A genuine genuine icon among British motorhome manufacturers, Auto-Sleepers produces a range of upmarket models from its base near Broadway in the Cotswolds. There are offerings in two segments – van conversions and coachbuilts – using base vehicles from Fiat, Peugeot, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen.

The continuing popularity of van conversions among new entrants to the pastime, or those downsizing from bigger units, saw them account for approximately half of Auto-Sleepers’ 2015-season output, increasing from one-third in 2013. The popularity of recently introduced models including the Kingham, with its clever retractable fixed bed, has driven this change.

And this innovation has been sustained, with more out-of-the-box thinking in evidence on the Stanway, which was released halfway through the 2015-model year.

It’s a vehicle that meets the needs of buyers searching for a sub-6m two-berth motorhome with easy access to the front lounge via the side sliding door, as well as a well-equipped kitchen.