Wellhouse Leisure, the UK’s leading campervan specialist, has achieved record sales in the first half of 2014 thanks to the incredible success of its new Ford Terrier since its launch last October at The Motorhome and Caravan show at the NEC. Its order book for the award winning conversion of the Ford Transit Custom has now exceeded 200 units.
Sales have exceeded expectations with over 70 customers purchasing Ford Terriers and extra staff recruited to help increase production at the Wellhouse factory near Huddersfield in Yorkshire.
Wellhouse Leisure also received an extremely enthusiastic response to the Terrier from the Ford network and there are 13 retailers appointed as agents by Wellhouse, with more also interested.
The Terrier has also won its first prestigious award – The Campervan of the Year in The Motorhome Awards 2014.
This the first UK campervan conversion of the new Ford Transit Custom, and since the Terrier’s launch, the range has expanded to now include S, SE and Sport models, with hightop models also in the pipeline.
The Terrier is now produced on a Ford Transit Kombi Custom. This has a higher standard specification than most other rival campervans. For S models this includes Bluetooth, air-conditioning, multifunction steering wheel controls and parking sensors, with an on the road price of £39,500.
In addition to the S model’s specification, the SE has alloy wheels, an electric side step, Webasto heater and a solar panel with an on the road price of £42,000, while Sport models have the ultimate specification featured in the recent Rosso and Bianco special editions with colour-coded interiors, 18 inch alloy wheels and bonnet stripes (if required), with on the road prices from £46,000.
Commenting on this success, David Elliott, managing director of Wellhouse Leisure said: “We are absolutely delighted with the success of our new Ford Terrier campervan, and already having 13 Ford dealers on board. By the end of the year we reckon the Terrier should be available at about 20 Ford dealers, which means most people will be within approximately 50 miles of one.”
“I was honoured to be asked show our Terrier campervan on the Ford stand at The CV Show and the Goodwood Festival of Speed, with further joint activities planned at Car Fest North and South,” he continued.