6th February 2019
Arriving in February, Bailey of Bristol will complete the line-up of its second-generation Advance and all-new mid-market Alliance motorhome ranges with the addition of the sub 6-metre, 59-2 layout. (Alliance 59-2 lounge through to kitchen shown above in 'Portland' soft furnishings)
Advance lounge through to kitchen in 'Hampstead soft furnishings
The Bailey Advance is a range of lightweight, spacious, and well-equipped, yet affordable, vehicles, perfect for people looking to commit to their first new motorhome purchase.
For those looking to go off-grid, the Alliance range comes complete with a comprehensive equipment list, boasting a Fiamma F45S awning, a Truma 100 Watt solar panel and a status television aerial, all included as standard with no hidden extras.
Following their successful launches last year, Bailey will be expanding the number of models available in the Advance range from eight to nine, while the Alliance range will now be available in seven layouts, with the introduction of the new 59-2 models at the forthcoming Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show.
The new additions feature an end kitchen at the rear of the vehicle and large twin parallel seats at the front. All vehicle weights remain at 3,500 kgs or under meaning, they can be driven by anyone with a full UK driving licence, without needing the Class C1 entitlement.
Designed to be driven all models in both ranges are powered by the latest Peugeot Boxer 2.0 Hdi, 160 bhp (Alliance) or 130 bhp (Advance), Euro 6 engine with a six-speed manual gearbox. Inside driver and passenger comfort is catered for with a pair of fully adjustable front swivel captain’s seats with dual arm rests, pleated cab window blinds, air conditioning and engine cruise control all included as standard. The Alliance range comes complete with a Peugeot Satellite Navigation system.
Alliance lounge through to cab
The fully specified cabs in both ranges are, uniquely matched to a low-profile lightweight AL-KO AMC chassis, which, thanks to its lower centre of gravity, improves both road holding and braking efficiency as well as providing larger user payloads.
Models are built using our patented Alu-Tech construction technology, cloaked in a GRP outer skin, making them more robust, more durable and yet lighter than those manufactured using conventional methods to offer greater protection against the elements to keep you comfortable, safe and secure all year round. To date 60,000 Bailey leisure vehicles have been built with this ground breaking technology and are currently being used around the world.
Bailey offers unique safety levels for all its motorhomes thanks to the results of a crash-testing programme to ensure that all travel seats withstand the force of a head-on impact. As a result, Bailey motorhomes have the extra support of chassis outriggers to strengthened floors, stronger fittings for items such as ovens and fridges, plus steel-framed seat base supports for all designated travel seats and a steel-framed structural bulkhead to support rear-facing designated travel seats. With ABS (Anti-lock braking system), ESP (Electronic Stability Program) as well as driver and passenger airbags also specified as standard the Bailey motorhomes can now justifiably claim to be one of the safest vehicles available today.
The four-season touring credentials are further enhanced with the introduction of the 4E Truma Combi heating system to maintain a regular supply of both warm air and hot water at all times. This combined with the market-leading thermal characteristics of the Alu-Tech body shell makes the Alliance and Advance motorhomes genuine all-weather vehicles, a fact confirmed with the achievement of the highest rating for thermal performance (Grade III Classification of EN1646-I) in rigorous cold chamber testing.
As practical as they are comfortable, these well-considered vehicles include a host of features designed to make your life easier. Fully equipped kitchens now include the Thetford Triplex combination oven and grill as well as a branded 800w microwave as standard, whilst cleverly designed washrooms feature large granite stone effect shower cubicles with integral lighting and the more powerful yet efficient Ecocamel shower system. Even down to the multiple USB charging points for your smartphones and tablets, built into the motorhome LED spotlights, everything has been thought of to make your time away in the Bailey Advance and Alliance as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.
The Advance kitchen with ‘Basalt stone’ finish kitchen and worktop laminate
Commenting on the launch of the latest Bailey 59-2 motorhome layout, Managing Director Nick Howard said; “The all-new Alliance and Advance motorhomes are genuine go anywhere and do anything vehicles. The unique combination of the Peugeot Boxer cab, AL-KO AMC chassis and Bailey Alu-Tech body shell means that these motorhomes are capable of taking on even the toughest of challenges as you enjoy your holiday, your way”.
“The two new sub six-metre models give you the freedom to use day-in, day-out, with no limitations”, he added
The new Alliance 59-2 motorhome, along with a selection of the existing models, will be on display for the first time on Stand 20, Hall 3 (30.20) at the forthcoming Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham from Tuesday 19th – Sunday 24th February