Review: Toyota Proace Wellhouse Lerina Camper (2018)
Based on the excellent Toyota Proace panel van, will sleep up to four adults, five-year-warranty as standard.
Second bed in pop-up roof is an optional extra.
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Toyota Proace Wellhouse Lerina camper launched at a base price from £42,000 on the road. It is an adaptation of the medium-wheelbase Proace Comfort model and measures 4.95m long and 1.98m high. These... Read more
Toyota Proace Wellhouse Lerina Camper (2018): At A Glance
Named after the Lerins islands off the coast of the French Riviera, the Toyota Lerina camper van is based on the medium wheelbase Proace panel van and should be compact enough to fit into a multi-storey car park, measuring just 4.95 metres long and 1.98 metres high.
Prices will start from £42,000 on the road and, like the Volkswagen California Ocean, the Toyota Lerina has a pop-up roof – fitted by German manufacturer SCA – and an interior kitchen with a sink, gas hob and fresh water tank. The compact camper gets a 25 litre fridge and wardrobe too, along with a portable toilet.
Power is provided via an electric hook-up point at the side of the van. A 100W solar panel is also fitted as standard to help power the secondary battery. A 2.2kW heater, with timer, should make the van suitable for all-year round camping while the options list includes two extra removable seats (which lets the van be used as a six-seater people carrier), a side awning with LED cabin lighting
The all-diesel engine line-up consists of two 2.0-litre engines. The standard 120PS four-cylinder diesel will develop 340Nm of torque and return roughly 50mpg, according to the advertised figures. An uprated 180PS 2.0-litre unit – matched to a torque converter auto – will develop 400Nm of torque and be capable of towing 2000kgs. Official economy will be close to 48mpg.
Initially available from nine Toyota retailers spanning England, Wales and Scotland, the Toyota Lerina is converted by UK specialist Wellhouse Leisure, although the warranty will continue to be provided by Toyota.