When Elddis introduced its 2017 model year motorhomes last summer, most of the attention focused on the new low-level chassis the County Durham-based manufacturer’s Autoquest range is now built on.

There was less attention on new layouts. But there was one new addition – the 196.

Its floor plan should already be familiar to fans of Elddis motorhomes, as it is almost identical to the already established 195, with a lounge front and back, and a washroom and kitchen in between. The only difference is a dropdown bed over the front lounge.

But that is quite a difference, because it introduces a six-berth into a range that has been the staple of many a dealer special edition up and down the country – taking it into territory where it could offer an Anglo-Saxon alternative to the Continental models that have been dominating the large family market in recent years.