What’s new from Lunar for 2020?
Lunar brand focus
Focussing on caravans and the Lunar brand for now, the new business will make 19 different models from the remaining range.
New for 2020 is the Taurus range, created to meet the demand for wider, more spacious caravans. The 8-feet wide range has four models, three of which have twin axles. More on the Taurus caravans below.
Within its caravan range, Lunar won’t be promoting its Venus range. The current, luxury Alaria range will move into the Lunar brand, eventually. Alaria caravans are popular with buyers who ‘seasonally site’ their caravans. As such, future Alaria models will have self-levelling as an option instead as standard to make the price more competitive.
The ever-popular Clubman and Delta ranges remain in the portfolio. Yet, the Delta TI model is the only survivor in the new business.
The Lunar Quasar range remains with new interior features for 2020, along with the Ariva and Stellar caravans.
Lunar Automotive hasn’t dismissed the idea of making motorhomes and campervans in the future. They will look at expanding their business into motorhomes and caravans when they can ensure high build quality, and efficiency at a reasonable cost.
The new Lunar Taurus range
The company launched four models in its new, 8-foot wide ‘Taurus’ range for 2020. Tapping into the growing demand for 8-foot wide caravans, the Taurus has one single axle model, the 560, and three twin axle models, the 660, 680 and 690. There are three layouts in the range. Prices start at £21,499 (excl delivery).
Outside, the Taurus range has graphics in the Lunar brand colours, and the wide front locker door used in other Lunar ranges. Inside, Taurus models have Truma heating, light tones in the ‘Mayfair’ soft furnishings, as well as in the split design of the top lockers doors.
Chrome handles, light switch surrounds and locker profiles take the colour scheme from being neutral to distinctive in style. The long skylights create a fresh feel and atmosphere to the big, wide lounge.
The four berth, single axle Taurus 560 has a rear washroom, and a transverse island bed, a central kitchen and front lounge. It costs £21,499 (excl delivery). The Taurus 660 has the same layout as the 560, but it is a twin axle version and costs £23,999.
The other twin axle models (680 and 690) cost the same as the 660. The washroom in the 686 is on the offside in the rear, with the fixed French double bed on the nearside at the back. Opposite its well-equipped kitchen is a side dinette for four.
Above: Inside the Lunar Taurus 680
The Taurus 690 is a family caravan with twin bunk beds at the back with a separate dining area for teenagers or younger children. Its washroom is next to the rear bedroom, which you can close off on each side for privacy.
It has an L-shaped kitchen with a big fridge and microwave opposite. There is plenty of space in the kitchen to move around. Under the L-shaped lounge layout are storage lockers, and a low, long, and wide shelf on the offside.
Across the entire range, Lunar caravans will use biocidal Thermex wallboard, and they will have new low current, high output LED lighting. BCA control panels and electrics replace Sargent components as standard. Internal wiring will be solar-ready, as well as Lippert self-levelling ready.
All models have new external graphics and range name designs. Inside the Lunar team has standardised the interior design across the Taurus and Quasar brands, with minor fabric differences. The ‘Rigoletto’ lower locker doors are standard in the Clubman, Delta, Taurus and Quasar models.
Lunar Quasar, Ariva and Stellar models in 2020
The little, lightweight Ariva remains for 2020, with its rear kitchen and washroom, front lounge which converts into a double bed. The Lunar Stellar survives too. It’s 55cms longer than the Ariva with a similar layout and an MTPLM of 1175kg.
There are four Quasar models for 2020, namely the 2 berth 462, 4 berth 524, 4 berth 544 with French bed, and the 4 berth transverse island bed 574.
Lunar Clubman and Delta models for 2020
The Lunar Clubman range remains mainly intact bar the 4 berth Clubman SE model. The other five Clubman models, the CK, ES, SB, SI and SR models have new interior features. These include a light grey colour scheme with blue and white cushions and darker curtains, and vinyl floors.
The Delta range is limited to the 4 berth Delta TI model.
The Clubman and Delta caravans for 2020 include a Phantom Tracker and wireless PIR. The designers moved the alarm system so it’s less intrusive. The Delta has a fitted water tank, and the Clubman is ‘water tank ready.’
Lunar Alaria for 2020
Along with the new exterior graphics and restyled gas locker, the luxury Alaria caravans have new interior features, including top locker doors with soft touch. ‘Graphite’ kitchen lockers and soft-close hinges.
The three Alaria models will include a Phantom Tracker, wireless PIR, and will have a solar panel and water tank as standard.
The twin axle models include the new FB, the TI and TR models. The 4 berth, twin bed TS models has gone.
The new Alaria FB has a rear, corner washroom, and French bed at the back. Plus, there is a side dinette next to the kitchen.
The Alaria TI has a rear transverse island bed, rear washroom and an L-shaped lounge. The TR caravan has a rear island bed layout, central washroom and L-shaped lounge.
When can you see the 2020 Lunar caravans?
Lunar Automotive hopes to be at the Motorhome & Caravan Show at the NEC in October 2019, and the 2020 Caravan & Motorhome Show in Manchester.