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Check out the Practical Motorhome review of the Swift Sundance 620 FB

Overview

The aim: to complete the former entry-level range’s realignment to the mid-market.

The 620FB shares one of Europe’s best-selling ’van layouts: rear French-style fixed corner bed, with washroom alongside. Up front are two facing sofas, making this a luxurious two-berth with the capacity to have a couple of visitors stay the night.

The low-line 620FB, on the LWB Ducato, was one of two all-new floorplans among the Swift Group’s radically overhauled Sundance family that was launched to the public at the February 2010 NEC show.

The body improvements to the Sundance are substantial: from the lovely new GRP rear panel, to structural work under the skin, including stronger body panels and an improved jointing system. The low-line mould is all-new, too. It has a gull-wing shape, rising higher to meet the roof and side walls, and rounding toward the nose, and is a vastly more stylish improvement on the flat lines of previous moulds.

On the road, the LWD footprint smoothes out bumps and uneven surfaces. The 100 MultiJet engine allied to a five speed box is adequate, but many people are likely to pay the £1650 upgrade to the 2.3-litre 130 MultiJet version.

Inside, the Sundance has real ‘showroom’ factor. Tanganica walnut furniture is detailed with attractive matt nickel inserts, and the overhead lockers have positive locking push-button catches. There are lots of small standard-fit extras on board, too, that add up to a decent specification for a mid-market motorhome.

The 620FB was runner-up in our Motorhome of the Year 2010 Awards in the 'Best 'vans for couples' category.

Technical specs

Sleeps4
Travel seats2
MTPLM3500kg
Payload405kg
Length7.12m23′4″
Width2.24m7′4″
Height2.9m9′6″
Waste water90L

Verdict

The changes to the Sundance range for the 2010-season are substantial – both on the surface and beneath the skin. It's a hugely persuasive overall package, and the all-new 620FB is a classic layout.

Conclusion

Pros

  • Great looks inside and out, and a worthy runner up in our 2010 Motorhome of the Year awards, 'Best 'van for couples' category.

Cons

  • All the new details and extra equipment come at a cost
  • That's the price of Sundance going upmarket
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