Lunar Campers, formed last year after Lunar Caravans acquired the UK’s leading campervan converter, Wellhouse Leisure, will have its latest Toyota, Ford and Hyundai campers at the show on the Wellhouse Leisure stand in Hall 3 (no. 3115) as well as a new model on the Lunar stand (Hall 1, no.1300).
The combination of Wellhouse Leisure’s experience producing award-winning campervans, and Lunar’s extra resources will make Lunar Campers a market leader and the UK’s biggest campervan manufacturer and exporter in 2018.
The new Toyota Proace campervan has officially been named ‘Lerina’ and has received a number of enhancements since the prototype model was first seen at the NEC last October. Production of the Lerina starts at Lunar in March, and is available with manual or automatic transmission from £42,000 from a growing number of Toyota dealers across the UK.
Another model that’s sure to attract a lot of attention on the Wellhouse Leisure stand is the sensational, motorsport-inspired special edition of the Wellhouse Ford Terrier MS-RT.
Its standard sports bodykit, created from the motorsport experience of MS-RT, the specialist Ford converter, is enhanced with multi-coloured exterior decals on the side, bonnet and tailgate, while inside there are matching stripes on the bottom of the white kitchen unit and in the centre of the white, Italian leather upholstery. It also has removable lambswool carpet and the higher-powered Ford 170PS engine, and is available from £59,995.
The Lerina and Terrier MS-RT stand out from rivals thanks to the stylish, premium quality, Italian-designed furniture from Tecnoform. This bespoke, one-piece unit with attractive curves and LED mood lighting adds a real ‘wow-factor’, as well as plenty of practical storage space.
It includes a kitchen unit fitted with a compressor fridge and a sink and gas hob covered by a glass lid. Its high standard specification also includes: on-board fresh water tank, 100W solar panel, Eberspacher heating system (with timer), and a portable toilet.
Another joint feature from Wellhouse Leisure is the sliding and crash-tested rear seat with three seat belts which moves forward to allow longer loads or to bring passengers nearer the driver, then goes back to maximise living space when camping. As you’d expect, it converts to a double bed, with the option of a second double bed in the (SCA) elevating roof.
The other Wellhouse Ford Terrier model on the stand is its new Le Tour camping car model available from £36,000. With a full-width rear seat (without interior furniture fitted to SE models and above), it has the maximum amount of interior space, plus an elevating roof and mains hook-up so it can be used for camping. Two extra seats can be added to make it a seven person people carrier, plus there is the option of a removable kitchen pod.
The award-winning Wellhouse Hyundai i-Camper makes a welcome return to the NEC and has always proved popular thanks to its roomy interior, car-like driving position and high specification, which includes a SMEV oven with grill. It is available with manual or automatic transmission with prices from £42,000.
Lunar is about to start production of campervans at its factory in Lancashire, with the first Wellhouse Toyota Proace models expected off the production line in March, and the Ford Terrier following in June.
David Elliott, Director of Lunar Campers said: “We’re delighted to be at the NEC show again, and to have such a tempting range of attractive, great value, high quality campervans available.”
Wellhouse Leisure is a market leader in everyday, compact campervans. It was established in 2003 and produces over 250 vehicles a year from its premises (including a factory, bodyshop and showroom) at Skelmanthorpe near Huddersfield, Yorkshire. www.wellhouseleisure.com