Originally Posted by davcarv
I happened across a youtube video the other day of a 2014 UK Airstream 604.
I'm sure the Brits have all sorts of things mandating stuff we don't have to have here but I gotta say the surround seating with the plush red leather looks incredibly comfortable. Which from what I've come to learn the seating in our versions in similar configured Airstreams is not at all comfortable. I wonder why Airstream chose to seemingly address the issue with the European market but has addressed our issue with recliners.
Two reasons, I think.
Firstly, the innards of the Euro models are designed and built in the UK and have no relation to the innards produced at the Airstream factory in Ohio. They are building for the European market which has different demands.
Secondly, the European Airstreams are considerably more expensive than those built for the North American market. It's partly because the market there will stand the higher price, which then allows Airstream UK to spend more on the interior fit. You see the same thing with the Auto market; the build quality and equipment specification is better in Europe but the cars are significantly more expensive.
Just my tuppence worth, or two cents worth, which ever side of the Atlantic you happen to be on