Base vehicle: Peugeot Boxer Price from: £44,384 Berths: 2/3 Travel seats: 2/4 Length: 5.99m Width: 2.14m Height: 2.73m Gross weight: 3,300kg Payload: 657kg-746kg
Long before Elddis re-entered the van conversion market, it launched a small coachbuilt to compete in this sector – the Accordo.
At a millimetre under 6m long and only 2.14m wide, this is a motorhome of panel van dimensions, but, benefiting from the boxy, flat-sided shape of a coachbuilt, it has a touch more room inside and headroom in the living area is a generous 1.93m.
The latest 2020-season Accordos are based on the Peugeot Boxer with 2.2-litre 140bhp engine, while also new is the space-saving Whale CompleteHeat 4.3kW heating system, which is mounted underfloor.
New StrongLite high-strength aluminium side panels are said to be 30% lighter – and they’re in a distinctive Champagne Gold colouring. New graphics also mark out the latest versions, while the habitation door now has a window, flyscreen and integrated waste bin.
There are three layouts in the Accordo range, of which the spacious two-berth 120 is our favourite. With its rear lounge featuring long settees (that can act as single beds) and a central chest of drawers, it seems bigger inside than its 6m length should permit.
If you need rear passenger-carrying capability then the 135 has a shorter rear seating area in order to fit in a half-dinette up front. At the back it also has a hatch to load long items into the living area, while the lounge seats can also fold away for added versatility.
Finally, the 105 is a front lounge two-berth with a rear washroom. It can offer a transverse double bed or twin singles incorporating the cab seats, but has no rear seatbelts.
Elddis also offers its very popular Autoquest full-sized coachbuilts in this price sector – click here for a description of the equivalent Compass models – and a number of major retailers have special edition versions of these and the Accordo.