Swift Group's SMART HT, completely timberless construction, not only took caravan construction to a new level, it also allowed stunning exterior curves and profiles not previously possible thanks to its SRIM technology. Launched originally in two Flagship ranges (the Swift Elegance and Sterling Continental), the award-winning SMART HT construction system is now available in the all new Swift Conqueror and Sterling Elite ranges.
The nine model ranges have taken the SE layouts as their base with some new additions and modifications including a completely new layout with a fixed rear island bed and mid-transverse washroom, available in a 560 single axle and 650 twin axle model.
The Conqueror and Elite take the full SMART HT body shell with the rounded corner panels, full GRP front with windows that are flush to the body and curved one-piece rear panel to have the exact same profiling at the Flagship Elegance and Continental ranges.
Conqueror exteriors are all white with Swift family range graphics. Elite models have a graphite hitch and front valance with Sterling family range graphics.
The skirting system is surface mounted and impact resistant and the exterior door has a handy magnetic stay.
LED front marker lights and exclusive LED rear light clusters follow the trends of today's modern cars. The key fob operated LED awning light incorporates a red flashing LED to indicate when the alarm is activated.
The front panoramic sunroof is wider and the gas locker door has a single handle operated three point locking system for easy of use and improved security. Side marker running lights are now also LED.
Alloy wheels are an exclusive Swift Group design with a spoke pattern called 'Scorpion' and the step on hitch and lower valance give a more sporty appearance.
High specification features like 80W solar panel, BBQ point, heavy duty corner steadies, alarm, Thatcham approved TRACKER Retrieve, spare wheel and Status 570 TV aerial all come as standard. Fixing bars have been added to the back panel to allow a Thule rear mounted cycle rack to be fitted by the owner.
Conqueror models feature 'Aralie Sen' woodgrain with its contemporary ashen brown hue and the upper locker doors have a gloss finish with a Smoked Oak lower inlay. The Loretta furnishing scheme, featured in Elegance models last year, creates a warm welcoming feeling, teaming woven cream and ribbed brown bedding fabric with natural bronze tones of the leaf design feature fabric.
Elite models have the distinctive Sterling interior style with modern hessian effect furniture with matt white locker doors. Smoked Oak gloss lower inlays to upper locker doors again give a more luxurious feel. The Ronda furnishing scheme, featured in Continental models last year, has a modern edge with textural contrast between ribbed, embellished and flat fabrics. A sophisticated contrast of strong and subtle neutral tones is brought to life with accents of pale metallic gold.
Both ranges have the option of SwiftShield fabric. It 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.
The ranges benefit from the cast foam bedding which gives greater durability and superior comfort. Thermoform plastic vent boards with a chimney effect are more efficient and aesthetically pleasing and their beveled back also allows a better backrest cushion angle.
Fixed beds retain the Duvalay Duvalite mattress, exclusive as standard equipment to the Swift Group
Benefitting from the SMART HT construction the useable interior space is increased. This is especially notable in the front bed area. The lightweight, front bolsters do not have to be stored when the bed is made up allowing them to double as a headboard without impacting on the bed length.
All catches are chrome push button for secure storage. The chrome accent is also taken through the light switches and sockets.
Lighting throughout is low energy LED with dimmable spot lights. The restyled kitchen area has an innovative FENIX NTM® worktop which is resistant to scratches, has enhanced anti-bacterial properties and is easy to clean. Also included is a fold down extension flap and stainless steel underslung sink with LED lit acrylic splashback. The handy chopping and draining board have been modified so they nestle neatly together for easy storage.
Features such as swivel spout on vanity taps, microwave, dual fuel hob, omnivent and additional cutlery draw come as standard. A new tall slim line Dometic fridge features in several layouts. Also there is now a carpet boundary split for the kitchen area, allowing for ease of removal and cleaning.
There is also the new Swift Command control system which includes an intelligent power supply unit and a smart new LCD control panel that allows viewing of enhanced control panel functions. There is also an exciting Swift Command app that can be downloaded to Smartphones and Tablet which enables the user to remotely control and/or monitor certain vehicle systems either inside the vehicle using a Bluetooth interface (BLE), or remote from the vehicle (providing that there is a signal or wi-fi available).
The Alde radiator central heating provides radiators as standard in all washrooms and comes with a new boiler mounted heating circulation pump. The bi-fold shower door, which slides on tracks for improved use and can be locked down for transit, is retained. The new Ecocamel Orbit shower head now has an on/off button to help conserve water and basin taps swivel for improved use.
Ceiling coving provides a nice finishing touch, and neatly concealing cables.
If you missed the full details on SMART HT earlier this year, full details can be found at www.swiftgroup.co.uk/smartht where there is also a video to view.
Nick Page, Swift Group Commercial Director commented, 'SMART HT has been a multi-million pound investment and is the most advanced construction system, we believe, in the World. It makes perfect sense to offer this to a wider audience because it offers so many benefits in both design and durability. We have also received incredible feedback from customers, dealers and the press as well as very impressive sales and awards. We are delighted to be able to offer SMART HT in the Elite and Conqueror ranges for 2016 and with a whole host of features and interior upgrades, these ranges are a very compelling proposition”.
|Conqueror/Elite 480||Single axle||2 berth – front parallel seating, end washroom|
|Conqueror/Elite 530||Single axle||4 berth – front parallel seating, side dinette and kitchen, end washroom|
|New Conqueror/Elite 560||Single axle||4 berth - front parallel seating, mid transverse washroom, rear island bed|
|Improved Conqueror/Elite 565||Single axle||4 berth – front parallel seating, two large fixed rear single beds, end washroom, centre kitchen|
|Conqueror/Elite 570||Single axle||4 berth – front parallel seating, fixed bed, end washroom|
|Conqueror/Elite 580||Single axle||4 berth – front parallel seating, centre kitchen, transverse island double bed and end washroom|
|Conqueror/Elite 630||Twin axle||6 berth – front L-Shaped seating, side dinette and kitchen, fixed bed and end washroom|
|Conqueror/Elite 645||Twin axle||4 berth – front parallel seating, centre kitchen, transverse island double bed and end washroom|
|New Conqueror/Elite 650||Twin axle||4 berth – front parallel seating, mid transverse washroom, rear island bed|