21st July 2016
With the launch of the Approach Autograph in 2013, Bailey firmly established themselves as one of the leading mainstream motorhome manufacturers. In fact, the Autograph’s unique combination of quality, style and value struck such a chord with the public that it is now one of the most popular motorhomes seen on the road today.
To build on the success of the Autograph and create the much-awaited second generation, Bailey went back to basics and interrogated every single detail. The result is a motorhome that surpasses the original to appeal to new and existing customers. Bailey are predicting this to be their best and most popular motorhome yet, and looking at the enhanced specifications it’s easy to see why.
The new Bailey Autograph is the result of one of the most comprehensive and rigorous design reviews of its kind – with 28 people working a total of 13,500 man hours and generating 126,000 3-D CAD computer files. By fine-tuning every single detail, the Bailey team are able to unveil the next generation of motorhome that’s designed to make travel and holidaying a pleasure.
More comfortable to drive
The all-new Peugeot Euro 6 Boxer Cab powered by a 160 BHP engine with six-speed manual gearbox and featuring ESP electronic stability control makes the Autograph even easier to drive, while new fully adjustable driver and passenger seats enhance the comfort to make every journey a pleasure. From the concertina windscreen blinds to the twin cup holders, from the variable power steering to the cab air conditioning, every detail has been carefully thought about to create an attractive and comfortable space for driver and passengers alike.
The fully specified cab is matched with an ultra-low profile lightweight AL-KO AMC chassis. With a lower centre of gravity, the chassis improves road holding and braking efficiency by providing a balanced weight distribution. The low-level entrance step also makes it easy for anyone to get in and out of the vehicle.
The bodyshell is built using the Bailey patented Alu-Tech construction system, complete with GRP outer skin and under floor protection, creating a robust and durable vehicle that’s still lighter than many others on the road, giving greater resistance to the elements to keep owners comfortable, safe and secure.
More stylish on the road
The Bailey design team has have added a number of new exterior features to enhance the smooth and aero-dynamic looks of the Autograph range. With an all-new graphic scheme, re-designed back panel incorporating recessed LED exterior lighting and new Aero Style wheel arches, side skirts and flush fit double glazing throughout, every model in the range looks stylish and contemporary on the road.
Further new features also enhance the functionality of the Autograph. The factory fit Fiamma awning and exterior gas BBQ point make this motorhome ideal for alfresco dining and the BBQ can be safely stowed in any one of the new storage options with both under-bed and through-boot storage areas (model specific) that are easy to access externally.
More relaxing than ever before
Inside the new Autograph, the décor has been expertly refined with new cabinetry featuring a ‘Mendip Ash’ finish to create a clean and contemporary look. Premium quality fixtures and fittings in a brushed steel finish are standard throughout the kitchen, bathroom and living areas, while an overhead locker system with split level storage makes it simple to keep essential items stored away but within easy reach.
In the kitchen area a new basalt stone finish ‘self-healing’ worktop adds a sophisticated yet practical touch, while new kitchen units with heavy duty drawers optimise the space to make cooking and food preparation easier. A new Thetford Duplex combined oven and grill, along with a dual-fuel hob with electric hotplate and three gas burners give users true flexibility to cook up a real feast. A new stainless steel square kitchen sink with swan-neck mixer tap makes light work of the washing up.
As you’d expect in a motorhome of this quality, Bailey has fitted the Alde radiator heating system as standard and by working closely with the manufacturer we’ve enhanced its performance still further to make it the most effective to date. New look washrooms now contain a single piece fully sealed shower cubicle with a concertina partition door, along with a pedestal hand basin with ceramic ball mixer tap.
Just like the kitchen and washroom, the living area has been redesigned to add even more comfort. For the first time ever in a motorhome, we’ve included the DreamSleep soft furnishing system. Featuring a domestic style cushion construction, with multi-layered base cushions and shaped back rests, it is built using breathable fabrics and a solid foam core to providing customers something much more akin to what they would find in the lounge of their own home. Add to this the fact that the cushions are lighter than those manufactured in a conventional manner and form part of an innovative bed-make up system you begin to see why ‘DreamSleep’ represents such a major step forward in soft furnishing design.
To ensure these stunning new motorhomes look every bit as good by night as by day Bailey has introduced new 12 voltage lighting, ambient lights and low-level task lighting bringing users more control than ever before, while a new Truma 100-watt solar panel provides a constant source of electricity to keep everything running smoothly.
Customers can create their own individual look for their Autograph, choosing either Berkeley or Grosvenor soft furnishings with two scatter cushions. Both styles come with matching window panels and roman blinds to create an integrated look that makes any model a real home from home.
More safety, more choice
There are many safety features which come as standard with Bailey motorhomes, but what sets them apart from the competition are those incorporated following the pioneering Bailey crash test research at the Millbrook Proving Ground. These learnings not only reassure customers that all eventualities have been considered, but they also led to the development of ergonomically shaped rear designated travel seats for increased safety and comfort.
Discerning motorhome users can choose to personalise their Autograph thanks to a range of new optional extras, including 15” or 16” graphite alloy wheels (model specific), leather upholstery and all-new factory fitted media packs including Waeco reversing cameras and screens.
Many thought it was impossible to improve on the practicality and comfort of the original Autograph range, but by rethinking every single element Bailey designers have enhanced the specifications to deliver their best ever motorhome yet.
Style and practicality have been at the forefront of the designers’ minds, but one final key factor was price. Bailey have earned a reputation for delivering excellent value for money, and Autograph will continue in this vein. Whether you’re an experienced motorhome user or just starting on the journey, the more luxurious, stylish and better equipped Autograph is available for considerably less than you might think.
See more details on the Autograph page.