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Motorhome review: Swift Champagne 675 review

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Key Features

  • Model Year : 2020
  • Class : Low Profile
  • Base Vehicle : Fiat Ducato
  • Engine Size : 2.3TD
  • Maximum Weight (Kg) : 3500
  • Berths : 4
  • Layout : Fixed Single Bed

Swift Motorhomes View more details about the manufacturer of this vehicle over in our manufacturers section.

AT A GLANCE

Base vehicle: Fiat Ducato Price from: £57,640 Berths: 4 Travel seats: 4 Length: 7.86m Width: 2.31m Height: 2.88m Gross weight: 3,500kg Payload: 450kg

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Model Year
2020
Manufacturer
Swift Motorhomes
Class
Low Profile
Range
Brownhills Champagne
Base Vehicle
Fiat Ducato
Engine Size
2.3TD
Payload (kg)
450
Belted Seats
4
Maximum weight (kg)
3500
Price from (£)
56630
Length (m)
7.86
Width (m)
2.31
Height (m)
2.88
Berths
4
Main Layout
Fixed Single Bed
Price from (€)
Campervan Test Date

DETAILED REVIEW

The Champagne-coloured cab may be the most obvious differentiation, but this dealer special motorhome range from Brownhills have a whole host of extra equipment compared with the standard Escapes on which they’re based.

There’s an additional layout this season, too – the four-berth 675, which at 7.86m becomes the longest model in the range. It’s a single bed floorplan here but with low beds forward of an end washroom, rather than the more common high beds over a garage design (that’s already covered by the Champagne 684).

Basis is a Fiat Ducato with the new 140bhp engine. The new nine-speed automatic gearbox is optional (priced at £1,800) but the Champagne 675 comes as standard with driver and passenger airbags, cruise control, ESP with Traction Plus and Hill Descent Control, a leather steering wheel, dashboard with Techno silver highlights and a DAB radio with sat-nav.

The alloy wheels add style, while black headlamp bezels, skid plate and grille complete the look and a reversing camera should help you to avoid unwanted ‘modifications’ to the curvaceous moulded rear panel! Bike rack mounts are factory-fitted and there’s still some external storage, despite the lack of a garage.

An outside hatch accesses the space under the nearside settee, while there’s also an external door into the space under the offside single bed and a small locker inside the cassette toilet servicing hatch.

Externally, this dealer special also benefits from a Thule 4.25m awning, a solar panel, TV aerial, exclusive Champagne graphics and external shower, barbecue and mains points. The Winter Pack (heated waste water tank, insulated pipes and fridge vent covers) is included as well and the habitation door has a flyscreen.

Inside, there’s a new contemporary upholstery for this season and this new layout feels very open and spacious, especially as the bedroom area is not fully segregated from the rest of the living space. Some may, however, prefer a more private bedroom, although a concertina screen is provided.

It’s a comfortable lounge up front, although the cab seats are higher than the rest of the lounge. The offside L-settee includes rear seatbelts for two passengers, while the nearside sofa adds seating capacity on site. The table isn’t huge for family dining but its surface area can be increased with a slot-in panel that’s stored separately. An overcab sunroof ensures that there’s no shortage of daylight and it’s good to see flexible wand reading lamps over both the swivel cab chairs.

The central kitchen has a fitted microwave as well as a combined oven/grill but the fridge is quite modestly sized for such a large motorhome, at just 88 litres (it does have automatic energy selection, though). The sink comes with a chopping board cover and removable draining board, while there’s plenty of worktop for the chef on the opposite side of the motorhome.

Moving rearwards, the beds measure 1.90m long on the offside and 1.80m on the nearside, headboards are provided and there’s nothing to stop you sitting up comfortably. Three large top lockers are positioned over each bed, while the offside bed base offers generous storage (the Truma Combi is under the nearside mattress). Both bed bases lift on gas struts for easy access and there are twin USBs at the foot of the nearside bed.

Across the rear is one of the star features of the 675 – a walk-in washroom/changing-room that includes the wardrobe and a separate shower. There’s also a swivel cassette loo, opening window and fixed basin, although there’s a lack of worktop for using your makeup and toiletries.

 

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