New Fiat cab, SMART construction and new woodgrain lift sell out ‘Black Edition’ Kon-Tiki range for 2015

The 'Black Edition' treatment of the Kon-Tiki range for 2014 was so successful it sold-out at its first showing, meaning more production had to be added and two new single axle low-line models were introduced mid season – the 625 and 635.

Making this stunning edition even more attractive for 2015 is the new Fiat cab, Swift Group's SMART intelligent construction system and a new interior woodgrain called 'Aralie Sen' that has a contemporary hessian contrast.

With the launch of the new more streamlined, modern Fiat cab it looks even more stunning. The new cab has a colour-keyed bumper to go with the black metallic cab and stylish LED day time running lights. The front grill is silver (the grill itself is black with silver surround).

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 bronze trim and the radio comes with DAB, Bluetooth for hands free phone connection and a mirror mounted aerial for better reception. A handy central holder takes two cups or 0.75litre 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. Kon-tiki's also get the new high-level instrument cluster which gives richer information and steering wheel controls.

New 16" alloy wheels give the finishing touch.

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 timber less 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 provides confidence for customers.

(For more details on SMART Construction see the SMART press release)

The range keeps the impressive specification from last season which included Alde central heating, AL-KO double floor chassis, cab air-conditioning, a comprehensive lighting and power system, Duvalay mattress, a full length awning, BBQ point, shower point, 120W solar panel, reversing camera and TRACKER Retrieve (Thatcham Category 7). A Status 550 TV aerial has also been added.

"The Kon-tiki is an exclusive range with most models built to order. Such was the success of the 2014 range more production slots had to be allocated to meet demand. The new cab, SMART construction and change of woodgrain are all added to the 'Black Edition' specification, which makes the offering the highest specification ever at a highly competitive price in this luxury sector." Swift Group Commercial Director Nick Page commented.

Kon-tiki Model Range

Kon-tiki 625 Single-axle Low-Line only Four seater, 4 berth, front lounge with travelling seats, centre kitchen and washroom, rear island fixed bed.
Kon-tiki 635 Single-axle Low-Line only Four seater, 4 berth, front lounge with travelling seats, centre kitchen and washroom, rear fixed single beds
Kon-tiki 649 TAG-axle High-line only Six seater, 6 berth – front dinette with seat opposite, centre kitchen and washroom, rear parallel seating
Kon-tiki 669 TAG-axle Low-line with High-line option Four seater, 4 berth (+ 2 for High-line) – front lounge with travelling seats, centre kitchen and washroom, rear island fixed bed
Kon-tiki 679 TAG-axle Low-line with High-line option Four seater, 4 berth (+ 2 for High-line) – front lounge with travelling seats, centre kitchen and washroom, rear transverse raised fixed bed with 'garage' below
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