In recent years BraunAbility has worked hard to again pivot the mobility industry, as they so famously did with wheelchair accessible minivans like the dodge grand caravan. The target of their next big step being wheelchair accessible SUV’s through the Ford Explorer. The spearheading of this movement was based in wanting to provide a more personal wheelchair transportation solution that allows customers to ride in a vehicle that suits their wants, needs and most importantly their personality.
Being the first company to develop a viable wheelchair accessible SUV such as the Ford Explorer, they were faced with many challenges; not the least of which being that an SUV just doesn’t have the interior space that a mini-van does. This type of limitation would have scared off most companies, but the engineers at BraunAbility rose to the challenge, and have introduced new upgrades to the MXV that go beyond the standard solutions one may find in the mobility industry.
The BraunAbility MXV Ford Explorer has standard features that pave the way for a new standard in the market. In a New MXV, one can expect to find a Kevlar belt driven Power In-Floor conversion boasting a ramp with an unbelievable 1,000 lb capacity, offering access to some of the largest and most advanced power chairs. As well as a shorter ramp coupled with kneel system, to allow for more flexibility in parking, while still ensuring an impressively low Ramp angle. As for the limited space an SUV offers, BraunAbility has unveiled the new TILT N’ GO seat base system. This new state of the art seat base allows users the ability to easily pivot the front seat forward out of the way of a wheelchair, offering up to 3 times the space to maneuver within the vehicle. This addition will allow the extra knee and foot level space needed to accommodate the largest powerchairs seen today.
BraunAbility’s advancements have opened the door for the mobility industry to begin producing world class wheelchair accessible SUV’s that meet and exceed the quality seen in todays wheelchair accessible minivans. For more information about the BraunAbility MXV Ford Explorer and its many features, like the NEW TILT N’ GO seating, check out the BraunAbility Conversion pages on BLVD, or contact your local BraunAbility Dealer.