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NEC Motorhome Show news: Bailey confirms Autograph update


Bristol-based motorhome manufacturer, Bailey, has refined its best-selling Approach Autograph motorhome range for 2015

Three years after it entered the motorhome market, Bailey of Bristol has confirmed details of its second generation Approach Autograph range. 

For the forthcoming season all Autograph models will be built on the new-look Peugeot Boxer graphite cab which features LED daytime running lights and a DAB radio with Bluetooth connectivity.

Every model is powered by a 2.2-litre Hdi 130 bhp Euro V engine complete with a 6-speed manual gearbox and also has both cab air conditioning and engine cruise control as standard.

The Peugeot cab is matched to a new ultra-low profile lightweight Al-Ko chassis which, with its lower centre of gravity, provides a more balanced weight distribution that improves road holding and braking efficiency.

The bodyshell is built using the Bailey patented Alu-Tech construction system, complete with a GRP outer skin and under floor protection.

Safety considerations are evident with key features, such as an ABS braking system, high performance Michelin tyres, twin cab airbags all standard, whilst fully approved three-point seatbelts and frames are fitted to every dedicated rear passenger seat (model specific).

Model range

The 2015 Approach Autograph range will feature four existing layouts plus two new additions:
  • Approach Autograph 540 – NEW
  • Approach Autograph 625 – 2 berth low-line end-lounge
  • Approach Autograph 740 – 4 berth low-line end-bedroom with fixed double bed
  • Approach Autograph 745 – 4 berth low-line end-bedroom with fixed double bed and designated travelling seats
  • Approach Autograph 730 – NEW 4 berth low-line end-bedroom with transverse island double bed
  • Approach Autograph 765 – 6 berth low-line end-lounge with drop down double bed and designated travelling seats
Autograph 540

The Autograph 540 is a sub-six-metre long and 2.35-metre wide vehicle that shares many of the practical advantages of a panel van conversion, such as ease of use and lower running costs, but with the design flexibility and extra interior space found in a coachbuilt motorhome.

Inside this three-berth model features a full width end washroom, a central kitchen and a convertible front lounge with a drop down double bed located above.

Autograph 730

In contrast the new Autograph 730 is a full-size 7.6m long, four-berth coachbuilt vehicle designed specifically for long-distance touring. Built on a 3,500kg Al-Ko chassis this layout features a transverse double island bed at the rear, a large central washroom, a fully-equipped kitchen and a parallel seat front lounge that can be converted to provide a second double bed if required.

The introduction of these two new models means that the existing Autograph 750 and Compact 520 models will be discontinued for 2015  and that the Approach Compact will cease to be marketed as a separate range.


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