An innovative ’van with some neat touches, and lovely to look at, but slightly flawed.
Very stylish both inside and out; generously-sized double bed.
No U-shaped lounge option; internal access to Thetford cassette; very little driver legroom.
The Rhythm misses a trick by not having a U-shaped lounge conversion option, as many of its rivals do. The table needs to be wrested from its mount behind the cab seat, which is no easy task. The sofas offer comfy knee rolls, so it’s a squeeze to get your legs under the 67cm-high table, but there are plenty of scatter and end cushions to pamper yourself with.
The kitchen area has an extendable section that houses the sink, so when it slides out you have a worksurface between the hob and the sink. The worktop has attractive, marble-look detailing but it can’t match the level of equipment of some similar ’vans, with only a three-burner hob and combined oven and grill. There are moulded, wooden crockery bases in an overhead locker, and a Waeco fridge freezer across the galley.
The Rhythm’s washroom is quite spacious (115 x 65cm at its widest), boasting three spotlights and two shower-head fixtures with a shower curtain. There’s also a tip-up basin and a Thetford bench cassette toilet.
We measured our prototype’s bed at 182cm by 190cm. The slatted bases pull out on support legs but the knee-roll cushions mean it’s not the flattest sleeping surface. In production models you should find integrated Remis windscreen blinds for the front window, and press-studded curtains for the side windows.
Storage room is at a premium but there is good access to the under-sofa spaces via locker door flaps on the bed boxes. Four overhead lockers on either side swallow lighter gear.
|Shipping Length||6.19 m|