Cargo vans aren’t terribly exciting as their primary purpose is transporting goods.
However, that’s changing as Hiperon has released new details about their upcoming Carrier, which is arguably one of the most beautiful cargo vans ever created.
Slated to arrive in the second quarter of next year, the Carrier is a sleek delivery van that recalls the Porsche Vision Renndienst concept. As you can see, it features an aerodynamic front fascia with a slender light bar and recessed headlights.
Hiperon Carrier vs Porsche Vision Renndienst concept
Moving further back, we can see a rakish windscreen that flows into a sloping roof. The model also has digital side mirrors and blacked out accents, which help to visually expand the greenhouse. Other notable highlights include streamlined bodywork, flush-mounted door handles, and a nearly vertical liftgate with slim taillights.
In terms of size, the van measures 222.8 inches (5,660 mm) long, 78.7 inches (2,000 mm) wide and 79.1 inches (2,010 mm) tall with a wheelbase that spans 147.2 inches (3,740 mm). To put those numbers into perspective, the model effectively slots in between the Mercedes Metris and Sprinter.
Hiperon only released one interior picture, but said the $49,900 Carrier Basic will come equipped with a 13-inch infotainment system, a heated driver’s seat and cruise control. Other niceties include GPS navigation, a rearview camera, and a blind spot monitoring system.
The $62,000 Carrier Pro is more upscale as it comes equipped with heated front seats, a power driver’s seat and rain-sensing wipers. They’ll be joined by a heated steering wheel, a heated cup holder, and a wireless smartphone charger.
Drivers will also find a larger 15-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Lastly, there will be additional driver assistance systems such as adaptive cruise control and a surround view monitor.
Performance specifications are limited, but we can expect a 75 kWh battery pack that powers a 265 hp (198 kW / 269 PS) electric motor. The van is also slated to have a range of 199 miles (320 km) and a payload capacity of 2,194 lbs (995 kg).
The Carrier will be offered in China, Europe and North America, and it will eventually be joined by a Hermes shuttle van that can seat up to 12 passengers. We can also expect a cab chassis Demeter as well as a compact Aether courier van.