Sunlight's low-profile T68 motorhome has a sporty image that will appeal to outdoor enthusiasts, though the smart, well-equipped and inviting interior makes it perfectly suited as a family getaway, too
Base Vehicle: Fiat Ducato Price from: £52,199 Berths: 2 (5 optional) Travel Seats: 4 (5 optional) Length: 7.40m Width: 2.32m Height: 2.90m Gross Weight: 3,500kg Payload: 549kg
A browse through the Sunlight brochure reveals an association with professional mountain bikers, paragliders and surfers, but of course, you don’t need to be an athlete to recognise the appeal of one of the German manufacturer’s motorhomes.
These ‘vans might be suited to adventure, but with Sunlight citing values such as ‘safe, smart, convenient and comfortable’, they’re also just the job for a good old family holiday.
There are 15 different models in the Sunlight range: three overcabs, three A-class and nine low-profiles – one of which is the T68 reviewed here.
The T68 is built on the 130bhp Fiat Ducato and, while it’s not a particularly lengthy motorhome at 7.40m, it’s certainly a decent size longer than its other stablemates in the low-profile range (the T-58, by comparison, is just 5.95m).
There are two different interior styles available – Macadamia and Maui Beach. Both styles, state the German manufacturer, feature ‘high-quality materials and excellent workmanship’.
Inspecting the interior, it seems an accurate claim and there are neat touches such as a USB charging station at the dining table – if you have teenage children, they’ll appreciate this – and pleasant LED lighting throughout. Sunlight calls this ‘Indirect Illumination’ and it helps to create a cosy, ambient atmosphere.
The driver and passenger seats both swivel, so when on site, they can turn around and face the lounge area, which is of the typical half-dinette design with twin forward-facing travel seats, a large central table and a final side-facing seat.
Behind the half-dinette is the L-shaped kitchen, with integrated lighting under the cupboards and, adding to the chilled-out vibe Sunlight are undoubtedly looking for, the drawers have a soft-close system. The three-burner hob has a glass lid, which is great for extra preparation area prior to cooking. Opposite is the 145-litre fridge with a 29-litre freezer compartment built in.
To the rear of the kitchen, there’s a toilet with electric flush on one side of the galley and, on the other, a shower room. The washroom and WC can be closed off along with the rear bedroom from the front of the motorhome to create an en suite area.
At the rear of the T68, there are twin single beds (2.15m by 0.80m and 2.10m by 0.80m) accessed by two permanent steps, with handy overhead storage for clothing and other bits and bobs. The beds are separated by what looks like a mid-sized mid section, which can be used to create one very large double or an optional third single rear bed.
There is also a drop-down double bed over the lounge, which measures a generous 1.95m by 1.40m (shrinking to 1.10m at its narrowest).
In keeping with its links to sport, there’s ample storage in the T68's garage to stow bikes, surfboards and gear, with a power outlet in there if more charging is needed and, with a 549kg payload, there is plenty of capacity for carrying extra kit. Better still it sits on a 3,500kg chassis so anyone with a standard car licence can drive it. But, if you need even more payload (and your licence allows) you can upgrade to a 3,850kg chassis.
An electric entrance step makes for convenient access to and from the vehicle.
Key features of the Sunlight T68 include:
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