The pick-up truck design lends itself well to customisation thanks to its cargo tray, and in this respect, the Mercedes-Benz X-Class is no less capable, as demonstrated by these camper van concepts. The company will be putting the concepts on display at the 2018 Caravan, Motor, Touristik (CMT) show in Stuttgart, Germany, which its organisers say is the largest public exhibition for tourism and leisure.

“It is important to us that our vehicles appeal to camper van bodybuilders as well as, of course, to end customers. The X-Class fits seamlessly into our established product range. We are proud to introduce first camper van solution approaches together with Tischer and VanEssa at the CMT, just two months after the vehicle’s launch”, said head of Mercedes-Benz Vans Volker Mornhinweg.

Truck bodybuilder Tischer did the coachwork for the demountable cabin that offers sleeping quarters, seats and kitchen with three-burner stove, while VanEssa Mobilcamping provided the heavy-duty pullout module weighing around 250 kg for kitchen equipment, including a coolbox, cooking and washing facilities, crockery and supplies.

The aforementioned three seats can be converted into a second bed, while washing facilities include a fold-away basin and swivelling toilet unit. Meanwhile, there is room for an integrated bathroom with shower, and the cabin sections’ sandwich design ensures stability as well as excellent insulation properties, Mercedes says.

The cover for the load compartment is made of teak and fashioned to resemble a yacht’s deck, while pneumatic struts enable the cover to be raised to an angle of 45 degrees. A roof tent with rear-facing entrance is recommended for trips over several days, says VanEssa.

Back on Malaysian shores, the Benimar Mileo range of motorhomes was launched earlier last year, offering accommodation for up to six persons within a cabin built on a Fiat Ducato chassis. Which of these would be your pick, dear readers?