· The strong combination of KNAUS and VW delivers The TOURER VAN and TOURER VAN VANSATION on a VW T6.1 base.
· Knaus are providing maximised comfort and living space plus exceptional driving dynamics with the VAN TI PLUS and VAN TI PLUS PLATINUM SELECTION now built on the VW Crafter.
· Plus, a novel twist on flexibility: the newly introduced TOURER CUV and TOURER CUVISION have established a completely new vehicle category.
The 2023 KNAUS TOURER VAN and 2023 KNAUS TOURER VAN VANSATION
The new KNAUS and Volkswagen partnership has created the 2023 KNAUS TOURER VAN to compete well in the semi-integrated motorhome segment. Based on a VW T6.1, it makes a stunning first impression with a very sporty and striking exterior which is unmistakably ‘Knaus’. This beautifully compliments the modern interior, dominated by open lines of sight, with well-considered storage space and stylish light woods with Somoa accents. As a result of the FoldXPand rear construction, the interior space has increased to a length of 5.8m. Combined with a comfortable interior width of 2m and height of 2.76m, the 2023 KNAUS TOURER VAN is both roomy and manageable at the same time.
The newly introduced, semi-integrated motorhome is available in two layouts: 500 MQ and 500 LT.
Both incorporate a spacious kitchen which includes a 90-litre compressor fridge, sink and two-burner hob, together with diesel heating and a boiler. There is also a very practical sliding bed situated above the driver’s cab which is available on request, creating sleeping capacity for up to four people.
The 500 MQ layout of the 2023 Knaus Tourer Van also possesses a truly unique feature for this class. Accessible with just a few simple hand movements and supported by an innovative mechanism, the bathroom can be easily manoeuvred to meet your needs. When not in use, the height-adjustable shower can be lowered to the level of the adjacent rear double bed, allowing the mattress to rests on top of it. This delivers an amazing amount of additional space when the shower is not being used. As soon as the shower is manoeuvred into the upper position, it turns into a fully-functioning shower cubicle complete with folding wall and a standing height of 1.9m. No matter which mode this unique feature is in, sleep or shower, the toilet remains accessible and usable.
There are many impressive features with the 500 MQ, including its fully-functional rear garage and the two separate sleeping areas: the rear double bed and the optional bed at the front. The layout of the 500 LT incorporates a spacious garage, a large, floor compartment for storage, which is also reachable via the garage, together with many additional compartments and cupboards for all your holiday kit. The modern, swivelling bathroom is remarkably space-saving as it cleverly combines two different areas. You can easily swivel the washbasin to one side with a flick of the wrist, creating a self-contained shower area that also provides smooth walls to the other side. The integrated wall shelves of the shower can be used in both areas.
A standout feature of the 2023 Knaus Tourer Van 500 LT is the really spacious face-to-face seating. Not one but two bench seats arranged lengthways that can comfortably accommodate four people. Then, if the front passenger and driver’s seat are also turned towards the living area, six people can easily sit down to eat together and this can also be widened if needed. What’s more, this innovative seating can then be converted into a very spacious double bed.
For 2023 Knaus Motorhomes, the TOURER VAN is available as a special ‘VANSATION’ model, which, when compared to a standard model with the additional fittings, offers enormous savings. The the 2023 KNAUS TOURER VAN VANSATION delivers a range of equipment that far exceeds those available in the usual VANSATION model These are: 17″ VW alloy wheels, cab and side panels in Ascot Grey, “Light Assist” main beam control and fog lights including cornering lights, LED main headlights including LED daytime running lights, tyre pressure display, heated windscreen washer nozzles, Naviceiver VW Streaming & Internet including rear view camera, 7-speed DSG automatic transmission, ACC distance control including Front Assist with city emergency braking function, smartphone interface with inductive charging function, electrically adjustable and heated exterior mirrors, front bumper painted in body colour, insect protection door, second garage door, awning in anthracite, awning light, insulated and heated waste water tank, panoramic vent window, drowsiness detection, multifunction display in colour, multifunction leather steering wheel, heated seats for driver and front passenger, height-adjustable,genuine VW seats with double armrests and lumbar support, Smart TV, ambient lighting and the special model VANSATION WINTER WHITE upholstery.
