This high spec campervan has just arrived, and after we have given it a thorough going-over, it will be available to buy. It’s a black 2006 Toyota Alphard – hybrid Eco Pioneer 2.4 Hybrid automatic 4WD has 72,000 miles on the clock. It is £35,995 and will soon be ready to step out in style. It comes complete with a 6 month CampervanCo warranty.
The Pioneer’s hybrid technology gives you 40mpg, and the leisure battery allows you to immerse yourself in nature for a proper wilderness experience. There’s no need for 240v hook-up or gas, with power fully supplied inside. Stay warm and snug with an inbuilt heating system, and charge up your tablet, laptop and smartphone with convenient USB points. Sleep, cook and drive almost anywhere, there is no rival.
It has a super-fast induction hob and sleeps up to four people. Living space is generous, with smartly configured interiors that magically adapt into comfortable sleeping spaces. The Vari-Track bed, a generous-sized bed secured on rails, can be safely positioned to ensure plenty of boot space to the back or legroom to the front. And up above in the elevated roof space, there’s room for two more.
There are also a variety of intelligent storage solutions, modular furniture options, and of course panoramic windows front and side for plenty of natural light and stunning views. It comes with a microwave, roof bars, c-rail to attach an awning, and has an extended worktop.
Imported From Japan
A high-grade used vehicle converted to a high-spec ground-breaking design/upgrade.
2.4 litre petrol tribrid
41mpg+ with 160bhp
4-star rating for emissions which are 75% lower than required by Japan’s 2005 Emission Standards, and 10% better than Japan’s 2010 Fuel Economy Standards. All base vehicles manufactured during or after 2006 conform to Ultra Low Emissions standards required, for example, by London’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone ULEZ.
The 2.4-litre 2AZ-FSE petrol engine has been developed specifically for use in hybrid systems and features a high-expansion ratio cycle that raises efficiency and reduces friction.
Insurance & Road Tax
Classed as a campervan insurance Group 2. Road tax on these vehicles, as with all Japanese imports, is £275 per annum – regardless of fuel type.
Warranty & support
A six-month CampervanCo warranty
NCAP Crash Testing & Vehicle Registration
All vehicles comply to strict Japanese safety standards which means they comply fully with UK and EU safety standards. Our import service fully inspects, imports and registers all the vehicles into the UK market and they receive standard, age-relevant number plates.
The Toyota Alphard Hybrid is one of the most popular hybrid vehicles in Japan and incorporates Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive. This combines the power and convenience of a low-emission petrol engine and the economy and efficiency of an electric power capture and drive system. When the engine is running, it charges the battery via the generator; when driving conditions allow, such as in slow-moving traffic, the generator can cut out the petrol engine and let the electric motor take over for zero-emissions driving.
The sophisticated engine management system can sense when the car is stationary and will switch off the engine to conserve power and cut emissions, automatically starting up again when required. The best bit about these vehicles is their ability to capture kinetic energy while driving. Every time the vehicle slows down or brakes, the regenerative braking system converts that movement energy back into electric charge which is stored in the Hybrid battery. This is recycling in its purest form and makes these vehicles greener and more versatile than any campervan on the road.
Safe, super-fast induction hob
Full-size fridge with ice compartment and pockets on door for drinks
Modular kitchen units with unique and expandable storage options
USB docking stations for phones and electrical outdoor kit
Two swivel front seats
Removable table for use inside or out
Unlimited electric power for cooking and devices
Carefree table stow to rear door
C-rail for awning attachment
No gas – safe and easy
Recessed kitchen sink with deluxe automated tap
Solid wood worktop extending length of kitchen area with solid wood cutting board
Full-length overhead units with tambour doors and multi-functional storage options
Overhead LED lighting and spotlights to sides and roof
28-litre water tank with external filler cap
Extra wide ‘rock-and-roll’ double bed with expanding upper-body sleeping area
Under bed storage
240 hook-up for a range of appliances from campsite electrics
12v leisure battery with a range of sockets
Hi-top or elevating roof (included in price)
Brushed aluminium roof bars (elevating roof only)
Bike racks (various)
Multi-media centre (Eg DAB radio/DVD/SatNav)