Because of their sliding doors, minivans have long claimed the majority of the market when it comes to wheelchair-accessible vehicles. Now, however, BraunAbility has produced the first-ever wheelchair-accessible Ford Explorer, which it calls the BraunAbility MXV.
The BraunAbility MXV will use patented sliding-door technology, a powered in-floor ramp, and removable driver and passenger seats to create the ideal space for wheelchair navigation and comfort. Wheelchair users can either drive the vehicle themselves or ride along as a passenger.
“For our first-ever wheelchair-accessible SUV, it was important we worked with the best,” said Nick Gutwein, BraunAbility president and CEO, in a statement. “We wanted to create a vehicle that personifies freedom and independence, and the Ford Explorer provides the ultimate base to achieve that.”
BraunAbility was founded by Ralph Braun and has distinguished itself as a leader in automotive mobility products. Production will begin on the BraunAbility MXV in August and vehicles will be available starting in early fall through BraunAbility mobility dealers.
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