Swift unveils 10 new models
The Swift Group launches 10 new models for 2020. All these are eight-foot-wide caravans.
In the Sprite Super range, a rear transverse island bed model arrives. Four Challenger X models and four Eccles X models are revealed. And in the flagship Elegance Grande range a layout with an L-shaped lounge and rear island bed is announced.
Basecamp – now with timberless floor
Swift Basecamp continues to be a sales success; there are now more than 1,000 Basecamps on the road, Swift Group Commercial Director Nick Page told the audience of retailers and media at the company’s new-model launch event.
The iconic, sporty-image, two-berth which has won a Red Dot Design Award, in recognition of innovation, gets a structural change for 2020: the introduction of a timberless floor of the same type Swift uses for its flagship Elegance range. This is a sandwich floor construction with GRP inner and outer skins and a foam core.
A new Basecamp model is due to be unveiled at the Motorhome and Caravan Show at the NEC (15-20 October), Nick Page announced.
Watch our Basecamp video series below!
Sprite – a new Super Quattro
A new model is introduced to the eight-foot-wide, twin-axle Sprite Super Quattro range. This is the EB, with a rear bedroom, central shower room and parallel lounge seating.
The EB brings the models in the Super range to three, joining the six-berth Super Quattro FB, with a wide central dining area and rear nearside double bed, and the six-berth Super Quattro DB, which has bunk beds.
The whole Sprite range, which includes eight standard-width (2.25 m) models, has a new fabric scheme. Shades of gold plus a tartan-inspired pattern define 2020 Sprites. Curtains are in dark gold shades. Cushions are covered in rich, deep gold velvet on one side, and grey and fawn tartan fabric on the reverse.
Seating is in two tones – pale fawn for the bases and darker fawn for the backrests. Button detail in the backrests adds to the effect; the buttons are covered with fabric that matches the seat bases.
In fixed-bed models the headboards are covered in the same pale fawn fabrics as the lounge seating, with a top panel that matches the tartan fabric of the cushions.
Sprites for 2020 have white top locker doors.
Sprite equipment continues to include three-burner hobs, ovens and grills, Truma heating and lighting above top lockers.
Challenger X and Eccles X – two new ranges
Two new Challenger and Eccles ranges have been announced, both eight-foot-wide and all four berths. There are four models in each range; two on single axles, and two on twin axles. The single-axle models are the 865, with twin beds and parallel lounge seating, and the 880 with a transverse island bed and full width rear washroom.
The twin-axle Challenger X and Eccles X models are the 835 and 850. The 835 models have a rear bedroom that has a transversely-aligned bed, and central wash facility, with a separate shower on one side and a washroom opposite. The 850 has an L-shaped lounge, a rear island bedroom and a central shower-wash facility.
Challenger X and Eccles X models have new fridge-freezers with double-hinged doors that can be opened from the left or the right. These are the new, tall, slimline 147-litre capacity models made by Dometic.
Alde heating is now standard on Challenger models; it continues to be standard on Eccles
In the Challenger range, rich aubergine velvet is a key ingredient of the fabric scheme.
Eccles colours are shades of gold and black. Diamond pattern fabric, in black and cream, features on the lower sections of the backrests and two of the cushions.
Elegance and Elegance Grande – a new layout
A new layout has been unveiled in the Elegance Grande range. This is the 850, which has a rear island bed, a central washroom and L-shaped lounge.
This joins the 835, with a rear transverse island bed and central shower room, and 845, with a transverse island bed and full-width rear shower room. These Elegance Grande layouts, launched for 2019, were formerly called 635 and 645.
Both Elegance and Elegance Grande ranges continue to have timberless construction.