Iconic American Airstream launches new Globetrotter model

This classic aluminium caravan has been redesigned with a European look interior and lots of mod cons including Samsung TV, Bluetooth audio and adaptive mattress.

Almost 70 years ago, the company’s founder Wally Byam set out on a European trip in an Airstream, adorned with the words ‘Globe Trotters’ on the side. Now, Airstream is bringing back the famous name with its new caravan.

According to the manufacturer, it has been kitted-out with softer curves, cleaner lines and symmetrical features to create an uncluttered appearance.

The Globetrotter is an eight-metre-long caravan that can sleep up to six people comfortably. A small kitchen features a three-burner stove, pantry and 0.19 cubic metre fridge. There’s a bedroom with built-in nightstands, shower, bathroom and dinette space that doubles as a lounge bed. There are two choices for interior decor: natural elm and dark walnut.

The van is designed to go off-grid for a few days. It has an optional solar package that includes two 80-watt solar panels, two batteries and an inverter. Owners can spend several days off-grid comfortably if they want to get away from the crowds and the campsites.

“We want to inspire people to travel,” Airstream CEO Bob Wheeler said.

“That’s really the magic of the Airstream brand.

“It inspires people to get out of their La-Z-Boys, and get out of their comfort zones and go have an adventure.”

The vehicle is not currently available in Australia, but check the Airstream website for models which are.

Image courtesy of Airstream.