2023 KNAUS VAN TI PLUS and VAN TI PLUS PLATINUM SELECTION
Since its recent market launch, the sporty 2023 KNAUS VAN TI PLUS has been delighting customers with its exceptional living comfort and driving dynamics. For 2023, it has undergone several distinct changes and improvements. The new base vehicle is now the VW Crafter, which perfectly meets the “PLUS” rating of this exceptional motorhome. There are modern assistance systems, 140 hp and 6-speed manual transmission, all-wheel drive on request plus optionally 177 hp and 8-speed automatic transmission. The new chassis combined with the VAN TI PLUS delivers a really attractive unit, which also delights with a very distinct ‘PLUS’ in both driving dynamics and safety. With the innovative FoldXPand rear panel, the 2023 KNAUS VAN TI PLUS is now shorter than before but still maintains the very spacious living area.
The 700 LF and 650 MEG layouts are also available with PLATINUM equipment, incorporating an extensive range of additions thereby offering an amazing price saving when comparing standard models with the same level of equipment added. Platinum features include; original VW 17″ alloy wheels, chassis in metallic INDIUM GREY paint, manual air conditioning, front bumper painted in the colour of the vehicle, swivelling driver’s cab seats in KNAUS Wohnwelt design, multi-function steering wheel, drowsiness detection, cruise control with speed limiter, “Discover Media” navigation system including “Streaming & Internet” with four speakers, electrically adjustable and heated exterior mirrors, rear view camera, digital radio reception, insect screen door, PREMIUM cabin door, bed widening in the foot area for 700 LF (F-bed), bed widening to the sunbathing area, digital Truma CP-Plus heating control panel, ACTIVE ROCK upholstery, ambient lighting, bluuwater water filter system, awning, 32″ smart TV and EXCLUSIVE cab darkening.
Introducing the CUV (Caravanning Utility Vehicle) – a new vehicle category for 2023 Knaus Motorhomes
The game changers: 2023 KNAUS TOURER CUV and 2023 KNAUS TOURER CUVISION
These new vehicles for 2023, combine the best of both worlds; the compact, semi-integrated or panel van and the Urban Class motorhome. With these new 2023 models, KNAUS presents their “game changer” by establishing a completely new vehicle category with the 2023 KNAUS TOURER CUV, which is based on the VW T6.1. It mainly benefits from its compact driving dimensions, interior space that accommodates a comfortable seating area, a modern, fully-functional bathroom and plenty of headroom when in camping mode.
At under 3,500kg, which is ideal for class B licence holders, the 2023 KNAUS TOURER CUV combines flexibility with complete camping ability. As it can also accommodate seating for four while driving, four berths for sleeping and ample storage, it can just as easily be used as a perfect family vehicle.
Perfectly suitable for city driving and manoeuvring around narrow streets, the compact dimensions mean that parking in tight spaces is not a problem. Despite the compact dimensions, the length of the TOURER CUV is 588cm and the interior width is 190cm, it still provides interior headroom of 2m when in camping mode, thanks to the innovative elevating roof. The rear FoldXPand panel creates the additional interior length, which accommodates shower facilities, full kitchen and refrigerator, fixed bathroom including toilet, as well as diesel heating and boiler. The compact dimensions of the 2023 KNAUS TOURER CUV make it a very manageable to drive with comfortable cruising speeds, driver assistance systems and a very stable body that ensures a very high level of safety. Another safety feature is the so-called “Bridge Light” between the ‘Cateye’ evolution tail lights, creating a continuous band of light, which makes the vehicle highly visible and recognisable.
Just like the 2023 Knaus Tourer Van, the new 2023 KNAUS TOURER CUV is available in two layouts, the 500 MQ (with full rear garage, height-adjustable shower and rear double-bed) and the 500 LT (with fixed seating, convertible into a double-bed, swivelling bathroom, floor storage and garage). The elevating roof also has two additional berths as an option. The new 2023 KNAUS TOURER CUV is also available as an extensively-equipped special edition 2023 KNAUS TOURER CUVISION. The extensive additional features and equipment includes; body colour front bumper, 17″ VW alloy wheels, heated exterior mirrors, “Light Assist” main beam control and fog lights including cornering lights, electrically adjustable and LED main headlights including LED daytime running lights, awning, awning light, insect protection door, heated windscreen washer nozzles, tyre pressure display, insulated and heated waste water tank, ACC distance control including Front Assist with city emergency braking function, drowsiness detection, multifunction display in colour, Naviceiver VW Streaming & Internet including rear view camera, multifunction leather steering wheel, smartphone interface with inductive charging function, height-adjustable original VW seats with double armrests and lumbar support as well as heated seats for driver and front passenger. Compared to the standard model with the same level of equipment, the 2023 KNAUS TOURER CUVISION delivers enormous savings.