Wellhouse Leisure will have four new campervans on its stand (in hall 5) at the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show at Birmingham’s NEC from 19 to 24 February, 2019.
Two of the campervans, the Citroen Martello and Hyundai i-Camper will be seen for the first time at the show, while the Ford Tourneo Trento and Custom Tellaro LUX-XL are new 2019 models.
Citroen Martello LWB
The all-new Wellhouse Citroen Martello has a long wheelbase (LWB) which provides 35cm more interior living space, and an extra wardrobe, compared to the Wellhouse Toyota Proace Matino that shares the same bodyshell. At 5.31m long, 1.9m wide, and 1.98m high, its dimensions make it easy to use as an everyday vehicle.
The Martello has the popular and convenient Wellhouse feature of a sliding rear seat. This works on a rail system in the floor and gives the flexibility to slide the rear seat forwards or backwards, as required. This is useful to create more loadspace when travelling, or to bring any passengers nearer to the driver, then maximises living space while camping.
Inside, the Martello has Italian-designed cabinets for the side kitchen and storage unit, plus LED mood lighting. The crash-tested rear seat (which seats three people) folds to make a double bed, and the UK-made elevating roof also has a large bed, making the Martello a four-berth.
Standard equipment includes a 25-litre compressor fridge, Eberspächer diesel heating, built-in fresh/waste water tanks, and leisure battery chargeable via a mains system or the solar panel.
The cab is also well equipped, including: air-conditioning, Bluetooth, alarm, front and rear parking sensors, Visibility Pack (automatic headlights and windscreen wipers), Look Pack (body-coloured bumpers, side rubbing strips, door handles and mirrors), Visio Park 180 (rear camera) and metallic paint as standard.
The Martello is available direct from Wellhouse Leisure with a choice of two Euro 6 engines with five-speed manual transmissions: a 95PS, 1.6HDI with a 2,830 GVW, available from £38,000; or a 120PS, 2.0HDI with a 3,100 GVW, from £39,440. Full details of this model are available from: wellhouseleisure.com/our-brands/citroen-martello/
Wellhouse Leisure produced its first Hyundai i-Camper in 2010, which won several high-profile awards, and now the 2019 model has a new-look exterior and updated cab.
An important new feature of the 2019 model is that it now has a sliding (and crash-tested) rear seat**. This is a popular feature on other Wellhouse conversions as it gives the flexibility of carrying longer loads or have any passengers nearer the driver while travelling, then maximum living space when camping.
As ever, the Hyundai i-Camper has a luxury specification, including: SMEV oven and grill, Eberspächer diesel heating, Vitrifrigo 47-litre drawer fridge, fresh and waste water tanks, leisure battery, 100W solar panel, and a portable toilet.
At 5.15m long, 1.92m wide and 1.98m high, this is also ideal as an everyday vehicle. There is a choice of the 2.5CRDI engine with 135PS and six-speed manual available from £44,000, or with 170PS and automatic transmission from £45,850. Both have the choice of an elevating roof (with bed) or high-top. Full details are available from: wellhouseleisure.com/our-brands/icamper/
Ford Tourneo Trento
The Trento is a new model for 2019, and one of a range of Ford-based campervans from Wellhouse Leisure, which is accredited by the Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier programme. It is sold through selected Ford dealerships, as well as direct from Wellhouse Leisure, with prices starting from £47,000.
Based on the plusher Tourneo Custom Titanium (instead of the Transit Custom), the Trento has various refinements to the interior and dashboard. This includes a satin black surround to the B-pillars, Ford privacy side windows; a chrome surround to the front grille; 17in silver alloy wheels; an alarm; rear air conditioning; integrated sun blinds on side windows; plus sliding doors on both sides. It also has Quickclear heated windscreen; heated front seats; front and rear parking sensors; cruise control; rear view camera, plus the Ford Sync 3 system with DAB radio and an 8in touchscreen display.
Inside, there is Wellhouse’s trademark, high quality, Italian-designed furniture. The side kitchen unit has a 40-litre compressor fridge, two-burner hob and sink, plus there is a 100W solar panel, leisure battery, LED mood lighting, and Eberspächer blown-air heating. The crash-tested, sliding rear seat (with three seatbelts) converts to a bed, and if more seating is required, two removable single seats are available which attach securely to the floor rails used for the sliding rear seat.
Customers can choose between a UK-made Drivelodge elevating roof with a double bed or a high-top. The Trento is 2.07m high with the elevating roof (in lowered position) and 2.6m with the high-top, and 1.98m wide with a maximum weight of 3,100kg and a payload of 650kg (depending on specification). At 4.97m long, or 5.33m with the long wheelbase, the Trento is the perfect size to be used every day. Options include SMEV mini grill, awnings, towbars and bike racks.
Ford Custom Tellaro LUX-XL
The previous LUX-XL model from Wellhouse was offered with the Ford factory-fit 2.3m high roof, but the new 2019 Tellaro LUX-XL also has the choice of a higher 2.6m roof for more headroom. Both are fitted with roof-mounted lockers and a Heki rooflight. There is also a choice of a rear settee seat (facing sideways) or an optional sliding rear seat (facing forwards) with three seatbelts. Both convert in to a large double bed.
The interior layout includes a toilet compartment fitted with a Dometic cassette toilet in the rear offside corner, opposite a large L-shaped kitchen complete with a 40-litre Dometic compressor fridge, sink, two-burner hob (and optional mini-grill/oven) and plenty of storage and worktop space. Other specification highlights include Eberspächer blown-air heating, solar panel, leisure battery, 16in alloy wheels, Quickclear heated windscreen, front and rear parking sensors, electric heated and power-folding door mirrors, Bluetooth, rains-sensing wipers and LED daytime running lights.
The Tellaro is based on the 5.33m long and 1.98m wide Ford Transit Custom Kombi LWB, and has a 2.0TDCi engine with the choice of 130PS or 170PS power outputs with a six-speed manual, or the option of automatic transmission. It is sold through selected Ford dealerships, or direct from Wellhouse Leisure, an accredited Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier, with prices ranging from £45,000 to £48,100.
David Elliot, the CEO of Wellhouse Leisure commented: “We are really pleased to be at the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show with four new models to show everyone. We have an even better range of campervans available for 2019, with a choice of base vehicles and extremely competitive prices.”