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Wellhouse Leisure launches Mercedes Vito-based campervan

News Release: 24 April 2015

 

Wellhouse leisure to launch Mercedes vito-based campervan

  • Wellhouse Leisure is launching a new campervan this summer based on the new Mercedes Vito, to be called the Wellhouse ‘Moselle’
  • New Mercedes Vito was launched in the UK on 14 April 2015. #NewVito
  • Wellhouse using higher specification, car-based Vito Tourer PRO, LWB, with rear-wheel drive, a 3,200 kg GVW and Mercedes’ 136 bhp, Euro 6, 114BlueTec engine
  • Six-speed manual transmission, or optional seven-speed automatic available
  • On the road price expected to be £48,500

Wellhouse Leisure is adding a new model based on the new Mercedes Vito to its campervan range this summer, and as usual with a Wellhouse campervan, it will have a higher standard specification than most rivals, yet still offer great value for money, with an expected the road price of £48,500.

 

The new Mercedes-based model, which will be called the ‘Moselle’, offers rear-wheel drive, a GVW of 3,200 kg, and an efficient 2,143cc, four-cylinder Mercedes 114BlueTEC diesel engine with a power output of 136 bhp and low emissions that comply with the next Euro 6 standard. There’s also the option of a seven-speed automatic transmission.

 

The new Mercedes Vito was launched in the UK on 14 April 2015, featuring improved fuel economy and the latest innovative safety equipment, such as Attention Assist and Crosswind Assist.

 

For maximum comfort and value, Wellhouse Leisure has decided to use the Mercedes Vito Tourer PRO model with long wheelbase, as it is more car-like and luxurious with many useful extra items over the van version, such as factory-fitted swivel seats with twin armrests for the driver and passenger, plus tinted side windows. It also has all the following items as standard: 17in alloy wheels, air-conditioning, Bluetooth, USB and Aux-in sockets, iPod interface, multi-function steering wheel, reversing camera, ESP (Electronic Stability Programme), Speedtronic cruise control and speed limiter, driver and passenger airbags plus thorax/pelvis and window airbags.

 

The long wheelbase provides valuable extra space inside the campervan, yet is still only 5.14m long, so can easily be used every day. Inside, the Moselle will have the popular side kitchen and wardrobe layout, with Wellhouse’s usual, crash-tested, three-seat reach bench seat that converts to a double bed and conveniently slides backwards or forwards to give the flexibility to carry long or bulky equipment, or to create more living space while camping.

 

Other standard luxuries will include a Dometic fridge, Eberspächer heater, sink and SMEV gas hob (with the option of a mini grill), LED lighting throughout, plus an elevating roof, which can be ordered with a bed to sleep two extra people. There’s also a 95W solar panel to keep the leisure battery topped up when not connected to the mains hook-up, plus colour-coded bumpers, door handles and (electric, heated and folding) door mirrors.

 

“The Wellhouse hallmarks of high standard specification, quality and value for money with the premium, car-like feel and image of the new Mercedes Vito Tourer PRO will make a stunning combination,” said David Elliott, Managing Director of Wellhouse Leisure.

 

Full details of the Wellhouse Moselle campervan will be announced nearer its launch, and will also be available from www.wellhouseleisure.com/mercedes, but to be added to the list for direct updates or to be one of the first to order one, call 01484 600416 or email mercedes@wellhouseleisure.com. The latest news and updates from Wellhouse Leisure can also be found on Twitter @wellhousecamper, or at Facebook.com/wellhouseleisure. There is more information about the new Mercedes Vito available at: www.NewVito.co.uk.

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Notes to editors:

  • Mercedes-Benz Vans is showcasing its new Vito on a nationwide tour during April and May, visiting the following venues:
    25/26 April: Cabot Circus, Bristol
    2/3/4 May: Bluewater, Kent
    9/10 May: Buchannan Galleries, Glasgow
    23/24/25 May: Trafford Centre, Manchester
    30/31 May: The Centre MK, Milton Keynes
  • For more information, or hi-res images, please contact:John at Rawlings Communications: 07847 371436, john@rawlingscommunications.com