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Check out the 2016 season updates to the UK’s best-selling dealer specials, with a look at a rear-lounge three-berth in our Marquis Majestic 135 review
The Marquis Majestic is the best-selling dealer-special motorhome range in the UK. Based on the biggest-sellers in the Elddis Accordo, Autoquest and Encore ranges, Majestics add a selection of desirable extras for affordable prices.
In total, 14 models are available, from two- to six-berths, on body lengths ranging from 5.7m to 7.4m. There are 13 low-profiles and one overcab coachbuilt.
Introduced last year, the three-berth Accordo-based 135 was the first 2016 model available for review, so we’ll look at the layout of this flexible vehicle plus the upgrades to the Majestic specification.
Majestics break from the Accordo mould with smart silver sidewall graphics that incorporate a gold-crown logo – a smart ensemble. And it rides close to the ground, so the habitation door doesn’t have an entrance step.
On the road
The Boxer does not offer an automatic transmission option, but buyers who require one could try Marquis’s other dealer-special range: the Fiat Ducato-based Lifestyle, manufactured by Swift.
Lounging & dining
For meals or snacks, the round table will suffice. The dinette is ideal for a couple, but comfortably accommodates four.
At the rear, a U-shaped lounge provides the main space for relaxing. Windows on three sides and a rooflight make it a bright and sociable space. LED spotlights illuminate the four reading positions, while a TV stand with all the necessary connections is fitted to the offside washroom wall. The cushions and seat bases are made by Ozio, and are 30% lighter than conventional foam cushions.
A window provides illumination for cooks, supported by a pair of task lights on the underside of the overhead lockers. Food smells will be cleared quickly by the rooflight’s built-in extractor fan.
A third, occasional, berth in the front dinette is set up by rotating the driver’s seat and inserting a grey infill cushion on top of the lowered lounge table.
Items can be loaded into the rear lounge area, via a hatch on the motorhome’s rear wall. The sofa bases are hinged so they can be lifted to reveal sizeable storage spaces on either side.
Base vehicle upgrades include a 150bhp engine, a silver-metallic cab, ASR, daytime running lights, cruise control, a passenger airbag, automatic climate control, a colour reversing camera, sat-nav and a DAB radio with Bluetooth hands-free connectivity plus USB and aux inputs.
|Fresh/waste water||90L / 70L|
|Leisure battery||110 Ah|
|Gas tank size||7kg|
|Number of gas tank compartments||2|
In Majestic guise, the compact but capable 135 is an attractive upgrade from the Elddis Accordo. The Majestic spec bumps for 2016 retain the appeal of the range, so if you have the budget, we think that the decision to trade up will be an easy one. And to see other Elddis and Elddis-based motorhomes for sale, click here.
- It has an attractive kit list
- Storage is excellent
- The double bed is comfy and easy to make up
- You can't get an automatic transmission