Swift Challenger

Swift Challenger interior for 2017
Swift Challenger interior for 2017

Tuesday, 03, Aug 2010 04:53

Innovations for 2017

Three new models have been launched in the Challenger range for 2017, bringing the current model total to nine.

Of the three models introduced there is the single-axle 560, which comes with a rear island bed and central washroom.

The other two, the 635 and 645, are twin-axles, with the former having a bedroom across the back of the camper and a washroom in the centre and the latter of the same design but in reverse.

Both twin-axle models will also have a tall slimline Dometic fridge-freezer and the gloss locker doors are now also in grey.

Another feature added is the chrome effect two part grab handles to the front and rear.

A Lux option pack is now available for these ranges, including, an alarm system with key fob operation, an illuminated kitchen splash back, barbecue point and outside mains socket.

Alde heating continues to be an option.

Innovations for 2016

For 2016, the Swift Challenger range has been enhanced with a stunning new profile and a stylish interior, still providing good value for money and impressive weights which allows for all models in the range towable by most family cars. And, with eight models to choose from including a twin axle variant, there's pretty much something for everyone.

Swift's construction system has been enhanced with SMART Plus, including three key enhancements: new sandwich floor construction with GRP outer skin providing more durability from the elements, upgraded hail resistant GRP roof, and a full GRP and foam constructed front window jig.

Coming with a panoramic sunroof, allowing for each Challenger to bathe in an abundance of light, the stylish theme continues throughout courtesy of 'Aralie Sen' woodgrain with an ashen brown hue, as well as a new gloss finish applied to the furniture and upper locker doors.

Complementing the aforementioned theme comes 'Zimba' soft furnishings featuring a fusion of a cream base fabric with a dark brown thread and stylised floral curtains in earthy brown and duck egg blue accents. Chrome sockets, switches and push button locker catches add to the contemporary feel Swift have managed to create.

Flexible seating and sleeping arrangements feature new Swift AirWave seating with a unique construction that expertly blends comfort and support, whilst all fixed beds have been made even more comfortable with Duvalay Duvalite mattresses.

Well equipped kitchens feature the Dometic fridge with removable freezer compartment and washrooms have a transit friendly bi-fold shower door.

Truma Combi heating comes as standard and is easy to use via a digital panel to control the heating and hot water with the option of an Alde wet central heating system.

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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.

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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.

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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

ReviewsOverall Rating

Swift Challenger 480 - 2009

Lowlights, The quality of build, in our opinion, leaves a lot to be desired . Highlights, Design and practicality....Read More

Swift Challenger 580 - 2011

An excellent van all round, although our first trip out, all well, if anything, the only extra i would have liked to have seen would be a self contain...Read More

Swift Challenger 540 - 2007

We've had no problems with any of the equipment, but aren't massive fans of the combined shower/ toilet so we're looking at the 2011 Sterling models t...Read More

Swift Challenger 620 - 2010

A superb caravan and very pleased we didn't wait for the 2011 model, the new model doesn't suit us as the beds are too small....Read More

Swift Challenger 530 - 2008

We've had lots of small silly issues with the van - but we're still happy with Swift. Problems include furniture coming adrift from the wall, gas supp...Read More

Swift Challenger 540 - 2007

A sturdy caravan, I've been very happy with the layout - the fixed bed has been excellent....Read More

Swift Challenger 510 - 2006

We'd like to change the lighting, LEDs would be nicer I think....Read More

Swift Challenger - 2004

There were a few minor trim defects which should have been picked up in quality control, and we've found it a bit too small for our needs....Read More

Swift Challenger 530 - 2008

We've had a few silly problems, silly things, but have effected our enjoyment of the van....Read More

Swift Challenger 540 - 2008

A small word of advise, don't leave the glass dish in the microwave whilst touring!...Read More


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