Sprite, which is Swift Group’s ‘entry-level’ brand, was founded by Sam Alper in 1949, making 2014 its 65th anniversary. It has gone from strength to strength, and its single range has been one of Swift Group’s strongest sellers in recent years.

The Quattro EW is a new, six-berth, twin-axle van. It features a rear fixed bed and a full-width end washroom with separate shower cubicle. However, it is up front where it really turns heads: it features an L-shaped lounge, which is a blast from the past. In the middle, the offside dinette converts to bunks.

For 2014, Swift Group changed the way it builds its caravans, with a new system called ‘SMART’. It replaced the timber framing battens in the bodyshell with a new polyurethane material that’s impervious to water and accepts screw fixings.

New features include a full-height moulded rear panel, and graphics in ‘champagne’ and ‘graphite’ – you could call the colours buff and dark grey. There’s a single key for the high-security lock on the main door and to the exterior locker lids.

Thanks to its keen price, the add-on Diamond Pack gets fitted to all Sprites by default. It includes alloy wheels and a steel spare (which is housed in the storage space beneath the fixed double bed), an Al-Ko AKS 3004 stabiliser, door flyscreen, radio/CD player, two scatter cushions and, for 2014, a microwave oven.