Experience the ultimate in luxurious motorhome travel with German heritage brand HYMER
With more than 60 years of excellence and innovation in motorhomes, prestige brand HYMER is renowned for its industry-leading production and design.
The German brand has built its reputation by creating motorhomes that combine the ultimate in luxury with superior features and state-of-the-art technology.
The HYMER 4x4 is the pinnacle of motorhome travel in New Zealand – its classically elegant design, premium interior features and Mercedes Sprinter chassis and 7-speed engine provide everything you need to enjoy your next adventure in comfort, style and safety.
HYMER motorhomes are designed for year-round touring with sophisticated central heating and insulation designed for European seasons.
Life on the road becomes an exceptional experience with the refined, understated quality of a HYMER motorhome.
HYMER is part of Erwin Hymer Group and imported exclusively into New Zealand by Wilderness.
Prestigious heritage brand HYMER is notable for its industry-leading production, aesthetically-pleasing design and pure excellence. It’s a reputation that’s been well-earned over a seriously long time in the recreational vehicle industry.
HYMER was founded in 1957 by Erwin Hymer in the small southern German town of Bad Waldsee. It was an incredible pioneering spirit that led HYMER to build the world’s very first motorhome — iconically named the Caravano.
The quality craftsmanship, attention to detail and original design concepts of the Caravano established HYMER as a reputable and innovative motorhome manufacturer.
The popular Hymermobil series was to follow. It featured RVs with aerodynamic designs, advanced technology and luxurious interiors — motorhomes that became highly regarded for their comfort, reliability and superior build quality.
New standards of innovation were then reached with the development of HYMER’s PUAL body shell technology. By using lightweight foam walls as effective insulation, it ensured:
A soon-to-be flagship range of motorhomes — the B-Class — was launched in the 1990s. This range offered improved safety features and enhanced driving dynamics, becoming synonymous with luxurious comfort and exceptional design.
The year 2004 was particularly significant for the HYMER brand when it produced its 100,000th motorhome. This was followed ten years later by hitting the 150,000 milestone as part of the Erwin Hymer Group.
Today, the Erwin Hymer Group is Germany’s largest recreational vehicle manufacturer — and HYMER is its most recognisable brand.
HYMER motorhomes are relatively new to the Kiwi recreational vehicle market with the first models arriving en masse in 2017. The first New Zealand dealership to have exclusive distribution rights was Wilderness — then known as SmartRV.
HYMER motorhomes are ideally suited to New Zealand. They come with intelligent central heating systems and reliable insulation for all-year touring in Europe.
They’re also at home in New Zealand’s rugged conditions being either rear-wheel drive — or all-wheel drive vehicles that can handle almost any road.
Take a look at our current stock of HYMER motorhomes.
HYMER motorhomes have a refined understated quality that translates into an exceptional experience of life on the road. They’ve built their reputation by creating motorhomes that blend the ultimate in luxury with superior features and state-of-the-art technology.
Their motorhomes are considered:
HYMER is superb at making use of every single centimetre so that interior space is maximised. The company’s attention to detail and smart design decisions are some reasons why HYMER offers quality you can feel.
At the core of the HYMER brand is an unwavering commitment to driving safety. Right from the initial stages of development, the company places a sharp focus on every aspect of motorhome safety — encompassing not only superior build quality but also an exceptional driving experience.
Well-known for advancing motorhome technology, a few of HYMER’s achievements include its:
Find out more about the technology and safety features in HYMER motorhomes.
HYMER has consistently been at the forefront of the European motorhoming industry. The company has won many awards, such as the:
Take a look at other recent awards won by HYMER.
HYMER is well supported in New Zealand by an experienced after sales team with access to a large stock of spare parts. Wilderness knows Carado motorhomes inside-out and are able to help you through any after sales assistance you may need — from servicing to warrants and accessories to repairs.
HYMER offer a variety of layouts across their range of motorhomes and a few are popular with owners, like the:
HYMER motorhomes have permanent beds like most German made RVs. Permanent beds ensure a superior sleep experience because they have extremely comfortable, luxurious mattresses — rather than makeshift ones using couch cushions.
However, this level of comfort comes with potential trade-offs — which is often less bathroom or kitchen space.
Learn all you need to know about motorhome bed types and layouts.
HYMER’s ML-T models are designed to give you a high level of comfort and practicality — while empowering you with the freedom to explore a variety of destinations. In essence, they’re all-wheel drive vehicles intended to be driven off-road.
They’re popular with New Zealanders due to their capability to navigate off-the-beaten-track and explore remote places.
The HYMER ML-T 580 is one of the few full size all-wheel drive recreational vehicles in New Zealand. Built on a Mercedes Sprinter chassis, this motorhome’s layout has a front lounge along with either twin king single beds or an island bed in the rear, and features:
Expect quality throughout with a practical kitchen, a highly functional bathroom, optimal storage and central heating with insulation — originally designed for harsher European winters.
Do HYMER motorhomes have any advantages over other European motorhomes when it comes to weight and payload?
The company uses lightweight technologies to keep weight down and ensure payload is maximised. However, it’s important to consider the specs of each model you’re interested in — for safety, legal compliance, performance, comfort and durability reasons.
