Swift is breaking into producing campervans for the first time with the unveiling of the new Swift Monza.
Based on a Ford Tourneo Custom – the people-carrier version of the Ford Transit Custom – the new vehicle, which starts at £58,395 OTR, is designed to be both a day-to-day vehicle and something new and existing campervanners can use for spur-of-the-moment adventures.
It has five travel seats, including three across the rear rock and roll bench, and four berths – a double made out of the rear seat, and a roof bed in the pop-up roof.
Elsewhere the vehicle has a standard VW-style layout, with the kitchen unit down one side.
This unit includes a 42-litre drawer fridge, and a two-burner gas hob. There is also an external BBQ point fitted as standard, as well as an external shower point.
Heating comes courtesy of a 2.2kw Eberspacher heater, while there is also a 100W solar panel on the roof. There is also a Dometic portable toilet with its own storage space.
The cab features a DAB radio with an 9-inch touchsreen and Apple Car Play/Android Auto/Bluetooth connectivity with controls on the leather steering wheel. There’s also cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, and a rear view camera.
There’s a choice of two different interior schemes – light cream or deep grey. And while on the outside metallic grey is the standard colour, there are three other colours you can choose as a no cost option, including chrome blue, orange glow and diffused silver. 17-inch alloy wheels and chrome detailing are standard.
Cost options include a Dometic mini-grill, an upgrade to a 170PS engine from the 130PS standard, six-speed automatic transmission, and a part leather and fabric upholstery scheme in Crest Black and Mazerati.
Although the vehicle is being officially launched at February’s NEC show, an online preview of it started at 11am on 30th November on the Swift group website, www.swiftgroup.co.uk.
Swift commercial director Nick Page said: “We’re extremely proud to launch our very first campervan. We’re known for our wide and credible ranges of leisure vehicles across touring caravans, motorhomes and holiday homes & lodges, so to now add a campervan to our line-up is absolutely brilliant.”
If you’d like to find out more about Swift, be sure to read our guide to the best motorhome manufacturers – alternatively, our best campervan converters roundup tells you all you need to know about the various converters working in the UK today.
If you’d like to see some of Swift’s other models, head to our motorhome reviews section to find our impartial reviews on the latest releases, or you can read our best low-profile motorhome guide – our expert judging panel awarded this category to Swift at the Practical Motorhome Awards 2022.
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