Award judges at Practical Motorhome magazine have praised the new Tribute T620 motorhome, built by UK company Auto-Trail.
The T620, which is based on the latest Ford Transit motorhome chassis. has been judged both the best budget-buy motorhome and the overall motorhome of the year for 2010.
Furthermore the Tribute’s sister T720 Ford-based model was runner-up as best family motorhome.
The new models are the result of 75 years’ experience distilled into one product thanks to 45 years of development for the Ford Transit and 30 years of making motorhomes by Humberside-based Auto-Trail.
Skilful construction techniques, using the same high-end interiors as the rest of the Auto-Trail range, mean the £33,495 Tribute T620 has a payload of 730kg, enabling families to take all the luggage they want when they travel.
“What’s not to like about the new Transit Tribute?” asked the judges. “It’s great to see a British company taking the lead and making motor-caravanning more readily available to the masses in these difficult financial times.”
David Thomas, joint managing director of Auto-Trail, said: “The key to success is using proven, reliable components, with all appliances tested and run on the production line to ensure quality.
“The Transit is celebrating 45 years of success this year and Auto-Trail Group is not too far behind,” added David. “It shows that the combination of experience and innovation pay dividends for us and our customers. We have the right products at the right time for the current challenging market conditions.”