Camper van manufacturer Wellhouse Leisure is launching the first U.K. van conversion based on the new Ford Transit, in partnership with Polar Ford.
According to a report by the Huddersfield Daily Examiner, the new camper van is based on the Ford Tourneo Custom and will make its world debut in October at the Motorhome and Caravan Show at the NEC in Birmingham.
“We are delighted to start work on this exciting new project and also to work with our local Ford dealer in Huddersfield,” said Wellhouse Managing Director David Elliott. “We have been looking for a new model to offer alongside our award-winning Hyundai i800 camper conversion and as soon as we saw the new Ford we knew it would be perfect.”
He added, “The previous Transit never struck the right chord with camper van customers, but the Tourneo Custom looks really good, is great to drive and compact enough to use every day – plus it comes with all the latest Ford technology to make it convenient to live with, economical to run and better value than most rivals.”
The Wellhouse Leisure Ford Tourneo Custom camper van includes an elevating roof providing an extra large double bed and a three-seat rear bench seat below. It can seat and sleep up to five people and includes a heater, refrigerator, gas cooker and sink, with a hookup for electricity.
Prices will be confirmed nearer its launch. Wellhouse Leisure said it would ensure its Ford camper van meets European whole vehicle type approval and the National Caravan Council’s U.K. standards.