expand the Credo's range to a total of eight versions, all rolling on the chassis of the Iveco Daily with a 2.3-litre four-cylinder diesel and 156 hp (115 kW). A newly designed double floor with a step-free interior is built on top of this. Vehicle technology as well as the supply and disposal tanks are accommodated in the double floor. The standard fresh, grey and black water tanks each have a volume of 160 litres. Larger tanks with a capacity of 270 litres for fresh water and 230 litres each for grey water and faeces are available on request. Self-sufficient travel is very popular. That's why Concorde has also changed the roof layout so that up to five solar panels with an output of around 700 watts can be installed there in addition to the parking air conditioner and satellite dish.
The driver's seat has cuddly qualities. The pilot's seat can be swivelled, adjusted in height and inclination, and the same applies to the co-pilot's seat. The steering wheel can be removed for more space. Large bus mirrors and bus windscreen wipers improve visibility, and the standard LED daytime running lights can be supplemented by optional Bi-LED main headlights and fog lights with static cornering lights. The Iveco Daily has Emergency Brake Assist as standard. The radar system detects obstacles and intervenes in case of doubt to avoid serious accidents.
As usual, the driver has access to a perfectly integrated navigation system from ALPINE with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
An alternation of concave and convex curved furniture fronts characterises the atmosphere in the interior. Light colours for the upholstery and furniture corpus correspond splendidly with the ebano-silver veneers of the flaps and doors, whose closures are integrated and ensure smooth-surfaced forms. The living area, which is inviting at first glance, impresses with an appealing décor as well as upholstery and carpet fabrics that are perfectly coordinated with the furniture. The kitchen worktop with integrated stainless steel sink and single-lever mixer tap as well as the three-burner hob are moulded from mineral material, and the 177-litre refrigerator can be ordered as an optional compressor unit. In the kitchen unit, a two-piece apothecary pull-out and spacious drawers provide ample storage space for pots, plates and supplies.
The bathroom offers a comfortable amount of space. With the thoughtful door construction, the sanitary area can be transformed into a room bath. The separable shower and the standard ceramic toilet are supplied by a special pump and pipe system, there is an almost domestic water pressure in the hoses. With the doors to the living room and bedroom, the bathroom can be transformed into a separate dressing room.
The bedroom is no less spacious. Even the transverse double bed in the Credo 740 HI has a surface area of 200 by 150 centimetres, the single beds in the 790 LI are each 200 by 100 centimetres. You sleep on a combination of slatted frame and Evopore HRC comfort foam mattress with water-gel core. If required, the cosy meadow can also be used as a home cinema: a 24-inch smart TV and an acoustic package with four-channel amplifier provide sharp images and good sound.
The new luxury mobiles from Aschbach cost 179,000 and 189,900 euros, although these figures refer to the basic prices. Those who want to further customise the technology, design and comfort are welcome to add about half as much. (Michael Kirchberger, cen)