Shows round-up: motorhome move for Hymer’s Elddis division

by Andrew Jenkinson

2019 will see some subtle changes for many tourer manufacturers, and the big news from the shows season is that Hymer's Elddis division is expanding its Compass brand with motorhomes.

The summer trade shows finished last week with Bailey's event: so what’s been happening? Well we’ve taken a quick look at what’s coming through to the dealer’s forecourts over the next few weeks, and produced a quick pick of new models which the buying public will be expected to part with their hard-earned cash for…

1    Coachman – who sadly lost founder Jim Hibbs just after their trade Show at the end of July – brought back the Laser range but also introduced this new Pastiche 470 model (below)

Motorhome exterior

 

2    The Pastiche 470 comes with an L-shaped front lounge and side dinette, this model was launched in 2016 with a fixed front bed and has been improved

Motorhome interior

 

3    The Compass name arrives back in motorhomes for 2019 – and what a great line-up of coachbuilts they have, including also two Fiat-based panel vans

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4    Superb modern interior of the Compass Coachbuilt range comes with good specification too

Motorhome interior - Eldiss Compass Coachman

 

5    Elddis Avante 586 six-berth family model – the layout appears in Compass and the entry level Xplore tourer range

Motorhome exterior

 

6    Interior of the Avante 586 with rear side fixed bunks, the Avante line up overall offers an impressive specification 

Motorhome interior

 

7    Elddis Autoquest panel van was a surprise with two layouts available for 2019, also duplicated for the Compass brand too

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8    Interior of the two-berth Elddis panel van Autoquest 

Motorhome interior

 

9    Celebrations at Swift Group as the Eccles brand is 100 years old in 2019 and also marks the birth of the modern car-pulled caravan!

Motorhome exterior

 

10 New interior has been given to the 2019 Eccles with classy new wood finish and a good spec

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11    Swift's luxury Kon-Tiki motorhomes get a brand new profile for 2019

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12    Kon-Tiki interiors are super modern and come with very high specification a truly luxury motorhome 

Motorhome interior

 

13    After Swift launched the Sprite Supers at 8ft wide, the Elegance also gets this treatment plus new profile for 2019

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14    The interior of the new Elegance Grande 8ft wide range offering luxury with space!

Motorhome interior

 

15    Lunar’s talking point is the new 8ft wide Quasar 686 – a six-berth which will see another model being launched in February 

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16    Interior of the prototype Quasar 686 offering good living space for six

Motorhome interior

 

17    Bailey has dropped its Pursuit after 18 months to replace it with the entry-level Phoenix range; these will also be available as dealer specials 

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18    Phoenix interiors are more upmarket than the Pursuits; this end of the market is hotly contested 

Motorhome interior

 

19    Adria launched its new twin-axled family model in the Adora range, which now has Alde heating as standard 

Motorhome exterior

 

20    Rear of the new Adora 623 Sava, with fixed bunks on right and rear washroom

Motorhome interior

 

21    Just launched – Bailey’s new 8ft-wide Pegasus, the GT70 range has gone with Bailey putting all their eggs in one basket with an 8-ft wide mid-range 

Motorhome exterior

 

22    Interior of the new Pegasus. This new lounge arrangement will win votes but, as we know, nothing’s new – and Bailey had this design as far back as 1977! 

Motorhome interior

 

Check out many of these models and more at the forthcoming Caravan & Motorhome Show 2018 at the NEC from Tuesday 16 – Sunday 21 October.

 

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September 27, 2018

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