At the Geneva Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz unveiled the latest addition for their family of compact camper vans and recreational vehicles: the new Marco Polo HORIZON van, which compliments the Marco Polo and Marco Polo ACTIVITY. Thanks to its flexible seating configurations with up to seven seats and sleeping options for up to five people, the Marco Polo HORIZON combines maximum functionality with the design of the V-Class.
Marco Polo HORIZON: Available in Europe
Luxury-minded recreation enthusiasts in America looking to traverse the country in the Marco Polo HORIZON will have to wait for now, for it’s currently only available in Europe. Pricing starts at 52,051 Euro (approximately $55,000).
Functionality of Marco Polo HORIZON
The Marco Polo HORIZON is a highly functional vehicle, especially with its multiple seating configurations. These range from the standard five-seater with three-seater bench/berth and two swiveling front seats to four single comfort seats in the rear to the seven-seater with three-seater bench/berth in the second rear row and two additional single seats in the first rear row. Seats can also be removed if more space is required to transport sports and leisure equipment — transforming the everyday van into a recreational vehicle.
The HORIZON is great for overnight trips as well. The comfortable roof bed for two people measures 2.05 m x 1.13 m (6.73 ft x 3.71 ft). Depending on the seating configuration, the bench seat/berth in the rear can be turned into a bed measuring 1.93 m x 1.35 m (6.33 ft x 4.43) for up to three people. Two drawers underneath the bench seat/berth provide stowage space. Furthermore, it is possible to darken the interior using curtains for a good night’s sleep.