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The range has become something of a benchmark in compact-coachbuilt design, but does the two-berth Elddis Accordo 120 make the grade? Let's find out!
Compact coachbuilts have carved out a popular space in the motorhome market, with a wave of them becoming available over the past few seasons.
It caused a bit of a sensation when it was unveiled in July 2013, creeping under the 6m body length barrier and sporting a width similar to a panel van conversion.
So at a stroke, one of the objections to having a coachbuilt was removed: an Accordo will fit on your front drive and will go to all the places you want to take it – ideal for both country lane pootling and urban jousting, as our Gentleman Jack once put it.
The Accordo range has since grown, with the 120 debuting in the 2016 model year.
This two-berth shares the same unique selling points as its siblings, but with the added appeal of a UK-friendly rear lounge on a 5.99m body length. (The 135 is also 5.99m long but has a shorter rear lounge to fit in its front dinette.)
Accordo has been tweaked for the 2017 season, and the biggest upgrade concerns the Peugeot Boxer base vehicle, now boasting a Euro 6-compliant powerplant that is leaner and greener than the version it replaced.
A low-line chassis now features, so there’s no need for an electric entrance step, and the silver sides get a new graphics scheme.
As for payload, 732kg is a generous allocation for a couple’s ’van.
Lounging & dining
This has triple-aspect windows and a centrally mounted rooflight, so is bright and airy. Parallel sofas cement the sociable vibe.
Our test ’van was fitted with the caravan-style centre chest on the rear wall, but, for £210, buyers can choose wraparound seats instead.
Cooks who value the convenience of a microwave can order one as a £180 cost option.
Alternatively, the settees can be made into a large double bed measuring 6ft 7in across.
This makes the 120 a viable choice for couples who don’t share a bed, or motorcaravanners who aren’t romantically linked.
Ozio Coolsoft seat cushions offer comfort while being light in weight.
At 70 litres, the fresh water tank isn’t the biggest in the Accordo range, but it will easily meet the needs of couples.
A half-length wardrobe, with a drawer underneath, occupies the space between the lounge and washroom, and the kitchen gets a drawer and cupboard under the cooker in addition to a pair of tall, barn-doored overhead lockers that comfortably pass the cereal box test.
Standard base vehicle features include cab air-con, airbags, daytime running lights, cruise control, DAB radio with Bluetooth and USB connectivity, and a spare wheel.
As with all Elddis Accordo models, the 120 can be ordered with a winter pack (water tank heaters and fridge vent covers – £305).
Further options include a rear-view camera system (£320) and a dealer-fitted shelf pack (£40).
Buyers can also have a tow bar (£590) and Fiamma Pro bike rack (£215), plus a Europe-wide Tracker including the first year’s subscription (£280).
|Fresh/waste water||70L / 70L|
|Leisure battery||95 Ah|
|Gas tank size||7kg|
|Number of gas tank compartments||2|
This value-for-money compact motorhome will appeal to couples who like to keep things simple on tour.
With all the basics covered, the Elddis Accordo 120 will be a reliable companion, and it now comes with the added goodness of a brand-new Euro 6 engine.
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- Its compact dimensions make it easy to store and drive
- The rear lounge is large, light and sociable
- The low-line chassis looks good and means you don't need a step
- Just two berths means you can't accommodate occasional visitors
- Some may find the washroom too compact