Bailey of Bristol is to start producing its first van conversion, the Bailey Endeavour, with a new Ford-based model ahead of its launch at October’s Motorhome and Caravan Show at the NEC.
Bailey managing director Nick Howard said: “The introduction of our first van conversion this autumn is the next important step in the expansion of our existing motorhome portfolio.
“Working with our trusted partner Ford Pro on a totally new type of leisure vehicle has helped make the development process very straight forward and we’re extremely pleased with the end results”.
Full details about the Bailey Endeavour will be released on 5 October 2023, in advance of its public launch at the forthcoming NEC show.
Bailey’s first collaboration with Ford was with the best-selling Adamo coachbuilt motorhome in 2020.
Since then the popularity of the five-model range has seen Ford quickly become Bailey’s leading base vehicle provider.
The two companies already enjoy a strong working relationship, with Bailey successfully becoming an official Ford Pro Convertor (formerly QVM) for coachbuilt motorhomes in August last year.
A representation from the Bailey Product Development Team presented their first pre-production Endeavour model to the Ford Pro Special Vehicle Team for evaluation recently at their UK HQ in Dunton, Essex.
In addition, Bailey also updated them on the work they had been undertaking on a concept van conversion based upon the Ford E-Transit.
The development of this pioneering new concept van is a central part of the company’s on-going sustainability planning as it looks to continue to reduce the environmental impact of its leisure vehicles.