THE PANDEMIC AND the lockdown have caused Chausson to abandon the idea of producing a ‘traditional’ range for 2021. Instead, the French manufacturer has come up with a slimmed-down range of 10 models – eight low-profiles and two van conversions.

It has also dispensed with the Flash and Welcome spec levels that have been a regular feature in its ranges for many seasons. This year, there is the entry-level First Line, which is only available on a Ford Transit.

Higher-spec models are split between Titanium VIP, on a Fiat Ducato, and Titanium Premium, on a Ford Transit.

Cab air conditioning, driver and passenger airbags, cruise control, a panoramic skylight and a door flyscreen will all come as standard, among other things, on First Line.

While in the UK Chausson is known for low-profiles and van conversions (which are only sold here), on the Continent, the company also produces A-classes and runs a mirror production line for its Challenger brand.

Look out for the launch of the Chausson Combo X550, on Monday 22nd February at 3pm, in Hall 6.

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