Mercedes-Benz Vans Pop Up Camper Coming to U.S. Market
Mercedes-Benz has announced its new practical pop up camper van for the U.S. market called The Metris Weekender. Mercedes-Benz got the inspiration for this van from camper van models from the past, but added the latest and greatest safety, reliability, and convenience features to make it more modern.
The new camper vans are built by Driverge Vehicle Innovations, who are part of the MASTERSOLUTIONS™ program, in partnership with Peace Vans, one of the largest classic camper van repair and restoration shops in the United States. This vehicle can be used in many ways; extended road trips, family vacations, spring breaks, weekend adventures, or a place to relax after a hiking or surfing endeavor. This pop up camper offers unique flexibility while the Metris is the perfect everyday drivers van.
“Pop up campers are iconic and highly functional vehicles, “ says Robert Veit, VP and Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz USA Vans. “We have known for a long time that this market need was unmet as evidenced by the high demand for aging existing camper vans still on the road. With the help of our partners, Peace Vans and Driverge, we have utilized the Metris to create a product suited to those who seek adventure, but also need a versatile and comfortable vehicle for their day-to-day lives.”
- Elevating roof with sleeping area for two
- Integrated spring system
- 2-inch memory foam mattresses
- 3 windows
- Added USB ports
- Multipurpose rear bench seat
- Opens up into a bed for two
- Swiveling front seats
- Rotate 180 degrees to create a multipurpose lounge
- Second battery to power your devices
- Attention Assist
- Rearview camera
- ECO start/stop
- Crosswind Assist
- Off-Grid Power and Integrated Solar Panels
- Upgraded audio and navigation features
- World class M3 auto body wrap materials
- Any of the 200 available colors
- Camping Upgrades
- 8’ awning for shade and rain protection
- Bug screens for rear hatch and sliding doors
- A tent that attaches to the rear lift gate for added space and privacy
- Roof Racks
- Pullout rear kitchen
In addition to all the standard camper features, these vans will ship to the first 100 customers with a free National Parks Pass to help kick start their pop up van adventures. These all access passes are a small way to thank loyal customers and encourage exploration in the extensive National Park System.
The Weekender is built in partnership with Driverge Vehicle Innovations, a Mercedes- Benz MasterSOLUTIONS™ partner, the highest tier for Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vans, offering unparalleled quality, engineering and support. From their location in North Charleston, South Carolina – adjacent to the new Mercedes factory – Driverge, in partnership with Peace Vans, build these modern camper vans and ship them to dealers around the country.