Airstream Inc. announced in a press release that its Interstate brand is the No. 1 selling Class B diesel motorhome in the U.S. for the third year in a row, according to the year-end report by Statistical Surveys Inc.
In 2014, Airstream Interstate unit sales increased 30.2% over 2013, nearly 8% higher than the overall B-van segment growth which was up 22.8% year-over-year. The Interstate now has a 33.7% market share of the diesel class B segment.
“The momentum we have seen over the past three years is incredible,” said Airstream CEO and President Bob Wheeler. “The collaboration between Mercedes-Benz and Airstream combines the best of two iconic and luxurious brands.”
The Airstream Interstate motorhome continues the tradition of extraordinary design and handcrafted quality that has made Airstream the leader in luxury RVs for 83 years. It serves as a fuel-efficient, luxurious and safe way for travelers to explore the open road and includes nearly 50 best-in class features, enhancements and a renewed commitment to safety and refined luxury. The Interstate has a starting MSRP of $149,031.
“Interstate continues to lead sales for all Mercedes-Benz Sprinter-based platform models in the class B diesel space,” said Justin Humphreys, vice president of sales for Jackson Center, Ohio-based Airstream, a subsidiary of Thor Industries Inc. “In fact, when looking at the market scope data from Stat Surveys, our Interstate van sold 76% more than the top class B gas model. Considering our premium position, this success is extraordinary and is a testament to both industry-leading luxury features combined with the industry’s best dealers.”
Airstream had a record-setting 2014, making it the best-selling year in the company’s 83-year history, and the third year of record sales in a row. The demand for Airstream’s design-driven products led to the company’s largest backlog in more than 30 years and plant expansions for both its van and travel trailer production facilities.
For more information on the Airstream Interstate visit http://www.airstream.com/.