The end-kitchen Elddis Autoquest 115 isn’t a brand-new model, but it has been substantially redesigned for 2023. This is primarily down to it now being built on the Boxer L2, and so having an extra 45cm of length.
The outside is pretty much the same as last season. You get alloy wheels and red and grey decals extending all the way back to the habitation door at the nearside rear corner. There’s also a gas barbecue point on the back panel (and if you’re looking for one to take on tour, our best motorhome barbecue guide will help).
Inside is a standard Sevel cab, with drinks holders in the middle. There is flat access back to the lounge, but that’s where things start to change.
How they change says a lot about the British style of motorcaravanning. If you were a Continental designer given an extra 45cm to work on in a corner-washroom layout, you might tend to focus on that washroom.
But the designers at EHG UK know we Brits have to put up with dicier weather, while we are also happy to make use of the motorhome site facilities. So instead, EHG UK, who you can find out more about in our best motorhome brands guide, have lengthened the two parallel settees, from 1.30m last season to 1.76m this year.
This means that even on rainy days, you’ll have ample space for everyone to gather indoors. With that in mind, they’ve made this a sociable lounge, where natural light floods in.
The settees are now so long that even when you put the table to use, seating four in comfort, there is still space for other people to stretch out.
The heating controls are near at hand to keep things cosy, and along with the generous ambient lighting, there are four spotlights. At the rear of the nearside settee, the low sideboard has TV sockets. From this position, a set could be viewed by anyone sitting in the cab seats or on the offside settee.
There are two more mains sockets here, and you might want to use one for a kettle or toaster, because the sockets in the kitchen are set above a worktop that is not particularly large.
The extension flap could serve as a bar or serving station for anyone eating outside, but bear in mind that it has a maximum weight limit of 6kg.
The rectangular sink next to this has a glass cover, so shouldn’t block light from the large window when lifted. To the left is a three-burner gas hob, with a separate oven and grill below. The whole area is well lit by LEDs.
The corner washroom stays the same, with no separate shower cubicle in the Elddis Autoquest 115. The shower head is separate from the tap, but rather close to the door. There is still a fair bit of space in the room, which you have to step down into.
Given the wardrobe next door is huge for the clothes of two, we wonder if a bit of narrowing there and some shortening of the settees might have made it possible to offer a separate shower.
However, the space in the lounge also comes into its own at bedtime. The settees are long enough for many as single beds, but they slide together easily to make a double. Because the overall width of this has remained at 130cm, there is still space for two comfortably spacious seating areas to the rear of the bed.
The two settee bases can be lifted to provide generous storage space that is relatively clear, and you also get three overhead lockers down each side, as well as that enormous wardrobe.
The kitchen includes three drawers below the extension flap, and a small cupboard underneath that, most easily accessible from outside. Up top are two double cupboards, one with a crockery rack. There is a pan locker under the oven, next to the half-height fridge, which has a capacity of 90 litres.
There are also two drawers in the sideboard, but the cupboard below is mostly taken up with the wheel arch. The cupboard above includes the motorhome TV aerial.
Washroom storage consists of a double cupboard above the toilet.
Verdict on the Elddis Autoquest 115
Elddis does reveal its British origins with the redesign of this vehicle, but if you usually use campsite facilities and prefer a spacious lounge, this could be an ideal motorhome for the two of you. You won’t be lacking for storage space, either.
- Price: £62,889
- Sleeps: 2
- Belts: 2
- Base vehicle: Peugeot Boxer
- Engine: 2.2-litre, 140bhp turbodiesel
- Length/width/height: 6.15/2.69/2.82m (20’2”/8’8”/9’3”)
- MTPLM: 3500kg
- MiRO: 2619kg
- Payload: 881kg
- Water (fresh/waste): 100/70 litres
- Leisure battery: 95Ah
- Gas 2 x 7kg
Or you could try these:
- Chausson S514 Sport Line: the new colouring and slight changes make what was already an impressive ‘van even better.
- Joa Camp 75T: this entry-level low-profile impressed our reviewer, Peter Baber, with its excellent design and decent payload.
- Swift Voyager 584: with a great spec and a very comfortable interior, there’s plenty to like about this four-berth.
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|Shipping Length||6.15 m|
|Engine Size||2200 cc|