Airstream Announces 'Slate Edition' Touring Coach Package For Popular Interstate Ext Class B RV
When most people hear the name "Airstream," the company's retro-futuristic aluminum travel trailers come to mind, but Airstream makes class B RVs as well, and it's recently announced a special "Slate Edition" touring coach package for one of its most popular models, the Interstate EXT.
The Interstate EXT is a diesel-powered Mercedes-Benz Sprinter-based luxury camper van. Two different variants are offered -- the Lounge and the Grand Tour -- both of which start at just under $170,000 and offer multiple floorplan options. The Grand Tour seats up to 7 while the Lounge can be configured with seating for up to 9. Either one offers sleeping accommodations for two.
The Slate Edition comes with new interior decor consisting of luxurious 2-tone cabinetry, new Ultraleather seating colors, diamond-stitched seating upholstery, "woven" flooring and Deep Night Sky Corian countertops. Additional features include power ottomans and jackknife seats, along with Slate Edition badging.
Altogether, the Slate Edition builds upon Airstream's already strong Class B offerings, which boast a variety of compelling attributes. The company claims over 50 best-in-class features, including all of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter's available driver-assistance safety features. The offering consists of collision prevention assist, lane-keeping assist, automatic high beams, rain-sensing windshield wipers, headlamp washers, side and rear-view camera assist, and a load adaptive electronic stability program. Power sunshades, adjustable LED lighting and all of the Sprinter's additional available features are also offered as standard.
Each Airstream trailer and RV is built by hand at the company's headquarters in Jackson Center, Ohio. The oldest company in its industry, Airstream has been around since the 1930s and employs over 800 people. Parent company Thor Industries is the largest RV manufacturer in the world.
Published Feb 18th, 2019