With a winning blend of practicality, space, comfort and affordable running costs, the Toyota Proace is a supremely versatile van. Now it’s proving its worth as a campervan, in a project undertaken by conversion specialist G&P of Sandon in Staffordshire.
The company took a long-wheelbase Proace and transformed it into a four-berth camper equipped with a multitude of home-from-home comforts. The original concept made its debut at the recent Motorhome and Caravan Show, opening the way for the first customer orders.
Maximixing functionality, the show vehicle was kitted out with an elevating roof section with roof bed, blackout curtains, a non-slip floor, swivelling seats (engineered to crash test specifications), an electric access step, kitchen hob and sink, microwave, wardrobe space, fridge-freezer, power sockets, TV, utility shower, ‘rock-and-roll’ bed, portable toilet system and a dining table stowed on the tailgate for use in or outside the vehicle.
G&P is supplying the vehicle as displayed, or can tailor the design and features to suit each customer’s requirements for a truly bespoke finish; interested parties are able to specify a high-top roof section, for example.
Mr Gez Clifford, Proprietor of G&P said: “We have plenty of experience working in the past with the Toyota Powervan, which was very popular up to the time production ended two years ago. We are confident Proace can prove just as successful, Toyota is highly regarded and we’ve received endless comments about the reliability of their vehicles and solid look of the new Proace.”
Neil Broad, Toyota’s General Manager, Fleet & Vehicle Remarketing said: “G&P did a fantastic job with the conversion it prepared for the NEC show and we hope that it will be able to help build a strong following for Proace by demonstrating just what a versatile and user-friendly campervan it can make.”
Each conversion takes between five and six weeks to complete, and you can find out more about G&P on their website.