Introducing the 2022 Winnebago EKKO
2022 Winnebago EKKO
Recently Winnebago has announced a new model to their Class C lineup. This new model named the “EKKO” features an all-wheel-drive chassis and is designed to spend more time off-the-grid. Read below to see the features and what makes this new model unique.
The EKKO is built on the Ford AWD Transit chassis and has a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 gasoline engine. The EcoBoost engine delivers 310 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque, this is a great blend of power and fuel efficiency.
The Ford chassis comes standard with an array of safety features including Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane-Keeping System, Pre-Collision Braking, Driver Alert, and the Winnebago-added Blind Spot Monitoring system.
The EKKO is available in two floor plan options, the 22A and 24C. The 22A has an exterior length of 23’2″, a 156″ wheelbase, and can sleep up to 4 people with an optional Pop-Top. The 24C sleeps 2 people and has a slightly longer exterior length of 25′ and 178″ wheelbase. The 24C also features a slide-out to create a larger living space. Both floor plans have the same exterior height of 10’6″ and exterior width of 7’2.5″.
When you first step inside you’ll notice the spacious dinette. The dinette features two comfortable seats complete with three-point seat belts and child seat tether anchors, perfect for bringing guests along for the adventure.
A Pull-up/fold down table provides plenty of room to eat a meal. By the swiveling driver’s seat 180 degrees (passenger seat 24C), the dinette will comfortably seat 3 people. When you are not using the dinette table, simply fold it down and you have more room inside the coach.
The EKKO features a full galley equipped with energy-efficient appliances, giving you everything you need to make a quick snack or a home-cooked meal. A 2-burner LP range cooktop, microwave oven, and 5.3 cu. ft. 12V refrigerator/freezer all come standard. Laminate countertops and Stainless steel make for a modern look throughout.
After a day of adventure, it’s time to relax and unwind in the quiet rear bedroom. Both floor plans feature two 32″ x 76″ twin beds. With Winnebago’s unique Flex Bed system both can be combined to create one larger 60″ x 80″ bed. Under each bed are drawers that offer ample storage in addition to the overhead cabinets. The bedroom also features 110V, 12V, and USB charging ports throughout to keep all of your devices fully charged.
If you want to bring more people along for your adventures, the 22A floor plan is available with an optional Pop-top sleep system. The 52″ x 79″ Pop-Top sleeps 2 and is complete with 110V/USB charging ports.
Depending on which floor plan you choose, the layout of the bathroom varies. The 22A floor plan features a wet bath, this means that the bathroom and shower are all in one. The bathroom features a medicine cabinet, a molded round sink w/single control faucet, and a swiveling cassette toilet. What makes the wet bath so unique in 22A floor plan is the pivoting wall. After pivoting the wall, you have a 24″ x 30″ shower area that is separate from the rest of the bathroom.
The 24C floor plan offers a stand-alone bathroom and shower. The 24C bathroom features a 25″x30″ Shower with Oxygenics® shower head, an electric flush porcelain toilet, extending lavatory cabinet, and a Removable clothes rod.
One of the great things about the EKKO is its ability to spend more time off-the-grid compared to other motorhomes. The EKKO comes standard with two 170-watt and one 115-watt solar panel/battery charger. This paired with a 2,000-watt pure sine wave DC/AC inverter and 315-amp-hour lithium-ion battery allows you to spend more time exploring and less time plugged in.
The exterior features a powered patio awning w/LED lighting and Bluetooth control, rear ladder, and aluminum cab steps. The amount of exterior storage and the rear gear garage is what makes the EKKO unique. The large gear garage can fit bicycles or any other gear you have and is heated, has L-track cargo tie-downs, 110V/12V charging ports, and LED lighting.
An optional batwing awning above the rear cargo garage quickly and easily sets up to will provide shade or protect you from the elements. If you enjoy cooking outdoors, an exterior kitchen is also available. The exterior kitchen features a chest style 12V refrigerator/freezer, 2-burner LP cooktop, flip-up counter extension, quick-connect faucet, collapsible sink, and LP quick-connect hose.