Wellhouse Leisure, the UK’s leading campervan manufacturer, is expanding and introducing a new brand, Volksleisure, which will be officially launched at The Caravan and Camping Show at the NEC, Birmingham from 18 to 23 February.
As its name suggests, Volksleisure campervans are based on the Volkswagen Transporter (T5) base vehicle for customers who want a Volkswagen campervan with Wellhouse quality and style.
Wellhouse Leisure previewed a prototype Volksleisure Volkswagen-based campervan in 2012, and after listening to feedback, undertaking further research and development, and the acquisition of an additional production and sales facility in Bideford, Devon, it now has a stylish new Volksleisure model range, called the All Star with special edition models, White Star and Silver Star, ready to go.
Explaining the decision to launch Volksleisure, David Elliott, managing director of Wellhouse Leisure said: “We’ve always been Volkswagen campervan enthusiasts, and I recently restored a 1974 T2 Westfalia, but as a business we’ve tried to offer as broad a range of affordable campervans as possible to suit every customer and budget, from our conversions of used Japanese imported vehicles to our successful, award-winning new Hyundai and Ford models; however, for some, only a Volkswagen campervan will do, so now we have something for them, too.”
The two other directors of Volksleisure, Neil Worthington and John Stevenson, are also long-term enthusiasts and previous owners of Volkswagen campervans. Neil, responsible for design, sales and marketing, once owned a 1972 Ts Devon, while John, responsible for the design and build, has designed campervans for years at his former company Westwood Leisure.
Volksleisure campervans have the classic side kitchen layout, with a Reimo elevating roof and seating for five people, plus plenty of style and luxury with a choice of interiors, LED mood lighting, heating, mains hook-up and more. For extra versatility, the rear seat slides on a rail system to offer the choice of lots of living space when camping, or lots of luggage space while travelling with any rear passengers closer to the driver.There’s a choice of 102 PS or 140 PS engines, with prices start from £41,000 and £43,000 respectively. The choice of desirable options includes alloy wheels, leather upholstery, Thule awning, LED awning lighting, and rear parking sensors, Bluetooth connectivity and a solar panel.
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