VW campervan manufacturer, Devon Conversions, has confirmed prices for its Mark 6 Moonraker, which will be launched next month at the NEC motorhome show in Birmingham The New Moonraker starts at the same price of £37,182 (ex-works) as the Mark 5.
The company said a couple of new conversions on 2011 Volkswagens have already been built with prices from £29,995.
The converter says the new model has some interesting design tweaks that will appeal to many buyers. “After 58 years, it might be thought there is nothing new to do to with VW camper design but we have listened to our customers and tried to offer all the features we have been asked for, with as much choice as possible,” says Devon Conversions Managing Director, Peter Gowland.
The Moonraker 6 has both high-top or elevating roof options and now brings the choice of glass, tinted glass or double glazed windows with blinds and flyscreens (so important for those who visit Scotland) in all models.
There is a choice of Dometic three way fridge or a compressor type, an oven and grille and increased gas storage to accommodate two Calor Gas 4.5kg bottles.
The hob/sink is a new Smev unit with split glass lids and storage space has been created for the standard-fit crockery.
The water pump has been changed to a more substantial pressurised type and fitted internally to stop any freezing problems.
The Moonraker 6 retains the same basic layout with both cab seats that swivel and, most important of all, a big comfortable bed.
Devon’s unique rear layflat seat has been modified to give even more rear storage space (room for a large dog) but still offers the same flat mattress with 5″ Reflex foam, an improvement over sleeping on the back of the backrest as in some competing conversions.
Used versions can also be specified with a swivelling double front passenger seat, giving the ability to carry five people in seats each fitted with three point safety belts and increasing Moonraker’s versatility as everyday family transport.
“Devon Conversions has played an important part in the life of the VW camper van,” said Peter. “No other make has been built and sold in the UK for so many years and we pride ourselves on our heritage. “But Moonraker 6 is very much the VW campervan for today’s market and the list of equipment makes it truly versatile.”