Dethleff's Evan Class A concept

German motorhome manufacturer Dethleff has revealed the first pictures and details of its new concept Class A, the Evan.

According to Out&About Live, the concept motorhome, which is likely to form the basis of a production Class A motorcaravan for the 2013 model year, is just under 19-feet long but still offers six travel seats and two double fixed beds. It also comes with two wide conversion doors – one at the side and one at the rear.

Motorhome designer, Michael Studer, said he wanted to create a motorhome that is “compact, flexible, ideal for daily use.” Studer added, “I’ve been following the idea for some time and now it is time for a new vehicle concept. A flexible, compact one which combines the advantages of various motorhome concepts.”

At first sight the Evan looks like a large van with its bi-color exterior. It has unusually short over-hangs and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Up to six passengers can be carried – four in the rear using single seats with lateral support and individually adjustable back rest inclination. The seats can be moved lengthwise or crossways and the rear locker can be equipped with a folding rack for more luggage pieces when being away on holidays.

For the night, the large pull-down bed can be used, which disappears under the cab roof during the day. A further double bed is in the elevating roof with bed, which is equipped with large air inlets and a large panorama window.

The kitchen features a sink, two mobile gas cartridge cookers, an ample working area and a refrigerator. The variable bathroom comes with a removable Porta Porti, wash bowl and small shower. When it is cold outside the under-floor diesel heating will warm up the interior.