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.
For a full review of the Coachman Pastiche 470, see the September 2018 issue of Practical Caravan, on sale now
Feedback from Coachman customers suggested there was an appetite for the upmarket all-twin-axle range to have its own identity, rather than being folded in with single-axle VIPs