Ford Tourneo gets custom campervan makeover

Welhouse Ford Tourneo Custom Motorhome.

Ford’s Tourneo passenger van has received a stylish upgrade courtesy of Wellhouse Leisure for this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Wellhouse Leisure, who specialises in converting stock Tourneo vans into compact motorhomes, which they call the Ford Terrier, has unveiled a special edition version called the Bianco.

Campervan of the Year 2014

The Bianco is one of four brand-new special editions of the Wellhouse Ford Terrier, which was the first UK campervan conversion based on the Tourneo, and was awarded the title of Campervan of the Year 2014.

In addition to the Bianco, Wellhouse has also released the Rosso, Nero and Argento special editions in red, black and silver respectively. Each van features a colour-coded elevating roof as well as body-colour bumpers and side mouldings, along with 18-inch alloy wheels.

Matching interior furniture is included with the van, white in the Bianco’s case, with upholstery in black leather with white stitching and panel inserts.

Bianco Features

One of the key features of the Bianco is the three-person rear seat, which can be slid forward to fit in more luggage or equipment in the back while travelling, and then back again to accommodate more living space while camping.

David Elliott, managing director of Wellhouse Leisure, said: “We are delighted and honoured that Ford has invited us to reveal our new Bianco special edition on its high profile stand at the prestigious Goodwood Festival of Speed.

“With its twin bonnet stripes, black and chrome alloy wheels, black roof and white bodywork, our campervan is going to look really awesome alongside all the other sporty models on the Ford stand and will definitely be the coolest-looking leisure vehicle at Goodwood.”

The standard Tourneo model is available with three versions of the same 2.2-litre diesel engine, with the entry-level version coming with 99bhp. The Bianco special edition adds a slightly more powerful 113bhp turbodiesel engine for a little extra go, but naturally, raw power isn’t the main concern.

Additional creature comforts added to the Bianco include an awning, as well as a reversing camera to make it easier to guide into tight parking spaces.

The Ford Tourneo, designed as a people-carrier version of the popular Ford Transit, makes the perfect base vehicle for a campervan conversion.

It’s compact enough to be used as an everyday car for leisure or business, yet has more than enough room to act as a home from home when camping, for days out or active hobbies, and the Wellhouse Leisure conversion transforms the cargo area into a complete living space with two double beds, heater and a kitchen including a fridge, sink and cooker.

Prices for the basic Ford Tourneo Custom start at £28,285, while the Wellhouse Ford Terrier range starts from £34,995, with the special edition Bianco and other models starting at £45,000.