Screen Shot 2015-02-23 at 11.40.44 AMIn development for nearly 16 months, Newmar’s London Aire — a nameplate last seen eight years ago — was brought back for 2015, though the former company flagship is now positioned as an “entry-level” coach for Newmar’s 600-hp diesel-pusher lineup. “What we wanted to do for 2015 was develop a product at the entry level of the 600-hp price-point — a more value-priced, affordable 600-hp luxury motorhome,” said John Sammut, Newmar’s vice president of sales and marketing. Built on a Freightliner SL chassis equipped with a 15-liter Cummins ISX engine, the 45-foot coach will be available in five floorplans: two with a full-wall slide and bath-and-a-half, plus a pair of “more traditional” layouts with a rear master suite. A fifth model, oriented towards families, offers double bunks with the option of going to a triple bunk. “Originally a bunk model in the luxury units was built as something a NASCAR team might buy, but we’re finding that there are some younger high-end motorhome customers with young children that are traveling extensively and need additional sleeping space,” Sammut added.