The Bailey Autograph 2020

Loading the player ...

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.

To view a full gallery of today's fun and antics Click Here.

Related stories

The 2020 Towcar Of The Year Winner

The winners have been announced

For the first time ever one manufacturer has achieved back-to-back wins at the Caravan and Motorhome Club Towcar Of The Year Awards. This was our second year in a row judging the competition and we were very impressed with a newcomer in the electric sector that wowed the judges and could be the beginning of the electric towing turn around.

Erwin Hymer Centre Links With Fiat Professional

Another big addition to the already impressive line up at the Erin Hymer Centre in Stafford

In less than a year Travelworld have had several huge successes that have totally transformed them as a business. And now it seems they have achieved success once more by signing a big deal with Fiat Professional.

Dethleffs Exhibit Their First e.Hybrid Motorhome

Big new coming frrom Germany

Over the next week exhibitors from all over Europe will be displaying their new caravans, motorhomes, campers, technology and other innovations at the Caravan Salon in Dusseldorf. One such display that has come to our attention is the brand new Dethleffs model.

The Leisure Industry War On Plastic

Are we harming our enviroment

All across the world the impact of mankind's carbon footprint is being seen, devastatingly so in some cases. But it seems that right here in the UK we are actually doing our best to change the dangerous path we are on, and this is clearly demonstrated in our leisure industry.

Lunar Caravans Find A Saviour From Overseas

There is light at the end of the tunnel for Lunar

In July it was reported that Lunar caravans were unfortunately going to go into administration following some cash flow issues and a very challenging market. This now seems to be in their rear view mirror following some new investment from across the globe.

Towing Tips For The End Of Summer Trips

Do not let your habits slip at the end of summer

We have had quite a few good months of warm weather and record breaking temperatures to enjoy on site, but how long will it last? As we all start to gear up for our last few trips away we should not lose sight of good towing habits in the rush to get away before the winter arrives.

CaravanTimes Classic Gold: Benimar Mileo 301

Taking a look back at the Benimar Mileo 301

Our Classic Gold series sees another blast from the past today. Who here remembers the Benimar Mileo 301?

Coachman 2020 Lineup Revisited

We take a fresh look at the newest vans

Last year the CaravanTimes team saw the Coachman 2020 line up and it was hard to not like what was on display. As we enter the new season we take another look at what makes these caravans stand out from the crowd.

The Clubs Motorhome And Campervan Awards 2020

The winners are in

The Caravan and Motorhome Club held their annual Motorhome Design Awards in February but this time round the awards had a little twist as judges took the the many dealer and manufacturer stands of the NEC to judge and record breaking amount of leisure vehicles.

CaravanTimes Join The Bailey Sahara Challenge

Just over two year ago I was asked to be part of the Bailey Britanbul tour where we would cover 21 counties in 21 days. As we approach the 2 year anniversary of that trip we find out that we are going away once more with the team, but this time to somewhere very different.

Benimar Tessoro Part 1: The 483 Full Test

The Tessoro 483 is built on a 170BHP Ford

At CaravanTimes we recently had a Benimar Tessoro 483 on test for a couple of weeks. We have done just over 2000 miles in the Tessoro and tested in various ways - as you will find out in our inspiration features coming up. But before we give you some ideas of where and why you should use a motorhome like the Tessoro we wanted to bring some information on the Tessoro range and the very interesting 483.

Bristanbul Video Documentary Part 1

Part one of the documentary is here

So as most of our readers will know, the CaravanTimes team were lucky enough to be part of Bailey of Bristols, Bristol to the Bosphoros trip. Travelling 21 countries in 21 days the team did a fantastic job to take the 2 caravans and motorhome cross-continental.

In pictures: testing the new Auto-Trail V-Line Sport 635 to the extreme

Caravan Times' Favourite Adventure Couple, Simon & Faye, CHeck out the new Autotrail V-line

This weekend however, we decided to test out how sporty the Auto-Trail V-Line Sport 635 really is.

PLANS VETOED: Essex caravan park plans vetoed again

Possible site location at Port Flair

Plans for a 70 pitch caravan park in Essex have been rejected by the local council for a second time.