KZ Recreational Vehicles Debuts Lightweight, Sustainable New Sonic X Concept
KZ Recreational Vehicles has recently announced its new "Sonic X" model with a focus on sustainability and efficiency.
Currently in prototype form, the Sonic X features 1,000 watts worth of solar panels on the roof that charge the trailer's nine on-board lithium-ion batteries. Additionally, the Sonic X has what's referred to as a Secondary Infinite Water System with a heavy-duty water pump, a 25-foot hose and an integrated filtration system, enabling it to pull water from freshwater sources like a stream, a river or a lake. Altogether, the system can store up to 100 gallons of water, which is an impressive figure. In the interests of heat and UV ray regulation, the Sonic X uses "deep tinted" frameless windows with UV light protection and offers Chroma-coated window shades. Additional amenities include full LED lighting inside and out, two efficient fans and two 20-lb liquid propane tanks with automatic changeover.
The Sonic X's exterior is made of carbon fiber, which makes it both extremely durable and extremely lightweight -- beneficial when it comes to both maneuverability and the fuel efficiency of your tow vehicle. Underpinning the Sonic X is a rugged, off-road oriented design that includes Torsion axles, 30-in off-road tires, a skid plate, power stabilizer jacks, a triple-tube bumper with 360-degree nerf bars offering added protection, a back-up camera, four LED light bars and a variety of accessories, such as an exterior entertainment system, a kayak rack and an integrated bike rack for up to four bikes.
Inside, the Sonic X offers a murphy bed, a custom "butcher block" dining table, a refrigerator offering 7.0 cu ft. of storage, a safe, several storage areas and multiple power outlets for plugging in or charging a variety of devices.
KZ Recreational Vehicles was founded in 1972 and is currently headquartered in Shipshewana, Indiana. Parent company Thor Industries was founded in 1980 and is the owner of over 15 recreational vehicle brands, including Airstream, Jayco and Starcraft, along with the road trip planning app "Roadtrippers," and Mighway, a service that lets vacationers rent RVs from RV owners.Find a KZ for sale
Published Jun 10th, 2019
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