It’s a busy time of year for the motorhome industry as the covers are pulled off the 2016 model ranges and manufacturers reveal their plans for the next 12 months. This also means it’s an exciting time of year for anyone perusing motorhomes for sale, planning their next purchase. So here at Practical Motorhome we’re hitting the road to bring you the latest news and models first.
And this is the place to come for all the news on the new season models. As our team criss-cross the UK and Europe attending launch events, we’ll update this page to keep you up to speed with the latest news, new ‘van releases, model range updates and more from your favourite motorhome manufacturers. Consider it your one-stop shop for 2016 season models.
First, it’s Westfalia, and Practical Motorhome’s Test Editor Mike Le Caplain has been to Rheda-Wiedenbrück in Germany. Read Mike’s report to get the low-down on the changes and additions to the 2016 Westfalia range, plus plans for the future.
Next, Practical Motorhome’s Editor Niall Hampton reports from Isny, south west Germany, as Dethleffs reveals its new-for-2016 motorhomes. Find out what’s in store and learn about the new range in his article.
And it’s a German hat-trick, as Practical Motorhome’s Digital Editor Lizzie Pope reports from Carthago City in Aulendorf, southern Germany. Read her article and find out what’s happening with the Carthago and Malibu ranges.
Our Editor Niall Hampton has also been in France with Pilote, looking round and getting the low-down on the firm’s colossal 2016 range. With so many models there’s a lot to get your head round and some exciting new ‘vans, so take a look at his report, which also includes coverage of the new ‘vans from Pilote’s sub-brand Bavaria.
We’ve got more French fare for you from Chausson. Practical Motorhome’s Mike Le Caplain travelled to central France for the company’s 2016 launch. While Pilote is going large, Chausson’s new season watchword is simplicity – get the full story.
Then, it’s back to Germany with our Editor Niall Hampton. He travelled to Kehl in the south-west of the country, to check out Bürstner‘s 2016 line-up – and with changes across the range, there’s plenty of news to share. Read his report.
Our next 2016 model preview sees us back in France, this time with Rapido. With the brand enjoying increased success in its export markets, it’s added a few new models, culled some poor-sellers and sprinkled detail upgrades across its portfolio – read our report. And we’ve news from Itineo, Rapido’s budget brand, so be sure to check out those ‘vans.
Then we’re back in Blighty, checking out what County Durham-based Elddis has in store for 2016. If you’re heading to the Motorhome and Caravan Show at the NEC Birmingham this October, there will be plenty to see from Elddis as although the new season range was announced, many of the new models will not be shown in public until the show. To whet your appetite, read our 2016 Elddis preview.
One of the biggest names in motorhomes, Hymer, has also been previewing its 2016 models. Practical Motorhome’s Mike Le Caplian travelled to the firm’s Bad Waldsee HQ in Germany to get the details. Read his report to find out why he’s seeing red.
Next, we’ve got news of the new season ‘vans from British motorhome giant the Swift Group. Read about the 2016 updates to the group’s many ranges, including changes to the Rio, Kon-tiki, Bolero, Escape and more.
Staying in the UK, make sure you read Mike Le Caplain’s report from the 2016 season Auto-Trail launch. The V-Line range has now been split in two, plus there’s an addition to the Imala range, so make sure you catch up on the latest news from the Grimsby-based brand.
Finally, check out our report on Fleurette and Florium’s 2016 range. Making a welcome return to the UK market thanks to an exclusive deal with Webbs Motor Caravans, these Fiat Ducato-based A-class and low-profile motorhomes are sure to impress.
This is the place to come for all the news on the new season models