29/10/2019 Share this review   Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Motorhome review: Elddis Autoquest 194 motorhome

d4bdd92e-e1f6-4b16-8953-09391be9eba1

Key Features

  • Model Year : 2020
  • Class : Low Profile
  • Base Vehicle : Peugeot Boxer
  • Engine Size : 2.2TD
  • Maximum Weight (Kg) : 3500
  • Berths : 4
  • Layout : Fixed Single Bed

The Verdict

Keen pricing, side-facing settees, good kitchen space and a well-designed washroom make the Autoquest 194 motorhome from Elddis a sought-after model


Elddis View more details about the manufacturer of this vehicle over in our manufacturers section.

AT A GLANCE

Base vehicle: Peugeot Boxer Price from: £49,399 Berths: 4 Travel seats: 4 Length: 7.34m Width: 2.20m Height: 2.82m Gross weight: 3,500kg Payload: 586kg

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Model Year
2020
Manufacturer
Elddis
Class
Low Profile
Range
Autoquest
Base Vehicle
Peugeot Boxer
Engine Size
2.2TD
Payload (kg)
586
Belted Seats
4
Maximum weight (kg)
3500
Price from (£)
47264 excl VED
Length (m)
7.33
Width (m)
2.20
Height (m)
2.82
Berths
4
Main Layout
Fixed Single Bed
Price from (€)
Campervan Test Date

DETAILED REVIEW

This single-beds-over-garage floorplan is now as firmly rooted in the UK market as it is in the rest of Europe, so it’s much less surprising to find the design in a best-selling British-built range.

The garage here is a good size, with 1.09m maximum interior headroom, though the load height is not as convenient as some. Then, inside, the twin beds have two high steps to provide access and they measure 1.80m (nearside) and 1.82m (offside).

Modest mattress sizes, though, are offset by there being no impediment to sitting up comfortably in bed – an all-too-rare feature. There’s a TV bracket at the foot of the offside bed, too.

Where the Autoquest really differs from its imported opposition is up front, where you’ll find side settees rather than a half-dinette.  A number of Continental brands are offering lounges like this now, but the Elddis goes its own way when it comes to the travel seats.

Rather than adapting the settees to face forward, cushions are removed, bases folded away and a pair of folding Aguti passenger seats – now with Isofix on the 2020-season models – is revealed. There’s no overcab sunroof but a Midi Heki is now standard over the lounge.

The Elddis beats its continental competitors on kitchen space and cooker spec – with a separate grill and oven – but loses out in terms of fridge size (85 litres).

The washroom design is attractive – complete with countertop-mounted basin – but you’ll need to pull a curtain around for showering and there’s just one drain in the shower tray.

Most continental models would put a greater emphasis on freedom from using campsite showers, but here extra space has been allocated to the kitchen instead.

As ever, Elddis pricing is very keen on this newcomer – at sub-£50k – but you’ll need to find an extra £1,218 for the Lux Pack (cab air-con, passenger airbag, cruise control). The standard spec now includes the latest Euro 6d 140bhp engine.

Another new feature is the easy-to-operate 4.3kW Whale CompleteHeat heating system which is mounted underneath to save space.

 

Marquis Motorhomes (Sussex)


Eastbourne Road
Golden Cross
East Sussex
BN27 4AN
http://www.marquisleisure.co.uk
Adria, Auto-Sleepers, Auto-Trail, Benimar, Elddis, Majestic, Mobilvetta, Randger new motorhomes.

Marquis Motorhomes (Gloucestershire)

Mill Avon Holiday Park
Gloucester Road
Tewkesbury
Gloucestershire
GL20 5SW
http://www.marquisleisure.co.uk
sales@marquismotorhomes.co.uk
Auto-Sleepers, Auto-Trail, Benimar, Elddis, Majestic, Mobilvetta, Randger new motorhomes. Base & habitation service & repairs.

Marquis Motorhomes (Devon)

Auto-Sleepers, Auto-Trail, Benimar, Benivan, Elddis, Majestic, Mobilvetta, Randger new motorhomes. Base & habitation service & repairs.

Marquis Motorhomes (Dorset)

41-45
Old Wareham Road
Poole
Dorset
BH12 4QN
http://www.marquisleisure.co.uk
sales@marquismotorhomes.co.uk
Adria, Auto-Sleepers, Auto-Trail, Benimar, Elddis, Majestic, Mobilvetta, Randger new motorhomes. Base & habitation service & repairs.

Marquis Motorhomes (Lancashire)

Riversway Leisure Village
Chain Caul Road
Preston
Lancashire
PR2 2PD
http://www.marquisleisure.co.uk
sales@marquismotorhomes.co.uk
Auto-Sleepers, Auto-Trail, Benimar, Benivan, Elddis, Majestic, Mobilvetta, Randger new motorhomes. Adria, Caravelair, Coachman, Lunar caravans.

Marquis Motorhomes (Berkshire)


Oxford Road
Newbury
Berkshire
RG20 8RU
http://www.marquisleisure.co.uk
sales@marquismotorhomes.co.uk
Adria, Auto-Sleepers, Auto-Trail, Benimar, Elddis, Majestic, Mobilvetta, Randger new motorhomes. Servicing & minor repairs.

Simpsons Motorhomes


Suffolk Road
Great Yarmouth
Norfolk
NR31 0LN
http://simpsonsmotorhomes.co.uk
sales@simpsonsmotorcaravans.com
Simpsons Motor Caravans is one of Britain's most trusted and respected motorhome dealers. Base & habitation service, repairs & MoT.

Spinney Cheshire


Knutsford Road
Holmes Chapel
Cheshire
CW4 8HJ
http://www.spinney.co.uk
sales@spinney.co.uk
New motorhomes. 8-bay workshop. Accessory shop. New caravans. Parts & aftersales.

Marquis Motorhomes (Hampshire)


Winchester Road
Southampton
Hampshire
SO32 1HA
http://www.marquisleisure.co.uk
Adria, Auto-Sleepers, Auto-Trail, Benimar, Elddis, Lunar, Majestic, Mobilvetta, Randger new motorhomes. Base & habitation service & repairs.

Marquis Motorhomes (Northants)


The Causeway
Northampton
Northamptonshire
NN3 9EX
http://www.marquisleisure.co.uk
sales@marquismotorhomes.co.uk
Adria, Auto-Sleepers, Auto-Trail, Benimar, Elddis, Majestic, Mobilvetta, Randger new motorhomes. Adria, Caravelair, Coachman, Lunar caravans.

Marquis Motorhomes (Durham)


Durham Road
Chester-le-Street
Co Durham
DH3 2QZ
http://www.marquisleisure.co.uk
sales@marquismotorhomes.co.uk
Adria, Auto-Sleepers, Auto-Trail, Benimar, Elddis, Majestic, Mobilvetta, Randger new motorhomes.

Marquis Motorhomes (Suffolk)


Farthing Road
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP1 5AP
http://www.marquisleisure.co.uk
Adria, Auto-Sleepers, Auto-Trail, Benimar, Elddis, Majestic, Mobilvetta, Randger new motorhomes. Base & habitation service & repairs.

Marquis Motorhomes (South Yorkshire)

2
Rotherham Road
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S25 3RF
http://www.marquisleisure.co.uk
sales@marquismotorhomes.co.uk
Auto-Sleepers, Auto-Trail, Benimar, Elddis, Lunar, Majestic, Mobilvetta, Randger new motorhomes.