Is it a spaceship on wheels? Is it a futuristic helicopter?
Many visitors to last week’s UK International Caravan & Motorhome Show held at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham weren’t sure what to make of this brave futuristic design from IH Leisure Ltd., but it certainly turned heads.
It’s not often that a new manufacturer comes to the table, especially a company that develops a wildly futuristic space-age vehicle that breaks new boundaries in design.
But British-based IH Leisure has taken a different approach when launching their first ever caravan, penning a space-age vehicle that breaks new boundaries in design, reports the Caravan Times.
The Monopod 660 draws upon twenty years in the leisure industry to create a high-end luxury caravan with an extraordinary striking look. The name derives from the one piece monocoque body shell, a design technique taken from the automotive industry which allows stresses and strains on the vehicle to be carried by the outer skin.
The front section is reminiscent of a helicopter with its slanted separate windows and curved front, while the design allows for a pure shape with few visible joins.
Inside the Monopod 660 feels like stepping into a boutique hotel from another age, with warm contrasting tones and rich woods. The Truma blown air heating system is used throughout, while the lounge area is large and well appointed with comfortable foam back rests.
The Monopod 660 is initially offered in three floor plans:
- 4 berth with rear bathroom and side dinette
- 4 berth with central galley kitchen
- 4 berth with rear fixed bed (6 feet 4 inches x 4 feet 7 inches)
However, the Monopod is expected to be available with a range of configurations.
The Caravan Times also reports that if the uniform look of white caravans is too familiar to you, the Monopod can be custom-painted to match its tow vehicle. The show model was presented in a silver-green metallic hue.
Meanwhile IH Leisure is offering a tailored service where customers can make bespoke adjustments to suit their requirements. A wide range of additional options are also available.
Prices for the IH Leisure Monopod 660 start from $66,192 (£41,995).
Shipping Length: 25 feet 3 inches
External Length: 21 feet 6 inches
Internal Length: 20 feet 8 inches
External Width: 7 feet 5 inches
External Height: 8 feet 9 inches
Highest Head Room: 6 feet 7 inches
Lowest Head Room: 6 feet 1 inch
MIRO (Mass in Running Order): 3,483 pounds
MTPLM (Maximum Technical Permissible Laden Mass): 4,409 pounds
Payload: 926 pounds
IH Motor Campers Ltd.
Address: Great North Road, Knottingley, West Yorkshire, WF11 0BS England
Phone: 01977 677118
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