If you need wheelchair access, then you’ll be pleased to know that there’s some great vehicles that are available to you on the Motability scheme that offer it.
Here’s three fantastic options you should consider.
1. Fiat Doblo
The Fiat Doblo is one of the best wheelchair accessible vehicles money can buy. It offers lots of vehicle for the money and its stylish design makes it stand out from the crowd.
The Fiat Doblo is the smallest vehicle on our list, but don’t let that fool you – it has wheelchair access to the rear, and it will seat up to four people too. The Doblo benefits from body coloured bumpers and trim, as well as fully electric windows and electrically adjustable mirrors which are also heated.
The side doors slide open, too, and the 1.6 14v Mylife version comes equipped with start/stop technology for economy. The Doblo also benefits from a handy 3 year service warranty and 1 years free AA breakdown cover.
2. Mercedes-Benz Vito
If you’re after something a little more premium than the reasonably priced Fiat Doblo, then the Mercedes-Benz Vito is right up your street.
This wheelchair accessible vehicle has seating for six people and nine people with the minibus version, which makes it perfect for a larger family. Like all Mercedes, the Vito is also luxurious inside, with a trim that’s nothing short of stunning. The best engine available is a 1.2-litre diesel that’s smooth but powerful, and it makes motorway driving a breeze.
As standard every Vito comes equipped with cruise control, Bluetooth, and steering wheel controls.
There is rear ramp access for wheelchair users.
The Mercedes-Benz Vito is among the wheelchair accessible vehicles available from Bristol Street Versa, and there’s some great deals available currently.
3. Volkswagen Transporter
If the Mercedes-Benz Vito is a little too luxurious for you and the Doblo a little too cheap, then the VW Transporter is a fantastic wheelchair accessible vehicle to consider.
This excellent people carrier offers wheelchair access to the rear, slider side doors, and it’s equipped with hill hold control which makes pulling off from anywhere a piece of cake. The quality inside is also very good, and a step up from the Fiat Doblo. It lacks the finishing touch of the Mercedes-Benz Vito but it’s pretty damn close.
The best version of the Transporter is powered by a 2.0 TDI engine with 140 bhp and 236 lb /ft of torque – this is the same engine you’ll find in the VW Golf and even the stylish VW Scirocco. The six-speed manual gearbox is excellent and this vehicle will return good economy too.