Auto-Trail is adamant that its newly expanded V-Line range shouldn’t be known by the generally accepted term for this type of motorcaravan – panel van conversion or PVC. Instead it wants it referred to as a compact leisure vehicle (CLV). At first I thought it was being precious over something that was self-evidently an accurate description. However, mature reflection has led me to the conclusion that it has a valid point, especially when trying to attract first-time buyers. Having ‘van’ in the title isn’t exactly appealing and the finished conversion doesn’t feel anything like white van man’s finest. 

All current Auto-Trail V-Line models taken forward into 2016, though, will henceforth be known as ‘V-Line Sport’ to differentiate them from the new V-Line SE range. You can read more about the range of 2016 Auto-Trail motorhomes here.