Hitting the open road can be a blast, just so long as you have the right vehicle underneath you. For an extended road trip, an RV might be the ultimate solution, putting all the comforts of home onto four wheels. Now, GM’s Chinese-market partner, SAIC, is literally taking things to another level with the Maxus Life Home V90 Villa Edition, a two-story house-on-wheels with more floor space than some of the apartments I’ve lived in.
Outside, the SAIC Maxus Life Home V90 Villa Edition looks like a relatively standard (albeit tall) RV. However, as soon as this thing stops for the night, it can transform into a full-fledged two-story living space with just about every amenity a road warrior could need.
In addition to elevating the roof into a second story, the RV expands laterally as well, offering an impressive 215 square feet of floor space on the bottom level, with a bar, a bathroom, a kitchen and a living room.
Meanwhile, with the top fully deployed, the upstairs area offers an additional 133 square feet of space, making for a peaceful tea room with loads of natural light through the glass walls, as well as a deck area above the driving area. Getting up to the second level is easy thanks to an elevator, while second-level privacy can be had with opaque walls, rather than clear glass.
Further amenities in the SAIC Maxus Life Home V90 Villa Edition include a JBL sound system, a washing machine, and an air conditioner. There’s also a large infotainment screen in the dash with navigation, and LED lighting as well.
All this goodness is quite expensive, with pricing set at 2.68 million yuan, or around $414,400 at current exchange rates.
It’s an interesting prospect, and can be seen in action in the following brief video. Just fast forward to the 1:10 mark and remember to hit the English closed captioning.
Source: SAIC Maxus