New models and trends for 2023

Zapping Autonews Hobby Rapido C50 (2022): Compact profile in video

Before diving into the trends and novelties of this 2022 – 2023 season, some phrases and data from the Le Bourget Leisure Vehicles Show.

Date and time of leisure automobile show

It takes place on the Bourget Exhibition Center from Saturday 24 September to Sunday 2 October from 10am to 7pm.

Access to the lounge

The leisure automobile present may be accessed by automotive through the A3 and A5 motorways but additionally by public transport (RER B cease Le Bourget). There can also be the chance to convey your motorhome and spend the evening there for 6€ per evening. A worth that’s added to the doorway charge. For motorists, parking area prices 10€.

the ticket

It remains to be attainable to buy your tickets for the present. On the Internet, the worth is 7€ per particular person. With particular operations it could drop to €5. On website, the worth is €13 for adults (over 14 years previous), €7 for 10-14 12 months olds and college students (on presentation of proof). Admission is free for kids beneath 10 years and individuals with disabilities

Ford takes colour!

Dreamer D51 Fun in Ford CarrierPhoto credit score – Autonews

Long mono-dependent, or virtually, on the Fiat Ducato, producers have partially modified their copy. They not put their eggs in the identical basket to proceed producing in numbers. Many are leaning in direction of Ford and to a lesser extent Peugeot.

So an avalanche of latest 2023 models within the Ford Transit 2T: let’s point out the low-profile Bürstner Lineo C 550 and C590, Campérêve Miramar 61 and Dreamer D 51 vans. In Deathlefs it is three new lows too. Profile “Just Go”, Challenger, Pilot, Sunlight or Remore, which inaugurates a brand new vary of Keeligh autos (5 low-profile and six overcab models) on this identical provider.

Atlas, Ford’s new Pilot vary

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Photo credit score – YouTube screenshot

For its half, Pilot is launching in 2023, its sixtieth anniversary, a brand new Atlas vary for adventurers. The first mannequin offered at Le Bourget is a van on a Ford Trail chassis: a automobile designed for sports activities lovers, 6 meters lengthy and 2.65 meters excessive. Designed for robust terrain, it advantages from a limited-slip differential that reduces wheel spin on free surfaces and tough roads. As a reminder, between Pilot and Ford, the hyperlinks are outdated. In the late Seventies, the primary overcab models signed by Pilot had been already “mounted” on the Ford Transit.

Peugeot Boxer “wakes up”

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Campervan Magellan 540 AirPhoto credit score – Autonews

Peugeot Boxer 2.2 l BLUEHDI 140 hp additionally takes colour. It may be very current within the 2023 catalog with 4 Magellan models (540, 540 Air, 643 and 746) in campervans or within the Dreamer with three models (D43 UP, D 55 and D 55 UP). Not to be outdone by Mercedes: Slovenian model Adria is introducing a variety of premium integrals to the Sprinter in 2023. A great instance is the supersonic 780 DC within the Mercedes AL-KO (7.80 m lengthy) with 170 hp: it “payments” €139,900 and has a GVW of 4500 kg.

Fashion for pop up roof vans

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Dreamer D43 UP mounted vanPhoto credit score – Dreamer

This is an actual pattern. There are quite a few vans outfitted with a pop-up roof, normal or not. This tools, offering two further sleeping areas, has the power to transform a compact van right into a “household” mannequin. And what’s that blissful! Many manufacturers are doing this: Adria, Bénimar, Bürstner, Carado, Chausson, Challenger, Font-Vendôme and Hymer to call just a few. The new Campérêve Magellan 540 Air (5.41m, €63,200) in Peugeot Boxer attracted consideration on the present. Similar success for the Dreamer D 43 UP (5.41m, €59,800) and D55 Up (5.99m, €62,800) that are additionally represented within the Peugeot Boxer.

Low width profile!

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Rapido C50Photo credit score – Autonews

If vans and vans account for greater than 50% of latest automotive gross sales, streamlined models are nonetheless fashionable. We are additionally innovating on this class of autos.

The Bürstner Lyseo TD Gallery is an efficient instance of this. This profile is definitely above the cabin, outfitted with an incredible inflatable chamber for an electro-pneumatic system. Prototyped a 12 months in the past, this profile is now within the 2023 catalog with two 6.99m lengthy models.

In addition to this specific automotive, the arrival of profiles ought to be famous whose width is lowered. For instance, the Challenger Sport model (2.10 m large), the Atrasco V6.6 SF is barely 2.14 m large or the Rapido C50 (2.17 m) versus 2.30/2.35 m for a traditional profile.

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What are the principle trends and improvements within the motorhome world because the 56th version of the Leisure Vehicle Show at Le Bourget takes place on the finish of September – and till 2nd October. Our motorhome specialist takes inventory of the scenario for you.

Elliot O'Van

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