The winds of change are blowing at Tiffin Motorhomes, where the
high-end, compact-sized Allegro Breeze has joined the Zephyr and other
At 28 feet, the Allegro Breeze is 17 feet shorter than the
top-of-the-line tag-axle Zephyr, but only 9.5 feet longer than a
Chevrolet Suburban. The Allegro Breeze GVWR is 21,500 lbs.
“The Breeze is responsive to our customers, dealers and others in
the RV market,” says Bob Tiffin, CEO of the family-owned Class A
manufacturer founded in 1972. “This coach is wonderfully maneuverable
and easy to park, and we’ve included many of the high-end touches of our
much-larger diesel pushers.”
A concept model Allegro Breeze was introduced to dealers and news
media today at the annual Recreational Vehicle Industry Association’s
47th Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky. The Allegro Breeze
will begin appearing at Tiffin’s network of dealerships in the U.S. and
Canada in March 2010. Pricing has not been established.
Powered by a Navistar Maxxforce 215-horsepower diesel pusher
manufactured in Huntsville, Ala., near the Tiffin plant, the Allegro
Breeze is built on Tiffin’s own PowerGlide chassis. Introduced in 2008
on the Allegro Bus, the PowerGlide chassis quickly became a popular
option, offering one-stop service for Tiffin owners at dealerships and
the Tiffin service facility. The PowerGlide chassis for the Allegro
Breeze is newly designed on a coach-ready platform.
“This new motorhome enables us to reach out to new markets,
including younger families seeking an alternative to more costly
vacation arrangements and veteran RV folks who no longer want to drive,
set up or maintain a 40-foot-plus diesel pusher,” explains Tim Tiffin,
general manager. “While we don’t have specific numbers yet, we expect
the Allegro Breeze will have good fuel economy – somewhere in the
mid-teens of MPG – as a smaller, lighter coach with the Navistar engine.
We will learn more in road-testing.”
All the allure of the single-slide Allegro Breeze is not in the performance.
“The Allegro Breeze is a contemporary, exciting, high-end smaller
coach,” Bob Tiffin adds. “The furniture and dÃ©cor are sleek. We also
came up with a very attractive antique white finish for cabinets and
drawer fronts. The whole package will be eye-catching at the beach, a
tail-gating party or a campground. As the economy rebounds, we predict
customers will clearly see the passion, value and quality we put into
this new coach.”
Tiffin Motorhomes received one of three prestigious Quality Circle
Awards presented by the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association to
Class A motorhome manufacturers this year for design, reliability,
quality, value and competitive price.
“We appreciate this recognition from dealers,” says Tim Tiffin. “We
want our reputation to be built by satisfied customers and dealers as
well as quality, engineering innovation and value. It is a never-ending
process. We have worked hard throughout the market downturn to develop
new products like the Allegro Breeze and to enhance working
relationships with dealers and customers.”
Tiffin has earned the Quality Circle Award 11 of the 14 years it
has been presented by the RVDA in connection with its Dealer
Satisfaction Index. The 2009 survey included 1,644 brand ratings from
Quality Circle Awards are made to manufacturers receiving at least
15 dealer responses and scoring at least 80% in overall dealer
In addition to the consumer-related categories of the survey,
Tiffin also was recognized with the Quality Circle Award for exemplary
warranty, parts, sales and communications support to dealerships.
For additional information, visit www.tiffinmotorhomes.com.
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