The Kon-Tiki received a stunning make over last year denoted 'Black Edition' and for this season the Bolero also gets the 'Black Edition' treatment and becomes the solus luxury low profile range for 2015 with the Bessacarr 500 range being discontinued.
Black Edition status gives the Bolero range a striking black metallic cab and special graphics plus enhanced specification, which includes a BBQ point and solar panel all at a highly competitive price.
With the launch of the new more streamlined, modern Fiat cab it looks even more spectacular. The new cab has colour keyed black metallic bumper, silver front grill and stylish LED day time running lights.
Inside new ‘Captain-chair’ style cab seats have an integrated headrest, wider backrest, better side support and improved seat comfort for an overall more comfortable journey.
The dashboard has a Techno silver trim and the radio comes with Bluetooth for hands free phone connection and a mirror mounted aerial for better reception. A handy central holder takes two cups or 0.75 litre bottles and has space for a smart phone, iPod or other small objects. There is also a USB port for mobile device charging and connectivity.
The instrument panel has new more modern graphics and a gearshift indicator shows you when to change gear for optimum economy. Bolero's also get the new high-level instrument cluster which gives richer information.
New 16" alloy wheels adds the finishing touch.
All models are based on the Fiat Ducato with an AL-KO chassis conversion. This gives the advantage of lower weight and therefore extra payload. Variable geometry also allows designers to optimise wheelbase and rear overhang.
Engines are all 2.3 litres with 6-speed gearboxes and power level is 130bhp or 150bhp, depending on body length. Larger models are available with the Fiat Comfort-Matic automatic gearbox with 150bhp engine, or the recently introduced 130bhp automatic option for the shorter length models.
Under the Skin is Swift Group's SMART Construction, which launched to much acclaim in the Group's tourer ranges in October 2013. Standing for a Strong timber-less body frame with Modern desirable looks and a leading Aerodynamic shape that is Resilient to moisture, all wrapped up in a motorhome that has undergone the most comprehensive Testing; it bares the ethos of what Swift wants to achieve for all their products going forward.
SMART is being launched across the entire Coachbuilt Motorhome range for the 2015 season.
The new timberless body frame uses PURe, a strong polyurethane material that is totally impervious to water and has been proven in use. The construction method prevents the transfer of moisture from the outside to the upgraded hardwood ply wallboard making the motorhome highly resilient to moisture. Everything is CNC (computer numerically controlled) cut to provide accuracy and consistency time after time to give a high quality engineered product. Thorough testing ensures product reliability and increased confidence for customers.
(For more details on SMART Construction see the SMART press release)
Inside, the 'Black Edition' theme continues with the new 'Edison' soft furnishings, which have a monochrome timeless class. Soft feeling warm grey fabric contrasts the black embossed fabrics that make up the main seat and backrest. A pale silver stripe accents the fabrics and ties into the scatter cushions and curtains. The curtains are given further impact from the black wall pads that incorporate a geometric design in a silver thread.
New ‘Aralie Sen’ woodgrain completes the stylish new look and gloss upper locker doors add another dimension.
There is still the option of 'Impala' stain resistant easy-clean seating fabric with a soft nubuck texture, unique to Swift Group.
All models offer the ultimate nights sleep with the 'Duvalay Duvalite' mattress on fixed beds which was introduced last year. This is an innovative mattress made with lightweight memory fibre technology. It is exclusive as standard equipment to the Swift Group and provides excellent pressure relief and comfort.
The powerful Alde central heating has an improved circulation pump with 5 speed settings for better performance. Along with the Winter Pack as standard, which includes fresh and waste water tank heaters, drain insulation and fridge vent covers they easily achieve Grade 3 performance for heating and thermal insulation.
A Truma 'Crash Sensor Mono' regulator even allows the heating system to be safely operated while travelling to keep the whole living space warm.
Other new enhancements include a 60W solar panel, vector chrome effect taps, Thetford Aspire Mark II oven which has been specifically designed for leisure vehicle use, improved LED lighting including dimmable spotlights and LED overlocker lighting, chrome sockets and switches and new patterning on the acrylic sink splash back and control panel surround.
A chrome entrance grab handle and new stepwell light aid access.
A new 714SB layout offering the same layout as the 712SB, but the addition of a travelling dinette making it a 4 seater/berth extended the range to 6 models.
All models come with a "TRACKER Retrieve" Thatcham (Category 7) approved tracking system and the reassurance of Swift Group’s 10-year body integrity warranty. Many insurers insist on a security device such as TRACKER being fitted, so it could save customers money.
The ever-popular Vogue special value pack, contains key upgrades like cab air-conditioning, cruise control, New Status 550 TV aerial and a twin-view reversing camera for 2015.
Nick Page, Swift Group's Commercial Director commented "The 'Black Edition' specification has seen the Kon-tiki have one of it's most successful seasons. With the Bolero also getting the new cab and SMART construction at the same time, if you make the decision to buy one of these new models we are sure you won’t be disappointed."
Bolero Model Ranges
|Bolero 682FB||3.5t 130bhp||2 seater, 4 berth with fixed rear double bed|
|Bolero 684FB||3.7t 130bhp||4 seater, 4 berth with fixed double bed|
|Bolero 712SB||4.0t 150bhp||2 seater, 4 berth with fixed twin beds and end washroom|
|New Layout - Bolero 714SB||4.0t 150bhp||4 seater, 4 berth with fixed twin beds and end washroom|
|Bolero 722FB||4.0t 150bhp||2 seater, 4 berth with fixed double bed and end washroom|
|Bolero 724FB||4.0t 150bhp||4 seater, 4 berth with fixed double bed and end washroom|