Homebuilt motorhomes are undoubtedly cool, but many RV buyers don’t want to take on the work that is involved in building one. For anyone looking to write a check and drive away in a camper, then the La Strada Nova EB is the brand’s new flagship, and it offers all the comforts of home.
Based on the Mercedes-Ben Sprinter, the Nova EB’s most noticeable feature from the outside is its fiberglass monocoque with flush-mounted windows. An extending awning provides shade. The company also pays attention to minimize the visible hinges and locks by using push-button latches wherever possible. In total, the vehicle measures 22 feet 11.2 inches (699 centimeters) long, 7 feet 1 inch (215 centimeters) wide, and 9 feet 10 inches (299 centimeters) tall.
Inside, Nova EB makes the most of its ample space. The kitchen includes a two-burner stove, sink, and refrigerator. There’s also a wet bathroom with a toilet, shower, and fold-down sink.
When it’s time to sleep, there are two separate, single beds. If you want to cuddle with your partner, a panel can slide into the middle to create a queen-size bed. They’re on raised platforms to create room for drawers underneath.
At the back, there’s a storage area that’s big enough to carry bicycles or other bulky outdoor items. Owners can access this spot either from two doors on the outside of the van or from a door on the inside.
The Nova EB starts at €100,930 ($111,055) in Germany. Options can take that figure far higher. For example, buyers can opt for all-wheel drive, rather than the standard rear-drive setup. La Strada also offers 127 upholstery choices, including full leather and leather/fabric combinations.