Unicorn dog

21st July 2017

It is time to believe in Unicorns again following the announcement that the new edition of Bailey of Bristol’s best-selling range will be revealed in September. Firmly established as the UK’s most popular premium touring caravan the Bailey Unicorn is a familiar sight on parks and pathways across the country.

The current edition has, however, remained unchanged for the past three years and whilst there is no sign of a let-up in demand, the market has decided the time has now come for the introduction of the next generation of this multi-award winning range.

Unicorn Vigo exterior

Unicorn Vigo exterior

 

In order to create the new Unicorn, Bailey has spent the past twelve months undertaking a comprehensive product review that started with customer and retailer focus group feedback sessions and finished with a thorough structural examination of the resulting pre-production models at the Millbrook Proving Ground.

Unicorn Valencia on the road

Unicorn Valencia on the road

 

Available in a choice of ten diverse layouts the new range features eight proven models plus the new six-berth twin axle Segovia and a re-designed two-berth single axle Seville featuring spacious corner washroom and practical end kitchen. The first eight models will be arriving at Bailey Retailers from early September onwards, with the Unicorns’ Madrid and Barcelona first available to view at the Motorhome and Caravan Show at the NEC in October.

All of the layouts in the range have been appreciably reconfigured to maximise the available interior living space, providing seats and beds that are up to 5% and 10% longer respectively in most models and a 30% increase in kitchen worktop space.

Unicorn Cadiz in standard Brompton upholstery

Unicorn Cadiz in standard Brompton upholstery

 

As with all Bailey leisure vehicles models are built using our patented Alu-Tech construction technology, cloaked in a GRP outer skin, making them more robust, more durable and yet lighter than those manufactured using conventional methods to off er greater protection against the elements to keep you comfortable, safe and secure all year round. To date approaching 50,000 Bailey leisure vehicles have been built with this groundbreaking technology and are currently being used around the world. This high performance body shell has been visually enhanced with the introduction of new front and rear bumper systems, additional decorative panels on the front dome, new design alloy wheels and the Bailey ‘family’ graphic scheme to give the Unicorn range a distinctive new look which really sets it apart from the previous incarnations of this multi-award winning range.

To ensure that this eye-catching investment remains safe on the road and secure on site it is fitted with the latest safety and security equipment, including the AL-KO ATC Trailer Control System, AL-KO Secure wheel lock (two on twin axle models), TyrePal TPMS and a new TRACKER Monitor Stolen Vehicle Recovery System with an integral intruder alarm as standard specification. Incorporating the same ‘design DNA’ as the company’s premium motorhome ranges the interiors of the new Unicorn caravan range have been totally transformed. The new Bailey ‘Eucalyptus’ furniture finish combines with contrasting ‘Agate Grey’ locker doors and drawer fronts and ‘Basalt’ stone worktops to create light and spacious interiors which are beautifully showcased by the signature Bailey vertical front skylight by day and a sophisticated new LED task and mood lighting system by night.

Unicorn Vigo in optional Finsbury upholstery

Unicorn Vigo in optional Finsbury upholstery

 

All models feature new domestic style sofa seating in the front lounge, available in a choice of either Brompton (standard) or Finsbury (cost option) fabrics, both of which are supplied with a full complement of bolster and scatter cushions.

Unicorn’s four-season touring credentials are further enhanced with a fully specified Alde programmable central heating system, featuring a user-friendly digital control panel with battery back-up for uninterrupted programming, that has been thoroughly cold chamber tested to ensure optimum performance. Whilst a roof mounted Truma 100 watt solar panel allows you the additional freedom to enjoy off -grid caravan holidays.

Unicorn Seville in standard Brompton upholstery

Unicorn Seville in standard Brompton upholstery

 

These well thought-out vehicles include a host of features designed to make ownership more enjoyable. Feature kitchens offer extra worktop space and storage options and all come equipped with Dometic slim-line large capacity tower refrigerators, whilst boutique washrooms include unique built-in Thetford cassette toilets, pedestal hand basins and full width backlit mirrors (model specific). Attention to detail is highlighted by practical touches throughout the caravan, such as the fitment of up to seven 230v sockets and eight USB charging points, an upgraded Bluetooth compatible sound system and even pre-wiring for the fitment of a caravan motor mover*, meaning that everything has been considered to make holidays in the new Bailey Unicorn as relaxing as possible.

Unicorn Valencia washroom

Unicorn Valencia washroom

 

Bailey of Bristol Managing Director Nick Howard said, "The fourth generation Unicorn range is a real step forward in Bailey caravan design. The dramatic new looks really set it apart from previous Alu-Tech caravans and clearly identify it as a top-of-the-range leisure vehicle.”

“Add to that comprehensive specification levels, accessible unladen weights and a competitive retail price and, we believe, the fourth generation Unicorn range will be an extremely attractive proposition for the discerning caravan owner."

*Motor mover is a retailer fit upgrade. Customers should contact their local Bailey agent for more information on the options available