2013 Motorhome of the year announced
06 February 2013
Pilote Référence P716 LPR named Motorhome of the Year
2013 and Fixed Double Bed Coachbuilt Motorhome of the
The Pilote Référence P716 LPR has been named the overall winner
of the Motorhome of the Year 2013 award, as well as the winner of
the Fixed Double Bed Coachbuilt of the Year by Motorcaravan
Motorhome Monthly (MMM), the UK's best-selling motorcaravan
magazine, andWhich Motorhome, the UK's number one magazine for
motorhome testing, at their prestigious 2013 awards.
This is the second year running that MMMmagazine has joined
forces with Which Motorhomemagazine to create one set of combined
awards that recognise the best new campervans and motorhomes on
sale in the UK.
The Motorhome Awards 2013 were sponsored by the Caravan Club and
at the Luton Hoo Hotel on Wednesday 9th January, with
dealers and manufacturers from the motorhome industry present.
Expert and experienced judges from the two magazines considered
all the models new to the UK market or that have undergone
significant design specification upgrades in the past 12
In selecting the winners, the judges considered the
functionality of the layout, the build quality and overall
usability, as well as how the motorhome performs on the road and on
the campsite, right through to whether it offers value for
The Pilote Référence P716 LPR is a great example of a fixed
double bed motorhome. The judges also selected it as the Motorhome
of the Year 2013 as it impressed them the most by offering value
for money, superb design and impressive levels of equipment all in
a highly desirable package.
The runner-up in the Fixed Double Bed Coachbuilt of the Year was
the Rapido 891F A-class, while the Adria Sport 690 SC and the
Auto-Trail Tracker RB were also nominated in this class.
Editor of Which Motorhome and head of the judging panel, Peter
Vaughan, commented: "Pilote has made huge strides in quality and
design over the last couple of years and this latest Référence
benefits also from the French company's efforts to appeal
specifically to British buyers. It also looks great value for such
a well-equipped motorhome."
While Daniel Attwood, Managing Editor of MMM and Which Motorhome
magazines, added: "These awards are the most important in the
motorhome industry. Readers considering buying a new motorhome will
use the results to help them decide which motorhome or campervan
should be at the top of their shopping list. Therefore Pilote is to
be congratulated for producing the Référence P716 LPR, which is
without doubt the best new motorhome on the market this year."
The Fixed Double Bed Coachbuilt Motorhome category, which the
Pilote also won,probably represents the greatest number of new
sales in the UK motorhome market. The judges were looking for
clever design here that allows for the desirable permanent double
bed, but without compromising the vehicle's other facilities. The
bed, of course, must be large enough for two, and as comfortable as
a high-quality hotel bed. The kitchen must not only be practical
but also reasonably spacious and well designed and the lounge
should be an attractive and comfortable place to relax. But the
judges were also looking for more, such as a no-compromise washroom
and whether the designers had made best use of areas such as the
storage space below the bed.
To find out more please visit: www.themotorhomeawards.co.uk