A good effort, but the lounge bed hampers its ability to accommodate four occupants.
Plush design, with good use of wood and leather; well-zoned interior
Complex lounge bed; not much space to move in the kitchen
The Toskana has an L-shaped dinette that can seat four with the cab seats swivelled. The oval table is roomy, but since the lounge faces the kitchen it has a section that folds down in order to free up space for cooking. The table’s size also means that when it’s fully extended it can be a bit of a pain to move through the lounge.
Instead of providing a single, panoramic window in the lounge, Hobby has opted for two smaller ones. This certainly makes for a distinctive exterior appearance but surely one large window would have benefited the lounge more? Nevertheless, it is a very well-lit area, with a large rooflight stretching between the lounge and cab areas, four recessed spotlights above the dinette, and six spotlights (three of which are adjustable) attached to a central light fixture in the lounge.
This ‘van has lots of counter space while not compromising the hob and sink space – both are sizeable and come with glass covers. Since the kitchen faces the lounge there’s added workspace readily available on the dinette table, too. This same table intrudes into legroom around the kitchen area, though, and makes it awkward to get food in and out of the oven/grill.
The washroom interior is easy on the eye, thanks to the silver wall panels with polka-dots of chrome (although some may find this a bit gaudy). There’s sufficient room for movement but the cabinet under the sink can be difficult to access when the washroom door is shut, and the swivelling toilet can get in the way of the cabinet door, too. The room has no rooflight/ventilator either, but at least the window is frosted.
The rear-corner double bed is 132cm at its widest point and 102cm at its narrowest, with a respectable length of 194cm. There are two reading lamps over the bed plus a panoramic bedside window – and a clever flatscreen TV mount that swivels so the television can be viewed from either the lounge or the bed area.
Setting up the extra lounge bed is not as simple as it might be, requiring a lowering of the lounge table and a Gordian knot arrangement of dinette and fill-in cushions.
The wardrobe is only half-length due to the gas locker being positioned right beneath it, and it also lacks any dedicated shoe storage space. Not ideal, but there is also some storage space under the main bed that can be accessed from both inside and out.