Originally conceived to make a stand against cut-price foreign imports, Swift Group’s entry level coachbuilt range has become one of the UK’s biggest-selling motorhome line-ups, winning a sackful of awards along the way. Now rolling into its seventh season, Escape clearly thrives on the stiff competition it faces from rivals including Elddis Autoquest, Tribute coachbuilts and most recently Bailey, with the Approach Advance

Critical to the ongoing popularity – and resilience – of Escape has been a focus on layouts that appeal to both families and newcomers to the pastime, available for a modest outlay and including very respectable equipment lists. Layouts catering from two to six berths are offered, in low-profile (622 and 664) and overcab coachbuilt form (624, 644, 686 and 696).

Following a flurry of improvements to complement the previous year’s base vehicle update, changes for 2016 comprise routine spec bumps. And how better to see how these have been incorporated by taking a look at the 622, a 6.3m-long, end lounge, two-berth – and the newest model to join the range.