Base vehicle: Fiat Ducato Price from: £40,234 Berths: 2/3 Travel seats: 2/4 Length: 6.00m Width: 2.05m Height: 2.67m Gross weight: 3,500kg Payload: 595kg-665kg
Campervans don’t come much more keenly priced than this trio. Even the most expensive model, the CV40, is under £41k.
That includes a 140bhp Euro 6d engine, DAB radio with steering wheel-mounted controls, the VIN Chip theft deterrent system, a 25-litre gas tank, 90-litre fresh water tank, 90-litre compressor fridge, an oven/grill, Grade III insulation and Whale’s underslung heating system.
Alloy wheels and metallic grey paint (instead of the standard white), as well as Fiat’s nine-speed automatic gearbox, are available at extra cost. The Lux Pack adds cab air-con, a passenger airbag and cruise control for a reasonable £1,218.
The layouts include a pair of classic rear lounge designs: the CV20 (pictured here) designed for couples, with a large rear lounge that can convert into twin beds; and the three-berth CV40 with a half-dinette up front and a more compact rear lounge.
New this season is the third member of the triumvirate, the CV60 with its unusual rear lengthways daybed, which transforms into a French bed arrangement with a dresser alongside. Like the CV20, this is a pure two-person design, but here the cab seats act as the dining area with a removable table.
All three Compass campervans are based on the six-metre, long-wheelbase Fiat Ducato panel van – a practical size for parking and day-to-day manoeuvrability.