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All British campervan revealed by Wellhouse Leisure


Wellhouse Leisure has launched its first British-built campervan. Based on the Vauxhall Vivaro, the new model is called the Vauxhall Vivaro Blighty.

The base vehicle is made by Vauxhall in Luton and converted by Wellhouse Leisure near Huddersfield in Yorkshire. The conversion includes an elevating roof, kitchen with two-burner cooker and sink with a glass lid, a 25-litre compressor fridge, solar panel, Eberspacher 2.2kw heater, dark-tinted rear glass and LED mood lighting.

The internal furniture is available in a choice of five different Italian woods.

Options available include leather upholstery, a roof bed (to make it a four-berth), two extra (single) seats, side awnings, a rear shower attachment, external BBQ point, towbar and bike racks for the rear tailgate or roof.

When camping, the driver and passenger seats can be swivelled to face the rear living area, and the crash-tested, two-seater rear bench seat (made in Germany) uses a multipoint fixing so it can slide on rails in the floor to create more living space or storage, as required, and also converts to a bed.

The Blighty has a two-litre engine with a choice of two outputs: 119bhp (120PS) and a six-speed manual (£44,500), or 178bhp (180PS) with a six-speed automatic (£46,500).

The Vivaro is 4.95m long, 1.92m wide and 1.98m high, so it fits into most car park spaces, and the standard specification includes a 7-inch touchscreen sat-nav system, air-con, twin airbags, cruise control, alarm, electric heated (folding) door mirrors with Blind Spot Monitor and keyless entry.

Two other standard items are metallic paint and a Driver Safety Pack which includes semi-adaptive cruise control, forward collision alert with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, plus a 3.5in colour information display.

A sporty-looking Irmscher Edition model will join the Blighty campervan range this summer. Irmscher is an official supplier of body kits and styling accessories for Vauxhall (and Opel) models, so the Vivaro Blighty Irmscher Edition uses its body kit, lowered suspension and 19in alloy wheels. It will be available with either engines from £48,500 and £50,500 respectively.




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