New for 2012, Bailey of Bristol has revamped its popular family range of caravans. Named the Olympus II, these models feature refreshed interiors which drawn on the premium marques Unicorn and Pegasus for inspiration, with wood panelling, LED lighting and stylish soft furnishings giving this range a more up-market look.
The bodywork for the Olympus II follows the pattern established by Bailey in 2009 when the company introduced its pioneering Alu-Tech approach, resulting in added lightness and durability. Furthermore, customers can be reassured of their van’s longevity, due to the industry-leading ten-year integrity guarantee.
In order to keep standards high and maintain an up-market feel, Bailey has introduced a range of premium features to the Olympus II. Firstly, customers will notice the redesigned overhead layouts in the front living space. This Italian design and Walnut-style panelling matches well with the curved 12v corner lights. When it comes to upholstery there is one option, named Panama, which creates a light and airy atmosphere.
The cosmetic improvements are continued on the outside of these ‘vans, with sharp new graphics, bringing Olympus up-to-date with the rest of the Alu-Tech family. Furthermore, the nose end has been redesigned with shaped Polyclassic windows and a colour-matched locker to create a seamless look.
Four models, two new layouts
Taking its cues from the launch of the new entry-level Orion range earlier this year, the Olympus II models come in a simple choice of four layouts, offering options for groups of two, four, five or six. The two-berth 460-2 is imported from the previous range, with a spacious rear-end bathroom, an offside kitchen and a front convertible double bed. Those looking for a larger option can trade up for the 530-4, which features a fixed double bed, in addition to all the above features.
It is with the five-berth 540-5 that we start to see some innovation, as Bailey has imported this layout from the popular Pegasus Ancona model. Twin bunk beds at the rear and a nearside dinette create ample space for a family of five, while the kitchen area is significantly larger than in the 530-4.
Finally, the range is topped off with a twin-axle option in the form of the six-berth 620-6. This layout was last seen in the Ranger GT60 models, with an off-side convertible bunk bed layout, as well as a fixed double bed and a highly spacious kitchen for rustling up a warming family meal.
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