2013 Swift Challenger SE and Sterling Eccles SE: Pictures, prices and layouts revealed
Exciting information has been revealed about both ranges
Thursday, 09, Aug 2012 10:35
by Chris Jefferies
Swift Caravans has announced a brand new range for 2013, which promises to combine the low weights of the highly popular Swift Challenger Sport collection with many of the high-end specification from the flagship Swift Conqueror caravans.
Named the Swift Challenger SE (which stands for special equipment), these models will come in a choice of seven different layouts at launch - six single axles and one twin axle.
As always this launch is mirrored by that of a sister collection called the Sterling Eccles SE, which is identical in every way, apart from the aesthetic design.
The key addition to this mid-range offering is the Alde wet central heating, which features an LCD touchscreen control panel - a feature that is exclusive to Swift for the 2013 season.
What's more, this premium heating system features 24-hour programmable settings and up to 3KW power output, so you can be sure of a cosy 'van all year round.
The other main highlight to note is that Swift has installed Tracker Retrieve tracking systems to all the 2013 Challenger SE caravans. This gadget can lead to significant discounts on your caravan insurance, as well as helping the police return a stolen caravan more quickly.
All new Swift owners will get a free three-month subscription with their Tracker Retrieve system and from then onwards, it costs £60 per year to keep it active.
Visually the Challenger SE isn't a massive departure from the 2011 version of the Challenger, with the same handsome front profile, panoramic sunroof and similar graphics on the side panels.
The biggest difference is the overall width, as Swift has switched to the smaller 7'5" wide AL-KO chassis, as seen on the Swift Challenger Sport, which results in a weight reduction of up to 128kgs.
As with all Swift caravans, the Challenger SE and Eccles SE will come backed up by an industry-leading 10-year bodyshell integrity guarantee.
Interiors and layouts
Carried over from the 2011 Challenger range are six popular layouts, with the side double dinette Swift Challenger 574 SE being the sole newcomer. This four-berth layout has proved popular in the form of the Swift Challenger Sport 544.
The other four-berth options are the side dinette Challenger 530 SE, the fixed-bed Challenger 570 SE, the island bed Challenger 580 SE and...
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