Things are looking good for Hymer in the UK. The iconic German brand recently expanded its dealer network on these shores, and was fourth-placed overall for new motorhomes in our 2014 Owner Satisfaction Awards. In our analysis of the results, we noted that Hymer’s latest models are tightly focused and very competitive. 

One range spearheading this resurgence is Exsis-i, rebooted in 2011 to become a compact A-class on a Fiat Ducato base. The unique selling point of this four-strong range is its light weight, something that will appeal to buyers keen for lower fuel costs, or for those downsizing from a larger A-class to a smaller version that can also be driven by younger family members on an ordinary car licence. Unladen, these ’vans weigh substantially less than 3000kg. Load them with touring kit and the MTPLM should still be well within the all-important 3500kg threshold.