The world’s only volume-production wheelchair-accessible SUV is known as the Ford Explorer-based BraunAbility MXV and is created in partnership with the American car maker.
The MXV, luxury XLT and Limited models are available on the Ford Explorer base and feature patented sliding-door technology, removable driver and passenger seats, and a powered in-floor ramp. An integrated key fob operates both the door and the ramp for easy access.
The interior has been designed to offer maximum room for the wheelchair to maneuver in. The front seats can be removed individually, so that the person in the wheelchair can ride as a front passenger of drive the vehicle.
“Our customers are very excited to have a mobility option that reflects their individuality. For us, Ford Explorer was the obvious choice. It’s an iconic American vehicle that reflects the ultimate in independence and freedom,” said Nick Gutwein, BraunAbility president and CEO.
The vehicle comes equipped with a 3.5-litre V6 engine and it delivers the same performance and capability of a regular Explorer.