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 Airstream announced today the brand’s popular Interstate is the #1 selling Type B diesel motorhome in the U.S. for the third year in a row, according to Statistical Surveys Inc. Brand Market Share Report, which details total sales of diesel and gas class B models. In 2014, Airstream Interstate unit sales increased 30.2 percent over 2013 – nearly 8 percent higher than the overall B Van segment growth which was up 22.8 percent year over year. The Interstate now has 33.7 percent market share of the diesel class B segment.

The Interstate Lounge places a premium on the comfort and sophistication you deserve while traveling on the open road. It’s designed with a tremendous amount of flexibility and has great social spaces, storage solutions and sleeping accommodations.

 

Airstream Interstate Exterior Airstream Interstate Exterior“The momentum we have seen over the past three years is incredible,” said Airstream CEO and President Bob Wheeler. “The collaboration between Mercedes-Benz and Airstream combines the best of two iconic and luxurious brands.”

The Airstream Interstate motorhome continues the tradition of extraordinary design and handcrafted quality that has made Airstream the leader in luxury RVs for 83 years. It serves as a fuel-efficient, luxurious and safe way for travelers to explore the open road and includes nearly 50 “Best in Class” features, enhancements and a renewed commitment to safety and refined luxury. The Interstate has a starting MSRP of $149,031.

“Interstate continues to lead sales for all Mercedes-Benz Sprinter-based platform models in the class B diesel space,” said Justin Humphreys, VP of Sales for Airstream. “In fact, when looking at the market scope data from Stat Surveys, our Interstate van sold 76 percent more than the top class B gas model.  Considering our premium position, this success is extraordinary and is a testament to both industry-leading luxury features combined with the industry’s best dealers.”

Airstream had a record-setting 2014, making it the best-selling year in the company’s 83-year history, and the third year of record sales in a row. The demand for Airstream’s design-driven products led to the company’s largest backlog in more than 30 years and plant expansions for both its van and travel trailer production facilities.

For more information on the Airstream Interstate visit http://www.airstream.com.

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Airstream Interstate, built on Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis

Airstream Interstate, built on Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis

Airstream, announced the Airstream Interstate, for the second year in a row, was named the number one selling Class B motorhome model in the U.S., according to Statistical Surveys Inc., the premier provider of RV market intelligence. In 2012, Airstream grew its market share in the touring coach segment by 20 percent and increased unit sales by 58 percent.

“We are pleased but not surprised that the Interstate has held the top spot for two years running,” said Airstream CEO and President Bob Wheeler. “Our focus on delivering a premium experience for our luxury buyer has been very effective, and our strong dealer network has been the key to our success in the marketplace.”

The Interstate, built on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis, fuses the legendary quality and design of Airstream with Mercedes-Benz’s comfort, control, and luxury. The unit continues the tradition of extraordinary design and handcrafted quality that has made Airstream a style classic for more than 80 years. The unique blend of these two premium brands yields a fuel-efficient, luxurious, safe, and comfortable way for travelers to explore the open road.

Airstream had a record-setting 2012, marking it the best-selling year in the company’s 82-year history.

This apocalyptic looking beast is actually a special order vehicle produced by Mercedes-Benz.

This apocalyptic looking beast is actually a special order vehicle produced by Mercedes-Benz.

Could this be the biggest, baddest motorhome on the planet?  This apocalyptic looking beast is actually a special order vehicle produced by Mercedes-Benz.

Two Mongolian businessman friends who hunt for wolves with an eagle decided they needed something a bit beefier for expeditions. So the pair took delivery of two Mercedes Benz Zetros 6×6 trucks – with more than the usual levels of luxury.A nine-speed manual gearbox is standard on the Zetros and includes a crawler gear for those rock-hopping moments. Three mechanical differential locks can be selected on the fly using a rotary control and offer the maximum amount of traction available.

The Zetros based motor home is over 32 feet in length and over 8 feet in width and designed for the harshest conditions, and the owners have spared no expense in creating the ultimate motorhome.

Mercedes was tasked to create a penthouse on wheels, and the Zetros would put many apartments to shame. Because the Mercedes is based on a military vehicle which carries large payloads, the platform offers more room for the designers to play.

The luxurious bathroom sports marble flooring and underfloor heating, while the living room and bathroom are of generous proportions. But it’s the superbly equipped kitchen which stands out, with a full sized gas stove, refrigerator and even your own bar.

This particular model is unsurprisingly a hunter’s dream, with an enormous gunsafe for storing those hunting rifles and ammunition. Other gadgets worthy of a Bond villain include a rear garage that can accommodate a quadbike. And if you’re worried about how to power all this, fear not – a diesel generator powers a SAT receiver and dish, Mac Book laptops and a 46-inch monitor.

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