New launches from Britain's biggest manufacturers
For Auto-Trail the story was a new panel van range and a new Imala 730 coachbuilt model while Swift announced model-wide improvements and a brace of new Bolero coachbuilts and Rio panel vans.The Auto-Trail Imala 730 is available in Lo-line or Hi-line profiles, all on a GVW of 3,500kg or 3,650Kg as a no-cost option. This is a two-berth motorhome with a rear, king-sized island bed. The 730 is 7.26m long with a 130bhp engine as standard; 148bhp and 177bhp are available as options. Fittings include a tall, slim-line 96-litre fridge, microwave, Status 570 retractable TV aerial and LED down lighting. It comes with Media Pack 1 that includes an 18.5in drop-down LCD TV/DVD player, AM/FM radio tuner, Bluetooth for audio streaming, steering wheel radio controls and a colour reversing-camera. On the road price for the Imala 730 starts at £46,995.
Left: The island bed of the Auto-Trail Imala 730
Meanwhile, Swift has announced an overhaul of the Bolero range along with two new models. Across the range the front has a new GRP pod housing an opening sky-view window and round the back there’s a new rear panel with sportier-looking lower valance.
The first of the new models is the Bolero 612EK which has two travel seats and berths, with a rear kitchen and parallel front lounge. It’s on a GVW of 3,500kg with a 2.3-litre, 130bhp engine. The other one is the Bolero 744PR which offers four berths and seats with a traditional rear U-shaped lounge and front travelling dinette and side seat. This has a GVW of 4,000kg and a 2.3-litre, 150bhp engine. Larger models can specify the Fiat Comfort-Matic automatic gearbox with a 150bhp engine, or an automatic gearbox with the 130bhp engine on shorter models.
Left: Looking down the length of the Swift Bolero 744
More at auto-trail.co.uk and swiftgroup.co.uk. Full details of the new launches are in the September issue of Which Motorhome, on sale now, and in the special supplement in the November issue of MMM, on sale 15 October.
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