Alastair ClementsSee other News articles filed in ‘Caravans’ written by Alastair Clements
With the revamp of the entry-level Pursuit launched at the February NEC show, and the latest Pegasus little over a year old, the biggest new-season news from Bailey Caravans is the relaunch of its best-selling range, the flagship Unicorn.
This is a hugely important model for Bailey, so it’s not surprising to see that an awful lot of care has gone into improving the offering for the fourth-generation Unicorn without losing its essential DNA.
And there is an important, eye-catching newcomer to the range, too.
From the outside, there’s an all-new look, with the old model’s quizzical face replaced by a more modern, full-height ABS moulding, which cleverly disguises the fact that the Alu-Tech structure beneath is largely unchanged.
As before there are 10 layouts.
It has been replaced by the new Segovia, the first truly family-focused floorplan for the Unicorn range of Bailey caravans.
This spacious new six-berth twin-axle features a front lounge, a full-width central washroom and, to the rear, a kids’ zone with fixed bunks and a side dinette that can be turned into two further berths.
Bailey caravans borrow from motorhomes
The external styling, with its new dark-tinted windows and graphics scheme, hints at the top-spec Bailey motorhome ranges, and that same feel continues inside, where the Unicorn has had a much-needed makeover.
There are longer lounges thanks to a revised front shelf/cabinet design and dramatically updated kitchens, with up to 30% more worktop courtesy of a new drop-down panel over the hob.
Fresh new standard ‘Brompton’ and optional ‘Finsbury’ soft furnishings complement darker wood-effect walls and slate work surfaces.
Addressing a complaint of the old model, fixed beds are up to 10% longer and island beds have a new, simpler system for retracting the mattress during the day.
There’s a dramatic change in the washroom, too, which in most models retains a similar layout to last season, but with an all-new look to justify Bailey’s ‘boutique’ tag, including stone-effect shower lining, LED mood lighting, concealed cisterns for the Thetford cassette toilet and salad-bowl basins.
One thing that hasn’t changed, however, is the high spec level, which includes a 100W solar panel, Alde heating, a full compliment of Al-Ko safety and security features, a new DAB radio/CD/MP3 player and USB sockets throughout, plus a Tracker Recovery System.