Swift Kon-Tiki

The Kon-Tiki features a distinctive silver colourscheme
The Kon-Tiki features a distinctive silver colourscheme

Wednesday, 24, Jul 2013 11:02

Innovations for 2017

The iconic flagship in Swift's motorhome fleet, like several of its counterparts, goes forward to 2017 largely unchanged.

The five models from the previous year go into the next but with certain changes such as a new Fiat Euro 6 engine and 150bhp output as standard.

There are four Kon-Tiki four-berths making up the bulk of the range, including the 625 - front dinette/rear island bed - the 635 - front dinette/fixed twin single beds - the 669 - tag-axle, front dinette/rear island bed - and the 679 - tag-axle, front dinette/transverse rear bed.

The one six-berth in the line-up is the tag-axle overcab 649, which sports a front dinette and rear lounge.

Although primarily low-line coachbuilts, the 669 and 679 can be ordered as high-lines with overcab beds offering two extra berths.

For 2017, Swift Kon-Tiki interiors benefit from a new soft furnishing scheme and a leather upholstery option, called Winchester Stone.

Innovations for 2016

Swift's top motorhome range, the Kon-Tiki, enjoys an enhanced combination of comfort, practicality and design innovation for 2016. Soft furnishings and interior finishes have been designed to continue offering more opulence whilst the range's 'Black Edition' status provides premium specification as standard.

The Kon-Tiki's spacious interiors provide the maximum in comfort and practicality, whilst the 'Carabu' soft furnishing scheme which features SwiftShield, a stain resistant fabric that keeps its good looks, should allow you to relax in style. A part leather option is also available.

To add to the above, the Kon-Tiki's interior can be lit with overlocker lighting, dimmable spots and the feature lit kitchen splashback all of which use energy efficient LEDs, managing to create a warm, relaxing environment whatever the weather.

For additional comfort, all fixed beds are fitted with the exclusive Duvalay Duvalite mattress, containing lightweight yet sumptuously comfortable memory fibre technology.

Fully equipped, the Kon-tiki comes with an impressive specification, including kitchen work surfaces made from HI-MACS natural acrylic stone, a non-porous, dirt-repellent surface and an exclusive Dometic CU600 oven has improved performance and noise reduction.

New for 2016, the Swift Command control system features a new intelligent power supply unit with LCD control panel; many functions can be controlled/monitored remotely via the new Swift Command App.

Suitable for all year round use, Swift's Kon-tiki models come with Alde radiator central heating to quickly warm the interior, as well as a 120W solar panel, exterior shower and BBQ point for alfresco living during those warmer months.

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Charity Dinner Raises Massive Funds For MacMillan

 Tom Quirk the charity fundraising manager for the south east with Michael Worger Ritchie managing director of Teamwork Professionals who organised the event on behalf of the manufacturers

A lot of caravan parks, sites, dealers and manufacturers throughout the UK do a lot to help raise funds for many different charities. From conservation to helping locals schools and hospitals the charity work never seems to stop, which is great. Following a gala dinner at the annual Holiday Caravan and Park Home Show in September raised a remarkable £22,246 for MacMillan Cancer Support.

The 8ft Wide Caravan Voted Not That Popular?

8ft feet of space or 8ft of fear

The 8ft caravan is a bit like Marmite, you either love it or you hate it. This year we have seen the 8ft van make a comeback with Bailey's brand new Pegasus Grande range, which was a complete redesign, but some caravanners still seem unconvinced by the larger van. We take a look into Caravan Guard's latest poll which reveals some strong numbers regarding the 8ft'er.

Your Friendly Neighbourhood Caravan Cafe

The mobile cafe is here to help you get your tea and cake fix

The old traditional caravan nowadays is most likely spotted sat on driveways covered in weather ware or just plonked depressingly in fields throughout the country. One special care giver has stumbled upon a very rare vintage van and has decided to turn it into something worthwhile to help out our aging community

Contact Details

Swift Group Ltd
Dunswell Road
East Yorkshire, HU16 4JS
Tel 01482 847332
Web www.swiftgroup.co.uk
Email enquiry@swiftgroup.co.uk

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Watch our new video to see why the new Challenger and Eccles ranges are built with comfort and all seasons in mind

Neil Greentree and son spend some freezing nights in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park

Neil Greentree and son spend some freezing nights in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park

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Some companies have welcomed the change in technology

Regardless of your chosen caravan manufacturer, construction methods have changed unrecognisably over the last decade. Early adopters, Bailey of Bristol, were the first to change their construction with the introduction of Alu-Tech, but each of the manufacturers have done things in there own way. Below we have provided you with a quick synopsis of how all the main manufacturers make their caravans.

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Two new luxury caravan ranges have ushered in a new era of caravan construction for the Swift Group in the company's 50th year

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