Vikenze (original)

This page is all about the original Vikenze, production of which stopped in 2013.  For details of the replacement, Vikenze II, click on the Vikenze II tab or here;  http://www.wheelhome.info/vikenze

However, we sometimes get used original Vikenze models back so if you want one please contact us.

The Vikenze was designed primarily for one person to go camping with as much comfort, convenience and ease of use as possible in a compact vehicle that can also do double duty as an economical little car “when back home”.  The Vikenze is a two, or optional, three seater car. When travelling the rear seat is “tipped up”. Upon arrival at the campsite the cab seats slide forward and the rear seat swings down into the space vacated by them (an easy 30 second job). This seat is rather special as it is contoured and shaped like a cab seat - it even has an adjustable recline, and thus provides what we feel is the most comfortable “camper seat” in it’s class, or pretty much any class!

Vikenze specification; Vikenze is based on the Fiat Fiorino Combi with a 1.3 ltr Multijet turbo diesel engine producing 75 BHP & 190 NM torque. Euro 5. 50 M.P.G.+ is very achievable. The Vikenze will comfortably cruise at 60-70 mph, if you wish. Anti-lock brakes (ABS) with EBD. Power steering with adjustable steering column. Electrically operated windows and door mirrors. Remote control central door locking. Twin side opening rear doors with heated rear windows and wash wipe. Radio with CD player. Driver’s seat height adjustment. Flat tyre aerosol inflation can. Driver’s and passenger airbags.

Note; Vikenze had a two burner gas hob.  A stainless steel sink and drainer is fitted into a section of the kitchen unit that swings round 90 degrees to give unrivalled access to the Porta Potti which is left in place for use. At night time the sink is left in this position (tucked up behind the driver’s seat). The remaining kitchen unit now provides a sturdy platform (two steps) to access the optional roof bed (two berth) no wobbly ladder or gymnastics required! Fresh water storage is a 10 litre ( 2.2 gallon) Jerry can, easy to carry and conveniently accessed through side door.

Electrically operated elevating roof which is raised effortlessly at the touch of a switch, incorporates large vents in the fabric of the roof.

The Vikenze has an additional worktop/shelf that can be placed on the front end of the kitchen unit (resting on the back of the driver’s seat) this gives a really useful work surface. Two fluorescent interior lights. Fitted and lined grey curtains. High quality rear floor mat.

The roof can be lowered whilst wet and aired later.

Quick info point;

No longer in production. One berth Vikenze; provides one very generous single bed at lower level (6’5” x 2’ 2”), a wide single width seat in the rear, and a very large shelf area over the cab, ideal for storing pillows/bedding. Two seats in the cab for travelling. Two berth Vikenze; has a second, drop down bed in the roof space 6’0”+ x 2’6”. Some solo customers are choosing to use the roof bed instead of the lower bed due to it’s “two second ready” availability (it can even have a sleeping bag left on it whilst travelling). A roof storage pod, ideal for lightweight item such as clothing. We call it a “Lay-flat” wardrobe The rear seat is double width (so two seater for camping).

And of course at only 6’2” high it will fit in most garages and easily go under the two metre height barriers!

Dimensions

External overall length 3864 mm.

External width (body only) 1716 mm

External height, roof lowered 1895 mm

Internal height with roof raised in the galley is 2130 mm