Chausson is always pushing the boundaries on innovation, even in lockdown. Earlier this year it produced the X550 Exclusive Line which it describes as “neither a van nor a motorhome”. What that means is that it looks like a low-profile on the outside, and has a low-profile layout, with parallel settees. But it is only 2.10m wide, and just 5.99m long – more or less the same as a van conversion.
The fold-up pedestal table that sits between the two settees can be lowered electronically to make up a double bed, while a second double bed drops down from the ceiling. Nor is the van short on extras, with alloy wheels, cab blinds, an AES fridge and (for UK models) a dual fuel hob and oven all included as standard.
Nor is that the only innovative motorhome the French manufacturer and Trigano Group brand has brought out this year. Over the summer it launched the S range of compact low-profiles built only on a Ford Transit. This includes the S514, another 5.99m long van, this time with a “butterfly bed” at the back that can be folded together and away to make more room for a garage. The other S model is the S697GA, a 6.59m-long model with fixed beds at the back. Both models have Vario washrooms.
Then among the more conventional width low-profiles there is the 6.99m-long 660, with a U-shaped lounge facing the offside window and a sideboard unit that can also house a slide-out 32-inch TV. A 1.9m bed drops down over the front lounge, which can itself be made into a second double. The kitchen is separated from the lounge by a framed glass wall, and it leads back to a garage which is large enough to stand up in and can be accessed from outside.
Look out for the launch of the Chausson Combo X550, on Monday 18th October at 3pm, in Hall 6.
The fold-up pedestal table that sits between the two settees can be lowered electronically to make up a double bed, while a second double bed drops down from the ceiling