Spartan Specialty Chassis and Vehicles, a business unit of Spartan Motors, unveiled new chassis technology on 2020 Entegra Coach and Newmar models this week at the Florida RV SuperShow. It also introduced the new Realm and Realm Presidential coach with Foretravel Motorcoach, built on the Spartan K4 605 chassis.
Showcased on the 2020 Newmar Ventana, the Spartan Connected Coach is a technology bundle including a 12.3-inch digital dash displaying automotive gauge functions and vehicle diagnostic monitoring systems. 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 Coach’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,” Spartan Specialty Vehicles President Steve Guillaume said. “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 type A coaches with Spartan underpinnings perform with both responsive handling and a comfortable ride. The K4 605 chassis is custom-built with Spartan’s advanced safety, towing and Connected Coach dashboard technology. Connected Coash is available on both the Realm and Realm Presidential models.
Technological innovations, features and capabilities on the Spartan K4 605 chassis include:
• Spartan’s proprietary Safe Haul, the industry’s only 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 a new Chassis Care Kits to show attendees. The chassis-specific kits provide owners with everything they need, no matter the journey ahead or the coach’s mileage. These 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 Coach, Foretravel, Jayco and Newmar coaches built on Spartan chassis.