Autocruise will be offering four models for the 2016 season, the Rhythm, Accent, Alto and Forte. These are tried and tested layouts that remain popular with the panel van market.
Models keep the classic silver metallic exterior and interior furnishing scheme introduced last year giving them a timeless feel. A leather and new ‘SwiftShield’ soft furnishing scheme can be selected as an option. SwiftShield has a soft suede type feel and has been cleverly treated during manufacturing to resist stains. It simply cleans using water and a damp cloth.
Rhythm, and Accent models are based on a long wheel base Fiat Ducato van. Alto and Forte come on an extra long Fiat chassis and all models have the option of an automatic gearbox. A new DAB radio has been fitted in the cab and the sliding entrance door now has a flyscreen.
TV brackets can now be locked in transit and washroom fittings are updated. The significant styling and specification changes introduced last year are rolled over, including high gloss ‘Aralie Sen’ doors with a gloss smoked oak effect inlay, redesigned travelling seats to complement the captains style cab seats, and dimmable LED spot lights.
The special value Comfort Pack adds steering wheel controls for the radio, cab air-conditioning, cruise control, reversing sensors, microwave oven and a Burl wood and silver dash kit.
All Autocruise models have European Whole Vehicle Type Approval which ensures compliance with strict weight, dimension and safety regulations – Autocruise were the first UK panel van manufacturer to comply with these regulations. With the Truma Combi 4 boiler they also meet the Grade 3 standard for heating and thermal insulation.
“Autocruise is a firm favourite with panel van customers due to its high specification and excellent value for money. The four models for this season offer the layouts that are in demand and style that is unmatched by their rivals.” commented Nick Page, Swift Group Commercial Director.
|Rhythm||130bhp LWB||2 seater, 2 berth – long rear lounge|
|Accent||130bhp LWB||4 seater, 3 berth - front travelling dinette, rear lounge|
|Alto||130bhp ELWB||4 seater, 3 berth - front travelling dinette, fixed rear bed|
|Forte||130bhp ELWB||4 seater, 4 berth - front travelling dinette/ double bed, rear lounge|
Carrera 4 and Rhythm Compact have been discontinued.