A few factors that influence weight and payload in HYMER motorhomes are:
Find out more about the importance of motorhome weight and payload.
HYMER motorhomes are generally in the higher price range because of their exceptional quality, expert craftspersonship, dependability and advanced features.
If you’re shopping for a used HYMER, a couple of factors to take into account are:
HYMER offers a ten year supply guarantee for vehicle operability parts.
The benefit of this policy (to you as an owner) is that you can be assured of receiving the replacement parts you need that relate to operating your motorhome. You’ll feel supported — and will enjoy the peace-of-mind that you can still get parts even after your motorhome model’s production has ended.
This differs from most other recreational vehicle manufacturers. They may have shorter warranty periods or more limited coverage for specific parts or components.
Be sure to research and compare warranty and parts supply policies of any motorhome manufacturers you’re considering buying from — to ascertain their levels of coverage and support. Find out if there are any limitations or exclusions and take into account factors like:
What are vehicle operability parts?
Vehicle operability parts are components that are essential for the proper functioning and operation of your motorhome. They can include electrical systems, critical mechanical parts, drivetrain elements, engine components and other vital systems needed to ensure your motorhome functions and performs.
HYMER motorhomes aren’t immune to global changes in supply and demand. Ongoing supply shortages along with increasing demand will keep waitlists reasonably long and prices elevated over the foreseeable future.
We have an expert team that’s available weekdays to help you on your journey towards buying a HYMER motorhome. Get in contact with any HYMER queries you may have.
If you’re already the owner of a HYMER, we carry more than $1 million worth of spare parts — to help you get back on the road again without delay.
HYMER introduce the Super Light Chassis (SLC) to offer a consistently lightweight construction throughout their motorhomes. This innovative design results in a higher payload capacity and exceptional travel comfort.
The SLC provides various benefits — including independent suspension for a smoother ride, improved driving quality due to a low centre of gravity, and a raised floor that houses heating, power supplies, water and sewage tanks.
It also offers a step-free living room area to prevent tripping hazards, excellent acoustic and thermal insulation, continuous underbody for optimised aerodynamics, and ample storage space options.
Find out more about HYMER’s Super Light Chassis.
The quality of mattresses in motorhomes has significantly advanced — and HYMER have been at the forefront with their comfort sleeping system. It features a disc-spring bed frame that ensures precise counter pressure for every part of your body, ensuring a restful sleep experience.
HYMER's climate control technology allows separate temperature control for the cab, the living space and the rear sleeping areas.
This dual-zone heating system accommodates different temperature preferences, with cooler sleeping areas and comfortable living areas during the day.
HYMER's Smart Battery System combines the cost-effectiveness of lead batteries with the superior performance of lithium ones.
This system provides a self-sufficient onboard power supply, increased capacity and performance of lead batteries, improved efficiency and lifespan of the battery system, and reduced overall costs for system maintenance.
Learn more about HYMER’s Smart Battery System.
HYMER's latest energy management system automatically switches to your motorhome's optimal power source — reducing power consumption by up to 75 percent.
By combining LED technology with intelligent energy management, the system accurately detects power usage by multimedia and navigation systems, optimising energy efficiency.
HYMER have created their own smart control system, enabling convenient monitoring and control of various functions in your RV. These include heating, air conditioning, lighting, water and electrical systems.
Peripheral devices such as audio, camera, GPS and climate control systems are connected to the navigational system's control unit, providing access to important data and ensuring you get an up-to-date user experience.
Transform your HYMER motorhome into an intelligent and connected experience by simply downloading the HYMER Connect app. This groundbreaking app represents the first-ever smart ecosystem for an RV — granting you the ability to effortlessly control various living area functions and access crucial vehicle information. And all conveniently from your smartphone.
Stay informed about your motorhome's mileage, electricity consumption and water levels with just a glance at the app. Take charge of the ambiance by controlling the lighting and adjusting the temperature — all at the touch of a button.
Discover the full range of features and benefits offered by the HYMER Connect app and unlock a new level of convenience and connectivity on your RV journeys.
Learn more about the HYMER Connect app.
Experience exceptional audio quality throughout your HYMER motorhome's living area and rear space with the integration of specially positioned speakers.
Whether you're in the cab, kitchen or bedroom, these speakers provide rich and clear sound. Enjoy optimal acoustics both while on the move and when parked — ensuring a captivating audio experience throughout your journey.
To offer superior protection against leaks, HYMER employ a multi-layer technology that incorporates glass reinforced plastic (GRP) or fibreglass.
This construction technique provides several benefits, including:
By utilising GRP or fibreglass in each motorhome's roof and underbody, HYMER can guarantee enhanced durability and longevity.
HYMER equip their motorhomes with state-of-the-art bi-LED headlights featuring modern LED fibre optic technology. These headlights offer:
The bi-LED headlights can be utilised in both high beam and low beam modes, providing you with versatility and reliability on the road.
With HYMER's innovative hot air curtain technology, you can say goodbye to the usual misting over the front windscreen when you park for the night.
This advanced feature effectively prevents draughts and windshield fogging — ensuring clear visibility and increased comfort during your camping experience.
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