When Lunar launched its Lexon range 21 years ago, its unique selling point was a width of 2.31m. The resulting floorplans made the most of these extra centimetres – and encouraged other manufacturers to try the same tack, which resulted in fierce competition.

Wedged between the Quasar and Clubman line-ups, the mid-market Lexon gradually lost some of its following to other brands, including its nearest stablemates in the upper Clubman enclosure. This presented Lunar with a stark choice: drop Lexon or reinvent it. The company chose the latter, and the result is a reinvigorated line-up for 2016. There’s more on this in Practical Caravan‘s preview stories on new caravans for 2016 and the latest new layouts for Venus and Lunar.

Here we look at the Lexon 570, a fixed-twin-bed four-berth that comes with the popular full- width rear washroom – ideal for those who frequent simple, five-pitch sites. It is designed to sleep four, but is more likely to be used by couples.

With its decent level of specification, the new Lexon should be easy to live with, and its moderate weight will free you from the need to buy a bigger tug.