Purpose-built for the keen adventurer, the 6.24m (20ft 6in) Grand Salute is an ideal van for semi-offroad journeys. And, after seeing first-hand its quality craftsmanship, I see no reason to argue.
But it’s what lies beneath that will take you well off the bitumen and into a more exciting discovery of our harsh brown land.
Edinburgh’s external storage offerings are great, including a good-sized front tunnel boot and a rear offside hatch ideal for a generator. Built for outdoor lifestyle, the Grand Salute has a roll-out charcoal awning and a drop-down picnic table but an external kitchen and TV hatch would complete the picture.
The panoramic double-glazed window invited plenty of natural light – a common theme throughout. A couple of large roof hatches also assist in that regard. Sensibly, the van’s electrical suite is confined to an overhead locker.
The Edinburgh has excellent weight distribution: with a little tinkering the team has been able to reduce the Grand Salute’s ball weight of 244kg on an earlier model down to 200kg. It also has a massive payload of 880kg.
The Grand Salute Edinburgh is available for $67,990.
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