Pursuit Platinum Hybrid Unveiled

As one of the most anticipated arrivals in recent years, the BRS Offroad Pursuit Platinum hybrid was unveiled in Adelaide during December.

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Bold is Gold

Unique in appearance, the BRS Pursuit series sets itself apart from the other ‘me-too’ hybrid campers. Beyond the bold appearance, it’s the quality of build and the long list of standard features and inclusions where it really shines.

Construction

The body is made of two distinct parts, a CNC cut and welded marine-plate alloy base and a once-piece hand laminated fibreglass cone roof. The alloy plate body extends from the midriff down, finished in Raptor protection paint. The composite fibreglass cone roof is 32mm thick with ample insulation to protect the interior against the heat and cold.

This design ensures greater structural integrity than competing products which use separate composite walls and roof panels. Not only do they have more joins, the composite panels on the lower flanks are more susceptible to road rash.

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Marine plate alloy base is CNC cut and welded for strength & durability

Offered in two models, the Pursuit is pitched at the premium off road buyer, with all the essentials for off road touring and a few extra comforts. It’s a versatile format with both internal and external cooking, internal refrigeration, a north-south queen bed, 234L water capacity, external shower, dual batteries, 320W roof mounted solar, external fridge slide, HD TV/DVD, Fusion stereo and more.

Underneath, it scores a Cruisemaster XT independent coil suspension and dual shockers per wheel, 17″ wheels, premium BFG tyres, alloy wheels and 12″ electric brakes.

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The Pursuit shell – fibreglass cone top on the marine plate alloy base

The range topping Pursuit Platinum adds all the fruit, with an internal shower, reverse cycle air conditioning, gas heating, 900W microwave, a second internal drawer fridge (or freezer), a 200Ah Lithium battery pack with advanced monitoring, 1600W auto switching inverter, upgraded chargers, large dual zone external fridge freezer, full annex, bbq, 2.5t Level 3 Cruisemaster XT air suspension and a grey water tank. Surpisingly, it does this all at under 1600kg. Cruisemaster ATX coil or ATX air suspension is available as an option.

Stand Out Features

The Pursuit exudes quality in its fit and finish. We were blown away by the Australian hardwood benchtop, setting itself apart from anything in its class. If the hardwood doesn’t do it for you, there are a choice of laminates available.

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The interior is both functional and attractive
Inside, it looks more like a high-end apartment than an off road camper. The premium finishes extend to the upholstered seats and side bolstering along the bed with embossed stitching and handy compartments for smaller items.
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Upholstered side bolsters give a further element of style

There’s also a slide out table at the end of the bed. It neatly slides out of the way when not in use to provide easy access to the bed. And you don’t have to worry about it swinging around in transit like those pedestal tables.

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Comfortable upholstered seats with lumbar cushion

A large laminated star-gazing window with curtain above the bed is yet another standout feature.

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Stargazing window and curtain

At the bed head, there’s climate controls and vents to direct both cool or warm air. For convenience, there’s also 12V and 240V sockets and its the same around the camper with no less than six twin pole 240V sockets and four 12V sockets including USB’s.

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Storage drawers between the seats

To maximise internal space, the internal shower on the Platinum extends out the side of the camper. This also reduces the overall travelling length. Grey water is captured from the shower and stored in a grey water tank.

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Side mounted ensuite allows better use of the interior space

Optional Outdoor Kitchen

New for 2018,  the optional outdoor kitchen adds a fibreglass pull out food preparation area with hot and cold running water, sink, and a two burner stove. This works well with the Platinum’s BBQ with roasting hood and 95L dual zone fridge freezer (or similar fridge of your choosing), also on heavy duty slides, ideal for outdoor enjoyment.

The annex with draught skirt fully encloses this area if required for year-round use.

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Point of Difference

Count the unique points of difference and you start to run out of fingers and fast. It’s a fact not lost on those who see it. In last year’s 2018 Camper Trailer of the Year (CTOTY) awards it was best summed up as follows:

The Pursuit is a completely new concept of offroad hybrid camper trailer designed specifically for Australian conditions. He [Managing Director, Ben Souter] literally reinvented the wheel with this thing, taking his experience working in caravan manufacturing and adapting it to suit his own idea of what makes the perfect offroad hybrid: capable, comfortable and dripping in technical gadgets and construction techniques. And I can confirm without a shadow of doubt, the kid done good!

You can read the full review from the CTOTY Awards and watch the video HERE.

Since then, a price rise in July 2018 takes into account the introduction of a national dealer support network.

You can step into a Pursuit for $80,990 and the Platinum for $95,690 plus on road costs. These compare favorably to other premium Aussie hybrids. Check out the comparison below.

Compare the Value

We pitched the Platinum against a similar quality Australian hybrid camper and calculated what you’d need to spend to bring it close to Platinum spec

BRS Offroad – Behind the Scenes

Check back next month, as we visit BRS Offroad in Newcastle and see where these remarkable hybrid campers are made.

Inspection

Contact us to view the Pursuit Platinum – online photos just don’t do it justice! Limited 2019 build dates available.

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