Peter Baber
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Check out the addition to the redesigned Sprite line-up as we bid farewell to Sterling and more, at the launch of the 2018 range of Swift caravans

Swift has come into 2018 determined to rationalise its many different products into just one Swift brand.

From now on, all Swift caravans will feature the Swift name prominently on their exterior, although the Hull company is retaining some of its old names, to preserve its heritage.

In caravans that means you still have Sprite and Eccles, but no longer Sterling.

2018 Sprite caravans

The Sprite range has been completely redesigned for the new season.

There’s a new exterior featuring triple windows at the front and an optional sunroof, new teal graphics down the side and a new rear panel housing exclusive LED light clusters.

The interior has been kept modern-looking with ‘Tyrion’ soft furnishings and matt-white feature doors made to contrast with the Aralie Sen woodwork. The washroom now includes a Belfast-style sink.

A Diamond Pack will get you alloy wheels, a door flyscreen and an Al-Ko stabiliser, a microwave oven, a stereo and scatter cushions.

The range is also the only one within Swift caravans this season to get a new layout. The Sprite Quattro EB is a twin-axle four-berth, with a central washroom and a transverse island bed in the rear.

The Eccles range, meanwhile, retains the modern younger interior look it held while under the Sterling umbrella. To differentiate it from the Challenger range, Alde heating becomes standard in all 2018 Eccles caravans – it’s still only an option in the Challenger.

There are no all-new layouts for the Swift Challenger portfolio. However, the 480 has been lengthened to give it more internal room as a two-berth.

Conqueror and Basecamp

There are dimension changes, too, to the Conqueror range, which has perhaps been overshadowed over the past couple of seasons by the emergence of the more upmarket Elegance range.

For 2018 all Conqueror models are 50mm wider. Swift says it has managed to achieve this re-engineering while still ending up with a caravan that is lighter overall, thanks to its SMART Plus technology.

Swift has also added a rear-view camera to the Conqueror’s standard kit list, while the sunroof has been widened.

Basecamp returns for 2018 with a bedroom inner now included in the awning.

Swift says it has sold out of all Basecamps produced for last season, and is already seeing high demand this season. Overall, Swift sales were up 20% in the 2017 season, with around 23,000 units produced.

Finally, to mark the move to one brand, the Swift logo has been redesigned, with a stronger bird that now flies outside the roundel to emphasise freedom.

2018 Swift caravans at a glance*

Sprite:

  • Swift Sprite Alpine 2 – 2 berths, end washroom, £16,075
  • Swift Sprite Alpine 4 – 4 berths, rear fixed bed and washroom, £16,235
  • Swift Sprite Major 4 SB – 4 berths, transversed island bed, end washroom, £17,875
  • Swift Sprite Major 4 EB – 4 berths, central washroom, rear island bed, £18,405
  • Swift Sprite Major 6 – 6 berths, side dinette, rear bunks, end washroom, £17,975
  • Swift Sprite Major 6 TD – 6 berths, rear bunks and rear dinette with bunk over, £18,145
  • Swift Sprite Quattro FB – 6 berths, side dinette, rear nearside fixed bed, twin axle, £19,435
  • NEW! Swift Sprite Quattro EB – 4 berths, central washroom, rear transverse island bed, twin axle, £19,935
  • Swift Sprite Quattro EW – 6 berths, front L-shaped seating, rear fixed nearside bed, end washroom, twin axle, £19,435
  • Swift Sprite Quattro DD – 6 berths, central washroom, rear parallel seating with bunks over, £19,935
      

Challenger:

  • Swift Challenger 480 – 2 berths, end washroom, £19,230
  • Swift Challenger 530 – 4 berths, side dinette, end washroom, £20,530
  • Swift Challenger 560 – 4 berths, central washroom, rear island bed, £21,630
  • Swift Challenger 565 – 4 berths, rear fixed single beds, end washroom, £21,030
  • Swift Challenger 580 – 4 berths, rear transverse island bed, end washroom, £21,240
  • Swift Challenger 590 – 6 berths, rear bunks and dinette with additional bunk, £21,630
  • Swift Challenger 635 – 4 berths, central washroom, rear transverse island bed, twin axle, £22,930
  • Swift Challenger 645 – 4 berths, rear transverse island bed, end washroom, twin axle - £22,930
      

Eccles:

  • Swift Eccles 530 – 4 berths, side dinette, end washroom, £21,280
  • Swift Eccles 560 – 4 berths, central washroom, rear island bed, £22,380
  • Swift Eccles 580 – 4 berths, rear transverse island bed, end washroom, £21,990
  • Swift Eccles 590 – 6 berths, rear bunks and dinette with additional bunk, £22,380
  • Swift Eccles 635 – 4 berths, central washroom, rear transverse island bed, twin axle, £23,680
      

Conqueror:

  • Swift Conqueror 480 – 2 berths, end washroom, £24,280
  • Swift Conqueror 560 – 4 berths, central washroom, rear island bed, £27,480
  • Swift Conqueror 565 – 4 berths, rear fixed single beds, end washroom, £26,980
  • Swift Conqueror 580 – 4 berths, rear transverse island bed, end washroom, £28,030
  • Swift Conqueror 645 – 4 berths, rear transverse island bed, end washroom, twin axle, £29,830
  • Swift Conqueror 650 – 4 berths, central washroom, rear island bed, twin axle, £29,830
      

Elegance:

  • Swift Elegance 480 – 2 berths, end washroom, £26,380
  • Swift Elegance 530 – 4 berths, side dinette, end washroom, £29,080
  • Swift Elegance 565 – 4 berths, fixed single beds, end washroom, £29,080
  • Swift Elegance 580 – 4 berths, rear transverse island bed, end washroom, £30,130
  • Swift Elegance 645 – 4 berths, rear transverse island bed, end washroom, twin axle, £31,930
  • Swift Elegance 650 – 4 berths, central washroom, rear island bed, twin axle, £31,930
      

* Prices effective from 1 September 2017 and include a £545 delivery charge

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