This is a well-planned family ’van that should provide you with many memorable tours. It’s not the most dazzling interior, but that pales into insignificance when you realise how great value a model this is. It feels well built, too.
- Spacious interior
- Room for the whole family to relax
Sixth travel seat comes as an optional extra
The Itineo Cozi PS700 is the first six-berth low-profile to make it into the Itineo line-up.
Given the French brand’s well-established reputation for building family ’vans, you might think that slightly odd. But so far, the really big family models have all been kept within its A-class motorhome range.
A six berth motorhome is something of a rarity these days, anyway, so the appearance of such a vehicle in a brand that is known for being good value for money would be bound to attract interest – enough for this ’van to be our pick of the budget motorhomes in our recent Motorhome of the Year awards.
So what’s the Itineo PS700 like in more detail?
It’s based on a Ford Transit, with a 130bhp engine and manual transmission as standard.
Itineo’s Premium Pack is included as standard, so you get a lockable glovebox and cab air-con, halogen headlights, electric heated mirrors and a painted bumper. However, even with this, the exterior is nothing to get too excited about. This is, in effect, a budget ’van.
As standard, you get five travel seats, including one at the rear which faces backwards. Itineo offers you the option of having a sixth travel seat, also facing back, although it is worth pointing out that these final two seats only have lap belts, and do not have Isofix fixings.
The parallel settees are a bit slabby, and as with the exterior, you shouldn’t expect too much in terms of the colour scheme here: it’s a mixture of grey, black and white. However, you could easily seat eight people in this bright, airy lounge. LEDs in the panel under the drop-down bed and in the cab help to retain that brightness at night, too.
The pedestal table has room for six and folds down to create a gangway.
Kitchen in the Itineo Cozi PS700
The kitchen is suitably large for a family motorhome. There’s no extension, but you don’t need one, because there is lots of space in front of the two-burner hob and between the hob and the sink.
The sink cover doubles as a chopping board, although I did find it a bit tricky to remove, thanks to its weight.
The area is well lit, from a striplight and a large window. You get a mains socket right where you need it and a rail on the far wall with hooks for tea towels. Beyond this is a 136-litre slimline fridge with a freezer, which should be large enough for the provisions of a family.
Washroom in the Itineo Cozi PS700
The side washroom is large, another useful feature when you’re travelling with young children who might need help dressing.
The handbasin can really only be accessed when the shower is not in use. It sits in front of a well-lit mirror. The shower has a handy shelf and two drainage holes. An opaque window behind the circular toilet, and clever use of lighting, keeps the room bright.
Sleeping in the Itineo Cozi PS700
The drop-down bed is comfortable and wide. It has no lights of its own, but you can make use of those in the cab when the bed is down. You also have access to shelves at either end.
If you are travelling with only two others, they could sleep in the fixed bunks at the back, which come with their own lighting and cubbyholes.
If there are more than four of you, you’ll have to put up the bottom bed. But fear not! This is not the infuriating jigsaw puzzle that so many others like it are. You lower the table, then fit the backrests and base cushions together with one extra infill cushion. You end up with one of the largest doubles I’ve seen in a motorhome, at 2.19 x 1.63m. An ample curtain between cab and lounge keeps out the light at night.
Storage in the Itineo Cozi PS700
The bottom bunk folds to provide a place to store bikes, accessible through the large external doors.
Storage elsewhere comprises four large overhead lockers in the lounge and a shelf over the cab. Underseat storage is mainly taken up with the travel seats and water tanks. Further back is a large wardrobe next to the bunks.
The kitchen has ample storage, with two cupboards, two drawers and two shelved overhead lockers.
Alternatives to consdier
As I’ve already said, six berths are not so common among motorhomes nowadays. However, if you’re looking for a family ‘van, the 2023 Swift Voyager 584 is a five-berth that could be worth considering – it’s got an excellent spec and provides you with a comfortable interior. If you’re looking for a smaller option, the Adria Active Duo could tick the box – it’s a four berth that is cleverly designed and ideal for lovers of the great outdoors. Or, if. you have the budget for it, you could look at the Le Voyageur Eterna 7.0 GJF – it provides a luxurious and stylish touring experience.
- Price: £61,800
- Sleeps: 6
- Belts: 5 (optional 6)
- Base vehicle: Ford Transit
- Engine: 2.0-litre, 130bhp
- Length/width/height: 6.99/2.32/2.88m (22’9”/7’6”/9’4”)
- MTPLM: 3500kg
- MiRO: TBC
- Payload: TBC
- Water (fresh/waste): 100/100 litres
- Leisure battery: TBC
- Gas: TBC
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