Since its launch near the beginning of the current decade, the Bailey Unicorn has become one of the UK’s most popular ranges of caravan.

In a straw poll carried out last year on our Facebook page, the Unicorn Vigo was named best layout, possibly because it features the transverse rear island bed and rear washroom layout that other manufacturers have also had great success with.

Given the timing, however, when they cast their vote, most people were probably thinking of the Vigo in its third-generation Unicorn guise – the one that still had the ‘smile’ on the front panel. 

The fourth generation, which was launched last summer, has got rid of that smile and replaced the decals on either side of the large central window with glazed panels. It has also made substantial alterations inside, which include some ideas taken on from the firm’s burgeoning Australian operation. So is this van still a UK winner?