The Challenger SE first appeared in summer 2012 and stole the headlines at the Swift Group’s 2013 model launch.

SE (which stands for special equipment) represented the revamp of the upper mid-market model. As well as its factory-backed 10-year warranty for all caravans it builds, for 2013 Swift introduced a Tracker Retrieve tracking system as well as a new roof-mounted 20W solar panel and an LED awning light operated via the van’s key fob.

The SE 580 tested here (a 2013 model) features one of the most aspirational floor plans on the market: the rear transverse island-bed, end-washroom layout. It will sleep four, but is essentially a luxury two-berth with room for occasional visitors.