Spartan Specialty Vehicles, a business unit of Spartan Motors Inc., and Newmar Corp. recently unveiled a broad range of new features and chassis improvements for the 2019 model year during the builder’s dealer meeting in Dallas.
The Spartan Connected Coach, a technology bundle that includes a new digital dash displaying typical automotive gauge functions, was introduced to dealers. According to a press release, features on the surrounding screen include a tire pressure monitoring system on the King Aire and Essex, along with fuel and DEF levels. The King Aire also offers a 15-inch digital dash display, while the Essex, London Aire, Mountain Aire and Dutch Star feature a 12.3-inch digital dash display.
Spartan Connected Coach also includes Spartan Passive Keyless Start, which provides the convenience of starting the coach with the push of a button. Owners now have an all-in-one digital key fob to not only start, but also lock and unlock the coach and all of its accessory compartments.
“At Spartan, we strive to bring continuous innovation to our partners, and Spartan Connected Coach offers Newmar owners a more intuitive driver interface,” said Steve Guillaume, president of Spartan Specialty Vehicles. “Additionally, our best-in-class extended warranty proves that Spartan stands behind our chassis, giving owners the confidence that their coach will be on the road for a long time.”
Spartan’s extended five-year, 75,000-mile, bumper-to-bumper warranty was also introduced for 2019. This warranty is the industry’s only five-year transferable chassis warranty, providing full coverage to owners for two years more than the competition. In addition to the two-year extension, a three-year complementary roadside assistance plan includes access to over 40,000 service and repair facilities throughout the U.S. and Canada, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Spartan Safe Haul, a chassis-integrated air supply for tow vehicle braking systems, is standard on all 2019 Newmar models equipped with Spartan chassis. On the tow vehicle side, Spartan has aligned with Demco to offer Air Force One tow vehicle kits, made exclusively for Spartan Motors. The kits will be available for purchase through all motorhome dealers selling Newmar products.
“We are very excited to be offering Spartan Safe Haul pre-installed on our 2019 models,” said Newmar Vice President of Sales John Sammut. “After a quick install of Spartan’s exclusive Air Force One kit on the tow vehicles, our owners are equipped with the safest, most tech-savvy towing system on the market.”
In addition, beginning with the 2019 model year, the Newmar Ventana 40- and 43-foot tag axle models are available built on Spartan’s all-new K2 400 chassis. The K2 400 features a Cummins L9 400-hp diesel engine and an Allison 3000MH transmission. Spartan Passive Keyless Start and Spartan Safe Haul are standard on both Ventana tag axle models built on the K2 400, bringing the latest technology to a new platform in 2019.
To learn more about Spartan’s digital dash display for Newmar, visit: http://info.spartanmotors.com/connected-coach-newmar.