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A special edition Trend is joined by restyled flagship models


Special edition Trend

TO celebrate the company’s anniversar­y – nine decades after Arist Dethleffs developed his first Wohnauto caravan – this German company is launching a special edition model, the Trend 90, based on one of its most successful ranges. With a choice of eight layouts, these low-profile motorhomes are based on the Citroën Jumper and come with an enhanced spec that promises “a fantastic price”.

All models will benefit from a multifunct­ion leather steering wheel, automatic air-con, 16in alloy wheels, a wide habitation door with central locking, an overcab skylight, cab blinds, flush-fit windows, and more. The Citroën chassis comes with a 165bhp engine and, inside, the new light grey Metropolit­an upholstery combines with a mix of wood and white finishes. Like all Trend models, the Trend 90 has wood-free Lifetime Smart body constructi­on with GRP cladding on the underside and roof.

All layouts have a kitchen with three-ring hob and cupboards with soft-close function. Six of the eight models also feature separate shower and toilet rooms and the ability to separate the bathroom and bedroom from the lounge. Single bed and island bed floorplans are offered, including a low-level twin bed layout with end washroom (T 7017 EB). Overall lengths range from 6.96m to 7.41m.


The Globetrott­er XLI has been completely revised for 2022, with this premium A-class embracing the latest Dethleffs exterior design language.

These 8.65m tag-axle vehicles have Lifetime Plus constructi­on, Alde heating and a heated double floor, while the new versions get styling cues already seen on the Pulse and Esprit, featuring a completely reworked rear with LED tail lights and dynamic indicators. The new design also enables technical fixtures, such as the third brake light, upper marker lights or a rear view camera, to be seamlessly integrated. Two rear-view cameras are fitted, one at the same height as the marker lights, one above the tail lights. And the exterior design can be enhanced with 18in alloy rims for all six wheels with the optional GT Advance Package.

Handle-free exterior hatches (including the garage) with a push-to-open function complete an ultra-smooth exterior, and new lock and hinge mechanisms do without traditiona­l convex hinges, handles and

mechanical stays. The key elements of the new technology are the solid internal hinges, while garage doors can be locked and unlocked centrally. With the Convenient Access Package, central locking can also be added to the locker doors and service hatches, except for the gas locker. Keyless locking for the habitation door is also included in this package.

Inside, there’s a sideboard where a bench seat along the right-hand side previously complement­ed the seating in the L-shaped lounge. The lower drawer here also includes an upholstere­d section that can be used as a step for the cab’s pull-down bed, or as a footrest for the cab seat, or an additional seat at the table. There is also space for a 32in TV.

The kitchen includes a high-performanc­e threering stove and large drawers with automatic central

locking. The galley is also enhanced by a worktop made from an easy-care, hygienic, acid-resistant solid surface. A 177-litre fridge with oven above is offered as an option.

In the bathroom, buyers can choose a ceramic loo as an optional extra, as well as a macerating toilet with holding tank. The bedroom, which can be separated from the washroom, comes with either a 2m-long island bed (I 7850-2 DBM – main image above) or similarly lengthy twin beds (I 7850-2 EB).

Another new feature is Dethleffs Connect, which can not only advise status such as the water levels but also control the fridge, heating, air-conditioni­ng, satellite antenna and lights. A touchscree­n above the habitation door is used to control the system, while an optional smartphone app can be used, too.

The base vehicle for the Globetrott­er XLI is a 5-tonne Fiat Ducato Maxi with Al-Ko chassis.

Also updated, both inside and out, is the overcab version of the Globetrott­er, the XXL A. This is Dethleffs’ largest model, at 8.86m long, and is built on the latest Iveco Daily. It offers a payload of around 1,700kg and can tow up to 3,500kg.


Finally, Dethleffs has restyled its compact (2.20m-wide) Globebus, which comes in both lowprofile and A-class forms. The new models come with a new look internally, a redesigned kitchen with more worktop and a new anti-slip surface in the garage. Two layouts are available – a 5.99m ’van with transverse double bed and a longer version with twin beds.

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Eight layouts are offered in the special anniversar­y range
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Metropolit­an upholstery is a feature of the Trend 90
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Trend 90 is on a Citroën cab with 165bhp motor
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New rear end design for the Globetrott­er XLI includes LED lights and dynamic indicators
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Sideboard with slide-out seat/footrest
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New push-to-open, handleless locker doors
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Updated Globetrott­er XXL A on Iveco’s latest Daily

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