Compact, bijou, small… however you describe them, sub-6m motorhomes have been popular for years now.

There are downsides to them, though.

Their dimensions mean that designers have to work hard to squeeze in all the kit the modern motorcaravanner demands.

But the benefits are clear – you can park in a regular space, you’ll pay less on ferries and the vehicle is easier to manoeuvre.

So we weren’t hugely surprised to see a compact motorhome launched into Swift’s Escape line-up for 2018.

The Escape range was released in 2009, aimed at those looking for a modern budget coachbuilt.

It’s since become more sophisticated, although the fresh looks and innovative design remain.

The range was given a big makeover for 2017, so the changes this year were more modest.

However, they did include the launch of the 5.97m Escape 604, a four-berth with a drop-down bed over a lounge, a central kitchen and a rear washroom.

It’s a layout previously only seen in the upmarket Bessacarr line-up.