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Compact, multi-personality camper van makes easy work of outdoor living

Pössl has been creating buzz with the Campster on the motorhome expo circuit
Pössl has been creating buzz with the Campster on the motorhome expo circuit
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The Campster's pop-up roof comes with a mattress standard
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The Campster's pop-up roof comes with a mattress standard
The Campster's pop-up roof compartment all closed up
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The Campster's pop-up roof compartment all closed up
Pössl's Campster is a small, versatile camper van that sleeps four and converts into more everyday driving form
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Pössl's Campster is a small, versatile camper van that sleeps four and converts into more everyday driving form
Pössl has been creating buzz with the Campster on the motorhome expo circuit
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Pössl has been creating buzz with the Campster on the motorhome expo circuit
The Campster is based on the Citroën SpaceTourer
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The Campster is based on the Citroën SpaceTourer
The Campster seems like the perfect name for this fun, little camper van
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The Campster seems like the perfect name for this fun, little camper van
The Campster can be equipped with several different engine options
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The Campster can be equipped with several different engine options
Inside the driver's cab
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Inside the driver's cab
The available 7-in infotainment system includes MirrorLink for smartphone connectivity
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The available 7-in infotainment system includes MirrorLink for smartphone connectivity
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Pössl Campster floor plan
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Pössl Campster floor plan
Inside the Pössl Campster's liftgate
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Inside the Pössl Campster's liftgate
Inside the Pössl Campster's liftgate
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Inside the Pössl Campster's liftgate
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Pössl offers a cool box as an option
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Pössl offers a cool box as an option
The Pössl Campster kitchen includes a two-burner stove and sink
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The Pössl Campster kitchen includes a two-burner stove and sink
Pössl offers both manual and electric sliding doors
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Pössl offers both manual and electric sliding doors
A removable table creates a dining/game-playing space in the Pössl Campster
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A removable table creates a dining/game-playing space in the Pössl Campster
The Pössl Campster's kitchen can be removed to free up space
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The Pössl Campster's kitchen can be removed to free up space
The Campster sleeps up to four people
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The Campster sleeps up to four people
The available 7-in infotainment system includes MirrorLink for smartphone connectivity
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The available 7-in infotainment system includes MirrorLink for smartphone connectivity
The Campster includes a third seat for added versatility
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The Campster includes a third seat for added versatility
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The Pössl Campster's kitchen can be removed to free up space
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The Pössl Campster's kitchen can be removed to free up space
Pössl Campster: A removable table between the two-seat rear bench and swivel front seats gives everyone a place to eat, play and relax
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Pössl Campster: A removable table between the two-seat rear bench and swivel front seats gives everyone a place to eat, play and relax
A removable table creates a dining/game-playing space in the Pössl Campster
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A removable table creates a dining/game-playing space in the Pössl Campster
The Campster's sliding rails let owners rearrange seating and camper furniture around different needs
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The Campster's sliding rails let owners rearrange seating and camper furniture around different needs

Citroën has proven pretty adept at making flashy vans that turn heads at auto shows. But everyone has their superior. German camper specialist Pössl has made the most innovative Citroën SpaceTourer we've seen, and that's a group that includes the recent SpaceTourer 4x4 Ë. Pössl's Campster uses its compact, modular design to tackle weekend and everyday adventures.

Citroën introduced the new SpaceTourer MPV at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, where the company helped pull in show-goers with the blindingly colorful, 4x4-equipped Hyphen version. Pössl became one of the first to dive right in and make a camper van out of it, and it's built a tidy little package. It presented the Campster at the 2016 Düsseldorf Caravan Salon and has been creating buzz at other motorhome expos ever since.

A removable table creates a dining/game-playing space in the Pössl Campster
A removable table creates a dining/game-playing space in the Pössl Campster

Like many of our favorite camper vans, including the canine-cuddling Dogscamper, the Campster relies upon a floor-integrated rail system to quickly convert between layouts for camping trips, multi-sport adventures, pure cargo hauling and everyday commuting. Standard and available seats and camping furniture can be rearranged, and the Campster can be everything from a crowd-hauling seven-seater, to a four-seat camper, to an open-cabin cargo hauler, to a three- or four-seater with a bike stored inside.

A key to the Campster's versatility is the removable kitchen block mounted to the floor rails. On camping trips, this unit cooks and cleans with its combination of two-burner stove and sink housed below a hinged cover/worktop. The basic water tanks and plumbing are built into the lower cabinet. For people or cargo hauling, or even just more sleeping room at camp, the kitchen can pop out of the van completely, freeing up space on the driver's side. The extra space can be used to slide the included third seat next to the two-seat bench to make the Campster a five-person MPV.

The Pössl Campster's kitchen can be removed to free up space
The Pössl Campster's kitchen can be removed to free up space

Beyond that, the Campster is a cozy, straightforward camper. The rear bench folds to accommodate the mattress, which teams with the standard mattress in the pop-top roof to create room for four people. A removable table between the two-seat rear bench and swivel front seats gives everyone a place to eat, play and relax. Also included are a 95 Ah battery, dual 220 V outlets and storage.

Campster starting prices range from €37,999 (approx. US$41,000) for the model with 94-hp 1.6-liter BlueHDI engine to €42,599 for the version with 178-hp 2.0-liter BlueHDI S&S engine. There are also mid-level 113- and 148-hp engine options.

The removable two-seat bench and single seat are listed as standard, while the rearmost two-seat bench (for seven-seat configuration) is available as a €1,300 option. Buyers can tack plenty of other options onto the SpaceTourer base vehicle or camper conversion, including sensor-operated electric-sliding doors, a Webasto heater, a 7-in touchscreen infotainment system up front, and driver-assistance technologies.

Source: Pössl

1 comment
Harap White
I wish I could see something like this at THIS price in North America...but I know it will never happen...to many "high interests" will keep this away. Meanwhile used Westfalia VW camper vans from the 80s-90s in good condition sell here between $20K-$30K (check ebay).