More A-class models are probably not what the UK market needs right now, but this Fleurette motorhome will have absolutely no trouble making its case with prospective buyers. It’s got the looks, the specification and the luxury, while the offset island-bed offers an appealing little twist.
Flat floor from cab to bedroom
Small rear garage
Warmth of the interior
No cupholders in cab
Upright rear travel seat
Add another name to the growing list of companies in the A-class world – Fleurette. Along with sister brand Floriam, it’s part of France’s Rapido Group; Fleurette has been back in the UK since the 2016 season.
You might think German marques have the monopoly on superior-quality A-class motorhomes, but perhaps it’s time for a rethink. It will take something special to break through – so why not the Fleurette Discover 65?
It's easy to be objective about the quality of the overall fit and feel (it's very good), but the decor can only ever be personal. I can't help feeling the Discover has a warmth to its interior that some rivals lack
At the front, it’s a typical lounge – swivel cab seat plus forward-facing double travel unit adapting to an L-shaped sofa, with a handy fold-up stool across the doorway.
The table is on a pedestal leg, with plenty of fore and aft adjustment (but it’s fixed for height). It’s also a rather upright rear travel seat.
Squeezing the lounge gives space to other areas. The main kitchen unit is nearside mid-‘van. It’s deep, with an ergonomically friendly curve that isn’t just easier for the chef, it also helps enhance the capacities of the three large, soft-close drawers, the lowest of which has a waste bin as well as storage for four wine bottles.
Food preparation facilities are a three-in-a-line gas hob, plus a circular sink with mixer tap. There’s a modern extractor unit, and brushed-metal splash-panels.
A Tec Tower arrangement sees a sensible height for the oven/grill over the 141-litre capacity fridge/freezer.
Washroom facilities are less intrusive than a separate shower and toilet. Here, the double-doored, part-circular cubicle is on the offside, aft of the fridge-freezer. The swivel-bowl toilet, over which there’s a fold-down basin, is in a separate room.