So farewell, then, to the Swift Esprit range – deleted at the end of the 2015 model year, despite enjoying a strong performance in its first season. Conceived to replace the Swift Sundance, which had started to fade, Esprit was arguably overshadowed by sister range Bessacarr, which featured the same model numbers and layouts but with a bump in style and specification for just £1500 extra. 

And buyers clearly regarded Bessacarr as a more tempting offer, as a sales uplift last season saw it almost outsell Escape, the Swift Group’s wildly popular entry level offering.

Eight models feature in Swift’s Bessacarr range for 2016, covering two-berths all the way up to six-berths, delivered via make-up or fixed beds.

One of two new models unveiled at the start of 2015, the Bessacarr 494 sports a desirable island-bed floor plan, with a half-dinette reached after passing through the midships kitchen.