Swift launches new Esprit motorhome range

The new range includes two brand new model designs
The new range includes two brand new model designs

Tuesday, 20, Aug 2013 03:30

by Damien Sharkov

Swift Group has announced a new range of motorhomes called the Esprit, due to arrive in dealerships in time for the 2014 season.

This line-up of motorhomes will replace the outgoing Sundance range and will feature six low-line and two high-line models.

All models are powered by the Fiat 2.3 litre, 130bhp Euro5+ turbo diesel engine with a six-speed gearbox and will feature the Thatcham-approved Tracker Retrieve stolen vehicle recovery system, as introduced to all Swift motorhomes last year.

With the insistence of many insurers on tracker systems, Swift claims this addition may save customers hundreds of pounds on their premium.

The Esprit line up also boast the exclusive Duvalay Duvalite mattresses, (as seen on Dragon's Den) while the interior features the option of fitting stain-resistant Impala seating fabric.

Low energy LED lighting is meant to keep energy consumption efficient, as each model features low level night lights, over locker ambient lighting, an illuminated kitchen splash back and swan neck cab reading lights.

In an attempt to deliver on their promise of assembling a line-up of robust motorhomes, capable of year round use, the new range is fitted with a Truma Combi 6 boiler and winter pack, which includes a fresh water tank, separate waste water tank, drain insulators, as well as a fridge vent.

The Truma Crash Sensor Mono regulator also allows the vehicle's heating system to remain on while travelling.

The range sees the arrival of two models with brand new layouts - the Esprit 484 and 442, and the revision of the Esprit 444's layout.

The 484 is planned as four seater, four berth model with a front travelling dinette. This layout has the kitchen and washroom kept in the centre, a fixed raised bed in the rear, allowing for plenty of garage storage.

The other model with a new design, the 442, will be a two seater/two berth with a lounge area in the front, a centre kitchen and washroom, as well as a full-width washroom in the rear.

What's more, the Esprit 444's layout has been revised for 2014, from its discontinued Sundance range.

The four seater, four berth motorhome is equipped in the rear with a fixed bed and a full-width washroom, keeping the kitchen in the centre and a travelling dinette in the front of the vehicle.

Swift explains that the new Esprit range has been designed to offer "an unrivalled package" for the motorhome customer with "a high level of specification and mid market budget".

Those keen to take a look for themselves can visit the Swift stand at the Lawn's Caravan Extravaganza in Cottingham (7-8 September).

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