Permagard Paint Protection2018-12-13T12:11:21+10:00

With Permagard your vehicle will look like the day it was delivered and there is no better way to protect its appearance.

Permagard. The company.

Permagard is a market leader in paint protection technology; protecting over twenty billion dollars worth of aircraft, automobiles and yachts globally. Permagard was founded in France in 1997 and now has operations in 23 countries to service the major Aviation, Automotive and Marine markets around the globe. The company specialises in the manufacturing and application of high performance protective coating products that have been engineered to perform in the toughest of environments.

How does Permagard work?

The coating creates a unique plasticised barrier. Unlike wax or polish it molecularly bonds to paintwork, leaving a glass-like finish, which prevents oxidising and fading.

Once the Permagard coating has been professionally applied to your vehicle, it chemically bonds to the painted surface completely insulating and protecting the new paint from the extremities of the environment. The Permagard coating will protect your paint from a lifetime of common contaminants such as acid rain, bird lime, tree sap and damaging ultra violet rays.

Why ‘reactive’ polymer?

We call our plasticised coating ingredient ‘reactive’ polymer because of a locking reaction that takes place at a molecular level deep inside the porous paint surface, bonding and locking the coating to the paint. Most ‘wipe on’ waxes and sealants do not chemically bond with the paint and quickly degrade or wash off leaving no protective coating at all.

Aerospace protection technology. Permagard’s unique ‘reactive’ polymer technology was originally designed to protect large passenger jets, flying at speeds over eight hundred kilometres an hour through a temperature range of -50 to +50 degrees celsius.

Our reactive polymer technology was so effective it received worldwide Boeing and Airbus approval. As a result, Permagard is the only coating trusted and used by Qantas and Virgin Australia for complete paint protection. Modern day aircraft and automobiles are now painted with the same type of polyurethane paint. This is why we are confident, if Permagarded, your vehicle is protected by the most tested and proven coating technology on the market today.


With Permagard your vehicle will look like the day it was delivered there
is no better way to protect its appearance. “


Why choose Permagard?

• Ultra Gloss

‘Glass like’ finish over and above factory paint scheme.

• Ultra Violet Inhibiting Technology

Guarantees gloss and paint won’t fade and oxidise.

• Reduced Maintenance

Self-cleaning properties, repels dirt and grime, easier to wash with

no need to wax and polish.

• Stain Resistance

The first line of chemically bonded defence against animal and

organic matter such as bird lime, tree sap and industrial pollution.

• Paint Compatible

Permagard coatings are 100% paint compatible, containing no

silicone additives or abrasives that can damage paint.

Permagard Automotive


Your car’s finish needs to be protected, be it one of the newer clear-coated finishes or an older traditional finish. Paint oxidizes with time and will eventually dull and dissipate its colour resins, all of which can be avoided with a little care.

All paints contain ‘oils’ that are necessary. Sunlight, oxygen, airborne pollutants and incorrect care deplete these oils. More often than not, it is neglect that destroys a finish.

Permagard’s main ingredients are of the most protective coating elements known to man.

The advanced reactive polymer structures developed in our coatings, lock and bond in multiple layers protecting against all types of chemical attacks (acids, insects, pollution) on your paint and even repel most dirt from sticking to the paint so your vehicle stays incredibly clean between washings.

When washing is needed you can simply rinse dirt away with water! Nothing is easier. Nothing protects as well. Nothing lasts longer and has a deeper gloss!

The Facts

  • Permagard is the only aftermarket vehicle protection programme approved and recommended by Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific.
  • Permagard products are sold by authorised Mercedes-Benz Dealerships and used by authorised Mercedes-Benz Autobody repairers in Australia.
  • Permagard has been awarded a global part number for BMW Global.
  • Permagard’s automotive coatings have proven to be the most paint compatible coatings in testing conducted by BMW Japan 2010.
  • All Permagard polymer products are manufactured to ISO14001 (Environment), OHSAS18001 (Health and Safety) and ISO9001 (Quality) certified standards and are not out sourced.
  • Permagard coatings have been proved to be the most durable in the automotive market.

Specification Details

1. Luxury upholstery schemes
2. Vinyl floor with bound-edged removable carpets
3. Cutlery storage
4. 100W solar panels
5. Domestic mixer taps
6. Entertainment system
7. Domestic style showers
8. Progressive rear indicators (Frontier only)
9. Colour reversing camera screen (Lifestyle Pack)

Specification Details

10. Large exterior storage areas
11. Underfloor storage
12. Underseat storage
13. Integrated control panel
14. 2 engine options including ‘Comfort-Matic’ Auto
15. Steering wheel radio/telephone controls (Lifestyle Pack)
16. Recessed exterior awnings (surface fixed on Imala)
17. Colour reversing cameras (Lifestyle Pack)
18. Panoramic Skyline roof


Our motorhomes are engineered, not just assembled

motorhome-standards and insulation

Body style PROFILES

Choose the body style that best suits your needs – at no extra cost.

For 2017, all Australian models can be ordered in one of two distinctive body styles – Hi-Line or Lo-Line – both featuring the panoramic ‘Skyline’ sunroof as standard.

Lo-Line configuration generally suits couples better, providing extra storage space for longer touring trips, while the Hi-Line’s extra overcab bed is often favoured by families or those who will be entertaining guests on their travels. Which of these variants best suits your lifestyle?

