Launching its 24X Touring Coach this week, Airstream added some overlanding style to its 24-foot Sprinter coach range, offering potential customers an alternative to the streamlined 24G.
“Driven by the changing consumer desire for off-grid capable RVs with the ability to carry adventure gear (such as bikes, kayaks, snowboards and more), Airstream developed a Class B adventure bus that delivers Airstream luxury, innovation and off-grid combines functionality,” Airstream said in the announcement.
Built on the same Mercedes-Benz chassis as its motorized Airstream cousins, the Interstate 24X will hit the road in 2021 fueled by power and performance – and nine decades of adventure expertise. The Interstate 24X is something entirely new: an Airstream- adventure-ready bus that considers even the smallest details,” it continued.
If you’re familiar with Airstream’s self-driving coaches, the 24X is essentially a 24G variant with an off-road package. Both are based on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 series chassis and use a dual rear wheel setup, but the 24X comes standard with the 24G’s optional four-wheel drive system and gets a set of all-terrain tires. This theme continues on the outside with rugged lower body panels designed to better withstand scratches and dents that can be picked up on rougher terrain.
The 24X and 24GT share essentially the same floor plans and standard/optional equipment and accessories, with the 24X being more focused on lifestyle and adventure activities than the 24GT or 24GL.
At $213,850, the 24X will cost you about $20,000 more than a standard 24GT or 24GL before adding options. Airstream added its new offering to its website ordering system as soon as it was announced.