THE RECENT LONG periods of lockdown mean that there are only very slight cosmetic changes to Mobilvetta for the 2022 season, although all models will continue to be sold exclusively through Marquis Leisure’s 13 branches.

In the UK, Mobilvetta is known for two Tekno Line ranges – the K-Yacht A-classes and the Kea P low-profiles.

K-Yacht Tekno Line, as you might imagine, takes its inspiration from the nautical world. So interiors feature gloss white surfaces and plenty of chrome.

But there are some practical extras, too, such as an exterior barbecue point, mains socket, shower and skirt storage. Inside, there can be underfloor storage.

Two new models for 2022 include the 59, a compact 5.9m four-berth rear-washroom model and the 95, a 7.45m rear-lounge model. Alde heating has also replaced the Truma system.

The three continuing models in the range include the 6.99m-long K-Yacht 80, with a UK-friendly rear lounge below a drop-down bed.

The other two are both 7.44m long. The K-Yacht 90 (previously the 79) features a 1.92m-long island bed and a central washroom, while the K Yacht 86 (formerly 85) keeps the central washroom but provides two single beds, one of which is more than 2m long.

The Kea P range, meanwhile, has interiors similar to the K-Yacht models, albeit slightly sparer.

The Kea P 80 (formerly the 67) comes in at just under 7m, thanks to having a rear lounge that converts into a double bed.

The other two ‘vans are longer, at 7.38m, and come with a central washroom.

The Kea P 86 (formerly 65) has two single beds, one of which is over 2m long, while the Kea P 90 (formerly 68) has an island bed. All three also have a drop-down bed fitted over the front lounge.

While all models have a 3500kg MTPLM as standard, chassis upgrades to 4400kg are available.

Mobilvetta: A quick history

The rear-view camera included on this specced-up motorhome is a useful bonus, and is discreetly hidden in the rear mouldingUnusually among motorhome manufacturers, Mobilvetta started out as a furniture company, rather than having an automotive background.

When the company did start producing motorhomes in the 1960s, the emphasis was very much on producing ‘travelling homes’, rather than furnished ‘vans. That probably explains the brand’s very elegant, highly designed interiors.

For a time at the turn of the century – when Mobilvetta was part of the now-defunct SEA Group – it was managed by Pierluigi Alinari, the legendary motorhome designer, who sadly died earlier this year.

Now the brand sits comfortably within the Trigano Group, which also includes a host of other great Italian names, such as McLouis, Roller Team and Kentucky Camp, as well as UK brands Auto-Trail and Auto-Sleepers, and dealer network Marquis Leisure.

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