Sarah WakelySee other motorhome reviews written by Sarah Wakely
Kon-tiki has been a hugely popular mainstay of Swift's ranges for decades, and this season sees the launch of a fully refreshed line-up.
There aren't that many names in motorcaravanning better known than 'Kon-tiki' - Swift's big coachbuilt that has been a mainstay within its ranges since its launch way back in the mid-1980s.
Over the years, it's proved hugely popular with those buyers looking for a luxury motorhome with all the bells and whistles.
So we were excited to hear earlier this year that Swift was to launch a fully refreshed version of the Kon-tiki; and it was with even greater anticipation that we tested the 675, an all-new, twin-fixed-bed layout for the 2019 season.
Our test Kon-tiki was a high-line version, which adds a further two berths over the cab area. Combined with the double bed that can be made up from the cushions in the front lounge, this takes it to six berths in total.
Choosing that overcab option (for no cost) means a small, 60kg reduction in the payload, but when it still remains at a whopping 888kg, you're likely to consider this well-worthwhile - although bear in mind that there are only four belted seats.
Lounging & dining
The amount of space that the 'van's 9.01m length affords is amazing; that means there's plenty of storage space everywhere.
In the kitchen, this takes the form of vast lockers and lots of cupboards to store the food of all six occupants.
The overcab bed is vast and has masses of headroom. If there are four of you, this would definitely be the bed of choice over the make-up example in the lounge.
The Ecocamel showerhead has an on/off switch to help save water (although the fresh tank is a whopping 125 litres in size), while heating is provided by a radiator, powered by an Alde system that offers zonal control.
|Layout||Rear single beds|
|Fresh/waste water||125L / 100L|
|Leisure battery||100 Ah|
|Secondary leisure battery||100 Ah|
|Gas bottle size||13kg|
|Number of gas bottles||2|
Dometic Fridge, 3-burner gas with electric hot plate, Oven, Separate grill, Microwave
Separate shower cubicle
This is a hugely luxurious motorhome, and it's all the better for its new tweaks. It's ideal for families.... but it certainly has a luxurious price to match. If you can afford one - and you have the C1 category license to drive it - you'll find this is a classy, beautifully designed 'van that will impress for years to come.