Westfalia unveils “Jules Verne” special anniversary model [08.07.2011]

Westfalia launches a new model to mark this year's 60th anniversary of the camper van: Today's world première unveiling of the “Jules Verne” marked the start of this year's Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf. As original creator of the camper van, Westfalia is also marking its anniversary with a limited anniversary edition of the new model: the “Edition 60” of the Jules Verne comes with luxury fittings and has exactly what it takes to become a collector's item.

Westfalia is breaking entirely new ground with the Jules Verne: the anniversary model is the first camper in the van segment to be equipped with two built-in single beds. The vehicle is also equipped with a toilet, which can be conveniently stored underneath one of the beds. With its latest innovation, Westfalia is offering a home on the move to the growing number of couples on the go.

The Jules Verne is great for longer trips, and is equally convenient for short city breaks or weekend visits to friends, children or grandchildren. For in spite of its compact design, the Jules Verne is equipped to the full: the integrated kitchen unit is equipped with a hotplate, a refrigerator and a sink, and the roller-shutter cabinet provides enough storage space for all kitchenware. Thanks to this, the vehicle's interior is ready for use without the need for modification. Despite the benefits for everyday use of having a low overhead clearance of under 2 metres, the well-known and distinctive Westfalia roof pop-up provides a comfortable standing headroom of 2.20 metres. The Mercedes Vito provides the base vehicle for the model. It leaves the factory with two floor plans as a 3 seater and a 5 seater. With the start of the Caravan Salon the model goes on sale, and shipment is due to proceed from the 4th quarter of 2011 onwards.

Strictly limited: the special edition version Jules Verne Edition 60

In order to mark the 60th anniversary of the camper van, Westfalia has also produced an additional anniversary edition of the Jules Verne: the “Jules Verne Edition 60” is limited to just 60 units worldwide. “The Edition 60 is a vehicle for those who are on the lookout for that something special, including when it comes to their leisure time on the move.” said Westfalia's new CEO Mike Reuer at the unveiling of the model today in Düsseldorf. “A collector's item, which connects the charm of a bygone era with modern mobility and an air of luxury.”

The Jules Verne “Edition 60” is equipped with a set of exclusive additional features: Among these is a special blue-white “Westfalia Edition 60” finish effect, which is reminiscent of the standard two-tone finish of the “original camper van”. It also includes high-quality leather upholstery, a navigation system or parking sensors. The Jules Verne Edition 60 is manufactured based on the luxurious Mercedes Viano. The Edition 60 is also now on sale, with shipment due to proceed from the 4th quarter of 2011 onwards.

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