March 24, 2017 at 2:45 PM
If you need a wheelchair accessible vehicle that can accommodate any wheelchair size and type, buy the Volkswagen Caddy Maxi. The manufacturer of the vehicle has factored in the size of the wheelchair, height of occupant and nature of medical equipment that would be needed when travelling. Trips taken in this vehicle are sure to be safe and stress-free.
The vehicle has plenty of room to comfortably accommodate a wheelchair passenger and five able-bodied passengers including the driver.
The roomy rear makes it suitable for an occupant who has limited mobility and needs to travel with a feeding tube or ventilator.
The wheelchair passengers will be held securely in their seating by the vehicle’s 4 wheelchair restraints. You won’t have to worry about them being exposed to sudden impact airbags should there be an accident.
The vehicle is designed for optimum access. It has a light, easy to use wheelchair ramp, a lowered floor and is non-slip. The generous, sliding, doors allow quick access to the wheelchair which can be placed behind two back seats or a three-seat bench on the floor.
If the caregiver follows the demonstration, on how to use the restraints and safety belt, as the video bellow shows, the whole procedure could take less than two minutes.
A wide levelled floor
Most of the wheelchair accessible vehicles, often make the wheelchair occupant who is located on a slanting floor, to experience discomfort.
Should they decide to look outside of the window, for example, the would have to incline in order to see the view. If on the other hand, the chair is placed too high within the vehicle body, there will be an increased body sensation for the wheelchair user since the car tilts from side to side.
Additionally, if the wheelchair is placed far back in the car, not only it can isolate the passenger from the rest of the passenger, but also cause discomfort due to the amplification of the road bumps.
Passengers who will choose the Volkswagen Caddy Maxi will experience comfort drive throughout the whole journey since this vehicle is not only stable but can also provide a natural seating position for the wheelchair user, which leads to a more visible and social inclusion.
Options that make a big difference
The vehicle has some additional key features which make the driving as enjoyable as the passenger riding.
- Electronic Stability Programme (ESP)
- Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS)
- Electronic Differential Lock (EDL)
- Traction Control System (TCS) and Engine drag Torque (MRS)
- Remote central locking with deadlocks
- Power-assisted Steering
The Volkswagen Caddy Maxi is a comfortable vehicle that’s been designed to allow people with special needs to seat in natural positions and enjoy exceptional rides.
As we own the largest stockist of Volkswagen Caddy Maxi's in the South East of England, we believe that this is a complete vehicle that will cover your needs. Should you are interested, do not hesitate to contact us as we are able to offer you with home viewings.