The Westfalia name is likely best among American motorhome fans for the company’s camper conversions of Volkswagen Transporter vans. The firm is still in business after all of these years and has introduced the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter-based 2019 James Cook model.
As reported by Motor1, the James Cook makes the most out of a limited amount of space by incorporating an outward extending sleeping area at the back. The panel slides into the body when driving to make the vehicle shorter, but when the time comes to rest it can make more room. There’s also an optional pop-up roof for increased headroom.
The slide-out sleeping area deploys in less than 40 seconds, according to Westfalia. The extended space measures 81.5 inches (2.07 meters) long and 55.1 inches (1.4 meters) wide.
A touchscreen infotainment screen on the center stack incorporates the controls for the motorhomes. Duplicate controls are available in the living area or from a smartphone app so that any occupant can make the necessary adjustments.
Westfalia doesn’t currently offer full details about the James Cook’s interior. Judging by the company’s images, the interior also appears to include a sink, cooktop, and refrigerator. There’s no indication of there being room for a toilet or shower, though. The combination of white and black for the interior is spartan, yet very modern. Presumably, customers can likely customize the finishes.
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