KNAUS CUV - the masterpiece for your holiday

Compact, agile, comfortable: those are the Caravaning Utility Vehicles by KNAUS

Our newly defined vehicle category Caravaning Utility Vehicle offers you fully equipped living comfort with effective use of space. Even more holiday feeling fits into it.

That's what makes a box van a CUV

We at KNAUS are of the opinion that those who build box vans are no longer up to date. That’s why we build CUV. How is such a genuine Caravaning Utility Vehicle created? Quite simply: with real craftsmanship, decades of experience and a lot of passion!

In one of the most modern caravanning factories in Europe, we manufacture compact camping vehicles that impress with state‐of‐the‐art technology and excellent workmanship. We call them: Caravaning Utility Vehicles, or CUV for short.

Our CUVs combine the full‐fledged camping equipment you know from the successful KNAUS motorhomes with the compact and manoeuvrable dimensions of a classic box van. The best of two worlds – in one vehicle!

  • high suitability for everyday use
  • full holiday equipment
  • modern driving dynamics
  • outstanding quality
  • extensive insulation
  • high‐quality full‐body furniture construction
Exterior Interior Safety Supply Cabinetry

Perfectly designed for 100% travel enjoyment

You always arrive better with our CUVs thanks to the smart designs, countless innovations and practical features. Taken all together, the result is unlimited holiday pleasure.

Perfectly designed high roof

The additional GRP roof structure in our BOXSTAR XL high‐roof models ensures an incredible interior height of up to 238 cm. Thanks to the optimal insulation levels achieved through the special double‐shell structure, the indoor climate throughout the vehicle, and especially in the high roof bed, is always pleasant at both high and low temperatures. The high roof’s aerodynamic shape fits harmoniously into the overall look. Elevated side strips with integrated rain gutters ensure optimal drainage of rainwater and slush. The extra recesses for the roof structure improve the vehicle’s stability and handling. (Dependent on model)

Air conditioning

Our optional air‐conditioning systems pleasantly cool the interior in tropical temperatures. Choose between manual and automatic versions for the driver’s cab – always with a pollen filter included. We offer the Dometic FreshJet 1700 roof air conditioner for the living area. Air is efficiently distributed in various directions thanks to the individually adjustable air flow. The air conditioner can also be conveniently operated by remote control. (Optional)

Screen door & step

It boils down to the details. Such as, for example, the standard fly screen door or the electric step, which automatically retracts if forgotten before driving off. And we also install a manual closing aid to make it easier to close the large sliding door. (Across all series / Optional)

Bicycle rack

Tailor‐made bicycle rack systems allow you to safely transport your bicycles. In our BOXSTAR models, the rack system is mounted to the rear door and can be simply folded away when not in use. The doors can also be opened with bikes loaded on the rack. Thanks to the Vario rear concept, our BOXLIFE models can be upgraded with the unique Thule VeloSlide. (Optional)

Leak‐proofness guarantee

For all our leisure vehicles, we offer you a 10‐year leakproofness guarantee on the body manufactured by us as well as a 24‐month guarantee from your KNAUS partner within the framework of our guarantee conditions valid at the time of vehicle delivery. (Across all series)

Everyday life, leisure or holiday? The CUV generation can do it all.

Enjoy today to the maximum and start the next day feeling refreshed. That’s not possible? Sure it is! With our manoeuvrable and well‐equipped CUVs, you always enjoy five‐star comfort with all the benefits of home. From the windows to the mattresses, we always aim for the highest material quality and well thought‐out details and solutions.

Large roof vents

Large roof vents in all of our CUVs ensure a pleasant living area with plenty of natural light. We install a 700 x 500 mm Midi‐Heki and 400 x 400 mm clear skylight as standard. A third roof vent in the centre of the vehicle measuring 400 x 400 mm is available as an option. In our BOXSTAR XL high roof models, the optional panoramic roof and hinged window at the rear allow plenty of extra light inside. (Across all series)

Framed windows with comfort roller blinds

Our CUVs are all equipped with SEITZ S7P frame windows, also in the bathroom. These provide the windows with cold‐conduction‐free insulation, which can be darkened in a particularly easy and opaque way thanks to a special comfort roller blind system. The blinds are integrated in the dinette area and by the longitudinal beds behind a front wall panel. For lasting value preservation, we also seal the cut edges on all openings with corrosion protection. (Across all series)

Well thought‐out dinette

We pay attention to every detail so that you still feel comfortable sitting here even after many hours. The floating dinette table offers unimpeded access and plenty of extra legroom. It can also be simply swivelled out to make it bigger. The seating group impresses with ergonomic cushions and adjustable seats. This means that the bench can be extended into the corridor with just one action and can also be used while travelling. The backrest inclination can be adjusted to suit any posture. (Across all series)

Excellent sleeping comfort

Standard range, excellent two‐layer cold foam mattresses in our CUV ensure a restful night’s sleep. Those who like even more luxury can indulge themselves in the optionally available EvoPore mattresses with WaterGel edition. (Across all series)

Optimum insulation

All parts of our CUVs are insulated with innovative materials in a multi‐stage process, with closed‐cell polyethylene foam used in the ceiling and side walls. This prevents the formation of cavities in which water can collect. On the inside, the textile, soft‐touch wall covering ensures a pleasant indoor environment and an especially homely atmosphere. (Across all series)

With this technology, you are perfectly prepared for every season all over the world

You cannot see it, but it feels really good. With our sophisticated supply system, you have the peace of mind of knowing that you will still have running water even in cold temperatures and will never have to sit with cold feet in the dinette.

