Swift unveils new and updated caravans for 2016

A new enhanced Swift Sprite range is just one of many exciting announcements made at Swift's launch

by Joe Jeffrey

Manufacturer announces new caravans, new systems and more at exclusive launch

Swift yesterday (23 July) laid out their plans for 2016 with a number of exciting updates, as well as some new caravans for the season ahead.

First up, a brand new entry-level range by way of the Sprite Freedom looks set to provide many entry level caravanners, or simply those looking to buy their first caravan, an ideal opportunity to do so.

The Swift Freedom, which will initially be available in three layouts, is an extension of Swift‘s popular, award-winning Sprite range and will contain a number of features essential for today’s travels.

Built using Swift’s new SMART Plus construction method, each model within the range should prove popular to families, with each model being six berths.

Rumoured to be more affordable than previous Sprite models, as previously reported here, the Sprite Freedom should prove popular when it hits UK dealerships later this year.

Sticking with Sprite, Swift has also enhanced the original range for 2016, which will see the range receive a make over in line with higher ranges; three opening windows will replace the single front window, and new graphics, LED side marker running LED lights and a new furnishing scheme as well as much more will provide a more upmarket feel at an entry-level price point across the eight-model range. As with all of Swift’s ranges for 2016, apart from the Conqueror, Continental, Elegance and Elite ranges, the new Sprites will also come with SMART Plus construction as standard.

Elsewhere, we saw nine Swift Conqueror and Sterling Eccles models announced for 2016, with the inclusion of the all-new four berth Conqueror/Elite 560 – comprising of front parallel seating, mid transverse washroom and rear island bed – and the Conqueror/Elite 650, also four berths and featuring a similar layout, step into the arena for 2016. All models under the Swift Conqueror and Sterling Elite ranges will incorporate Swift’s SMART HT construction featuring completely timberless construction and will come with a number of updates to the existing model ranges, including wider panoramic sunroof and improved security. What’s more, a new Swift Command control system will also come as standard across the two ranges, set to provide for an intelligent power supply unit capable of being controlled by your smart phone wherever you are in the world.

That’s not all though. For 2016, the Swift Challenger and Sterling Eccles have received some snazzy updates too.

The Sport and SE denotations have been dropped for the new season ahead, simply being known as the Swift Challenger and Sterling Eccles going forward. Additional modifications include a sweeping new front profile with flush fitting windows, with rear panels now incorporating Swift’s exclusive rear LED light clusters and much more.

Last, but not least, as far as caravans are concerned, the award-winning Swift Elegance and Sterling Continental ranges have been further optimised for 2016, with impressive new features and enhancements made. There will be five single axle and two win axle models available, as well as a new Elegance oyster and dusk-based scheme called ‘Winchester Stone’ and a new monochrome-feel Continental scheme known as ‘Winchester Black’ respectively. A new Swift Command control system will come as standard on these high-end ranges also.

Make sure you check back on CaravanTimes soon as we look set to go into much more detail on the above across the coming weeks.

Let us know what you’re looking forward to the most from Swift for 2016 in the comments below.