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SsangYong has taken the covers off its new Turismo Tourist campervan at the Motorhome & Caravan Show, which opens at the NEC in Birmingham today.

Based on a standard Turismo MPV, the new Tourist campervan is more than five metres long and has a wheelbase of more than three metres.  Being larger than a standard sized people carrier, the Turismo forms an ideal base for a campervan conversion.

The Turismo Tourist Camper has been designed and built in the UK by leading campervan manufacturer Wellhouse Leisure in Huddersfield.

The campervan conversion consists of a colour-matched elevating roof, driver and passenger swivel and folding seats to create twin beds with in-fill cushions and memory foam toppers, a rear tailgate awning, a sliding glass top hob suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, a small sink, gas bottle, 12-volt charging system, 25-litre compressor fridge, containers for both fresh and waste water, and a portable toilet. In addition, buyers can specify Eberspacher heating, mains hook-up and a solar panel.

The Turismo is powered by a 2.2-litre diesel engine which generates 178hp of power and 400Nm of torque, and is available with the choice of a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic transmission. Buyers can also choose between two- and four-wheel drive versions.

Prices for the Turismo Tourist start at £29,995, and the vehicle is covered by SsangYong’s five-year unlimited mileage warranty.

SsangYong Motor UK CEO, Paul Williams, hopes that the Turismo Tourist will help the company break into Britain’s growing campervan sector.

“Turismo is one of the largest cars on the market, and in standard form offers seating for seven adult passengers and their luggage, and therefore ideal for conversion into a two-person campervan,” Williams said.

“Wellhouse Leisure has done an excellent job in creating such a great vehicle for the booming leisure market.”

Stuart Masson

Stuart is the Editorial Director of The Van Expert, which came about after the success of sister site The Car Expert. Originally from Australia, Stuart has had a passion for cars and the automotive industry for over thirty years. He spent a decade in automotive retail, and now works tirelessly to help vehicle buyers by providing independent and impartial advice.