Jayco Platinum: It's no Edsel Ranger, but it'll do

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Jayco's Australian division has released a new motorhome called the Platinum. With it's ultra-Euro-looking Fiat Ducato cab, the Platinum cuts quite a profile. (Seriously, the Ducato's front end looks like something out of a sci-fi flick.) According to the manufacturer, it'll get an impressive 19.5 MPG out of its 154-horsepower/295 lb-ft 3.0L turbodiesel. Priced at $114,900 AUD (around $94K USD), it's packed with all the latest creature comforts and amenities, including external speakers that allow for maximum chillout mode under the machine's rollaway awning when you're camped somewhere in the Australian wild.

Still, for all its apparent advantages, it lacks that certain je ne sais quoi possessed by the backyard-special Edsel...

Press release after the jump. Wanna see Jayco's American offerings? Click here.

[Source: Jayco Australia]

The New Platinum is the Complete Package!
With its strong commitment to innovation and quality ─ and following the success of its niche 2006 Euro edition Conquest motorhome ─ Jayco has produced another winner for the Australasian market!

Not just another standard motorhome, the Platinum is the complete package and sets a new industry benchmark for all round quality, comfort and style.

Built on a Fiat Ducato, the Platinum has a 3 litre Turbo Diesel 115Kw and 400 Nm engine. Easy to handle, the vehicle has the power to traverse demanding terrains. Its excellent fuel economy ─ approximately 12 litres per 100 kilometres ─ also makes it the ideal touring vehicle.

As you would expect, the Platinum has a range of features including power and adjustable steering, ABS brakes, driver and passenger air bags, electric windows and mirrors, trip computer, cruise control, laminated windscreen, and keyless central locking.

The Platinum�s exterior finish shouts class! The vehicle�s metallic silver Fiat cab, cab surrounds and ABS side skirts give it a unique automotive finish and �designer� alloy wheels add to its stylish exterior. The Platinum is also available in white, and is produced in two body style designs: the High Roof (which enables additional sleeping) and the Low Roof (which provides more storage space and offers less wind resistance).

The vehicle's spacious interior has a classic and comfortable feel with Euro-style wood panelling and leather upholstery in both the front and rear seating areas (enhanced by perforated inserts and colour coordinated with other soft furnishings). And, there�s always room for that extra "happy hour" guest as the front passenger�s seat swivels into the vehicle�s lounge area.

The Platinum comes with an extensive range of quality appliances including a large 150 litre fridge a Smev full 4 burner oven with separate griller, a reverse cycle air conditioner, CD, MP3, DVD Player, and the all new Sphere Flat Screen TV.

The Platinum is designed to allow you to fully exploit the indoor/outdoor lifestyle of touring, and comes with a Carefree electric awning (at the touch of a button, the awning canopy simply winds up). Whether it�s Mozart or muzak ─ external speakers will allow you to kick back, enjoy your favourite music, and watch the sun set on another hard day on the road!

The new Platinum motorhome is not only a �step-up� in comfort, it also has a range of built-in vehicle safety and security features including:

* A reversing screen with two cameras to assist the driver�s rear vision.
* Double glazed windows, with separate flyscreens and UV protected blinds.
* A Roamsafe security door which provides full security while allowing maximum ventilation.
* Child restraint anchorage points fitted to additional seats (a standard Jayco motorhome feature not matched by our competitors).

The Platinum then, is your ultimate dream motorhome! Retailing at the very competitive price of $114,900, it comes with a 3 Year 200,000 km warranty and Roadside Assistance.

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