Posted by Bob Aldons – Northstar Fiat Alfa
It has double electric slide-outs which increase the interior space and Jayco has a new range of interior layouts in high-roof models.
Fourteen months of customer research has gone into the new flagship Jayco motorhome.
The Optimum is now the brand's most innovative motorhome, with such luxuries as a push-button bed extender, two-
The motorhome is based on a Fiat Ducato X250 at $159,500 plus on-road costs, or an Iveco Daily 65C at $172,750 which can tow three tonne compared with the Fiat's 1200kg capacity. The Iveco also has greater carrying and seating capacities.
Both are powered by three-litre, four-cylinder turbo-diesel engines with 130kW of power and 400Nm of torque, married to six-speed auto transmissions. Jayco marketing director Andrew Ryan says the new Optimum motorhome range is "ideal for travellers who demand premium quality and have an eye for style".
"We think it packs a real punch in terms of comfort, looks and safety," he says. "We have really raised the bar with this range." He says Jayco used a range of research avenues to develop the new range. "Mainly feedback from dealers, past customers, and also discussions and research gleaned from caravan, motorhome and camping shows," he says.
Standard features include a barbecue, 120w solar panels, picnic table, outdoor entertainment system, extendable aluminium bed frame and satellite TV. Apart from extra luxury, Jayco has also upgraded safety on the new Optimum with a new rear-view mirror-mounted reversing screen and two rear cameras to help negotiate tight campsites.
The motorhome has double electric slide-outs which increase the interior space and Jayco has a new range of interior layouts in high-roof models. The exterior of the Fiat gets a new fibreglass nose cone and both models have updated side skirts, tail light assembly and new trunk doors. There are also new graphics and automotive-quality paintwork. Jayco's offers a 12-month warranty and roadside assist program free for three years.
Northstar Fiat and Northstar Alfa Romeo commenced business as the franchisee for these iconic Italian brands on February 1st 2013. We're both proud and pleased to finally bring the brands to the Redcliffe Peninsula. If we can be of assistance with Fiat or Alfa Romeo enquiries call into Northstar Motor Group at 320 Anzac Avenue Kippa-Ring on the Redcliffe Peninsula. We're only 15 minutes or so from Brisbane Airport and a leisurely drive down the highway from Noosa, Bundaberg, Maryborough, and a short trip from Nambour, Caloundra, Mooloolaba and Bribie Island. We also get a lot of our customers as FIDO - that's not a dog by the way, that's fly in drive out. With cheap airfares, our customers come in from Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Mt Isa and even Sydney, Melbourne and as far away as Perth.
We'll happily arrange a drive home registration and you know the best thing about this? The drive home gives you just the best running in you'll ever get. New engines love a long drive to bed everything in and you'll get the best economy you've ever experienced. Alternatively if you're time or distance poor, check us out online at www.nsmg.com.au or read more reviews at www.mycarreview.com.au . Finally, if you can't come to us, we'll come to your home, workplace or worksite - call Northstar on 1300 NTH STAR or 1300 684 782.