Motorhomes : Nissan NV300

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Motorhome : Nissan NV300 y.2019

Cars like the Nissan NV300 Michelangelo are the lowest priced entry into the world of motorhomes. The upgraded van is not larger than a minibus, costs significantly less than a semi-integrated camper and yet offers plenty of living and travel comfort for up to six people. At the same time, he also wants to make a good impression in everyday life between the shopping center and the office.

The awning on the Nissan NV300 Michelangelo is optional and costs extra.
With a good five meters in length, the NV300 can certainly no longer be called handy. But shuffle, park and drive in city traffic go with a bit of getting used quite loose enough from the hand, so as not to need a time car for city use. However, it becomes tricky when the optional awning is ordered. Their housing protrudes a hand's breadth beyond the roof and raises the total height by seven inches to 2.07 meters - for some car park already too much.

The sweeping dimensions of minibuses are usually offset by a correspondingly large interior. In Nissan's motorhome, however, part of the lush volume goes for the living facility. After all, two additional seats are available at extra cost, which can accommodate up to six passengers in the Japanese.

Four people can spend the night in the Nissan NV300 Michelangelo.
The thing with the luggage is more difficult. This bothers less folded or even quite voluminous rear bed, but rather the lack of separation between cargo and passenger compartment. Especially securing the load is not easy. An additional shortcoming is the fact that the kitchenette occupies the entire left side of the interior. This eliminates the at least optionally available in conventional minibuses second sliding door.

Extreme demands on driving comfort and driving dynamics are usually not made on minibuses or motorhomes. The Nissan is essentially a pickup truck, where other things are important than the noise reduction, the sophisticated engine or about maximum driving pleasure. The focus here is on low basic costs and technical robustness. This should be remembered before you get excited about the loud wind noise above 120 km / h or complains the generally quite present engine sound.

The fitted kitchen in the NV300 Michelangelo comes from Westfalia.
Concessions are always necessary when changing from a classic car or SUV to a van. Heavy work on the Volant after Berufskraftfahrerart demand the small commercial vehicles but no longer. Also a traffic obstacle is one in the NV300 not. The 145-hp diesel engine has enough draft to motivate the at least 2.3-tonne motorhome sometimes even to an overtaking maneuver. With a consumption of around eight liters, he is also not overly thirsty.

When the working week is over, the Michelangelo becomes a recreational vehicle. And to a very comfortable. Conversion specialist Westfalia fitted as standard a fully equipped kitchen and cabinet row, including a battery-operated 31-liter refrigerator, sink and two-burner gas stove. The meals prepared there - thanks to the pitched roof of the Nissan standing height - can be taken in a quickly built sitting area.

The table is simply hooked into the kitchen block.
For this purpose, the supplied, one-legged tabletop is latched into the kitchen worktop, driver and passenger seat are rotated by a few steps by 180 degrees. Who wants to hold a digestive nap after that can do that on the double bed in the high roof or unfold the slightly narrower rear bed. The two rear seats serve as a support for the mattress. In principle practically thought - but who dismantles the removable and flexibly movable chairs in order to enlarge the interior, can no longer use the lower bed.

All in all, there are four tight in the small campers. Who builds all beds, has little more freedom of movement and on top of that no longer comes to the drawers of the wall unit. For two, however, it can get along well in the small coach. Possibly traveling youngsters then have to sleep in the tent. Bath and toilet are on board as in other campers of this size. For the morning shower, an internal water connection with shower can be used, with the open tailgate and a screen protector to the shower.

In the confusing market of camper vans based on converted van, the Michelangelo ranks higher in price and appearance, at the level of lifestyle models such as VW California and Mercedes Marco Polo - an ambitious undertaking for a newbie. A total of 58,000 euros required by the Nissan dealer for the Michelangelo, about 40,000 euros are incurred for the base vehicle, the rest for the interior. Competition models already exist in the 40,000-euro class. But then not with such a comprehensive equipment: Always on board include blinds and blackout mats, heated seats, rear view camera and a navigation system for Europe. Interior speakers and side windows with sliding mechanism are also standard.

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