- Spacious new Big Nugget concept campervan is unveiled by Ford at the 2019 Caravan Salon in Duesseldorf, Germany
- Big Nugget concept offers 13 cubic metres of interior space and more than 2 metres of indoor standing height with separate bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette-diner
- Created in partnership with camper specialist Westfalia, the Big Nugget concept follows the introduction of the Transit Custom Nugget camper in European markets earlier this year
DUESSELDORF, Germany, Aug. 30, 2019 – As camper van fans around Europe get to know Ford’s adventurous new Transit Custom Nugget,* Ford today revealed a vision for a larger member of the Nugget family – the even more versatile, spacious and practical Big Nugget concept.
Revealed at the 2019 Caravan Salon in Duesseldorf, Germany, and created in partnership with the camper specialist Westfalia, developers of the regular Nugget models, the 6-metre-long Big Nugget is based on Ford’s long-wheelbase, high-roof Transit model, and offers 13 cubic metres of interior space with more than 2 metres of indoor standing height.
The Big Nugget concept takes full advantage of the extra space, creating four clearly defined, functional areas. At the front, the driver and front passenger seats can be rotated to provide a spacious and comfortable living space and dining area.
In the middle of the vehicle is a separate bathroom area, featuring a fully integrated toilet, washbasin and shower; plus a practical kitchenette with two-burner gas stove, large basin and a 70-litre refrigerator. At the rear, the bedroom area features a 2-metre long bed arranged across the vehicle designed to sleep two adults.
The Big Nugget concept explores possible features for a Transit-based camper van being considered by Ford for future introduction in European markets, to be offered alongside the Transit Custom Nugget camper. Ford is currently rolling out the Nugget in a range of markets including Austria, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland and the U.K., having previously only marketed the model in Germany.
The Ford Big Nugget concept is on display in Hall 16, D 40 at the 2019 Caravan Salon until September 6.
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*Ford Transit Nugget fuel efficiency from 6.3 l/100 km, CO2 emissions from 165 g/km
The declared fuel/energy consumptions, CO2 emissions and electric range are measured according to the technical requirements and specifications of the European Regulations (EC) 715/2007 and (EC) 692/2008 as last amended. Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are specified for a vehicle variant and not for a single car. The applied standard test procedure enables comparison between different vehicle types and different manufacturers. In addition to the fuel efficiency of a car, driving behaviour as well as other non-technical factors play a role in determining a car's fuel/energy consumption, CO2 emissions and electric range. CO2 is the main greenhouse gas responsible for global warming.
Since 1 September 2017, certain new vehicles are being type-approved using the World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) according to (EU) 2017/1151 as last amended, which is a new, more realistic test procedure for measuring fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Since 1 September 2018 the WLTP has begun replacing the New European Drive Cycle (NEDC), which is the outgoing test procedure. During NEDC Phase-out, WLTP fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are being correlated back to NEDC. There will be some variance to the previous fuel economy and emissions as some elements of the tests have altered i.e., the same car might have different fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.