The Amara range had been Coachman’s most affordable. Since the line-up’s 1999 launch, it sold well and, because the company was never one to rush into the latest thing, the Amara became a mainstay. However, the brand needed a shot in the arm for the 2014 model year – not just with fresh design but a new name as well. 

Enter the eight models called Vision, featuring a wide variety of layouts, great showroom appeal and Coachman’s usual high standard of build quality. 

Practical Caravan’s expert reviewers get inside the Vision 580/5, a fixed-bunk, five-berth van. It is a worthy newcomer to the company’s roll call that is certain to make the shortlists of many families in the market for a new caravan.

In addition to the fixed bunks, Coachman is betting that shoppers will be attracted to its offside corner washroom which, though compact, is well equipped and designed to be practical.