Dethleffs has made most of this season’s improvements at opposite ends of its extensive range, although it is also introducing a new anniversary range as it continues to celebrate its 90th birthday.
For 2020 the compact Globebus range of low-profiles and A-classes has been given an entirely new interior look combining light wood and white surfaces with a concrete-look floor.
The hob and the sink in the kitchen have been repositioned to allow for more workspace, while a special anti-slip surface has been added to the garage at the rear, which now comes with quarter-turn latches on the door.
Inside the T6
As before, there are four models in the range: the low-profile T1 and A-class I1, both 5.99m long with a transverse rear bed, and the low-profile T6 and A-class I6,both 6.99m long with fixed single beds. All run on a Fiat Ducato with a low-frame chassis.
Meanwhile at the other end of the scale the mighty A-class Globetrotter XLi has been given a new exterior and interior look.
The Globetrotter XLi
On the outside the new red curve decal is designed to bring the motorhome more in line with Dethleffs other ranges. The rear panel has also been completely redesigned, and now includes a more streamlined tail light bracket, a diffuser at the bottom, and two reversing cameras, one level with the market lights and one with the tail lights.
The rear garage doors now come with push latches to create a more streamlined look, and new internal hinges Dethleffs has designed that remove the need for mechanical stays.
The rear of the Globetrotter XLi
Inside the motorhome, as standard Dethleffs has replaced the side bench to the right of the habitation door as you come in with a sideboard unit below a space for a 32-inch TV. This sideboard comes with a bottom drawer that pulls out to reveal seat padding that can be used as a step up to the drop-down bed, a footrest for the cab seat or additional seating for the table should you need it. The traditional can still be ordered instead as an optional extra.
Inside the the Globetrotter XLi
The 2022 season XLI will also be Dethleffs’ first model to include its Connect technology. This allows you to check water and battery levels and control heating, lighting, the fridge and any satellite antenna from your smartphone. The system can also still be controlled via a touchscreen above the habitation door.
Following on from last year’s Just 90 models, this season sees the launch of the Trend 90 range, marking 90 years since Arist Dethleffs built his first caravan. Based on the existing Trend range, these eight low-profile models come with special extras including a leather steering wheel, automatic air conditioning in the cab, cab blinds, a habitation door window and central locking.
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The mighty A-class Globetrotter XLi has been given a new exterior and interior look.