The Bailey Autograph 2020
Friday, 06, Sep 2019 03:09
By William Coleman
Today marks the official launch of Bailey all new 2020 Autograph motorhome range. We were with the Bailey team this morning in Swindon at the launch to bring you the news on what's new and what to expect from the Bristol based manufacturer.
This year Bailey have 8 models to choose from, 2 of which are brand new for 2020. Ranging from 2-6 berth with new fixed beds as well as fixed island and variants to choose from.
Bailey stand by the fact that these motorhomes were designed to be driven and provide equal comfort for both driver and passenger. The Autograph comes with a unique combination of Peugeot Boxer cab with 160HBP 2.0 Blue Hdi engine, lightweight AL-KO AMC chassis and high performance GRO skinned Alu-Tech bodyshell.
The exterior has had some new design with the introduction of a 'Graphite' coloured cab, 'Slate Grey' side walls, Diamond Cut TUV tested alloy wheels and a metallic graphite scheme. I really like the colour pallet that Bailey have chosen for their new 2020 models, both caravan and motorhome. They have managed to balance dark colours without compromising on how big the inside feels.
Inside the vans also look very smart, I was quote partial to the 69-2 with the large U-Shaped lounge. Bailey have added a new interface design and furniture profiles. Throughout the entire range you can see how they have tried to make this range so different from any other motorhome they have brought to the market before.
The new curved design on the corners of the sofa provides a much more comfortable lounge aewa. It that Bailey have tried to curve as many corners as possible resulting in a very smart hotel style living space.
The two new models this year are the 79-2F and the 79-4F. Both models are 4 berths and weigh 3850kg. These motorhomes feature a fixed double bed and transverse end washroom with a choice if either a parallel seat or L-Shape front lounge and dedicated rear travel setats.
All models in this year's line up feature a 2.28m internal body width. The 69-2 and the 81-6 are actually larger than the other models in the range. These two models benefit from an increased body length which has created much longer seats in the end lounge area.
As standard these motorhomes come very well spec'd. You can expect a Truma 100 watt solar panel, a Status 550 digital television, exterior 230v and BBQ points plus a spare wheel and tyre. You really are getting some real bang for your buck.
On the inside you will notice just how different these 2020 models are, smart, modern and contemporary. While going through the van there are all the obvious points like USB plugging, extra plug sockets, speakers and quite a few new standout points.
Simon Howard had a lot to say about Baily's newest motorome models: "The third generation of premium Autograph range takes Bailey motorhome design to a new level.The striking interior and exquisite interior combined with five star specification to create a vehicle that is designed to inspire."
"Technically superior, beautifully constructed and visually eye-catching: it is everything that a premium motorhome range should be."
These new models will start appearing at Approved Bailey Retailer forecourts from early October onwards. Also be sure to visit the Bailey stand at the NEC next month to see the full line up.
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