A few months ago we informed about the start of cooperation between the brands of the ERWIN HYMER group and Ford - Hymer announces cooperation with Ford! . The Dethleffs brand, which belongs to the group, has just introduced a Transit-based semi-integration to its offer, which can take many European markets by storm. The manufacturer announces that it will be a proposal with a great value for money.
In Poland, due to the relatively low excise tax (Ford is powered by a 2-liter diesel engine), motorhomes with Transit as a base have been the core of many importers' sales for many seasons. Considering the German roots and the reputation of the Dethleffs brand, as well as the quality of the bodywork, it may be a new bestseller on our market. It is worth emphasizing that the new Transit is definitely a pleasant, comfortable and safe base for a decent touring car.
Half-integrated in 3 variants
The vehicles are offered as half-integrated systems in 3 systems - T6815 EB, T7055 EB and T 7055 DBL. The EB in the manufacturer's markings are single beds in the back (the length of each of them is 215 cm, but of course we have the option of combining them into one large bed), and DBL is a large double bed with dimensions of 190x150 cm.
The differences "at a glance" are as follows: T6815 is a compact proposal with the possibility of ordering a place for a fifth passenger, with a bathroom connecting the shower cubicle, toilet and washbasin (rotating bulkhead wall). Big Brothers, i.e. 7055, are 4-person models with separate showers and toilets on both sides of the building. Rather, these are traditional configurations to suit the needs of most users.
As standard, we get a car powered by a 130 HP diesel engine, equipped with cruise control, two airbags, sound system with DAB + radio, safety systems (ABS, ESP, EBD, TCS, assistant for hill, side wind and emergency braking).
The optional "Comfort" package seems to be indispensable from the point of view of functionality and aesthetics, which enriches the factory configuration with the following elements:
- electrically adjustable and heated interior mirrors
- 16 '' alloy wheels
- body color bumper
- wide 70 cm entrance door with a window
- a system of roller blinds obscuring the cab
- LightMoments internal lighting
- L-shaped lounge with free-standing table
- roof window in the fairing above the driver
- additional garage door on the driver's side for easy loading
- panoramic window 50x70 cm above the living room
- swivel aviation seats with armrests in the color of the interior upholstery
In addition, the package also includes air conditioning in the cab, special upholstery in the Salerno color scheme, heated windshield, rain sensor, light assistant with twilight sensor, lane assistant and much more.
In addition to the above, the manufacturer offers other optional packages - eg ONE will include an awning and a reversing camera, and the winter package will include additional insulation of critical elements of the building and installation. Of course, for an additional fee, we can also opt for a more powerful version of the engine - 160 HP with an automatic gearbox.
The interior, combining the colors of light wood with shades of gray, looks elegant. The optional, electrically lowered bed above the living room is 140 cm wide. Interestingly, the version with the double bed can be lowered or raised, which allows us to increase the capacity of the garage or obtain a greater clearance between the sleeping surface and the ceiling.
Among the elements of equipment, it is worth mentioning the comfortable, 15-centimeter thick mattresses with the so-called cold foam and a large, 142-liter refrigerator (15 l is the capacity of the freezer itself). Optionally, you can order a version with an oven extension.
Unfortunately, there is no detailed information on the weight specifications of individual models and the exact dimensions of the car at the moment.
Dethleffs Just GO! that is, a simple start
A motorhome adventure is to be associated with a simple and uncomplicated start - that's what Dethleffs says Just GO! At an affordable price, it is to offer decent equipment and quality of a brand with tradition. Unfortunately, the official prices of individual models for the Polish market are not yet known. In Germany (lower VAT, no excise duty), the basic versions start with a trap of approx. EUR 60,000. We look forward to the valuation in Poland and to the specification of delivery dates, which (hopefully) will not discourage potential buyers. One thing is certain - until now, motorhomes "on Ford" have been the domain of southern European brands (eg CI, Benimar, Roller Team). The inclusion of the model range in the Erwin Hymer group's offer may turn out to be a real "game changer" in the near future.
The official representative of the Dethleffs brand is the Camping Center from Kutno, whose branches can also be found in Poznań, Warsaw and Gdynia. Dealer's website: www.centrumcampingowe.pl , current vehicle offer: www.centrumcampingowe.otomoto.pl .
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