Blair Jacobs visits the Motorhome and Caravan Show October 2014 at the NEC Birmingham on its first day to bring you the show highlights and peoples first reactions to the new products.
Travelling in motorhome can be a really fun family adventure. Here travel writer, David Hurst and his family, are embarking on a Face2Facebook journey across the Camping and Caravanning Club's UK Club Sites and Europe visiting family and friends. Travelling in an Escape motorhome, everyone can join in the adventure including the family dog.
The new Swift Esprit and Bessacarr ranges offer a totally new streamlined bodyshell with opening panoramic sunroof to complement the stylish new Fiat Cab with LED daytime running lights.
The 424 and 496 models come with a clever electronically operated drop down bed replacing the traditional luton bed. All eight models have a sleek, aerodynamic profile and look stunning on the road.
With new SMART intelligent construction, contemporary interiors with new ‘Aralie Sen’ woodgrain, luxury Duvalay mattress, a new 494 model with transverse island fixed bed and a considerably enhanced specification, they are truly class-leading. Bessacarr models also benefit from a higher specification as standard for added luxury. Watch the video to find out more.
Joining the Kon-tiki for 2015, the Bolero also has a stunning make over and gets ‘Black Edition’ status. The ‘Black Edition’ range of motorhomes feature a striking black metallic cab, special graphics and a host of enhancement to make them the ultimate ranges. With Fiat's new cab and Swift Group's SMART construction they are even more appealing. Find out more here.
With the size of a panel van in the body of a coachbuilt motorhome, the Rio is Swift Group’s all-new sporty, compact motorhome with a rear fully opening tailgate. This highly innovative feature is a first for the UK and is ideal for multi-purpose use, whether you enjoy sporting activities or for luggage storage. Find out more here.
With Fiats new cab, Swift Groups’ SMART intelligent construction system and sleeker exterior styling, with white gloss corner cappings and side skirts, 2015 Escapes look even smarter on the road. Specification has also been enhanced, so if you’re looking for your first new motorhome or just amazing value there really is no better choice.
With an improved Alto layout in the range, the latest cab with day time running lights, a smart silver paint finish and new interior styling; the Autocruise panel van range remains the No.1 choice for van conversions, based on specification, value and layout options.
For 2015 Swift Group's SMART intelligent construction system is being launched across their entire coachbuilt motorhome ranges. The result is a more durable motorhome that is highly resilient to moisture, all designed to give you a lifetime of SMILES. Find out more in this video.
Here we look at one of the key component changes in SMART construction, the 'PURe' material that is used instead of timber and why it was chosen.
You may be interested know how the panels of your motorhome are put together using the new SMART construction system, you can find out how in this video.