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Knaus Sky 650 TI Motorhome of The Year Award

Knaus Sky 650 TI Wins Motorhome of The Year Award

January 2012

Knaus Sky 650 TI Wins Motorhome of The Year Award

MMM and Which Motorhome Magazines Prestigious Awards Winner

ďThe epitome of a French bed low profile layout, this Sky adds bags of style and practicality. Itís a big welcome back to the UK for Knaus."
 
Dave Hurrell, Road Test Editor for MMM Magazine

 

The Knaus Sky TI 650 MF has been named the overall Motorhome of the Year, as well as the winner of the Fixed Bed Coachbuilt award by Motorcaravan Motorhome Monthly (MMM), the UKís best-selling motorcaravan magazine, and Which Motorhome, the UKís number one magazine for motorhome testing, at their prestigious 2012 awards.

The MMM awards are now in their eighth year and this year MMM has joined forces with Which Motorhome, to create one set of combined awards which recognise the best new campervans and motorhomes on sale in the UK. The awards were sponsored by the Caravan Club and were held at the Luton Hoo Hotel on Thursday 12th January, with dealers and manufacturers from the motorhome industry present.

The Knaus Sky TI 650 MF is a great example of a fixed bed coachbuilt, it impressed the judges from MMM and Which Motorhome because it offers superb value for money, excellent design and impressive levels of equipment all in a highly desirable package.

Judge Rachel Stothert, MMMís deputy editor, said: ďA great German motorhome which ticks the boxes.Ē

While Dave Hurrell, road test editor for MMM and senior judge, said: ďThe epitome of a French bed low profile layout, this Sky adds bags of style and practicality. Itís a big welcome back to the UK for Knaus."

Knaus is a previous winner of the Motorhome of the Year award, and this year itís done it again. The Sky TI 650 MF offers one of the most popular layouts in modern motorhoming - here presented in a high quality and appealing package thatís also extremely well designed.Ē

Editor of Which Motorhome and head of the judging panel, Peter Vaughan, commented: ďThe classic French bed layout refined to the max - a clever washroom, bed without a cut-off , big overcab sunroof, and that neat external services locker. All built to German standards.Ē

Unless youíre prepared to buy a monster of a motorhome, demanding a fixed bed can compromise on the rest of the living space. Therefore the judges are looking for clever design that means a buyer gets that desirable permanent double bed but still enjoys enough space to use the other facilities and rooms without feeling they have been compromised. The bed, of course, must be large enough for two and as comfortable as a high quality hotel bed. The kitchen must not only be practical but also spacious and well designed and the lounge an attractive and comfortable place to relax. But the judges are also looking for more, such as a no-compromise washroom and whether the designers had made best use of areas such as space below the bed, which, in a good design, can offer enhanced storage. Good external access to this area will also attract their attention.

The Knaus Sky TI 650 MF is built on a Fiat Ducato 2.3TD 130bhp it is priced from £52,995, it is 6.99 metres long, 2.32 metres wide and 2.75 metres high.

The range of Knaus motorhomes can be seen at Southdowns Showroom in Portsmouth or at the ExCel Motorhome Show in London in February 2012.

 

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MMM, Motorcaravan Motorhome Monthly, is Britainís best-selling motorhome and motorcaravan magazine - and it has been Britain's favourite motorhome magazine for past 45 years.

Which Motorhome is the UK's premier magazine for motorhome testing.

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