AS WITH BENIMAR, the lengthy lockdown in its native Italy means that this season, Mobilvetta is only making limited changes to the two ranges it sells in the UK via Marquis Leisure.

The A-class K-Yacht Tekno Line takes inspiration, as its name implies, from the nautical world. Interiors feature gloss-white surfaces and plenty of chrome fittings. But there are practical extras, too, such as an exterior barbecue point, mains socket, shower and skirt storage. There are three models in the range.

The Kea P line-up, meanwhile, is a range of low-profiles with similarly inspired (if slightly sparer) interiors. As with the K-Yacht, three four-berth models are included. While all models come with a 3500kg MTPLM as standard, so anyone can drive them, chassis upgrades to as much as 4400kg are available to those who have the right licence.

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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