The Explorer Group has aimed its new, well-specified Compass model at couples who will welcome its unusual features and thoughtful design. We assess its promise.

The Compass brand was re-introduced by The Explorer Group for the 2014 season, and there are more big changes for 2015 to move it slightly further upmarket from its Elddis siblings, which now run on the same Al-Ko chassis. The mid-level Omega has gone, with both the Corona and top-spec Rallye lines being extended to absorb those models.

All vans get Alde central heating and a Whale Intelligent Controller, which senses water pressure. The Rallye includes a sunroof, easy-clean upholstery and a 40-litre water tank.

Among the four new models in the eight-strong Rallye range is the end-washroom 530. Its offside dinette is wider than what’s usual and top bunk fittings are not included as standard, perhaps to attract caravanning couples.