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And the winner is…
… the Chausson 610 Flash
In second place is…
… the Adria Matrix Supreme 687 SLT
And third place goes to…
… the Elddis Encore 255
Choosing our Motorhome of the Year is always a difficult task for the judges and the eight class winners left the NEC show – arriving at the Caravan Club’s Clumber Park site for final judging. Value is obviously important, but so is appeal as we, with our less predicable weather, have different requirements than our continental cousins with their nearly-always lovely summers. In the end it proved quite easy to come up with the winner as all the judges had, separately, been impressed with this particular motorhome at first sight – one at the press launch in France, the others at the biggest-in-Europe Dusseldorf show.
However after all the deliberation, our judges crowned the Chausson 610 Flash as the worthy winner of the Motorhome of the Year 2015. Coming in second was the Adria Matrix Supreme 687 SLT and picking up a creditable third was the Elddis Encore 255.
Our winner is Chausson’s Flash 610, A motorhome that takes a tried-and-tested concept and adds to it, producing a ‘van that’s comfortable, capable and versatile too.
The concept is a drop-down bed above the lounge, and here it’s applied in fine fashion, with a big, comfortable relaxing space that provides plenty of room for entertaining. Above, the electrically-operated bed can descend to two levels: the first allows the lounge below to be made into a second double bed, the second sees it arrive at sofa level, providing an easy-to-get-into double for the touring couple.
The kitchen is spacious, with big drawers and a fridge/freezer. The three-burner hob and sink – both with glass lids – take up quite a lot of the worktop, but you can always use that large lounge table.
Peter Vaughan, Which Motorhome Editor and MMM Group Road-Test Editor, said: “Taking the proven (and much-copied) layout of the original Flash 10 and adding a rear garage, the new 610 addresses the one downside of the earlier design – limited storage for bulky gear. Better still, the 610 remains relatively compact, while also being blessed with the superb on-road characteristics of the new Ford Transit.”
You can read the full road test of the Chausson 610 Flash in the January 2015 issue of Which Motorhome magazine.