Autosleeper Nuevo Es Motorhome Review
ReviewTuesday 16 June 2009
The Autosleeper Nuevo Es Basics
?THERE?S NO DOUBT THAT AUTOSLEEPERS ARE AMONG THE LEADERS IN PRODUCING TOP-QUALITY MOTORHOMES.?
The Autosleeper Nuevo is based on the short-wheel base Peugeot Boxer chassis cab van, which as most of you will know, is pretty similar to Citroen?s Relay and Fiat?s popular Ducato. Two turbo-diesel units are available, one is the 2-litre 85bhp HDi unit, the other being the 2.2-litre engine that gives you a little more pulling power, resulting in slightly more relaxed cruising and performance. By choosing the latter, you?ll have to pay nearly £500 more, but it?s well worthwhile forking out the extra readies. You?ll actually receive better economy in the Autosleeper Nuevo Es as the engine doesn?t have to work so hard ? an overall fuel consumption figure of 32mpg is quite respectable! The streamlined shape of the Autosleeper Nuevo Es probably helps in this respect.
The cab is well-designed with all the standard features that you?ll ever need or want, with a stereo radio/CD player, electric windows and electrically heated and adjusted door mirrors all included in the package. You?ll also find tinted glass, adjustable steering column and height adjustable driver?s seat. There?s even a specially designed mobile phone pocket.
The Nuevo ES is relatively compact externally which allows you to reach out of the way places. Inside, you will enjoy the spacious lounge and it?s easily large enough for four people to stretch out quite comfortably.
The First Impressions of the Autosleeper Nuevo
The Peugeot Boxer is an enjoyable van to drive and this motorhome version is no exception. Performance is certainly sprightly, and you don?t have to raise your voice on the move. The quality of the external GRP body of the Autosleeper Nuevo Es is high and all joins are smoothly finished. Inside the Autosleeper Nuevo, the standard of fit and finish is well up to scratch, and the quality of the materials used on the soft furnishings is superb ? it?s looks pretty durable too. The colour-scheme is totally inoffensive, and easy on the eye, with nothing to induce a migraine. There?s no doubt that Auto-Sleepers are among the leaders in producing top-quality motorhomes.
Practicalities in the Nuevo
There?s no shortage of storage on board the Nuevo ES, with plenty of roof lockers and more space easily accessed underneath the settees. The vinyl flooring with bound edged carpet overlay makes sweeping and washing the floor a doddle. All in all, the Autosleeper Nuevo ES is a very easy motorhome to live with.
Living Conditions in the Autosleeper Nuevo
The Autosleeper Nuevo Es?s interior seating offers you several options at meal times. For quick snacks, simply sit yourself down on the couches and use the free-standing table situated in the middle of the living area. For the main meal of the day, set the rear seats in the Autosleeper Nuevo Es to the travelling position, rotate the cab seats, and you gain a couple of comfortable single dinettes. There?s room for your elbows to move here! A nice touch is the cocktail cabinet with wine glasses included.
Cooking, Sleeping and Washing
The cooking facilities on board the Autosleeper Nuevo Es offer you the chance to prepare a decent meal, with a full-size electrically-ignited oven, grill, three- burner hob and electric hotplate. The 77-litre fridge with freezer compartment will contain all the provisions required for a group of four campers over the weekend. There?s a useful pull-out work surface above the fridge in the Autosleeper Nuevo Es to add to the already impressive amount of preparation space. A Heki-3 roof light offers additional lighting and ventilation above the dinette. This kitchen in the Autosleeper Nuevo also comes with a dedicated storage unit for crockery and you?ll be impressed with the amount of cupboard space here.
Sleeping arrangements in the Autosleeper Nuevo Es are easily sorted ? setting up the overcab double bed is a cinch. Simply pull the bed-base towards you and move the cushions around, and hey presto, you have a comfy double that?s accessed by a steel ladder. Mind you, it?s a bit cold on the feet, and there are no windows up there.
Down in the living area of the Autosleeper Nuevo, the pair of facing settees make up a roomy double or two single beds and the instructions are so simple to follow. If only all beds were as easy to make as these in motorhomes!
Now comes the best bit of the Autosleeper Nuevo Es, as far as I?m concerned at least. On entering the washroom, you?ll be pleasantly surprised at just how much room there is. Light, airy and fully-fitted with everything that you could ever wish for, this is a washroom that Autosleeper's can be proud of.
Autosleeper Nuevo Es Facts
MOTORHOME: Autosleeper Nuevo ES
PRICE: £30,465 OTR (Contact Auto-Sleepers for latest prices)
BASED ON: Peugeot Boxer SWB Chassis Cab
MTPLM : 2900kg
PAYLOAD: 2.0litreHDi = 786kg / 2.2-litreHDi = 716kg
WILL IT FIT ON YOUR DRIVEWAY?: Length 5.42m/ Width 2.18m (exc Mirror)/ Height 2.90m (minus TV aerial)