With the XNH, ABT presented a vehicle concept that represents a real premiere in the company's more than 125-year history, it is the first camper from the Bavarian company.
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A total of 500 VW T6.1s are being extensively converted with many unique details and features. In terms of exclusivity and lightweight construction, the ABT XNH can definitely compete with other legendary complete vehicles from the renowned Bavarian company. After all, ABT Sportsline already has a lot of experience with the Multivan, which is one of the bestsellers in the tuning programme. In the case of the XNH, the range includes front grill, front and rear skirts, side skirt add on's and a striking foil finish with contour lines.
A real highlight are the 18-inch XNH rims in noble glossy black with Goodyear Eagle F1 tyres. As the centrepiece, the camping conversion in particular is groundbreaking. The interior of the ABT camper, which is powered by a 150 HP (110 kW) diesel engine, was designed by VANING GmbH. The ABT XNH scores with a design furnishing that is as functional as it is noble, with a high-quality finish. For the surfaces, scratch-resistant and easy-care HPL meets hand-picked real wood panels.
The "wall panelling" consists of homely flocked and lightweight GRP mouldings. The assembly of all components is carried out by Volkswagen Group Services GmbH. Five seats meet a spacious kitchen with a double induction hob, refrigerator and table. In addition, there is a pull-out outdoor kitchen with gas cooker in the rear. The company is particularly proud of the self-sufficient power supply, which is ensured by photovoltaic modules. A lithium battery has been installed as a storage unit.
Environmental friendliness is also in the specifications for the ABT XNH by a highly effective thermal insulation made of sheep's wool and recycled material. This ensures low heating requirements and comfortable temperatures. Production will start in May 2023 at Volkswagen Group Services in Hanover. The name ABT XNH of the complete vehicle stands for 'Explore New Horizons'. The company is addressing all those who want to expand their horizons and for whom maximum comfort is the ultimate form of freedom. ■
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