SE stands for special equipment and represents the revamp of the upper mid-market range to upgrade and better differentiate it from the previous season’s successful Challenger Sport tourers.

These new for 2013 SE models share the Sport’s lighter bodyshell, which significantly reduces overall weight: the 480 tested here shaves some 128kg from the heft of the outgoing model, allowing it to be towed safely by a small diesel hatchback. However, it’s also 40cm shorter and 6cm narrower overall.

Swift continues with its factory-backed 10-year warranty for all caravans it builds and these 2013 season models also have a Tracker Retrieve tracking system. Other kit upgrades include a new roof-mounted 20W solar panel and an LED awning light operated via the caravan’s key fob.