The French-built Chausson brand is a popular choice abroad – we’ve seen dozens of them on the road. The company’s latest coachbuilt for families, the Flash 09, has an external elegance that is sure to turn a few heads.

It takes over from Chausson’s Fiat-based Flash 05 as one of an increasing number of European family ‘vans. Others in the £25,000–£35,000 price bracket include Lunar Champ/Homecar, CI and Joint.