March 16, 2017

Jackson Center, OH

Airstream® Interstate Remains Top Selling Type B Diesel Motorhome for Fifth Year in a Row

Airstream announced today the brand’s popular Interstate is the #1 selling Type B diesel motorhome in the U.S. for the fifth year in a row, according to Statistical Surveys Inc.’s Class B Diesel Share Summary, which details total sales of diesel class B models. The Airstream Interstate captured 31 percent market share in the diesel class B segment for 2016 and is the number one retailing Mercedes-Benz B Van in the RV Industry.

“The growth we have experienced over the past five years is incredible,” said Airstream CEO and President Bob Wheeler. “The collaboration between Mercedes-Benz and Airstream combines the best of two iconic brands and enables us to deliver a superior product to our customers.”

The Airstream Interstate motorhome continues the tradition of extraordinary design and handcrafted quality that has made Airstream the leader in luxury RVs for 86 years. It serves as a fuel-efficient, luxurious and safe way for travelers to explore the open road and includes over 50 “Best in Class” features, enhancements and a renewed commitment to safety and refined luxury. The Interstate has a starting MSRP of $156,611.

“Our continued market share leadership in this category is a testament to the quality of our dealer network,” said Justin Humphreys, VP of Sales for Airstream. “Airstream is very proud of our dealer partners and we would like to congratulate and thank them for this impressive five year run of market leading retail performance.”

For more information on the Airstream Interstate visit http://www.airstream.com/.

About Airstream

Airstream, manufacturer of the iconic “silver bullet” Airstream® travel trailer, is the longest-tenured recreational vehicle manufacturer in the world. The company’s mission, as set forth by founder Wally Byam, is to create well-designed, high-quality products that allow people to follow their dreams and explore the world in home-like comfort. A steadfast commitment to Byam’s creed, “Let’s not make changes, let’s only make improvements,” has made the aluminum Airstream travel trailer a timeless classic. An unwavering focus on innovation keeps the company at the forefront of technology and customer experience in both the towable and motorized sectors. Airstream is based in Jackson Center, Ohio, where a team of skilled craftspeople hand builds each travel trailer and upfits every touring coach, adding daily to the brand’s reputation for quality and innovation. Learn more about Airstream, our dealers, and current travel trailer and touring coach models at www.airstream.com. For the latest news on Airstream, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Airstream, Inc. is a subsidiary of Elkhart, IN-based THOR Industries, Inc. (NYSE: THO). THOR is the sole owner of operating subsidiaries that, combined, represent the world’s largest manufacturer of recreational vehicles. For more information on THOR Industries and its products, please visit www.thorindustries.com.

THOR Industries recognizes the environmental, social, and governance risks and opportunities presented by climate change.  With our recent commitment to ‘Business Ambition for 1.5°C’, the THOR Family of Companies is taking bold actions to address climate change by committing to be carbon net-neutral by 2050, with an interim target of 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.  Airstream, RV’s most iconic brand, has consistently focused on sustainable efforts so it’s natural they are the first in the industry to offer an initiative allowing consumers to participate in carbon sequestering directly.  We are excited to support Airstream’s ‘Caravan to Carbon Neutral’ campaign, an important step toward THOR’s carbon net-neutral future.