Nigel Donnelly

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Lunar Caravans has unveiled its plans for the 2011 Quasar and Ariva ranges.

The entry level range gets a mild makeover inside and out which the Preston-based manufacturer hopes will keep it ahead of rivals this season.

The big change is that all models are single-axle. The 626 six-berth has gone although the floorplan is still available in the more expensive Lexon line-up.

Lunar Caravans has unveiled its plans for the 2011 Quasar and Ariva ranges.

The entry level range gets a mild makeover inside and out which the Preston-based manufacturer hopes will keep it ahead of rivals this season.

The big change is that all models are single-axle. The 626 six-berth has gone although the floorplan is still available in the more expensive Lexon line-up.

New graphics are the only big change outside, but plusher upholstery, new worktops, doors and robust, lightweight aluminium bed frames will keep Quasar looking better for longer. Fixed-bed models get more supportive mattresses. As in previous years, the narrow-bodied Ariva two-berth is equipped as the Quasar although doesn’t get a microwave.

Prices are up around 3% on 2010 models, equating to between £300 and £500 depending on the model. Weights are yet to be confirmed.

Prices:
Ariva - £12995
Quasar 462 - £13995
Quasar 524 - £14895
Quasar 525 - £15095
Quasar 534 - £14795
Quasar 544 - £15195
Quasar 546 - £15395
Quasar 556 - £15395

Verdict

Quasar looks good, particularly in clever 556 layout but Coachman Amara and Elddis Avante are rock solid competition.



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