The choice is yours!


We have gone to extraordinary lengths to ensure all Auto-Trail models meet the NCC EN1646-1 thermal insulation and heating standard, as a result, the interior of your motorhome can maintain +20ºC even when its a chilly -15ºC or a blistering +40ºC outside. This is the highest standard achievable for motorhomes. Aerodynamic exterior styling ensures air and water are guided around the body. A structural aluminium extrusion that is bonded and also bolted to the edge of the pressed floor ensures the integrity of our habitation compartments. All models have 40mm insulation in the side walls and 45mm in the roof for superb thermal performance throughout the year. To enhance the look of the vehicle and to add further protection against water ingress, the entire upper cab/roof and rear panel is capped off using GRP moulded panels. The formed panels are bonded in place, with Henkel adhesive, to ensure a watertight seal.

Thoroughly TESTED

Engineering reliable and robust leisure vehicles has made a large contribution to the success of the Auto-Trail brand. In-house we use 3D printers to rapidly prototype components and fixings which can then be put through their paces in our test programmes. We work with the NCC to achieve the highest classification of insulation and heating accreditation, and also regularly use some of the UK’s leading automotive testing facilities, such as Millbrook in Bedford, to gather data on how our vehicles perform on all manner of different road surfaces and different driving situations. We aim to be as thorough as possible in our development so you can be confident when on the road, anywhere in the world. With a steel frame attaching the body to the cab, our vehicles are deemed to be the quietest on the road.


The Lo-Line is an outstanding example of modern motorhome design with sleek exterior styling creating an aerodynamic shape and incorporating a large panoramic

Skyline sunroof. Ideal for customers who prefer accessible integrated storage areas above the cab space in lieu of an overcab sleeping area.


The Hi-Line variant also features the unique Skyline sunroof, which has become a trademark of Auto-Trail.

The overcab area has been designed to accommodate a large double bed.

Every inch of space has been fully utilised to provide a large and comfortable sleeping area.

During the day, this sleeping area can be left undisturbed, or the bed can quickly slide away, enabling you to take full advantage of all the space.

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Why Choose Auto-Trail

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When you purchase a new Auto-Trail, you don’t only own one of the finest luxury leisure vehicles available, you also have invested in an exciting lifestyle.

Whether you are a keen rambler visiting the peaks and lakes across the UK or an avid motor sports enthusiast chasing the race meets around Europe, you have the ability to take your home from home with you at a pace that suits you.


Simply superior in so many ways

You may well have noticed a significant difference between Auto-Trail motorhomes and those of its competitors; we believe this is due to the fact that we are a dedicated motorhome manufacturer.

At Auto-Trail we don’t need to consider sharing processes with a caravan production line, we are devoted to creating the most innovative and well thought out luxury motorhomes, without compromise.

635a1235d583c45d5b59ea9436f558bfc18a494fMore choice, comfort & innovation

2017 is all about added value. We recognise that in today’s consumer led market we need to continue to push the boundaries in regards to design and development to ensure we strengthen our position as the UK’s leading motorhome manufacturer.

To this end we have concentrated on increasing the specification of all our models this season offer you, the customer, even greater value for money.

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With nearly 35 years’ motorhome manufacturing experience designing and building motorhomes in the UK, Auto-Trail is proud of its rich British heritage and its reputation for craftsmanship and design innovation.

Always developing and growing our range and our methods, we are now recognised as the UK’s leading dedicated motorhome manufacturer with one motorhome in three sold in the UK being built at our Grimsby manufacturing plant.

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The strength of the Auto-Trail brand continues to grow year on year and accolades and awards continue to be bestowed upon our models every season. Using market research, we hone our vehicles to reflect current trends and design.

We have maintained our close relationship with Fiat, the leading motorhome chassis manufacturer, and as part of the Trigano Group we enjoy the financial stability and a level of investment only possible by being part of the largest European leisure vehicle manufacturer.

What Auto-Trail client’s are saying:

On the road in style

The recent addition of the Auto Trail range of motorhomes into Australian must have made the local manufactures question just how far behind the times that their products were.
After owning two local ‘common name’ produced motorhomes here and one Italian designed vehicle while travelling in Europe, we realised that the overseas produced vehicles were light years ahead of anything made locally regardless of price. Find Out More at

Johnathan Garrett, Main Beach QLD
The Auto Trail Delaware is a fantastic RV!

The Delaware comes with an impressive list of features that are standard equipment from the factory.

When comparing it to the Australian-built equivalent motorhomes on the market, we were told most of these features are “optional extras” and would need to be added during assembly at the factory (at considerable additional expense), which in turn means between a 4 to 6 month wait for delivery.
It was a no brainer for us.

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Tom C, Gold Coast
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This motorhome after 22,000 klms travelling as far north as Cooktown, west to Ceduna and around NSW/VIC has performed exactly as described by the manufacturer. We are very pleased with the vehicle and would buy another one, and probably will.

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Geeco, VIC
Call Now Button Motorhomes for sale Queensland, The Auto-Trail motorhome range, European styled with ducted heating and cooling, air conditioning, large skylights is incredible value for money. Just compare our range to Australian brands like Jayco Motorhomes, Avida Motorhomes, Majestic Motorhomes, Swift Motorhomes, New Age Motorhomes and sunliner motorhomes.