Spartan Specialty Chassis and Vehicles, a business unit of Spartan Motors Inc., is displaying new chassis technology on 2020 Entegra and Newmar models while introducing the new Realm and Realm Presidential coach with Foretravel Motorcoach built on the Spartan K4 605 Chassis, at this week’s Florida RV SuperShow in Tampa.
Showcased on the 2020 Newmar Ventana, the Spartan Connected Coach is a technology bundle that includes a 12.3-inch digital dash displaying automotive gauge functions and vehicle diagnostic monitoring systems, according to a news release. Other new Spartan technologies on Newmar models include electronic stability control on the Dutch Star and collision mitigation systems available as an option on the Dutch Star and standard on the Mountain Aire through King Aire models.
Additional innovations displayed at the show include Entegra RV’s E-Z Steer technology, an on-the-go adjustable steering wheel effort solution to improve operator comfort for a better driving experience. Along with power tilt and a telescoping steering column, the E-Z Steer technology is standard on the 2020 Anthem and Cornerstone.
“At Spartan, we aim to lead the industry in incorporating the latest safety and advanced vehicle technology in motorhomes,” said Steve Guillaume, president, Spartan Specialty Vehicles. “I am always excited to introduce new technology and customer products at the Florida RV SuperShow because we get to connect with top RV leaders, travelers and enthusiasts to find out how we can continue to prepare them for any journey.”
In collaboration with Foretravel, Spartan has launched the new Realm Presidential coach on the Spartan K4 605 chassis. Designed to connect the driver to the road, Foretravel Class A coaches with Spartan underpinnings provide responsive handling and a comfortable ride. The K4 605 chassis is custom-built with Spartan’s advanced safety, towing, and Connected Coach dashboard technology, and is available on both the Realm and Realm Presidential models.
Technological innovations, premium features and capabilities on the Spartan K4 605 chassis include:
- Spartan’s proprietary Safe Haul, a chassis-integrated hydraulic tow vehicle braking system, with the new Air Force One tow kit add-on available aftermarket.
- Spartan’s Advanced Protection System, which provides collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control, electronic stability control, and automatic traction control.
- Tire pressure monitoring system with integrated controls with Spartan Connected Coach’s digital dash display.
- Premier Steer steering assist system, wood grain and leather SMART steering wheel with integrated radio controls and a Passive Steer tag axle.
- Cummins Connected Diagnostics.
Spartan is also introducing its new “Chassis Care Kits” to show attendees. The model-specific maintenance kits come in road-ready packaging for easy storage and include everything from belts to oil filters, fuel and air dryer filters, and more to keep the coach running smoothly. Spartan “Chassis Care Kits” will be available for all model year 2017 and later Entegra, Foretravel, Jayco, and Newmar coaches built on Spartan chassis.