our photos and video of the new compact integral motorhome, the chef’s surprise at SVDL!

He went ! The 2022 edition of the SVDL opens its doors to the public this Saturday, September 24, at the Parc des Expositions Paris-Le Bourget. On the program, dozens of novelties to discover, all the categories combined in the two pavilions full of vans and motorhomes. Among the stands, without a doubt, the most popular with the public until October 2, that of Rapido, one of the tenors in the sector and who takes advantage of the Paris event to bring out his new C55i for the first time in France (not to be confused with the Rapido C55 profile on the Peugeot Boxer), a compact integral on a Fiat Ducato 2.2 140cv standard carrier.

all very big

This new model, which adopts the new front end of the brand’s A-Class models (matte black honeycomb grille) and boasts a total authorized weight of 3.5 tons, successfully combines everything that makes the strength of a integral (equipment, distribution and space). on board in particular) but here in a relatively contained size of 6.72 m long by 2.17 m wide and a height of 2.75 m. We start with the part of the living room of the motorhome, which reveals a L-shaped bench for five occupants, a folder table, while the cabin seats are obviously swivels. It should be noted that this convertible lounge has a first extra bed for one person.

The all-new Rapido C55i
The all-new Rapido C55i© The car magazine

space optimization

The elegant kitchen unit has a large work surface, a classic two-burner gas hob (screen printed) with a glass top, a stainless steel sink and a refrigerator with an appreciable volume of 140 liters. Of course, the drawers and cupboards for utensils and other crockery are very present, even at height with a light provided by LEDs. Marketed with your choice of Luceo or Nacarat furniture, the compact Class A includes a Duo’Space washbasin, the Rapido Group’s magic formula for optimizing every available centimeter by integrating the washbasin, WC and shower in a single spacewhile offering the necessary privacy to the occupants, by separating the shower cabin (with teak-type grating) from the toilets, thanks to the brand’s famous pivoting partition.

To each his bed, it is as he wants

Also separating the “day and night” spaces of the motorhome with a rigid partition, the integral Rapido C55i, heated via a Truma Combi 4 diesel Plus, finally sits in the rear. single beds for two adults, 80 x 199 cm and 80 x 185 cm. Two beds that, it is important to emphasize (for example when human warmth is essential), converts in a short time into a double transverse bed, with easy access dressing room. With a large pass-through cellar with polyester tray and large right and left cellar doors (100 x 75 cm), Rapido’s C55i compact A-Class starts at €77,900.

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