Aschbach, July 2015
The Charisma series comprises a total of six models for the 2016 season. What's new is that the Charisma models are now being offered with two different chassis as standard - the Iveco Daily 65C17 and the Eurocargo 75E19 (apart from the 920 G, which is only available with the Iveco Daily) – including an optional upgrade. Furthermore, the Charisma 920 G concept has been revised with a queen size bed and a garage specially designed to accommodate the new Smart. Other innovations for the 2016 season's vehicles include the Ambiente package with a Wenge wood finish, the redesigned, more generously dimensioned kitchen worktop with a round sink that has a two-part cover, which offers even more work space, and the 32-inch flat screen, which can be lowered to the side from the upper wall unit. Ultimate ride comfort is assured by the latest air suspension from specialists VB-Airsuspension.
"Never change a winning team" is the motto for Concorde's Charisma series. The six Charisma models 850 L, 900 L, 900 LS and 905 L, which all have single beds at the rear, and models 900 M and 920 G, which both have queen size beds, have only been modified slightly. The 920 G has been given a new garage, for example, which has been dimensioned to accommodate a Smart.
The Ambiente furniture package with Wenge wood finish is a new feature that creates a fresh appearance: the front panels of the overhead wall units are available with a brilliant cream/white finish as an option. The furniture is also available in a Noce wood finish with cream/white high gloss Senosan front panels on the overhead wall units. A parquet design has been adopted for the standard flooring. Ship deck and slate designs are available as options. Concorde guarantees the highest flooring quality standard in terms of comfort, insulation and service life as in all Concorde vehicles.
Another new feature is the kitchen worktop (lightweight construction) with a more generously dimensioned work surface and a round sink that has a two-part cover, which offers even more work space. A brilliant white kitchen design is offered as standard and Concorde offers a white marble finish as an option. In this case, the mineral composite worktop is made of solid material, however. As in all Concorde motorhomes, the kitchens in this series are also extremely spacious – almost like home.
The 2016 season will see all Charisma models being offered with two different chassis as standard - the Iveco Daily 65C17 and the Eurocargo 75E19 (apart from the 920 G, which is only available with the Iveco Daily). The high-performance, comfortable Iveco Daily 60C17 chassis is powered by a 125 kW (170 PS) turbo-diesel engine with rear-wheel drive and twin tyres, whereas the Eurocargo chassis is powered by a 137 kW (186 PS) engine or a 155 kW (210 PS) engine as option E21.
The "Chassis package 70C" available as an option for the Daily chassis offers a higher payload (7,490 kg gross vehicle weight), rear axle differential lock and air suspension on the rear axle with raising and lowering functions. The "Chassis 9,000 KG" option available for the Eurocargo offers a technical power package with a 6-cylinder engine that produces 184 kW (250 PS).
The exterior design with its striking front and rear sections communicates its affiliation with the Concorde family at first sight. Another exemplary option is the heated panoramic laminated windscreen with PVB film and UV filter.
The premium bathroom in every Charisma model is fitted out with a white marble mineral composite worktop with a seamlessly integrated moulded washbasin, separate shower with real glass door and porcelain toilet with built-in 230-litre tank (apart from the 920 G with a capacity of around 160 litres). A window provides fresh air and the combination of heated towel rail and underfloor heating produces a warm and cosy atmosphere. Two real wood veneer doors offer a means of partitioning off the bathroom area from the living / sleeping area.
The wall cupboards with curved front panels, which slope towards the outer wall at the bottom, create a feeling of spaciousness in the living area. This is augmented by the abundance of natural daylight provided by the generously dimensioned panoramic glass roof. Energy-saving LED spotlights produce comfortable customised illumination in the evenings. The light canopies have been modified in this respect to ensure that the spotlights provide optimum lighting for the cupboards and wall units. The 32-inch flat screen is another new feature for the coming season, which can be lowered from the upper wall unit to the side.
Other technical innovations include the high-pressure spray nozzle to clean the septic tank and the two-zone interior heating and underfloor heating systems.
The Centurion Style package, which is available as an option for all integrated Concorde motorhomes and improves their value considerably, is another exclusive plus factor. The package includes attractive Centurion exterior styling with corresponding emblem, furniture with Noce wood finish, black tinted windows for agreeable privacy, high-quality wooden blinds in the living area and impressive LED mood lighting to create a personalised atmosphere.
The Charisma series starts at the basic prices of € 190,450 on a Daily chassis and € 211,500 on a Eurocargo chassis. The current CHARISMA models are being presented on the Concorde stand at the Caravan Salon in Dusseldorf between 29 August and 6 September 2015 (Stand B 32, Hall 14).