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It’s back to the future for Coachman in 2019, with the reappearance of the Laser range only a year after it was dropped.
Word from customers and would-be customers over the past 12 months has suggested that they do in fact prefer the upmarket all-twin-axle range having its very own identity, rather than being lumped in with the single-axle VIPs.
So the Laser comes back as a three-model range, with a new layout for the 665, featuring fixed single beds and a central washroom, and the 650 and 675 – two island-bed layouts that were running last season as twin-axle Vision caravans.
The 620 layout with a second dinette has been discontinued.
The new Laser range gets a bit of a makeover, too, with acrylic glass kitchen locker doors, and an Alde load limiter fitted as standard. All three 6.26m-long models cost £30,645, which is a 7.7% increase on the price of last season’s equivalent twin-axle VIPs. All other ranges, in comparison, have seen a price rise of just under 2.9%.
New twist on old layout for Pastiche
The only other totally new model in this year’s line-up comes in the mid-level Pastiche range. The 470 features an L-shaped settee in the front, a second single dinette down the side and an end washroom spread across the back.
The 4.7m-long two-berth is actually an adaptation of a model that Coachman had in the line-up a couple of seasons back, with a fixed bed instead of the L-shaped settee. It costs £22,340 OTR.
The other six Pastiches, all carried over, range from £21,800 to £23,610 OTR. New features here include cranked-style two-tone overhead locker doors.
Vision and VIP changes
The entry-level Vision range continues with six models. This year its new washroom furniture includes a lit mirror. Prices range from £19,125 to £22,940.
This season, there are six carried-over single-axle VIPs, costing from £24,680 to £26,695.
One new feature across all four of these ranges for 2019 is a folding hanging hook fitted in the shower.