JACKSON CENTER, Ohio — Airstream announced today the brand’s popular Interstate is the No. 1 selling Type B diesel motorhome in the U.S. for the third year in a row, according to Statistical Surveys’ Brand Market Share Report.
The report details total sales of diesel and gas Class B models. In 2014, Airstream Interstate unit sales increased 30.2 percent over 2013 – nearly 8 percent higher than the overall B van segment growth, which was up 22.8 percent year over year. The Interstate now has 33.7 percent market share of the diesel class B segment.
“The momentum we have seen over the past three years is incredible,” said Airstream CEO and President Bob Wheeler. “The collaboration between Mercedes-Benz and Airstream combines the best of two iconic and luxurious brands.”
The company said in a press release that the Interstate motorhome serves as a fuel-efficient, luxurious and safe way for travelers to explore the open road and includes nearly 50 “Best in Class” features, enhancements and a renewed commitment to safety and refined luxury. The Interstate has a starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $149,031.
“Interstate continues to lead sales for all Mercedes-Benz Sprinter-based platform models in the class B diesel space,” said Justin Humphreys, vice president of sales for Airstream. “In fact, when looking at the market scope data from Stat Surveys, our Interstate van sold 76 percent more than the top Class B gas model. Considering our premium position, this success is extraordinary and is a testament to both industry-leading luxury features combined with the industry’s best dealers.”
Airstream reported a record-setting 2014, making it the best-selling year in the company’s 83-year history, and the third year of record sales in a row. The demand for Airstream’s design-driven products led to the company’s largest backlog in more than 30 years and plant expansions for both its van and travel trailer production facilities.
For more information on the Airstream Interstate, visit http://www.airstream.com/.
SOURCE: Airstream press release