One way to beat the January blues is to get out and about more. But do you feel restricted by being unable to get anywhere comfortably? Travelling with a wheelchair can sometimes be unnecessarily challenging and accessibility issues are some of the biggest barriers disabled people encounter when travelling.
Most cars are simply not designed to carry wheelchairs and are not made with the wheelchair user in mind. You might currently be using a portable ramp to get into the car and self-transfer onto the seat and you might currently be folding up your wheelchair every time you need to drive anywhere. However, with the wheelchair user in mind, Sirus Automotive have developed the UK’s only Wheelchair Accessible Car.
The Dacia Jogger Wheelchair Accessible Car is available now exclusively from Sirus Automotive. The Jogger is currently the only conversion in the UK, based on a car as opposed to being derived from a commercial vehicle. This car is designed so that the wheelchair user sits in the back alongside other passengers.
- Wheelchair user sits comfortably in the back near the other rear passenger.
- Space for six people (including two ISOFIX for child seats) as standard with no added costs for additional seats.
- Stow one, two or three mid-row seats, giving you even more space in the rear.
- Enter and exit from the rear via a lowered floor and a lightweight, counterbalanced, anti-slip ramp.
- Choose from two trim levels – Expression and Extreme. Features include automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning and a wide, functional dashboard; front and rear parking sensors, cruise control, air-conditioning, a DAB radio and Bluetooth, electric adjustable door mirrors, climate control, an 8-inch media touchscreen. Plus, the latest connectivity - AndroidAuto™ and Apple CarPlay™.
You can find out more about the Dacia Jogger Wheelchair Accessible car here, by clicking this link.
If you are looking for a more sociable way to travel, the Ford Grand Tourneo Connect is the perfect solution. As the vehicle is designed for the wheelchair user to enter and exit from the side, they can chat with the driver, control the music and enjoy the view!
- Seats five people as standard – no extra cost for additional seats. The mid-row seat includes ISOFIX to secure a child seat.
- Enter and exit from the side – great for on-street parking.
- Lowered floor meaning increased headroom for taller wheelchair users.
- Standard boot space for luggage and equipment.
You can find out more about the Ford Grand Tourneo Connect here, by clicking this link.
An image of the Dacia Jogger.
An image of a wheelchair user in the Ford Grand Tourneo Connect.
Sirus has a range of vehicles available to suit many different requirements, meaning travelling this year could be as stress free and as comfortable as ever.
All of Sirus’s vehicles are available on the Motability scheme, and they also offer a range of Approved Used Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs). With all new WAVs Sirus include:
- Free home demonstrations
- Free home delivery
- Three-year Sirus conversion warranty
- Three-year manufacturer warranty
- Finance options for new and Approved Used
Sirus also design Drive from Wheelchair and Internal Transfer WAVs, whilst also offering an adaptations service for standard cars.
Book a free home demonstration. Call 0121 505 7777 and their website www.sirusautomotive.co.uk.
We hope you have found this article helpful and informative. This article has been sponsored by Thrive Strategic Marketing on behalf of Sirus Automotive.