The Motorhome Awards 2014 shortlist announced

The Motorhome Awards 2014 shortlist announcedMotorcaravan Motorhome Monthly (MMM), the UK’s best-selling motorcaravan magazine, and Which Motorhome, the UK’s number one magazine for motorhome testing, have announced the motorhomes that have been shortlisted for their prestigious 2014 awards.

The MMM awards are now in their tenth year and for the third year running MMM has joined forces with Which Motorhome, with one set of combined awards which recognise the best new campervans and motorhomes for sale in the UK. The awards are sponsored by the Caravan Club and the winners will be presented with their awards at Searcey’s in Knightsbridge, London on Friday 6th December.

Expert and experienced judges from the UK’s best-selling motorhome magazine, MMM, and Which Motorhome looked at all the models new to the UK market or that have undergone significant design or specification upgrades. To select a winner, the judges considered innovation in design, the functionality of the layout, the build quality and overall usability, as well as how the vehicle performs on the road and on the campsite, right through to whether it offers value for money.

The shortlist for each category is as below:

Campervan of the Year

> Bilbo’s Space
> HymerCar Sydney
> Rolling Homes Livingstone
> Wellhouse Ford Terrier

High-Top Van Conversion of the Year

> Auto-Sleeper Kingham
> Auto-Trail V-Line 600
> Hillside Buxton
> IH N-Class 630 SL

Compact Motorhome of the Year

> Dethleffs Evan I 560 D
> Elddis Accordo 125
> Pilote Aventura G 600 LA
> Rapido 600 FF

Family Motorhome of the Year

> Bailey Approach Autograph 765
> Chausson Suite Family
> Escape 644
> Sun Living Lido A 43 DK

Fixed Double Bed Motorhome of the Year

> Elddis Autoquest 155
> Laika Kreos 3008
> Moto-Trek Euro-Treka 1
> Rapido 640

Fixed Single Bed Motorhome of the Year

> Adria Coral Axess S670 SLT
> Bürstner Nexxo t 690 G “fifty-five”
> Hymer Exsis-t 588
> Sun Living Lido S 42 SL

Non-Fixed Bed Motorhome of the Year

> Bailey Approach Autograph 625
> Bürstner Viseo i 700
> Bürstner Brevio t 645/Hymer Compact 478
> Pilote Référence G 690 LR

Luxury Motorhome of the Year

> Dethleffs Magic Edition I1 DBM Black
> Frankia Platinum Edition
> Niesmann + Bischoff Arto 88E
> Pilote Explorateur Diamond Edition G 742 LCE

Editor of Which Motorhome and head of the judging panel, Peter Vaughan, commented: “The competition for awards nominations this year was the strongest we’ve seen in years and we examined over 160 vehicles before arriving at this shortlist of 32. Clearly the motorhome industry’s R&D departments have been working flat out in the last year – with some superb results.”

While Daniel Attwood, Managing Editor of Motorcaravan Motorhome Monthly commented: “These awards are the most important in the industry and the motorhomes shortlisted by our expert judges are the finest of a very impressive range of 2014 models.”

The winners will be announced on 13th December on www.outandaboutlive.co.uk and will be covered extensively in the February 2014 issue of MMM magazine, which is on sale on 9th January 2014. The Motorhome of the Year 2014 will be subjected to a full road test in the February 2014 issue of Which Motorhome, on sale on 9th January.

For more information on the MMM awards, please contact Daniel Attwood on 01778 391154 or danielattwood@warnersgroup.co.uk or Peter Vaughan on 01778 391118 or peterv@warnersgroup.co.uk.