Light Fantastic Aura Strada

Peter Quilty — 9 June 2017

Fledgling Aura Caravans was only launched in September 2015 but is fast becoming a bright light in the RV industry.

Based in Campbellfield, Vic, Aura was established by Ishan Fernando and Ralph Barnabas, and there is an interesting tale attached to its genesis.

Roll on to 2017, and Aura Caravans has made a big impression.

As you enter the van, a plush four-seater leather-look cafe dinette with trifold table wraps around most of the rear wall and alongside a section of the offside wall. There’s plenty of storage here with no less than 10 overhead lockers (one houses the electrical suite) following the same trail.

A stylish angled kitchen takes up a decent chunk of the nearside wall and it’s littered with all the requisite mod cons – Thetford four-burner cooktop, grill and oven, Camec rangehood, and a 25L NCE microwave which I think is positioned a little high.

The Strada has more than sufficient underpinnings for on-road travel, including a sturdy Preston chassis, 15in all-terrain tyres and AL-KO rocker roller leaf spring tandem suspension.

I towed the Strada, which has a Tare weight of 2540kg and an ATM of 3040kg, with a Holden Colorado LTZ 4x4. There were a couple of things to marvel about this set-up – a super smooth ride, and the effortless way both tow vehicle and caravan handled the steep declines and inclines.

Stay tuned for the full review coming next month in Caravan World #565. Subscribe today for the latest caravan reviews and news every month!


Aura Strada


Stuart Grant