This Broadway has a classically British motorhome layout, including a longer lounge - so you can sleep lengthways - well appointed kitchen and the option of a large double bed.
Base vehicle: Peugeot Boxer Price from: £60,200 Berths: 2 Travel seats: 2 Length: 6.32m Width: 2.32m Height: 2.97m Gross weight: 3,500kg Payload: 531kg
It looks like you just need to grab one more letter for your round in Scrabble, doesn’t it? But, actually, this mouthful of a model name is easier to comprehend than a string of numbers. EK means ‘end kitchen’. TB describes the lounge as ‘twin bench’, rather than the pullman dinette and single side bench of the standard EK. And LP is ‘low-profile’ because this member of the Broadway clan lacks the overcab luton (and extra double bed), replacing it with a sleeker front end featuring an opening sunroof, while overall height drops from 3.01m to 2.97m.
So, this Broadway comes with a classically British motorhome layout, featuring long side-facing settees up front and a galley across the tail, while the washroom sits in the rear offside corner. Looked at another way, it’s a stretched version of the Nuevo EK (6.32m long overall plays 5.75m), offering a longer lounge so that you can sleep lengthways (in a double or singles) without using the cab seats. The twin bed lengths quoted by Auto-Sleepers are 1.93m (nearside) and 1.86m (offside), while the alternative double is a whopping 2.10m by 1.93m, so you can choose to sleep across or along the motorhome.
The bodywork is in scratch-resistant GRP with platinum-coloured sides, while the base vehicle is a Peugeot Boxer with the standard (higher) chassis and 160bhp engine. Customers preferring to let the vehicle worry about gearchanges will swap to a Fiat Ducato instead – at a £2,000 premium for the 130bhp engine, or £4,000 with 150bhp (or you could always trade up to the Auto-Sleeper Bourton on the latest Mercedes Sprinter).
The 2019 spec has been enhanced to include a Sargent vehicle tracker (for which a £95 annual subscription applies), a Metalarte habitation door with central locking and flyscreen, optional Santani furniture (Valencia remains available, too) and, as part of the Premium Pack, an integrated touchscreen DAB radio with sat-nav and Bluetooth and a reversing camera with display replacing the rear view mirror.
The £2,500 Premium Pack has become an essential Auto-Sleeper feature and also includes other items that you won’t want to forgo – alloy wheels, cab air-conditioning, cruise control, a Thule canopy awning and an 80W solar panel. Then there’s the Media Pack, which adds a Mecatronic 65cm dish for £995, and the Winter Pack of cab blinds, heated tanks, Combi upgrade and wheelarch insulation, for £295. That takes a fully spec’d Broadway to £63,990 (with manual gearbox).
The rear kitchen area already comes well appointed, with a full cooker featuring three gas rings, a mains hotplate and a separate oven and grill. Alongside that is a sink with glass cover and removable draining board. Then, forward of the habitation door, is the fridge (a compact, under-counter model), plus a microwave and a set of cut-glass wine glasses clipped into their own recess. There are additional flip-up and pull-out worktop sections here.
The lounge comes with a removable free-standing table and, with the cab seat swivelled, there could be room for eight people to sit and natter here. Armrests and scatter cushions are provided and there’s a large rooflight above, while a choice of upholstery styles and colours is available at no extra cost.
The corner bathroom doesn’t have a separate shower but the wall onto which the white plastic basin is affixed swings through 90 degrees to create a showering space away from the cassette loo and without recourse to a curtain. Water tanks are underslung with capacities of 102 litres (fresh) and 71 litres (waste). It’s also worth noting that gas comes from a built-in 25-litre LPG tank.