keeping it as a one-off (probably thanks to the fact that’s it’s based on an existing platform). It also appears to be a really well-designed camper that’s likely to give competing turnkey campers a very good run for their money.
The Citroën Type Holidays camper van will be available for order “soon,” according to the company’s website, and you can sign up for more information through the very same site. At the time of writing, there’s no official word on a price.