For 2018, the Bessacarr range of motorhomes has been elevated to an even more luxurious level with a stunning redesign. Treasured by owners over many years, the Bessacarr range has long been considered a classic motorhome icon, renowned for quality and stylish design, and the latest developments will undoubtedly enhance its reputation.
Now part of the Swift family, the Bessacarr range has been designated the 500 series to reflect the transformation. There are ten models in the new line up ranging from 2 to 6 berths offering a variety of seating and sleeping options including parallel seating and fixed beds. Four layouts are new: the 574 with twin beds and rear washroom; 584 with French double bed and rear washroom; 597 has a mid-transverse washroom with either two fixed singles or a double; and 599 also with mid transverse washroom and fixed rear island bed.
The 560, 574, 584, 597 and 599 also come with a lounge option for extra living space.
Every Bessacarr comes with Swift’s exclusive innovations: SMART construction, the UK’s leading modern build system; Swift Command, an app based vehicle management system to remotely control many of the vehicles functions; Swift Command Tracker, a pre-installed Thatcham Category 6 approved proactive tracker with option to subscribe; and Connect Direct, an exclusive online customer service account for new owners with a host of benefits including access to information 24/7 and service history reminders.
The impressive exterior styling combines a black metallic cab with black edition graphics to create a striking look. White extruded skirts link to the full GRP rear panel, which houses Swift’s exclusive LED light clusters along with a reversing camera. Exterior specification has been boosted with new sixteen inch alloys and pull-out pannier lockers that provide useful additional storage.
The attention to detail of the refined interior is impressive with the Skyview panoramic sunroof bathing the interior with light. Oyster Grey ‘Aircraft style’ curved upper locker doors with gloss ‘Aralie Sen’ inlay exude luxury. New ‘Silverado’ soft furnishings with ‘Eider’ cream stripe and soft fabric wrapped edged furniture add refinement. Seats are now sculpted for improved comfort and there is also a full leather and a SwiftShield option.
The already well-equipped kitchen with the exclusive Dometic CU600 oven, now comes with innovative, Fenix worktops that self-repair. Most models also get a spacious, tall, slimline Dometic fridge. Introduced last year, Alde heating, provides all year round comfort.
All fixed beds come with a more durable Duvalay, Duvalite mattress, and manual drop down beds, are retained where fitted.
The ‘Lux’ pack includes the useful additions of cab air conditioning, cruise control and status 570 TV aerial.
All Swift Group models comply with European Whole Vehicle Type Approval and come with the seal of assurance from Swift’s 10-year manufacturer backed body integrity warranty.
“The Bessacarr range has enjoyed a remarkable transformation for 2018,” commented Nick Page, Group Commercial Director. “Highly prized within Swift, we have lavished this icon of motor-homing with added style and finesse for the new season, and the result is stunning with a striking exterior and exquisite interior that we fully expect to prove extremely popular with customers.”
Swift Bessacarr Model Range
|512||Low-line, 130bhp||2 seater, 2 berth – front parallel seating, end kitchen and washroom|
|524||Integrated, 130bhp||4 seater, 4 berth with drop down bed – front travelling dinette, side kitchen and rear transverse washroom|
|542||Low-line, 130bhp||2 seater, 2 berth, front parallel lounge, centre kitchen and large rear full width washroom|
|560*||Low-line, 130bhp||4 seater, 4 berth – front travelling dinette, centre kitchen, fixed bed, side washroom|
|562||Integrated, 130bhp||2 seater, 2 berth – rear wrap around seating, side kitchen and washroom|
|NEW 574*||Low-line, 130bhp||4 seater, 4 berth with fixed twin beds and end washroom|
|NEW 584*||Low-line, 130bhp||4 seater, 4 berth with fixed double bed and end washroom|
|596||Integrated, 130bhp||6 seater, 6 berth with drop down bed – front dinette with four travelling seats, centre kitchen and washroom, rear wrap around seating|
|NEW 597*||Low-line, 130bhp||4 seater, 4 berth – front dinette with two travelling seats, centre kitchen, mid transverse washroom and rear fixed single beds – with garage storage beneath|
|NEW 599*||Low-line, 130bhp||4 seater, 4 berth – front dinette with two travelling seats, centre kitchen, mid transverse washroom and rear island bed|
*Lounge seating option available for these models. Front travelling dinette replaced with parallel lounge making a 2 seater, 2 berth layout.