In an earlier story I reported on the introduction of the 2014 Sprinter-based Interstate luxury touring coach.
Jackson Center, Ohio-based Airstream announces the brand’s Interstate model is the top selling Class B motorhome in the United States for the third year in a row, according to Statistical Surveys Inc., a provider of RV market intelligence.
In 2013, Airstream Interstate unit sales increased 48 percent over 2012 — nearly three times the overall segment growth which was up 15.9 percent year over year. The Interstate now has nearly 23 percent market share in the touring coach segment, said Bob Wheeler, president and CEO.
“The momentum we gained in 2011 and 2012 has carried us for another year,” said Airstream CEO and President Bob Wheeler.
“To keep things rolling, we unveiled a new Interstate model at the end of 2013 in an effort to enhance the product and experience for our buyers. We think these changes will only magnify interest as we move into 2014.”
The Airstream Interstate motorhome continues the tradition of extraordinary design and handcrafted quality that has made Airstream a style classic for 82 years, he added, noting it serves as a fuel-efficient, luxurious, and safe way for travelers to explore the open road and includes nearly two dozen “best in class” Mercedes-Benz features, enhancements, and a renewed commitment to safety and refined luxury.
“Our dealers are also very instrumental to the success of the Interstate, and we appreciate their hard work over the last three years in helping Airstream maintain the top retail spot for B Vans,” said Wheeler.
Airstream had a record-setting 2013, making it the best-selling year in the company’s 82-year history, said Wheeler. The demand for Airstream’s design-driven products led to the company’s largest backlog in more than 30 years, he added.
Exquisite exterior styling and design that offers beautiful body lines, superior stance, and uncompromising presence on the road. Outstanding car-like handling performance and safety features that make driving smooth, easy, and safe.
A state of the art Mercedes-Benz Turbo diesel delivers 18+ estimated highway MPG and towing up to 5,000-6,400 pounds.
The Interstate also includes six safety air bags, collision prevention assist, lane keeping assist, blind spot assist, high beam assist, parking assist, Xenon headlights, and a lot more.
Step in and surround yourself with bold, beautiful, contemporary interior design. Luxuriously appointed with a variety of stunning colors, finishes, and fabrics.
Numerous floor plan options allow you to choose the seating, socializing, and sleeping arrangement that best fits your individual preference.
With belted seating for up to nine adults and comfortable sleeping accommodations for two, it beckons you to explore new horizons in comfort.
The Interstate has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $146,300, and $149,006 for the EXT model.
Airstream, maker of the iconic “silver bullet” travel trailer, is the oldest recreational vehicle manufacturer in North America.
Following founder Wally Byam’s credo, “Let’s not make changes, let’s only make improvements” Airstream has remained a timeless classic.
A division of Thor Industries, Airstream is based in Jackson Center, Ohio.
Address: 419 West Pike Street, P.O. Box 629, Jackson Center, OH 45334-0629
Phone: (877) 596-6111 (toll free)
I saw a peanut stand, heard a rubber band, I saw a needle that winked its eye. But I think I will have seen everything When I see an Airstream fly.
—music and lyrics by Oliver Wallace and Ned Washington, in Dumbo