Ford Nugget Camper Van Details Make Us Want One

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Back in June, the first images and details of the Ford Nugget camper van conversion by Westfalia surfaced. More details on the Ford Nugget have turned up, and we want one even more. Ford is unlikely to bring the Ford Nugget camper to the States.

The Standard Nugget starts as a Transit Custom with the Nugget Plus version tacking on another 14.4-inches of length. Power is from a 2.0-liter EcoBlue diesel engine that comes in a version making 128 horsepower and one making 168 horsepower. The engine that European buyers get depends on the version of the Nugget purchased.

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The Custom Nugget comes with either a fixed high roof or a pop-up roof for more headroom. The Nugget Plus comes only in the fixed high roof. All three have the same three-room layout with a kitchen/living space in the middle. The bed is a double size unit that folds out of the roof, and a second bed can fold out of the seats in the living area when needed.

Ford Nugget offers a pair of onboard water tanks that have 11 gallons each and can supply an outdoor shower at the rear of the camper. The nuggets come with rear privacy glass, second-row flip-open windows, and a rear defroster standard. Options include a fold-out table with two chairs and retractable awning for the outside.

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As far as tech for the driver goes, the Ford Nugget can be fitted with Sync 3 infotainment with an 8-inch screen, cross-traffic alert, pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection and adaptive cruise control. As for availability, it will start in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland before coming to other markets. It’s not clear what those other markets may be; we rather hope it comes Stateside.

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Source: Motortrend

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Written by Shane McGlaun

Shane is a car guy with a fondness for Mustangs and off-roading.

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  1. My family has worked generation after generation for Ford. I have always driven Fords. I have been getting ready to purchase a new for van and convert it . But due to the fact that the are production this product and NOT SELL IN THE US IS SLAPPING THE REPEAT CUSTOMERS AND EMPLOYEES IN THE FACE. MY FATHER RETIRED FROM FORD AS I DID. MY SON AND EX-HUSBAND STILL WORK FOR THEM. I WILL NEVER BUY A FORD VEHICLE AGAIN. SERIOUSLY WHIO IS THE IDIOT THAT MADE THAT DECISSION. FORD IS SCREWING UP BIG TIME BETWEEN THIS, RECALLS, BASICALLY GOING TRUCKS ONLY. I WILL NEVER BUY FROM FORD AGAIN! MOTE PEOPLE WILL FOLLOW.

    • This is based on the mid-sized Ford Transit Custom van, which is not available in the US AFAIK.
      This van is sized right in between the Transit Connect and the full sized Transit, with front wheel drive, a solid rear axle and manual transmission 2-liter diesels.
      Ford probably didn’t think American customers exist who need to haul more than fits into a Transit Connect, but less than fits in the full-size Transit.
      Bringing just the camper version, without generating volume by also bringing the cargo van, probably isn’t possible.
      …and it’s made in Turkey, and the current administration doesn’t like imported vehicles…

  2. YES your right vote for Trump so our economy can keep growing and demand for this product will increase. What kind of logic (when you consider the American people first) would allow you to act like made in America is a bad thing?? Let Ford build these in the USA.

  3. Interesting to learn that this is a ‘mid-size’ platform. I prefer a mid size vehicle and they’re pretty rare. I think Ford would be wise to import the base model as well as the Nugget. Maybe move production to Canada??

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