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With the 2015 launch season well underway, Practical Caravan has been out and about getting inside the brand new caravans, to bring you the latest news.
And here we're pulling all these stories into one place – so make sure you check back, because we'll be updating this story as more new caravans are unveiled.
Adria was one of the first to launch its 2015 tourers, and it's going to be a big year for the Slovenian brand as it celebrates its 50th anniversary. The only Continental caravan maker to build vans with doors on the nearside, Adria has launched a new Altea range featuring four models. There is the 552DT Tamar, the 542DK Severn and the 552UP Trent, while the compact, four-berth 362LH Forth is a new model for 2015.
Bristol based caravan manufacturer Bailey has also been showing off its new 2015 models, its third generation Unicorn range the headline news. The flagship range of Bailey caravans, the new Unicorns are brilliant white, rather than the Magnolia of the models they replace, plus they've been redesigned with aerodynamics in mind to improve fuel efficiency when on tow. Click here to read our full rundown of 2015's new Unicorn range.
You can also read the Practical Caravan review of the 2015 Bailey Unicorn Cadiz. A four-berth tourer priced at just over £20,000 and featuring wider than before fixed single beds and a rear washroom, a very popular layout, this new caravan also has some exciting and significant kit changes. Read our review for the full story.
The 2015 range of Swift caravans has also been revealed. The biggest caravan manufacturer in the UK has introduced a brand new Aralie Sen woodgrain trim to all its models, which brings a fresh, modern feel to these vans. Swift's Elegance range has three new layouts, while there are slight changes to the Challenger SE and Challenger Sport ranges.
And you can get inside the new four-berth Swift Elegance 565 with Practical Caravan's review. It's a new model for the range, again with the sought after rear washroom and fixed twin beds layout. It's a well specced caravan with some snazzy lighting and neat touches – make sure you check it out!
Swift's entry-level range of Sprite caravans has a more luxurious feel for 2015, new taps, chromed sockets, LED lighting and the same new, grey-ish wood adorning the interior of these more affordable models. There are still eight models to choose between, but out goes the Major 4 and in comes the Major 4 SB, which features a transverse island bed.
There are also gentle upgrades across the Sterling range of Swift caravans, both the Eccles SE and Eccles Sport ranges receiving light tweaks for 2015. Indeed, there are now seven layouts in the Sport range and nine in the SE range. Head to our Swift 2015 page to read the story in full – and remember to visit our microsite for comprehensive coverage of Swift's SMART HT building technique. We've also taken a look at the really rather suave Sterling Continental 630.
That's not all. Our experts have also been inside the new-for-2015 Coachman Pastiche 460/2. A smart, compact two-berth with a contemporary feel, as well as stylish kit including graphite alloy wheels, a backlit mirror and square taps, read all about it in our comprehensive review. The Coachman VIP 575/4 is another new 2015 tourer we've reviewed – and it's an impressive option for your caravan holidays. Not only is it the first Coachman with Alde heating, it is also the first van from the manufacturer to feature a transverse island bed. Read our review to find out even more about this new caravan.
And we cannot forget Lunar Caravans and the new for 2015 Venus 540/4, an entry level four-berth with a real feeling of luxury. There is also the new and rather luxurious Lunar Delta TI, a van that would be great for a seasonable pitch as well as for touring. Or how about one of the new season tourers from Elddis, the Affinity 554. Of all the caravans in the Elddis range, this mid-market, island-bed offering is the most heavily revised for 2015. There is also the six-berth Xplore 526.
So if you're contemplating a new caravan to help you make the most of your caravan holidays, maybe you've just taken your first look at your brand new home from home.