The Renault Master is a pleasure to drive. It is powered by a 2.3-litre dCi diesel engine with a power output of 110hp, the Odyssey is lively and responsive in both city traffic and on the motorway. Driver comforts include cruise control, a multi-function trip computer, audio streaming Bluetooth, CD/MP3 radio with steering mounted controls, two USB audio inputs, and a 12-volt auxiliary power outlet.
The rear area is the ultimate multi-functional space. It serves as a load carrying space or with the table in place and the seats down, it becomes the dining room. Remove the table to chill out or entertain and lowering the bed turns it into a bedroom.
The two side seats are surprisingly comfortable and accommodate two a side or three at a pinch, so entertaining guests is a breeze. When the bed (1980x1220mm) is completely lowered, the top of the mattress is 700mm off the floor, making it easy to get in to and out of. If you are carrying a tall load, such as bicycles, the bed can be stopped and used in a higher position that clears the load.
The Odyssey comes ready to freedom camp complete with a certified self-contained certificate. Fresh and grey water tanks, a 75 amp/hr deep cycle house battery, and a 110-watt solar panel.
No smoking or pets allowed.
Not to be driven on the following roads.
* Skippers Road (Queenstown)
** Ninety Mile Beach (Northland)
*** Ball Hut Road (Mt Cook