14th February 2018
Arriving in February the second-generation Advance range will be available in a choice of six low-profile layouts including two proven best-sellers and four exciting new additions.
All models have been assigned new names using a number sequence identifying the length of the vehicle and the amount of dedicated passenger seats (e.g. the 66-2 model is 6.6 metres long and capable of transporting two people). 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.
The two-berth end washroom 66-2 (formerly the 635) is carried forward, while the 70-6 (formerly 665) six-berth end lounge family layout with a drop down longitudinal double bed is also retained. New for the second generation Advance range are the extremely spacious 76-2 and 76-4 models featuring a longitudinal fixed double corner bed and a transverse end washroom with a choice of either twin parallel front seats (Advance 76-2) or an L-shaped lounge with dedicated rear travel seats (Advance 76-4). Completing the line-up are the new 74-2 and 74-4 layouts including a rear transverse double island, centre washroom and again a choice of either twin parallel front seats (Advance 74-2) or an L- shaped lounge with dedicated rear travel seats (Advance 74-4).
Designed to be driven, all models are powered by the latest Peugeot Boxer 2.0 Hdi, 130 bhp, 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. This fully specified cab is, uniquely for this market sector, 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, approaching 50,000 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 new Advance can now justifiably claim to be one of the safest vehicles available today.
Advance motorhome four-season 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 Advance a genuine all-weather vehicle, a fact confirmed with the achievement of the highest rating for thermal performance (Grade III Classification of EN1646-I) in rigorous cold chamber testing.
Advance 76-4 cab through to rear bedroom
Inside, additional internal body width and the fitment of a new full width over-cab skylight enhance the feeling of both light and space within the habitation area, while new Bailey ‘Eucalyptus’ finish furniture combines with ‘Basalt’ stone worktops and the contemporary ‘Hampstead’ soft furnishing scheme, to give models a level of finish normally only found in more expensive motorhomes.
Advance 70-6 kitchen and side dinette
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 new Thetford Triplex combination oven and grill as well as a stainless steel 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 new Bailey Advance as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.
Advance 74-2 rear bedroom featuring an island bed
Commenting on the launch of the latest Bailey motorhome range, Managing Director Nick Howard said “the new Advance is a genuine go anywhere and do anything vehicle. 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”.
“Models are lightweight yet spacious and well-equipped yet affordable making them the perfect option for people looking to commit to their first new motorhome purchase” he added
Four of the six models of the new Advance range will be on display for the first time on stand 3020 (Hall 3) at the forthcoming Caravan Camping & Motorhome Show 2018 from Tuesday 20th – Sunday 25th February.