Over the past few seasons, Xplore – the first step on the Explorer Group’s caravan ladder – has been making quite a name for itself in the affordable family tourer market.

For 2017, however, the County Durham firm has launched this, the 554, a caravan that is clearly targeted towards couples.

Like its rivals from Swift and Venus before it, the new Xplore features a transverse island bed and an end washroom.

It’s a layout more associated with mid-market and flagship ranges, but here there’s a tempting price tag and remarkably low weight – an MTPLM of just 1335kg – that brings it within range of smaller, more affordable tow cars.

As ever with this layout, the headboard of that transverse bed means a blank expanse of wall on the nearside – accentuated on this Xplore caravan by its minimal graphics and unglazed door – but this is otherwise a smart-looking tourer, albeit a touch dated alongside the Sprite.

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