It is launch season once more, as caravan manufacturers from across the UK and Europe reveal their brand new, 2017-season models. And as members of Practical Caravan‘s team attend new-season model previews, this is the place to come to make sure you are up to date with all the latest news.
We’re travelling up and down Great Britain and across Europe to deliver all the news to you, first. We will keep this page updated, so come back! This is your go-to place for all your 2017-season caravan news.
And we’re kicking things off with an exclusive! We were first inside the all-new Adria Alpina 613UL Colorado, the new flagship from Slovenian brand Adria which has been tailored to the desires of British caravanners. And it’s an impressive model. Read our Adria Alpina 613UL Colorado review now. Then be sure to check out the whole new Adria line-up.
We’ve also been to Germany to look at what Hobby has in store for the 2017 touring season – and as the manufacturer works to expand its UK operations, perhaps now is the time for British buyers to embrace Hobby’s products. Read our report and see what you think.
Unlike the rest of the UK caravan industry, Bailey of Bristol doesn’t feel the need to change all of its tourer ranges every year, but this time around it is breaking still further with tradition by not releasing any new caravan details at all to the press – at least for now. The expected replacement for the entry-level Pursuit range is not ready yet, and we’re not going to see it until at least the beginning of next year, so new Bailey caravans for the NEC show in October are likely to be limited to one or two fresh layouts for the flagship – and top-selling – Unicorn range, ahead of a full revamp later next year.
However, the Swift Group has revealed a raft of 2017 updates – although it hasn’t played all its cards right now. So for news on changes to the Sprite, Sterling and Swift caravan ranges, read our preview.
There are bold changes over in The Explorer Group for the new season which you’re not going to want to miss. Headline news is the relaunch of the Compass range, with three new line-ups and a striking look, plus the group’s 8ft bodyshell has been rolled out across the range. Check out these and the new Elddis caravans, entry-level Xplore vans and top-class Buccaneer tourers here.
Changes for Lunar and its budget brand Venus for the 2017 touring season are quite low key, the range-topping Lunar Clubman and Delta receiving the most attention including a distinctive new look. See it and the three new models for yourself in our Lunar and Venus season preview.
And remember to come back soon for more news!
We will keep this page updated, so come back!