With the "Affinity M", the Polish subsidiary of the Swedish caravan and motorhome manufacturer KABE AB is now rounding off its portfolio at the top and is cooperating with MAN Truck & Bus for the first time. The new model, which Affinity will present to the public for the first time at the Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf (26.08. to 04.09.2022) (caravan-salon.com), is based on the MAN TGE, whose body has been modified for an optimal camping experience.
• First cooperation between MAN and Affinity: Market launch of the "Affinity M" at the Caravan Salon;
• MAN TGE offers optimum driving comfort for premium camping holidays with four driving and three sleeping berths;
• Body modifications and patented interior solutions underline the exclusivity of the "Affinity M.
"With Affinity we have an up-and-coming partner in the motorhome segment at our side who stands for innovative premium solutions," says Daniel Holbein, Head of Sales Van at MAN Truck & Bus. "We are delighted to be able to supply the MAN TGE, the right base vehicle for the exclusive expansion in the new 'Affinity M'."
Founded in 2019, the Polish company Affinity, a subsidiary of the Swedish caravan and motorhome manufacturer KABE AB (kabe.se), looks back on many years of expertise of its founders with around 70 employees and celebrated its market debut with its first model at the beginning of 2020. A deliberately individual path along exceptional solutions in terms of functionality, design and workmanship has been Affinity's guiding principle from the very beginning. In all three of their models, for example, a clever arrangement of the bathroom and bed ensures a generous feeling of space.
For their third motorhome, which will celebrate its premiere as the "Affinity M" at the Caravan Salon 2022 in Düsseldorf (26.08. to 04.09.2022), the Poles are now relying for the first time on MAN Truck & Bus as a partner to underline the premium character of their campervans also through the choice of chassis. The driving comfort of the 6.12-metre-long, 2.19-metre-wide and 2.50-metre-high panel van (interior height: 1.92 metres, weight in running order: 3,050 kg) is thus similar to that of a passenger car, in keeping with the TGE style. With its 2.0-litre diesel engine and eight-speed automatic transmission, the MAN TGE produces 177 hp.
"In addition to the high quality of the MAN TGE, which fits perfectly with our expansion, we chose MAN Truck & Bus (mantruckandbus.com) as our new cooperation partner because of its excellent customer service," says Jacek Jaskot, CEO Affinity, who is the architect responsible for the interior of Affinity vehicles. "We are happy about the pleasant and successful cooperation with the Munich-based company."
Affinity has made a number of modifications to the bodywork for its first MAN-based campervan with four driving spaces and three sleeping options to optimise the premium experience for customers: Extended rear and side walls, unique on the market, allow for a set-up with a French bed and bathroom in the rear of the vehicle. With the patented bed folding system at the front of the vehicle, the mattresses form a flat lying surface with an overall length of 178 centimetres. A compact bathroom with integrated shower and retractable washbasin allows convenient use of the sanitary area.
The "Affinity M" also features a new colour scheme for the first time in the form of light-coloured furniture and more pastel-coloured surface materials. Simple straight-line wall units and discreet lighting lend the interior of the new campervan a calm atmosphere.
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