Caravelair’s re-introduction to the UK caravan market with the entry-level Antarès range has been something of a success.

Available exclusively through the 12 branches of Marquis Leisure, these distinctive French imports offer low weights and appealing specifications for competitive prices.

And the Antarès proposition has just become even more alluring.

Marquis placed a hefty order with Caravelair for the 2018 model year, which like the retailer is part of the mighty Trigano Group, so all new Antarès vans arriving on these shores will have entrance doors on the UK nearside.

They will also be approved by the NCC.

With the Antarès, Marquis opts for an ‘all-in’ spec: what you see is what you get.

And the kit list is certainly lengthy, including an Al-Ko AKS hitch stabiliser, alloy wheels, a Truma Combi 6 dual-fuel space and water heater with blown air, external gas, mains and shower points, LED lighting, twin USB sockets and fixing points for a rear cycle rack (in addition, fixed-bed models have quality foam mattresses).

Antarès bodyshells use Trigano’s robust but low-weight XPS system, and have Grade 3 insulation.

All models come with a seven-year warranty (five years for water ingress and two years for construction).

Six Caravelair Antarès models are available in 2018, three of them carried forward from last year’s line-up.

This is one of three all-new vans – the four-berth 406.

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