01/05/2015 Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Wellhouse launches campervan based on Ford Grand Tourneo

db9d50bf-c33a-4546-9062-3d85f9cb9f50

The latest new model to join the Ford range from Wellhouse Leisure is the Evie, a compact, two-berth camping-car, with an elevating roof and four seats, that’s the size of a car at 4.8m long and under 2m high.

The car-like dimensions make it easy to park and drive, yet be flexible for camping and leisure activities too.

The Evia is the first camping conversion based on the new Ford Grand Tourneo Connect with a long wheelbase, which Wellhouse Leisure chose for its higher comforts and specification over the equivalent commercial Transit Connect version. With a GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) of 2,300kg, it can be driven by anyone with a full UK driving licence.

There are Style and Zetec trim levels available for the Grand Tourneo Connect, both with DAB radio with USB, Bluetooth and Voice Control, plus steering wheel controls and daytime running-lights. The Zetec also has a heated windscreen and washer jets, rear privacy glass and electrically-operated and heated door mirrors, front fog lights, a 3.5 inch multi-function display, DAB radio/CD, Ford SYNC with Emergency Assistance, air conditioning and lockable glovebox.

There’s a choice of nine colours, all with matching elevating roof, plus an extensive Ford options list to choose from for factory orders. Three of the latest, economical Ford engines are available for the Evie including a 1.6-litre TDCi engine with 94bhp or 113bhp and five and six-speed manuals, respectively; or the punchy 147bhp, 1.6-litre Ecoboost petrol engine with automatic transmission.

Inside, the Grand Tourneo Connect’s long wheelbase has provided more space for a side kitchen area and wardrobe, leaving room for the standard Ford rear seat so a total of four people can still travel in the Evie.

When camping, the rear seat folds away to create more living space during the day and a double bed at night. If only two travel seats are required, the Evie can be ordered without the rear seat and a longer bench seat down the nearside instead, which can be used as a single berth or still be made up into a double bed.

THe bed of the Wellhouse EviePassenger seats

















Despite its compact size, the Evie still has storage for a portable toilet, 15-litre water container, plus a two-burner gas hob kitchen with a sink, top-loading compressor fridge and a clever, hinged cooker unit which, thanks to the standard twin sliding side doors, can be rotated to offer the flexibility of cooking outdoors. LED lighting keeps the interior well illuminated at night, while using minimal power from the standard leisure battery.

On the road prices start from £28,500 for the Grand Tourneo Connect with the Style trim level. Options include a side or rear tailgate awning to extend the living space or sleeping accommodation, mains electric hook-up, a 95W solar panel and an Eberspächer heater.

David Elliott, Managing Director of Wellhouse Leisure explained the function of the new conversion, “We call the new Evie a ‘camping-car’ as it is designed for people who don’t want, or need, a full sized-campervan, but still want the flexibility of a car to use every day that can double up as a camper for trips away or a comfortable base for outdoor sports and hobbies.”

“The Evie had a fantastic reception when we took it and our other Ford models on a tour of our Ford agents across the UK,” David continued.

Full details of the Wellhouse Evie camping-car are available from www.wellhouseleisure.com/ford, or by calling 01484 600416 or by an email to ford@wellhouseleisure.com.

Cabinets in the backThe kitchen is hinged so you can cook outsideThe water supply
























More Motorhome pages:

New and used Motorhomes for Sale                   Motorhome Reviews                       Motorhome Manufacturer Guides

To get the latest Motorhome news, reviews and offers direct to your inbox, sign up for free here!

Back to News

01/05/2015 Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Recent Updates

Research by mobile tyre fitter, TyresOntheDrive.com, shows that the number of call-outs by motorhome and caravan owners has risen by more than 80% in ...


Caravan and Motorhome Club reopens three campsites following refurbishment

As part of its £14 million investment in sites during 2018, the Caravan and Motorhome Club has unveiled its ...


What Motorhome September 2018 issue on sale now!

The September 2018 issue of What Motorhome magazine is now available as a digital download — download your ...


Erwin Hymer Centre Travelworld’s new motorhome dealership well underway

Motorhome dealer Erwin Hymer Centre Travelworld’s new dealership development is progressing as planned ...


Other News

Project 2000, which produces components for the motorhome industry, has launched a new retractable electric stand for flatscreen TVs. ...


Buy the September issue of MMM magazine today!

Welcome to this little teaser of the September 2018 issue of MMM, Britain’s best-selling motorhome magazine – ...


Vehicles for sale at Malvern this weekend!

Download the full stock list for all new & used vehicles for sale here


Win a European book bundle for your motorhome travels!

Heading to mainland Europe in your motorhome or campervan this year? You'll love this European book bundle, ...