For this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon, Nissan is offering a variety of vehicles for viewing, but these camper vans are perhaps the most impressive. They’re based on the NV350 Caravan, and they’re hiding some really amazing looking living quarters.
Most impressive is the mountain base concept, shown above. It’s hard to miss thanks to its faux wood trim along the sides. Close inspection reveals parts that are not wood grain vinyl coated with some type of truck liner material. The front end has a kind of built-in grille and lamp visor. The roof is adorned with an off-road light bar and a giant solar panel that can be raised, angled and rotated to reach the optimum position. The side windows were also replaced to replace more solar panels. Fender flares accompany a wide variety of off-road tires and wheel.
The inside is the big draw, though. A large bench and worktop with screens fill most of it, with all surfaces covered with wood paneling. All of these surfaces are supported by a complex skeleton-like structure. Lighting is installed in and around these areas to provide a modern and elegant environment. Adding some warm ambiance is a TV screen used as a virtual fireplace.
Although the Caravan Myroom concept was not very striking from the outside, it was still very impressive. The exterior is largely unchanged except for a custom brown and white color scheme and black painted steel wheels.
The interior is ideal for high-end style camping. It is filled with modern-looking furnishings such as cabinets and shelves in light wood finishes. The windows have elegant slats, and the pull-out bed is covered in beautiful gray and brown textiles. Extra storage space under the bed, and a suitable sofa for lounging.