Navistar RV, a subsidiary of Navistar International Corporation (NYSE), will showcase a number of new products at this year's Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., from November 27 to 29. The display will include the model-year 2014 Monaco Monarch SE, as well as the new Holiday Rambler Vacationer SE and Augusta B+.
"These ambitious products represent the next generation of RVs from Navistar and our brands," said Bill Osborne, president, Navistar RV. "We're excited to have our industry unveiling at the RVIA show, then to roll the models out to the public at events later this year and next.
"The overall mix of products in the market has shifted, with a larger preference for gas as compared to diesel in Class As," he added. "Also, amenities that were previously only available in diesel have now made their way into gas coaches."
The Monarch SE and Vacationer SE address these changes by delivering the high-end features of a full-size diesel coach — Smart Structure chassis system, ergonomically designed cockpit, soft-touch ceiling and generous pass-through storage — at the lower price of a gas vehicle. The RVs also emphasize the company's striking new exterior style and incorporate new floor plans to suit individual needs.
"Our gas products were previously on the higher end of the price segments," said Osborne. "These new products allow us to offer customers a gas Class A unit with deluxe amenities, and because they're affordable, first-time buyers and part-time enthusiasts can now enjoy a great, luxury coach."
During its product line evaluation, Navistar also determined there was an opportunity to add a B/C category unit to its portfolio, addressing the needs of first-time buyers and enthusiasts who want to be in a small but self-contained motorized RV.
"Holiday Rambler hasn't introduced a new vehicle in this product class for some time," Osborne added.
The new Augusta B+ is a maneuverable and compact motorized RV with maximum interior space. Inventive design features include a Murphy bed that folds away to allow for a large living area with skylight, plus a pop-up TV for enhanced counter space and work area. Storage is plentiful, with a mega-locker that can be accessed from the inside and outside. The vehicle is available on a gas Ford E-350/450 chassis.
Source: Navistar news release and RVtravel.com