Sun Living, Adria’s budget brand, had been pottering along pretty nicely in recent years.

Links to its Slovenian sister were strong, and not just because of the internal design – its marketing approach was similar, too.

But then came the 2018 season.

It was clear something was afoot when journalists were invited to a special preview, which we were told would be Sun Living only – no mention of Adria.

A tantalising website was set up, giving little away except the idea that this was all going to be something radically different.

When the launch of the new range came, we weren’t disappointed.

These Sun Living motorhomes were a complete departure, with new models, a new-look outside and a new interior, and remarkable innovations that included bringing one common feature of a van conversion into a coachbuilt, to save space.

It wasn’t surprising, then, that the Sun Living S70 SP – one of the new-look coachbuilts – was the winner of the Best for Innovation category at our last Motorhome of the Year awards.

Some months on from its illustrious win, how does the ’van – a six-berth with a rear transverse bed and a central drop-down bed – hold up?

We took a tour in Essex to find out.