The build quality inspires confidence and pride of ownership – this ‘van will be a joy to own.
Superb build quality; attractive shape; rear-wheel drive chassis.
Light fabrics; small washroom; small fridge.
The lounge makes use of a removable table which can be stored in a dedicated locker (unlike the hefty, fixed tables favoured in many Continental ‘vans) to make an open space for lounging.
The Sirius’ Reflex foam seating is terrific, with superbly shaped cushions, with rake adjustment.
You get a small cupboard and drinks cabinet (with glasses provided) and a tambour-door TV cabinet with slide-out base for a conventional TV. With its two, wood-effect doors, it looks well integrated with the rest of the interior.
The kitchen has two additional worktop sections: one which folds out across the entrance door and another which slides out across the corridor; it is a rather inconvenient arrangement.
The fridge is small by contemporary standards and there’s no automatic energy selection.
Unlike some rivals, the Orian has a washroom that combines the shower and toilet area, as opposed to a washroom with a separate shower compartment. The simple washroom performs all its functions well, although the floor will be wet for some time after showering.
However, we feel that the omission of any towel rails can only be explained as thoughtless.
The Sirius has no overcab bed – it is an option but, with only two belted seats, many buyers may prefer to leave the space open for storage purposes.
The bed is huge, and its mechanism is great – its metal seat bases slide out to two positions: it either partially extends to wide singles or fully extends to a double. Its firm cushions, with solid bases are not completely flat, but should offer the most support. You could argue that the system is over-engineered, but the combination of bed and rear corner steadies will provide a firm and wobble-free night’s sleep.
You get an exterior locker that opens onto the bed base and a wardrobe that’s big enough for a couple’s clothes for two weeks.
Overhead storage is impressive – the lounge’s overhead lockers have a shelf and the corners have lockers. Access to storage space is also good, with three cantilevered seat bases, which are easy to open.
The Orian does well in the kitchen, thanks to its dedicated crockery storage space.
In the washroom, the small under-sink cupboard is at least complemented by an overhead locker, which has a catch to hold it open, for use when showering.
|Shipping Length||6.89 m|