It was only a couple of seasons ago that Swift’s Kon-Tiki was revamped to become Kon-Tiki and Kon-Tiki Sport. Now it has been updated again, as Kon-Tiki. The range won’t go into production until 2022, but we were able to take a look at the shortest model, the 7.84m-long 764, a four-berth with a French bed and rear-corner washroom.
It’s on a 4500kg Fiat Ducato chassis, so you’ll need the right licence; under the bonnet is the larger, 160bhp engine.
From the front, the motorhome looks relatively unchanged. All Kon-Tikis now come with an electrically operated front sunroof, except those with a drop-down bed. At the back you get a full-height garage and two skirting drawers.
But when you step inside, the change is dramatic. If you usually associate Swift with traditional interiors, prepare to be amazed. For 2022 the company has taken inspiration from business jets, so you get Brisa silver-grey upholstery, with silvery scatter cushions, and high-gloss white locker doors. The new look is striking.
Under each settee is an Aguti foldout travel seat – the first time Swift has used these – so this motorhome can provide travelling seat space for four, too.
The table easily has room for four. Its telescopic pedestal leg is off-centre and can be folded and swing around.
You get lots of light via the sunroof, and at night from a row of nearby LEDs. There are four spotlights in the lounge, all with an integrated USB point. The generous ambient lighting helps the silver and white décor feel warmer.
There’s no second roof light or Heki, but the Omnivent for the kitchen sits closer to the lounge than usual.
Sockets for a TV – and two more USBs – sit above cubbyholes to the right of the door. The large extension to the side kitchen doesn’t encroach onto the offside settee, but it creates a huge workspace. The worktop is furnished with a trivet on the dual-fuel four-burner hob, and there are two mains sockets handily positioned for a kettle and toaster. You get a separate oven and grill, and Dometic’s microwave with inbuilt ceramic plate. Opposite is a 133-litre two-way opening fridge.
The large step up to the rear is clearly signalled, as this area has no carpet. The mirror by the washroom door creates an illusion of space. The shower cubicle at there rear of this has excellent headroom and a long riser bar. There is a roof vent and a drying rail, but only one plughole.
In the rear bedroom you’ll even find a dressing table of sorts. At the foot of the bed, a cupboard under a second set of TV sockets opens to reveal a mirror, and you pull out a ledge for storing cosmetics. There’s a mains socket for a hairdryer.
The bed is comfortable, with a larger Heki above and two spotlights, with USB points. There is also a mains socket.
The two parallel settees in the lounge slide forward to meet the lowered table and make up the second double bed, with a little platform that you pull out.
The base cushions have solid bottoms, so you can’t turn them over to create a flatter bed, but Swift has designed this bed so that you don’t need infills. This means you don’t need to stow them in the wardrobe by the washroom door.
Elsewhere, the Aguti travel seats mean no storage under the settees, but there is a huge, externally accessible area under the bed, while the skirting drawers on the outside are useful for storing outdoor furniture. The garage is large enough for at least one bike, and has lighting, 12V and mains sockets, and more USB ports.
There’s a good spread of overhead lockers inside, and a narrow cupboard under the ‘dressing table’ by the bed.
In the kitchen there are two shelves under the sink, with a cutlery tray sliding out under the higher one. Below is a vast space for pots and pans, with two more pan drawers – one under the oven and another below the fridge.
There are also two cupboards in the washroom: one under the basin, and a shallower one above the toilet.
PRACTICAL MOTORHOME SAYS…
Traditional Swift enthusiasts might not be too keen on the shiny silver interior, but overall, this is a well-thought-out, couple-friendly motorhome that still manages to have a homely, comfortable feel. The spec level is excellent, and that large payload means you’ll be able to carry plenty of kit on tour, too.
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If you usually associate Swift with traditional interiors, prepare to be amazed. For 2022 the company has taken inspiration from business jets
|Shipping Length||7.84 m|
|Engine Size||2200 cc|