Find out what the Practical Motorhome review team makes of the Fiat Ducato based Lunar Newstar 58E
Inside, Lunar has chosen a traditionally warm interior colour scheme, something that UK buyers really take to. It’s not fussy, and the use of a single fabric throughout the interior means it's uniform throughout, if a little unsubtle.
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Lounging & dining
At 77 litres, the refrigerator in the Lunar is small, because it has been fitted over the wheel arch. Food preparation facilities around the sink and hob area are non-existent, but at least the sink has a recessed drainer, making it easier to stack dishes. The four gas burners on the Caprice cooker are preferable to many buyers than the three burners and electric hotplate in many other rivals.
Integrated hand-basin/shower control units control water to the shower, rather than having a separate shower tap.
The Lunar also lacks a dedicated television storage cupboard at roof level, but the shelf next to the door would provide space to place one.
However, there’s plenty of storage under the bunks and in lockers around the dinette, and a half-length wardrobe above the heater, too.
Dometic Fridge, 4-burner gas hob, Oven, Separate grill
Thetford C-402 bench toilet, Shower curtain
The Practical Motorhome review concludes that the Lunar Newstar 58E is a no-frills family ’van. The Lunar does little wrong, but gets outshone by more polished-looking rivals. It is worth considering if you can drive a hard bargain on the price.
- Good value
- Nicely finished
- Well specced
- Supportive seats
- Limited kitchen work area
- There are no external storage areas
- It feels basic