New layout for Sprite range of affordable, lightweight caravans

Throughout its long history the Sprite name has always stood for light weights and affordable prices, combined with reliability. Swift Group, recognising the importance of those values in today’s price and energy-conscious market, has added a new fixed bed model for 2013 to widen the appeal of this successful brand even more, and fitted standard equipment normally only seen in premium ranges.

Sprite caravans are built by Swift Group, the UK’s largest leisure vehicle manufacturer and are manufactured to the same high standards as Swift’s more expensive ranges, using components like 5000 series marine grade aluminium cladding, strong redwood body framing, bonded “sandwich” roof construction and Swift’s proven space-frame seat base design.

European Whole Vehicle Type Approval ensures they comply with strict weight, dimension and safety regulations, and their EN1645 Grade 3 classification for heating and insulation is the highest available. And the seal of assurance comes with Swift’s 10-year body integrity warranty.

The Sprite’s distinctive aerodynamic body, new just last year, has full height moulded front and rear panels and a spacious 2.25m (7’4½) overall width.

New inside is a Truma gas and 230V Combi-Boiler which efficiently delivers hot water and blown-air central heating. It fits in the same space as a conventional water heater, leaving the room heater space free for storage. Also new is the latest 112 litre fridge from Thetford with a smart black finish and digital controls. A three-burner hob, oven and separate grill, the latest electric-flush toilet and four 230v sockets are already standard equipment.

Key to Sprite’s appeal is the facility to tailor the equipment level to match a budget and there is a big range of options. The Diamond Pack includes seven of the most popular upgrades like an AL-KO stabiliser and AL-KO wheel-lock; it’s very keenly priced and expected to be specified on all models. But there are also eight more individual options to choose from.

Recognising owners desire to protect their investment, Swift Group have fitted all Sprites with a “Tracker Retrieve” Thatcham approved tracking system, equipment usually only standard on premium-priced ranges.

Model sizes range from the compact 2-berth Alpine 2 to the family-sized 6-berth Quattro FB twin-axle model. In between are the compact Alpine 4 with a fixed double bed and another three family layouts with berths from four to six. New for 2013 is the Major 4 FB, a compact version of the hugely popular layout with a fixed double bed and full-width end washroom.

All come with the reassurance of Swift Group’s 10-year body integrity warranty.

Swift Group Commercial Director, Nick Page commented, “We are noticing a downward trend in car size and weight, which means customers are looking for lighter caravans. With its wide layout choice, high basic specification and scope for customisation at affordable prices, Sprite is ideally suited.”

Sprite Model Range

Alpine 2 Single axle 2 berth – front parallel seating, side kitchen and end washroom
Alpine 4 Single axle 4 berth – front parallel seating, side kitchen, rear fixed bed and washroom
Musketeer TD Single axle 5 berth – front parallel seating, side kitchen, rear dinette and washroom
Major 4 Single axle 4 berth - front parallel seating, good sized mid seating area with table which converts to double bed, side kitchen and end washroom
New Major 4 FB Single axle 4 berth - front parallel seating, fixed bed, side kitchen and full end washroom
Major 6 Single axle 6 berth - front parallel seating, side dinette and kitchen, end twin bunk and washroom with separate shower
Quattro FB Single axle 6 berth - front parallel seating, side kitchen, side dinette, rear fixed bed and washroom

Sprite Key Features

Key Selling Points

  • Free manufacturers 10 year bodyshell warranty
  • Modern shape with full height raked, curved front with a single large window
  • Full height moulded rear panel
  • Bonded “sandwich” roof
  • Class leading headroom 1.95m (6’5”)
  • Spacious body shell with 2.25m (7’4½”) overall width
  • New Gas and 230V mains Combi-Boiler for heating and hot water
  • Thetford C250 electric flush toilet
  • New 112 litre Thetford digital control fridge
  • Full oven with separate grill compartment
  • Status 530 directional TV aerial
  • Four 230V sockets
  • New “Tracker Retrieve” Thatcham approved tracking system

Factory-Fit Options - Special Value Diamond Pack:-

  • Alloy wheels
  • Spare steel wheel
  • AL-KO Secure wheel lock receiver
  • AL-KO AKS 3004 stabiliser
  • Door flyscreen
  • Radio/CD/MP3 player
  • 2 x Scatter cushions

Factory-Fit Options (non-Diamond Pack)

  • Al-KO ATC trailer stability control

Dealer-Fit Options

  • Alarm system (infra-red with tilt sensor and key-fob operation)
  • AL-KO Secure wheel lock
  • AL-KO side lift jack
  • Wrap-around seating in addition to drawer chest
  • Built-in microwave oven
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