Lunar has long been associated with motorhome manufacture. A coachbuilt riding a Mercedes-Benz base vehicle, its first Roadstar model was produced 30 years ago.

Lunar continued to build motorhomes before ceasing production in 2008 to focus on touring caravans. The firm recently rejoined the market, but this time focusing on van conversions. In 2013 it launched the Nissan-based micro-motorhome Vacanza, now re-named Camper Car. It has followed this with a larger conversion, the Landstar RL, bringing back a flavour of the old Roadstar name.

Launched at the Caravan and Camping Show at Birmingham’s NEC in February, the Mercedes-Benz based high-top is designed to appeal to couples who want coachbuilt-style accommodation within a compact and easier-to-park panel-van package. The Landstar’s layout comprises a rear lounge, offside washroom and wardrobe, and nearside kitchen.

The ’van’s silver bodywork boasts bold graphics in blue, grey and black. Alloy wheels complete the smart exterior. All the service points – water filler, mains electrics socket and the toilet cassette hatch – are located on the offside. Grade 3 thermal insulation accreditation allows year-round touring.