Outstanding caravans aren’t always completely new – sometimes, a model that has been quietly selling well for years has a small upgrade, and suddenly is an obvious winner. 

This seems to have happened with the Venus 550/4, a fixed-single-beds, end-washroom model in Lunar’s budget range, which had long been admired without raising any eyebrows too high. 

But the marked upgrade in the range was enough for our 2019 Tourer of the Year judges to name the model Best Van for Small Families. Here, we find out what impressed them.