British-Based IH Leisure Debuts Space-Age RV

October 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Monopod 660

British-based motorhome maker IH Leisure has taken a different approach when launching its first ever caravan, developing a space-age vehicle that breaks new boundaries in design.

The Caravan Times reported that the Monopod 660 draws upon 20 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 that 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 joints.

Inside the Monopod 660 feels like stepping into a boutique hotel from another age, with warm contrasting tones and rich woods. An air heating system is used throughout, while the lounge area is large and well appointed with comfortable foam back rests.

An initial selection of three example floorplans were shown, though the Monopod will be available with a range of configurations. All are four-berth, with one sporting a rear bathroom and side dinette; another focused around a central galley kitchen; and the last a fixed bed. The motorhome can also be custom-painted to match your towcar.

Meanwhile IH Leisure is offering a tailored service where customers can make adjustments to suit their requirements. A wide range of additional options are also available.

The catch? Prices for the IH Leisure Monopod 660 start from $57,721.


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