German motorhome manufacturer, Hobby, reveals 2021 models
Hobby, the north German manufacturer of motorhomes and campervans, has launched its 2021-season models.
It has focussed on two of its best-selling lines – the OnTour and the OnTour Edition – which sit within the Optima range of coachbuilt motorhomes.
Hobby said sales of these two entry-level motorhome lines far exceeded expectations in 2020 and, therefore, it has added more layouts in these two line-ups that compete in the entry-level and mid-range price segments.
As a result, buyers now get a choice of six layouts in the Optima OnTour range, and three layouts each in the Optima OnTour Edition and Optima De Luxe ranges. There are two new additions to the Optima OnTour range, both of which sit on a 3,500kg chassis and are under 7m long (6.99m).
First is the T70 E, which features an across-the-rear washroom and two single beds, which sit behind an L-shaped kitchen and half-dinette lounge. The other new addition to the range is the T70 F, which also has an across-the-rear washroom and a French double bed. This layout was made available in last season’s Optima De Luxe range and proved to be popular with customers.
Both new models are based on the Citroën Relay and come with a comprehensive equipment package as standard. This includes a 133-litre absorption fridge/freezer with AES and a double-hinged door, a gas bottle pull-out shelf for easy replacement of cylinder, insulated and heated waste water tank and insulated and heated rear garage with toughened floor covering.
Meanwhile, the overcab Optima OnTour gets three different layouts for 2021. The A60 GF has a rear transverse double bed, with a washroom, including separate shower, sited opposite a wardrobe and the habitation door. Ahead of this is a side kitchen, which faces the half-dinette lounge. There is a second double bed above the cab in the luton.
The family-friendly A65 KM features a rear bunk bed layout. Centrally located are the washroom with separate shower and, opposite, a L-shaped kitchen. Ahead of this is a full dinette with side-facing sofa opposite. As with the A60 GF there is a second double bed above the cab in the luton.
Finally, there is the A70 GFM, which has a rear transverse double bed and then the layout mirrors that of the A65 KM forward of this bed.
All three are also based on a 3,500 Citroën chassis and have between four and six travel seats depending on layout. All have the same new 133-litre absorption fridge-freezer with AES and double-hinged door, the gas bottle pull-out shelf for easy cylinder replacement, an insulated and heated waste water tank and insulated and heated rear garage with strengthened floor covering.
The Optima OnTour Edition will continue to be available without any modifications for the upcoming season. However, in addition to the T65 GE and T70 GE models, the more premium Optima De Luxe (pictured), which sites on a Fiat Ducato chassis, will feature the new T75 HGE, which has a front half-dinette with side-facing sofa and twin swivel cab seats to make up the front lounge. There is a drop-down bed above. Behind this is the central kitchen and the washroom on the other. Behind this are fixed single rear beds.