20/09/2015 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 Leisure reports record Terrier sales


Huddersfield-based Wellhouse Leisure has announced sales of 350 Ford Terrier campervans sold in under two years since the van conversion alternative to the ubiquitous VW Transport was launched. In addition, another five Ford retailers have joined the Wellhouse network of agents, taking the total up to 22 Ford dealers across England, Scotland and Wales where you can view and test a Terrier.

Two of the new Wellhouse Ford agents are in Dunstable and Grimsby, and are part of the Hartwell PLC group which has just placed an order worth over £800,000 for 20 new Terrier campervans. It also sells the Terrier at its Abingdon branch in Oxfordshire.

Kevin Godfrey, Managing Director of Hartwell, commented, “We are really pleased that there is now such a competitive and high quality campervan conversion based on a Ford Transit Custom. That is why we have decided to introduce it to two more of our branches (Dunstable and Grimsby) and order 20 vehicles to ensure we have a good supply for our customers over the coming months.”

As part of its ongoing development process, Wellhouse Leisure conducted customer research for feedback on how the Terrier was used by its owners.

Most used the Terrier as an everyday car. Over 46 per cent intended to camp in their Terrier up to 10 times a year, and 41 per cent 20 to 30 times a year, while over 80 per cent will continue camping in them through the winter as well. Terrier owners also seem to be adventurous, with the survey showing 78 per cent planning trips abroad.

 As expected, the most popular features of the Terrier were its sliding rear seat, because it makes the interior more versatile, the Ford base vehicle because of its quality feel, modern design, high specification and easy access to local dealers for servicing or parts (and while abroad). Other important reasons for choosing the Terrier were the quality of the conversion and its value for money compared to many Volkswagen-based rivals.

Everyone who replied to the survey agreed it was good to be able to view, buy and service their Terrier at a local Ford dealer. Almost half also drove Ford cars and had extremely good impressions of their quality, running costs and reliability. Over 70 per cent had considered Volkswagen-based campervans such as the California before deciding to buy the Terrier.

David Elliott, Managing Director of Wellhouse Leisure commented, “Our new sales record and the useful feedback from our customer survey proves that the Ford Transit Custom has quickly achieved acceptance as a modern campervan against the established Volkswagen Transporter.”

The Ford Terrier 2 is expected to be launched by Wellhouse at the Motorhome and Caravan Show at the NEC, Birmingham.

Here's the original review of the Ford Terrier, which was Campervan of the Year 2014.



20/09/2015 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

Outdoor equipment specialist, Terra Nova Equipment, has now become employee owned ...

BNP Paribas Personal Finance confirmed as exclusive sponsor for awards

Leading consumer finance provider, BNP Paribas Personal Finance UK, has been confirmed as the exclusive ...

Industry-leading motorhome and campervan awards relaunched

The Motorhome Awards 2023 and the Campervan Awards 2023 - run by MMM, What Motorhome and Campervan magazines ...

Get prepared for the Norfolk Motorhome & Campervan Show

Do your research ahead of July's Norfolk Motorhome & Campervan Show with our fantastic magazine offers ...

Other News

Enter Premier Parks' latest social media competition and you could enjoy two nights at a quality campsite on us! ...

Campervan rental company, roadsurfer, launches in UK

German campervan and motorhome rental specialist, roadsurfer, has now entered the UK market with its first ...

Where is the cheapest place to camp in Europe?

Everyone is on the lookout for a bargain at the moment, and camping is no different. But which is the ...

Outdoor specialist, Whitby & Co, expands portfolio

Outdoor specialist, Whitby & Co, will now distribute two German brands – Petromax and Feuerhand – to the UK ...