Elddis introduced van conversions into its line-up last season, the same year it re-established Compass as a motorhome brand, and put a couple of van conversions in that range, too.

This year, the Co Durham manufacturer expanded the number of van conversions in both of these ranges to three, and already, that has been enough for the new entry to win Motorhome of the Year for 2020.

Our judges were really impressed by the Elddis Autoquest CV60 (also known, in Compass guise, as the Avantgarde CV60).

It includes a French bed in the rear, regularly seen in coachbuilt motorhomes, but a rarity in a van conversion.This bed can also be folded up to become a daybed, which forms the central feature of the rear lounge.

We decided to take an early-season look at this award-winning Elddis the best motorhome of the year.