Just two months after its launch, the SsangYong Turismo Tourist has won the Micro Motorhome category in the Caravan and Motorhome Club* Motorhome Design Awards 2017.
Based on a standard SsangYong Turismo MPV and converted by Wellhouse Leisure, the new Tourist is over 5 metres long, and with a 3-metre wheelbase creates the perfect camper. Larger than a standard sized people carrier, the Turismo is powered by a 2.2 litre Euro 6 diesel engine, and is available with the choice of a 6-speed manual transmission or new Mercedes-Benz 7-speed automatic, and with the option of two-wheel drive or 4x4.
“We are absolutely delighted that the Turismo Tourist has won this award, and so soon after its launch,” says Paul Williams, CEO of SsangYong Motor UK. “All credit to Wellhouse Leisure who have done an excellent job in creating such a great vehicle for the booming leisure market.”
Judges from the Caravan and Motorhome Club Motorhome Design Awards panel said: “The Turismo Tourist is a highly innovative design on the original SsangYong vehicle - interesting, well-made and cleverly thought out. It is a great concept that supports a huge range of leisure activities, and with real practical appeal for outdoor enthusiasts by offering a superb towcar, four-wheel drive and accommodation all rolled into one.”
The campervan comprises a colour-matched elevating roof, driver and passenger folding seats to create twin beds with in-fill cushions and memory foam toppers, sliding glass top hob for indoor or outdoor use, a small sink, gas bottle, 12v charging system, 25ltr compressor fridge, fresh and waste water containers, portable toilet, and all woodwork made from lightweight ply.
Prices for the Turismo Tourist start at £29,995, and options include Eberspacher heating, mains hook-up, tailgate awning, side awning and a solar panel.
Notes to editors:
* - Formerly the Caravan Club
Wellhouse Leisure, based near Huddersfield in Yorkshire, is the UK’s leading, independent campervan manufacturer. Founded in 2003, Wellhouse Leisure has won many awards for the quality, design and value for money of its campervans. It works closely with vehicle manufacturers to produce high-quality conversions that can be used as everyday vehicles or quickly become a home from home for camping or touring holidays, or as a comfortable base for leisure activities. www.wellhouseleisure.com
5-year limitless mileage warranty
As with all models in the SsangYong range, the Turismo Tourist is covered by a best-in-class 5-year limitless mileage warranty. Designed to be totally transparent and give customers complete peace of mind, ‘limitless’ means just that: not a maximum mileage condition that some brands impose in their small print. All the major mechanical components are covered including the engine and drivetrain, wheel bearings, suspension joints and bushes, steering joints, shock absorbers and even the audio system. Wearable components such as clutch friction plates and brake pads which could have their life reduced by poor driving are covered for one year or 12,500 miles, and the battery and paintwork for three years.
Made in Korea
SsangYong cars are manufactured in South Korea by SsangYong Motor, which is 73 per cent owned by the Indian engineering conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra, and imported into the UK by SsangYong Motor UK. Established in 1954 it is Korea's oldest vehicle manufacturer and only 4x4 and SUV specialist producer. There are some 60 SsangYong dealers covering England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, with new locations being added to the network all the time.
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