Designed for the next generation
Six models make up the Autograph motorhome range for the 2017 season and Bailey predict it to be their best and most popular motorhome yet.
Initially the new Autograph range will feature the two most popular layouts from the previous series, along with four exciting new additions.
All Autograph models have been given new names using a number sequence to identify its length and number of passenger seats (e.g. the 75-2 model is 7.5 metres long and capable of transporting two people). In certain cases a suffix letter has been added to signify the layout type. You’ll soon get the hang of it!
The soon-to-be-seen models are;
- Autograph 75-2. A 4 berth low-line end-bedroom with longitudinal fixed double bed (formerly the Approach Autograph 740 model)
- Autograph 75-4. A 4 berth low-line end-bedroom with longitudinal fixed double bed and designated travelling seats (formerly the Approach Autograph 745 model)
The new models are;
- Autograph 79-4T. A 4 berth low-line end-bedroom with twin fixed single beds, designated travelling seats and rear storage locker.
- Autograph 79-4. A 4 berth low-line end-bedroom with longitudinal fixed double island bed, designated travelling seats and rear storage locker.
- Autograph 79-6. A 6 berth low-line end-lounge, front transverse drop down double bed and designated travelling seats.
All of the above will be on show in August at approved Bailey retailers. But the Autograph 79-6G – 6 berth low-line end-bedroom with rear transverse fixed double bed, front transverse drop-down double bed, designated travelling seats and rear storage garage -the last one in the range – will make its debut at the Motorhome & Caravan Show at the NEC Birmingham in October.
Bailey promise superb on-the-road performance, with all models featuring the Peugeot Boxer Euro 6 cab, powered by a 2.0 Blue Hdi 160 bhp engine, complete with a 6-speed manual gearbox, AL-KO AMC chassis and the Alu-Tech bodyshell as standard.
Exterior improvements include new ‘Aero Style’ Fiamma F45S wind-out awning and a new exterior gas BBQ point – perfect for al fresco dining and cooking!
There’s also a large ‘Aero Style’ double glazed, opening sky view over-cab window, with pleated night blind, and a Truma 100-watt solar panel. Plus the re-designed back panel has recessed LED lighting for that contemporary look.
Interior enhancements include new ‘DreamSleep’ multi-layered lounge seat base cushions for greater comfort and easier bed make-up, DreamSleep’ domestic style lounge backrests and ‘DreamSleep’ mattress (where appropriate) with honeycore foam construction and breathable anti-bacterial ultimate freshness fabric.
The kitchen has a new basalt stone finish ‘self-healing’ worktop and a new Thetford Duplex combined oven and grill, along with a dual-fuel hob with electric hotplate and three gas burners.
Bailey has also introduced new 12V lighting, ambient lights and low-level task lighting.
There’s also a wealth of optional upgrades available, which will get you a small insurance discount for the safety feature of a reversing camera . Upgrades include:
15” or 16” graphite alloy wheels (model specific); a basic factory fitted media pack (Waeco reversing camera and dashboard mounted screen, Status 550 telescopic directional digital television aerial and 19” Avtex digital television (12v or 240V) mounted in front lounge).
But if you want bells and whistles go for the factory fitted Media Pack Plus (Branded 6.5” touch-screen head unit incorporating reversing camera screen, Waeco reversing camera, Status 550 telescopic directional digital television aerial, 19” Avtex digital television (12v or 240V) mounted in front lounge, 24” Avtex digital television with DVD player (12v or 240V) mounted in rear bedroom, Branded 300W lounge speakers, Branded portable Bluetooth awning speaker) .
Bailey tell us that the new Autograph range is the result of one of the most comprehensive and rigorous design reviews of its kind – with 28 people working a total of 13,500 man hours and generating 126,000 3-D CAD computer files.
Prices and weights: (July 2016)
For more information visit www.baileyofbristol.co.uk/bailey-autograph and see more of our photos from the launch event here.