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Apart from the bicycle industry and the suppliers of accessories for everything to do with the house and garden, the camping industry in particular has Corona clearly benefits. As the CaravaningIndustrie Verband eV (CIVD) announced, more than 58.000 new motorhomes were registered in the period from January to August alone. That was a whopping 27,8 percent surcharge compared to 2019. And of course various tuners such as the specialists from VANSPORTS.DE (Heinz Hartmann GmbH). Reason enough to bring a special model onto the market. And one that is limited to a maximum of 10 vehicles as a "GEOTRAK Edition". A powerful adventure van based on the Mercedes-Benz W 447 (V-Class) with a robust design and complete self-sufficiency. The GEOTREK edition includes the well-known VANSPORTS VP Gravity aerodynamic kit with modified front apron, wheel arch extensions, rear apron attachment and there was also PROTECT 1 side step bars for easier entry.
robust Raptor paintwork all around
The body has been given a robust Raptor paintwork with mixed in fibers on the aprons, the radiator grille and the extensions and a design foil in matt green with topographical contour lines. On the roof, VANSPORTS has installed its own roof rack with off-road optics, including extra work lights, an effective solar system, sand plate, storage box and even a spare wheel. The wheel is of course identical to the wheels in the wheel arch. These are 18-inch KRONA off-road rims with large-tread M + S General Grabber tires in the 235 / 55R18 format, which are powered by the 239 hp and 500 Nm OM 654 biturbo diesel engine and permanent 4MATIC all-wheel drive ensure tireless propulsion away from the paved slopes. And so that the off-road tour does not fail on the first bump, VANSPORTS also installed height-adjustable springs and thus provides an additional 30 millimeters of ground clearance. The lift is supplemented with underride protection plates to protect the engine, gearbox and tank.
Interior including termotronic air conditioning
And of course a lot has happened inside too. You are equipped for all four seasons thanks to the fully automatic Termotronic air conditioning system with additional semi-automatic air conditioning in the rear and a hot water auxiliary heater with remote control as well as an additional hot air auxiliary heater are included. And the thermal mats from Projekt Camper, which can also be used to darken windows, help with vehicle temperature control in the outback. The visual highlight inside is definitely the GEOTREK-Individual leather interior with the chic diamond pattern. The sample is located on the bench / bench which, when folded down, is the basis for the VANSPORTS cold foam mattress with a medium degree of hardness on board. And the GEOTREK edition also has the “VSP bed box Pure-Function“System on board. It comes with two 117 cm long heavy-duty pull-outs in the case look, each with a load capacity of up to 100 kg.
plenty of space for luggage
The luggage can be stowed perfectly in the differently dimensioned, non-slip aluminum loading boxes. And the stowage pockets from “Vanessa” in the rear side windows provide even more storage space. And for the catering, the "GEOTREK Edition" brings a kitchen box with 12 liters of fresh and waste water each, powered by the 12-volt electrical system. Incidentally, every copy of the GEOTREK special edition has a vehicle badge with an engraved vehicle number (No. 01/10 etc.) installed in the cabin. If we get more information about the changes to the Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC as VP Gravity "GEOTREK-Edition", there is of course an update for this report. You will be informed of this if you simply do ours Feed subscribe to. Have fun watching the pictures and stay true to us!
Photos: Hartmann tuning (Vansports.de)
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