You’ve probably never heard of the Polish company Affinity. We hadn’t either — at least, until they unveiled their new camper van at the 2020 CMT Show in Stuttgart. Sleek and modern, Affinity’s new ride has one of the best layouts for a camper van we’ve ever seen.
The main innovation is in regards to the sleeping areas. There’s a de facto master suite in the rear, though the double bed at the back serves as a lounge area during the day. The bed can also electrically raise and lower to accommodate gear such as bicycles in a storage bay below.
The bed sits alongside a rear wet bath, which opens up the rest of the living space. The dinette area at the front folds out into bunk beds; in total, thus, this compact van offers sleeping accomodations for a family of four.
Other features include an L-shaped kitchen for extra counter space, a winterized cabin with a Truma Combi 4E heater/water boiler, and front and rear skylights that provude ample natural light.
The Affinity Camper Van comes in two versions, and they’re relatively affordable, considering everything you get. There’s a Fiat Ducato version (starting price: $83,300) with a nine-speed automatic, and can also be based on a Peugeot Boxer (starting price: $77,700) with a six-speed manual. Scandinavian manufacturer KABE AB will produce the vehicles starting this month.
Sadly, it does not appear that the Affinity van will be available in the U.S. anytime soon. But FCA does sell the Fiat Ducato in the U.S. as the Ram Promaster, the base for the Winnebago Solis, so the vehicle doesn’t seem like it would be too hard to recreate here.
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