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Knaus Tabbert launches new versions of VAN i A-class motorhome

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German manufacturer Knaus Tabbert has announced details of the redesigned VAN i A-class motorhome. The two new layouts 580 MK and 650 MEG were created to maximise the use of available space. Together with the already existing layouts 550 MD and 600 MG they offer a new room design, premium quality interior and intelligent features.

The bathroom was redesigned to provide easy access to the wardrobe and the fridge was reworked to create more interior space.

The 580 MK (6.34m long 2.21m wide) has transverse single beds at the rear with a lounge up front that can offer more sleeping area thanks to the drop-down double bed. It comes with a 95-litre fresh water and waste tanks with Truma Combi 6 gas heating. The fridge has 142-litre capacity and there’s a payload of 720kg on the 3,500kg GVW. There are travel seats for four.

The 650 MEG is 6.99m long, 2.2m wide, and has two standard single beds at the rear, with a lounge at the front, plus a double drop-down bed. The GVW is 3,500kg with a payload of 660Kg. The basic engine provided is the Fiat Ducato 2.0-litre, 114bhp model which comes with ABS, driver airbag, ESP, hill holder, electronic immobiliser, driver’s door with car comfort. There are options to change the engine to a 2.3-litre, 128 or 148bhp version; or a 3.0-litre, 177bhp engine, all on the 3,500kg weight. There is a GPC roof with reduced rain susceptibility, twin, 11kg gas canisters in the garage, Sandwich floor with aluminium underbody coating, awning light with motion detector and integrated entry step.

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Fresh water supply is 95-litres with a waste water tank at 95-litres. Heating is from a Combi 6 Plus while the kitchen has a three-burner gas hob with glass cover.

Inside, the VAN i 2016 range provides three different fabric designs: the warm Indian Summer, the modern Blue Marine and the bright Vanilla Cream.

All new Knaus Tabbert models can first be seen at the Caravan Salon in Dusseldorf in early September. More details at knaus.de.


Read more about the latest launches in the September issue of Which Motorhome, which is on sale on 13 August and in the special supplement in the November issue of MMM, which is on sale on 15 October.



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