Price range: £10,795-£12,895



The newcomer to the Lunar family has gone down a storm since its launch in February. The budget range has won over buyers looking for a desirable, affordable and lightweight new caravan.



For those unfamiliar with it, the range is aimed at couples, with a duo of traditional two-berth layouts weighing less than 1000kg, and two fixed-bed models under 1200kg. Sprung upholstery and aluminium bed frames nudge up the quality.



The optional Premium pack (£399) adds alloy wheels, a door flyscreen, hitch stabiliser, radio/CD player and a spare wheel. As a result of its success, the brand remains untouched for 2013.



Competitors to Venus in the entry level sector include Bailey Orion, Elddis Xplore and Sprite.



2013 Venus range

Venus 320/2

Two berths. Rear kitchen, offside corner washroom floor plan. Price £10,79. MTPLM: 905kg 



Venus 380/2

Two berths. End washroom, offside midships kitchen floor plan. Price £11,295. MTPLM: 998kg 



Venus 490/4

Four berths. End washroom, nearside rear fixed bed, offside midships kitchen floor plan. Price £12,895. MTPLM: 1199kg



Venus 500/4

Four berths. End washroom, twin fixed single beds, offside midships kitchen floor plan. Price £12,895. MTPLM: 1190kg



Venus Caravans, Sherdley Road, Lostock Hall, Preston, Lancashire PR5 5JF. Tel 01772 627 722 Web Dealers 60