KNAUS // Press release

published on 25.08.2017 at 11:00 am

Caravanning Utility Vehicle (CUV) by KNAUS – BOXDRIVE FIRST EDITION

Tried‐and‐tested Volkswagen quality with many features plus the innovative power and speed of KNAUS – the result is the new CUV (Caravanning Utility Vehicle) BOXDRIVE. With the SAINT & SINNER concept based on the VW Crafter, the KNAUS brand has again demonstrated what it is capable of doing and how quickly it can accomplish it. 
In order to underscore the exclusivity and dimensions of the new BOXDRIVE series vehicle, it is initially only available as a FIRST EDITION. Strictly limited to 150 units – all of them developed by hand through our CUV specialists in Nagyoroszi, Hungary.
In its numerous innovative driver assistance systems, the BOXDRIVE is unique in the camper van/CUV segment. In doing so, at KNAUS we create a new standard in terms of quality, safety, and comfort. Durable and intricately designed down to the last detail, the new CUV offers the largest functionality and therefore fulfils all individual demands.

Just some of the standard equipment highlights of the BOXDRIVE:

  • EURO 6 chassis incl. particulate filter and AdBlue
  • LED main headlight with LED daytime running lights
  • Cross Wind Assist
  • Hill Climb Assist
  • Fuel tank with 75‐litre volume; AdBlue approx. 18 litres
  • Electronic stabilisation programme and ABS
  • Driver assistance package 3:
    • Rear View camera
    • Ambient Traffic Monitoring system „Front Assist‟ with city emergency brake function
    • Lane Departure Warning system („Lane Assist‟) incl. blind spot sensor with Park Assist
    • Dynamic Light Assist
    • Automatic Distance Control system ACC up to 160 km/h, incl. Speed Limitation Device
    • Trailer Assist, Park Assist and Park Pilot with active side protection
  • Fatigue Recognition
  • Automatic Road Sign Detection
  • Cruise Control System
  • Digital radio reception (DAB+)
  • „Discover Media‟ sat‐nav system with 8‟ touchscreen
  • Driver and front passenger airbags with airbag deactivation on the passenger side
  • Air Care Climatronic air conditioning system
  • Heated seats, left and right; can be regulated separately
  • Towing hitch, removable and lockable (incl. trailer stabilisation)
  • Exclusive „FIRST EDITION‟ signet


In short: In this combination, the KNAUS BOXDRIVE FIRST EDITION is truly unique in the CUV segment.

Regardless of whether in summer or in winter – with insect screen door, insulation free of thermal bridge and backed side panel trim – the BOXDRIVE always offers the perfect temporary home: it can sleep three and accommodate four during driving operation with a permissible total weight of 3.5 tonnes.

Furniture in solid cabinet construction ensures stability and soundness. Practical handling is created by the furniture hinges featuring spring reinforcements and soft‐close functions, as well as the kitchen drawers with push‐to‐open and ball bearing‐mounted full extension. The open shelves with indirect LED illumination in the kitchen are not only functional, but are also wonderfully designed. The ceiling high wardrobe with an adjustable intermediate shelves always offers sufficient storage space.

Even the on‐board technology of the BOXDRIVE FIRST EDITION leaves no wishes open: The CUV 90‐litre compressor refrigerator operates with a night lowering system for reduced power consumption and is very quiet. A 3 kg gas bottle can be stored in the gas bottle locker. A few more highlights: two‐flame cooker with partitioned glass cover, diesel heating with boiler (Truma Combi 6 D),  AGM board battery (95 Ah),  operating panel with 4.3‟ touchscreen (for verification of light, heating, battery charge levels, etc.),  three 12‐volt and three 230‐volt electrical outlets, partial dimmable lighting, swivelling cassette toilette as well as integrated external shower in the back.

In addition, since the CUV combines functionality with driving pleasure, it also offers comfort:

  • Upholstery design „Memphis‟ with ergonomic form
  • Dinette seating bench extension through side pull‐out and three‐step lounge function – even during your journey
  • Floating dinette table (can be rotated out) with double table top
  • Comfort blind system integrated into the side wall
  • Variable open bathroom with shower unit
  • Bifunctional washbasin (position 1: hand washbasin, position 2: ergonomic washstand)
  • Longitudinal single beds with two‐layer cold foam mattresses
  • New type of folding bed function
  • Extendable steps for easy bed access
  • Centrally located and easily accessible device and supply installations
  • Kitchen countertop with fold‐down extension
  • Intelligent storage and stowage concept
  • Rigging rails for load securing
  • LED luggage compartment illumination incl. apron lighting when rear door is open

The comfort of a passenger car and numerous assistance systems for active and passive safety – the BOXDRIVE FIRST EDITION offers this entire standard package for a price of €79,990. No compromises – the complete innovative power of KNAUS.

About Knaus Tabbert

Knaus Tabbert AG is a leading manufacturer of leisure vehicles in Europe with headquarters in Jandelsbrunn, Lower Bavaria. It also has locations in Mottgers and Schlüsselfeld in Germany, and in Nagyoroszi in Hungary. The company has been listed in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN: DE000A2YN504) since September 2020. With its brands KNAUS, TABBERT, T@B, WEINSBERG, MORELO and its caravanning rental service RENT AND TRAVEL, the company generated revenues of nearly 800 million euros and produced more than 24,000 recreational vehicles with a workforce of approximately 3,000 in 2020.
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Media relations

Stefan V. Diehl
Knaus Tabbert AG
Helmut‐Knaus‐Str. 1
D‐94118 Jandelsbrunn
Phone: +49 8583 21 – 300
Fax: +49 8583 21 – 550

Nicole Schindler
Knaus Tabbert AG
Helmut‐Knaus‐Str. 1
D‐94118 Jandelsbrunn
Phone: +49 8583 21 – 396
Fax: +49 8583 21 – 550