U.K. Van Converter Receives First New Transit
British van conversion manufacturer Devon Conversions has taken delivery of its first new full-sized Ford Transit, which it says it will convert to create a “unique new layout” in a campervan.
The company, which already makes a variety of elevating roof and high-top campervans based on Renault, Volkswagen, Mercedes and Fiat vans, said the arrival of the new Transit at its Durham factory marks the start of a new era for the motorhome maker, outandaboutlive.com reported.
“The big Transit has great potential as a motorhome. Ford has made real advances in the refinement of the van, making it very car-like to drive so you almost forget you are in a van,” said Devon’s Director, Peter Gowland.
“The new Transit will follow on from the tremendous success Devon had with its Transit-based Discovery in the 1990s, a market-leading design at the time that created such a good impression that even the then Editor of MMM, the late John Hunt, bought one.
We know Devon is not alone in looking at the new Transit and that’s why we want to create something different.”
Devon also confirmed it is working on “innovative features” for a Mark VI version of the Moonraker, which is based on the VW Transporter, and has its origins in the 1950s.
“As with the new Moonraker, it is a process of ongoing evolution. We listen to our customers and try to incorporate all the features they ask for. At present we are keeping both models under wraps but are preparing them for an autumn launch,” added Peter.
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