Optimum water supply

With a fresh water tank that can hold up to 102 litres, our CUVs allow you to travel self‐sufficiently for even several days at a time. The new BWT water filter ensures a supply of perfectly hygienic water, even in risky regions. When temperatures dip, warm air circulation prevents the water freezing. (Across all series)

Well thought‐out gas supply

The diesel heater included as standard in our BOXLIFE models ensures that gas consumption is kept to a minimum. A 2.5 kg gas bottle is perfectly sufficient for a reliable gas supply to the gas cooker and can be positioned directly next to the fresh water tank to save on space. In our BOXSTAR models, the heater is operated the conventional way with gas. We have therefore left enough space for up to two 11 kg gas bottles. The gas bottle locker can be securely locked. (Across all series)

Emptying the toilet from outside

The toilet cassette is accessed via the sidewall door making it easy to empty. (Optional)

Innovative heating system

For optimum heat distribution, we consider all components in the heating and installation system during the design phase. This results in the well thought‐out overall design of our CUVs, which offers many other benefits in addition to perfected heat distribution. For example, the special positioning of the heating system gives the vehicle a lower centre of gravity, which improves its stability. Furthermore, this saves on space in the rear in particular, which means you have additional storage space at your disposal. The optional underfloor heating 3 extends from the dinette platform to the passage to the bed area. (Optional)

Floor structure & temperature‐controlled dinette platform

We manufacture the base plate, which is perfectly adapted to the body shape, in a sandwich design. In addition to an added insulation effect, this gives our CUVs a maximised interior standing height. We also install an intermediate floor in the dinette, which ensures pleasantly warm feet thanks to temperature control. (Across all series)

Head‐up display & navigation system with camping software

The new head‐up display uses a transparent screen to project all key data, such as navigation and speed as well as traffic‐sign recognition information, into the driver’s field of vision. Drivers don’t have to take their eyes off the road unnecessarily and can focus better on what is going on around them. For an even more stress‐free and entertaining journey, the Pioneer navigation system offers everything you need for short and long trips. With intuitive multi‐touch control, maps of 44 countries in Europe, a DAB+ receiver, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Parrot Bluetooth hands‐free functionality and optimum sound thanks to the on‐board 13‐band equalizer, it offers everything you could expect these days of a multimedia navigation system. It also comes with 3 years of free map updates. (Optional)

Our filter for a clear holiday pleasure

As beautiful as the destination may be, the view into the fresh water tank can quickly spoil happyness. Unfortunately, clean water is not taken for granted everywhere. It’s all the more important that you have the possibility to supply yourself with purified water. The high‐performance filter system from our partner BWT offers the best conditions for this.

This is how easy it is to install & change the filter

We only install the filter when the vehicle is handed over so that you can use it for the full period of up to 6 months.

Installation is particularly easy thanks to the plug connection and clear markings.

The filter can be kept for up to 6 months from the day of installation. A special button shows the current status.

If no replacement filter is available, the intermediate piece guarantees the further water supply.

BWT Bestcamp water filter: The handy water filter leaves nothing to be desired in terms of hygiene thanks to its ultrafiltration membrane. Microorganisms are effectively removed from the raw water. This allows hygienically perfect water to be produced without any chemicals whatsoever. The water filter can be installed in all our leisure vehicles and easily connected.

Top‐class technology: thanks to the highly efficient hollow fibre membrane, the water filter achieves an excellent retention rate for microorganisms > 99.9999 % (log6).  The large membrane surface ensures a high throughput and thanks to the manufacturing from completely food safe materials no unwanted substances get into the water.

Practical application: an 8 mm „John Guest‟ plug connection ensures particularly simple, tool‐free installation. This also ensures that the water supply is guaranteed even when no replacement filter is available.

Healthy enjoyment: the water filter system minimises the risk of germs in the water. Especially in high‐risk regions, the filter proves to be a useful tool for prevention and actively contributes to the protection of your health.

We don't build castles in the sky, but furniture that creates a good indoor environment

The demands placed on the furniture in our CUVs are incredibly high. An appealing design and lots of storage space are not enough. Durability, smart designs and technology that fascinates for a lifetime – those are our standards.

Full carcass furniture & dowel technology

The pieces of furniture installed in our CUVs have a solid rear wall, giving them a particularly stable structure. They are not, as is often the case, fixed flush to the vehicle bodywork without a back wall, a practice which promotes the formation of condensation. Instead, they form an independent unit in themselves. They fit perfectly into the overall scheme of the vehicle, being torsion‐resistant, solid, and stable, whilst also ensuring perfect quality even after many years of service. Our furniture is joined using a sophisticated dowelling method as standard. This allows us to achieve a very precise fit and considerably more stable structure so that your furniture will continue to serve you well, year after year. (Across all series)

Stabile soft‐close full‐extension slides

Due to the full‐extension slide, the ball‐bearing mounted drawers from GRASS, a leading supplier, slide out so far that they can be filled or emptied easily right to the very back of the drawer. They are precisely guided and close gently. (Across all series)

Scratch‐resistant HPL surfaces

High pressure laminates and continuous pressure laminates are laminates that are specifically used for heavy loads such as in kitchens. The multi‐layer construction is produced under extremely high pressure, then sealed with an exceptionally robust surface layer. This makes our work areas and tabletops (always HPL) particularly scratch‐resistant. (Dependent on model)

Adjustable soft‐close doors

The cupboard doors are fitted with quality soft‐close hinges so that they always close quietly, regardless of how much force was used to close them. This is for the entire life of the vehicle, and probably beyond. If a door doesn’t do what it really should, then the hinge can be easily adjusted if necessary. (Across all series)