Stronger, light and affordable, the new Sprite Range continues to set the standard

Sprite, the caravan that has set the standard for innovation and value for money since its introduction in 1948, takes another step forward with the launch of an all new 7 model range at the Motorhome and Caravan Show at the NEC, Birmingham from October 11 to 16.

The new Sprites have a new aerodynamic body shell with strong bonded roof and are light enough to be towed by the latest generation of fuel conscious family cars.

The new Sprite

The stylish raked and curved front incorporates a large single window, while the rear has a full height one-piece rear panel with feature road lights. The construction also has a semi-recessed body coloured awning channel and roof corner capping moulds similar to the recently launched Challenger Sport and Eccles Sport models.

The hitch cover has a built in step for easy cleaning of the exterior, while the interior gets a complete makeover with modern soft furnishings, new ‘Mali Acacia’ wood grain and new style locker doors with long styled handles and positive closing catches.

All models continue to offer Grade 3 classification for heating and thermal insulation making them ideal for year round comfort. Kitchens have the same granite look moulded sink featured in more expensive Swift Group models, 112 litre fridge and full oven with separate grill compartment and electronic ignition.

Following customer feedback a new dual fuel water heater now comes with two 230v settings – 850Watts or 1300Watts for rapid heat-up.

The Special added value Diamond Pack includes a spare steel wheel, alloy wheels, AL-KO AKS 2004 stabiliser, AL-KO Secure Wheel lock receiver, entry door flyscreen, radio/cd player and two scatter cushions.

The Alpine 2, Alpine 4, Musketeer TD and Quattro FB layouts are carried forward unchanged. A new Major 4 comes with front parallel seating, good sized mid seating area with table which converts to a double bed , side kitchen and end washroom. The Major 6 gets a new layout with front parallel seating, side dinette and kitchen, end triple bunk and washroom with separate shower. Finally, the Musketeer EB layout is modified and becomes a 4 berth with a front chest of drawers added and the rear triple bunk replaced with short parallel seats with a bunk over.

Weights remain similar starting at around only 1150Kg (MTPLM) for the Alpine 2.

The new range gets its preview at the NEC Show with the Alpine 2, 4 and Musketeer TD on display and will start arriving at dealers from December through to mid February.

Prices are expected to start from around £11,500.

“Sprite is an iconic brand that has provided the starting place for thousands of families over the years, becoming their first new caravan. The latest Sprites have evolved massively from the first models but still promote the same message of outstanding value for money and product innovation.

“Sprite is an iconic brand that has provided the starting place for thousands of families over the years, becoming their first new caravan. The latest Sprites have evolved massively from the first models but still promote the same message of outstanding value for money and product innovation.

Sprite has grown massively in popularity within the Swift stable, with sales increasing by 145% over the past 3 years. We are confident that these new models will provide the right balance of price and style in what is a very challenging market,” Nick Page, Swift Group Commercial Director commented.

Sprite Model line up:

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
Musketeer EB Single axle MODIFIED LAYOUT 4 berth – front parallel seating with chest,
side kitchen and washroom, rear short parallel seats with a bunk over
Major 4 Single axle NEW LAYOUT 4 berth - front parallel seating, good sized mid seating area
with table which converts to double bed, side kitchen and end washroom
Major 6 Single axle NEW LAYOUT 6 berth - front parallel seating, side dinette and kitchen,
end triple bunk and washroom with separate shower
Quattro FB Twin axle 6 berth - front parallel seating, side kitchen, side dinette, rear fixed bed
and washroom

New features

  • New shape with full height raked, curved front with a single large window
  • New full height rear
  • Bonded roof
  • Roof corner capping and semi-recessed body colour awning channel
  • New skirt and moulding endcap details
  • Step-on hitch cover
  • All new graphics
  • New ‘Mali Acacia’ woodgrain
  • New soft furnishings
  • New locker doors with long styled handles linked to positive catches
  • Dual fuel gas and 230V mains water heater (Mains power 850w or 1300w)
  • Thetford C250 toilet (except Musk EB)
  • Two way assisted handbrake

Current Key Features carried forward:-

  • EN1645 Grade 3 classification for heating and thermal insulation for all year round comfort (verified by calculation)
  • European Whole Vehicle Type Approval ensuring compliance with strict weight, dimension and safety regulations
  • Class leading headroom 1.95m (6’5”)
  • Spacious body shell 2.23m (7’4”) overall width
  • One-piece 5000 Series Marine Grade aluminium side walls with higher impact resistance
  • Spacious external front storage compartment
  • Front chest of drawers fitted as standard (Except Alpine4 and Musk TD)
  • Positive catches on all overhead lockers
  • Fully opening spring-assisted seat and bed tops with sprung beech slats
  • Full length access flaps on front seats
  • Granite-look moulded kitchen sink
  • 112 litre fridge
  • Full oven with separate grill compartment
  • Status 530 directional TV aerial
  • TV station with 230V, 12V and coax aerial sockets
  • Dual fuel 3KW gas and 2KW mains ducted air heating giving up to 5kw total.

Special Value Diamond Pack:-

  • Spare steel wheel
  • Alloy wheels
  • AL-KO Secure wheel lock receiver
  • AL-KO AKS 2004 stabiliser
  • Door flyscreen
  • Radio/CD
  • 2 x Scatter cushions
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