There's quite a bit of competition in this sector, but the Pegaso offers practical design, high levels of equipment and good value.
Berths: 4 Travel seats: 4 Base vehicle: Fiat Ducato Camper chassis cowl
Coming across an A-class for less than 60 grand used to be rare, but now there are plenty out there.
Roller Team’s first ever UK-imported A-class, the Pegaso 740, is based on Fiat’s omnipresent Ducato, with the standard 130-horsepower engine, and the layout is entirely usual: an L-shaped lounge is followed by an L-shaped kitchen, with en suite and island double bed behind in the rear and a garage beneath.
Roller Team describes the 740 as ‘highly specified’ with LED daytime running lights, a bike rack, alloy wheels, a habitation door with window and a 120-Watt solar panel. Twin garage doors and a passenger side cab door are fitted, too. With so many silver A-classes coloured in silver it’s refreshing to see one in white and there’s some nicely sharp styling too.
The interior welcomes you with a combination of rich wood, granite and cream colours. This is enhanced by plenty of lighting.
Cab seats swivelled, there’s a realistic five-seater lounge/diner on offer. There’s no height adjustment on the pedestal table, though, and it did seem lofty for dining.
Kitchen equipment levels are equally good, and storage nicely designed. There’s a deep sink, served by a chromed pillar tap, which is tall, so it should easily fill your kettle. The big fridge/freezer opposite has automatic energy selection and is topped by an oven/grill that’s not mounted too high. Nice design touches include centrally locked drawers and a mini bin set into the worktop.
A sliding door gives access to the en suite bathroom set across the foot of the bed. There’s plenty of space in here, while more sliding doors at each side enclose the bedroom. There’s plenty of storage, the toilet’s at an easy-to-use height, while the vessel-style washbasin is practical, if flashy.
The island bed is a good size and the design, with the bathroom across the foot, allows a squarer, more generous mattress, but looming overhead lockers prevent you getting propped up.
The bed’s electrically adjustable height allows for a low bed, with smaller storage beneath, or a higher but still easy to reach bed with a bike-swallowing garage below.
Up front, the in-cab drop-down double is smaller but still a good size. Storage overall is good, payload less so. Thankfully, you can upgrade the chassis to 3,650kg if your licence allows.
This is an abridged version of the full review appearing in the May 2016 issue of What Motorhome. There is also a longer review in the July issue. Buy both now.