2013 Swift and Sprite Caravans to get extra kit and higher price tags

The Major 4 FB is the newest layout in the Sprite range

by Chris Jefferies
Swift Group has announced a range of improvements across all its ranges for 2013, along with a price review for all of its touring caravans.
The company, which builds Sprite and Sterling caravans as well as the popular Swift collection, has added the Tracker Retrieve stolen caravan tracking system to all its 2013 models.
This move should lead to a reduction in caravan insurance premiums for many, and the system comes with three month’s free subscription.
These changes come amid a company-wide price review, which will see roughly six per cent added to the price of a new Swift or Sterling caravan, although the Sprite range sees the smallest increases of just under four per cent.
Souped-up Sprites
Looking closer at the Sprite range, and Swift has introduced a new layout in the form of the Sprite Major 4 FB, which boasts a fixed double bed as well as a full-width end washroom.

In addition, all of the 2013 Sprites will get dual-fuel heater and space heater, as well as the 112-litre Thetford digital-control fridge.
The smart exterior design is carried over from 2012, and a range of factory-fit and dealer-fit options are available to make this compact range even more comfortable.
Sadly, it seems as though the Sprite Lite range of ultra-lightweight caravans will not be continued into the upcoming season, while the Sprite Musketeer EB has also been dropped.
Prices in the 2013 Sprite collection will range from £12,485 for the two-berth Alpine 2, to £15,260 for the twin-axle Quattro FB.
This means that they face strong competition from the Elddis Xplore range as well as the Bailey Orion collection.
When it comes to compact lightweight touring, these upgraded Sprites have certainly set a high standard for the upcoming season.
Earlier this week, CaravanTimes took a first look at the brand new Swift Challenger SE, and next week we’ll be looking at the changes to the Swift Challenger Sport and Conqueror ranges.

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