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Motorhome review: Mobilvetta Tekno Line K-Yacht 95 A-class

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Key Features

  • Model Year : 2022
  • Class : A-Class
  • Base Vehicle : Fiat Ducato
  • Engine Size : 2.2TD
  • Maximum Weight (Kg) : 4400
  • Berths : 4
  • Layout : Rear Lounge

AT A GLANCE

Base vehicle: Fiat Ducato Price from: £98,495 Berths: 4 Travel seats: 4 Length: 7.45m Width: 2.35m Height: 2.89m Gross weight: 4,400kg Payload: 1,001kg

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Model Year
2022
Manufacturer
Mobilvetta
Class
A-Class
Range
K-Yacht
Base Vehicle
Fiat Ducato
Engine Size
2.2TD
Payload (kg)
1022
Belted Seats
4
Maximum weight (kg)
4400
Price from (£)
94995
Length (m)
7.45
Width (m)
2.35
Height (m)
2.89
Berths
4
Main Layout
Rear Lounge
Price from (€)
Campervan Test Date

DETAILED REVIEW

Words & photos: Peter Vaughan

The Mobilvetta Tekno Line K-Yacht 95

Most A-class motorhomes come with a choice of island bed or twin bed layouts. If you’re seeking something else then your choice of makes and models shrinks faster than your bank balance after a night in the West End. And, if you want an A-class with a very British style of layout, then your choices reduce further still. Even Auto-Trail, the only major UK brand to build A-classes, doesn’t have a rear lounge layout in its Grande Frontier line-up.

Mobilvetta is one of the few A-class makers to pander to our unique taste in motorhome floorplans and, if you’re wondering why a very Italian brand should be so focused on the British market, the answer lies in its importer (Marquis Leisure) and the fact that both are part of the Trigano Group.

In fact, this new-for-2022 K-Yacht 95 isn’t even the first rear lounge model in the range; the shorter K-Yacht 80 has been on sale here since 2016. However, while the latter has an L-shaped sofa in the rear offside corner, its new stablemate adopts the full wrap-around U-shape in the stern. All K-Yachts are also UK-handed, so its habitation door is on the nearside.                

 

The rear lounge

The end lounge is the star feature of this model – a spacious seating area for relaxing or entertaining, while enjoying great views through generous triple-aspect glazing and more daylight from the large wind-up rooflight above. There are speakers and reading lights in the rear corners and a free-standing table (which stores in the small wardrobe), too.

However, when it comes to sleeping, you have to convert the lounge into a huge double bed or use the settees as singles – the K-Yacht 80 has a drop-down bed over its rear lounge, which you might have expected to see here, too. In the 95, the only drop-down bed is the typical A-class one in the cab – manually operated and with a thick 1.86m by 1.35m mattress.                  

 

What’s included

Under the rear lounge is a large external locker that can be accessed from either side and this space has a minimum internal height of 510mm. It’s not a true garage (as you’ll find in Rapido’s smaller 854F or the Frankia Plus models), but it’s a useful area for outdoor chairs, etc. And, with all the 2022-season Mobilvettas being built on the 4,400kg chassis, there’s a very generous payload, too.

These latest K-Yachts also get a bold new front design with the Mobilvetta logo emblazoned across the grille in chrome – you won’t mistake them for any other marque! Also standard now is a touchscreen radio with sat-nav and reversing camera, while the power unit is Fiat’s 160bhp Multijet 3 in combination with the nine-speed automatic transmission.

And also included in the standard spec of this near-£100k motorhome are 16in alloy wheels, a 120W solar panel, central locking, climate control in the cab, external barbecue and 230V points, and a Trafficmaster tracking system, as well as that very desirable automatic gearbox.                   

 

The layout

The 95’s front lounge adds a pair of rear travel seats and is probably the better place for dining, while catering need not be modest. There’s the giant (149-litre) fridge/freezer that you’d expect but also a Duplex oven and grill. The hob is the latest induction/gas combination from Thetford. Opposite the galley, the ablutions are all contained in one space but Mobilvetta has still incorporated a good-sized separate shower, complete with roof vent and a shelf for shampoo, etc. Like the rest of this motorhome, the washroom should be kept cosy by the Alde ‘wet’ central heating system.

 

 

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