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Motorhome review: Consort Oslo S2 campervan

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Key Features

  • Model Year : 2022
  • Class : High top
  • Base Vehicle : Fiat Ducato
  • Maximum Weight (Kg) : 3500
  • Berths : 2
  • Layout : Rear Lounge

AT A GLANCE

Base vehicle: Fiat Ducato Price from: £63,950 Berths: 2 Travel seats: 2 Length: 6.36m Width: 2.05m Height: 2.58m Gross weight: 3,500kg Payload: 450kg

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Model Year
2022
Manufacturer
Consort Motorhomes
Class
High top
Range
No Range
Base Vehicle
Fiat Ducato
Engine Size
Payload (kg)
450
Belted Seats
2
Maximum weight (kg)
3500
Price from (£)
63950
Length (m)
6.36
Width (m)
2.05
Height (m)
2.58
Berths
2
Main Layout
Rear Lounge
Price from (€)
Campervan Test Date

DETAILED REVIEW

 

Words & photos: Peter Vaughan

 

The Consort Oslo S2

If you’re looking to downsize from a coachbuilt motorhome to a campervan, Consort’s largest model, the Oslo, has a lot of bases covered. It’s based on the extra-long Fiat Ducato (although this demo model is actually a Peugeot Boxer because of chassis supply issues).

Like all Consort’s campers, it has a rear lounge layout and this S2 version gets the wrap-around U-shape seating, while the S1 has straight settees to retain the rear doors’ walk through.

Open the barn doors here and you immediately discover one of the key advantages of the Oslo – a generous boot area. This space measures 1.84m by 650mm with a height of 420mm – plenty of room for outdoor chairs, wellies, etc.

 

The interior

The boot sits under the rear section of the lounge, where the settees are a generous 1.90m long. At night, the sofas can be 660mm-wide single beds, or you can slide out the bed bases from the offside to create a 1.84m-wide, lengthways bed that’s almost super king size. Bedding can go below the nearside sofa, while services are all together on the offside.

Whether as a lounge or a bedroom, this is a key part of the Oslo – spacious, with triple-aspect glazing (windows are flush-fit) and a push-up Heki rooflight above. There are downlights set into the base of the top cupboards, plus reading lights in the rear corners and an optional 24in TV is mounted on the wardrobe wall. Consort even fits a pocket for the remote control!

The rear lounge isn’t the only seating space on site, as both cab chairs swivel. You can even use one of the two island leg tables here for breakfasting, should the rear still be made up as a bed. The tables store on the overcab shelf, which is retained – there’s no full-height walkthrough or overcab sunroof option. A neat detail is the locker under the passenger seat – ideal for shoes, dog leads, etc.

 

The options

Features that you might want to add, however, are the part-leather upholstery (£600) and Remis cab blinds (£650). The Fiat cab spec includes twin airbags, a leather steering wheel and removable carpets, but cruise control (£300), alloy wheels (£700) and air-conditioning (£1,300) all require you to dig deeper. The standard 140bhp engine can be mated to Fiat’s automatic gearbox for £3,900 but, if you want more power too, the 180bhp automatic is a whopping £6,900. One important point to note is that the furniture is set far enough back from the driver’s seat to allow plenty of adjustment.

 

The washroom

The washroom is simple, with a fold-down basin above the bench cassette toilet – Consort is developing its own basin design for future models. A corner basket holds your shampoo as you shower and the washroom cabinet has upstands to keep everything in place but, while the showerhead is separate from the tap, you will need to deploy the shower curtain.

 

The kitchen

You’ll find the kitchen on the nearside and it’s one of the Oslo’s best features. There’s plenty of worktop between the hob and sink – and even more when you use the wall-hinged flap next to the latter. The cooker includes a combined oven and grill, while a pull-up power tower adds three 230V sockets for your appliances. As standard, the Oslo comes with a supersized Thetford 152-litre fridge – the sort of unit normally seen in much larger campervans. Alternatively, you can have a 90-litre fridge with a second wardrobe underneath. The main wardrobe is on the other side of the washroom – there’s over a metre of hanging height from the rail here.

A draining board and plate drying rack are supplied, too, but it’s the generous drawer-based storage that’s the winning feature – and the one that also shows off Consort’s high-quality finish.

 

 

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