Ford Independence™ offers unique flexibility as a fully wheelchair accessible vehicle. Based on the spacious Ford Tourneo Custom, this multi-passenger vehicle is ideal for larger families or small groups requiring wheelchair accessible transport. Combining excellent accessibility features and ample space, this adaptable disabled car is exceptionally easy and enjoyable to drive.
Independence™ provides optimum accessibility for the wheelchair passenger. The low gradient EasyFold™ ramp makes wheelchair entry and exit easy and straight forward and, if you need a helping hand, there’s also the option of an electric winch. Safety is of utmost importance, so every Independence™ is fitted with high-quality wheelchair restraints and full lap and diagonal seatbelts for all passengers.
To meet different needs and preferences Independence™ mobility cars are available with a variety of seating layouts and come in a choice of models and finishes . These include the popular Independence™ RS; the Independence™ RE, which offers extra headroom if needed; and the Independence™ Twin which can accommodate two wheelchair passengers. Ford Independence™ is different from other mobility cars in that, as well as various seating layout options, it gives you the option to choose where the wheelchair user is positioned within the vehicle.
Powered by Ford’s cutting-edge diesel engine, excellent fuel economy comes as standard with Independence™ whether you go for a short or long wheelbase model. Delivering up to an impressive 50.4 mpg on an extra urban cycle, you can have your ideal wheelchair accessible vehicle without sacrificing on value for money.
|Twin sliding doors||yes||yes|
|One piece tailgate||yes||yes|
|Body coloured front bumper||yes||yes|
|Supagard interior and exterior protection||optional||optional|
|Safety and Security|
|ABS including EBA & EBFD||yes||yes|
|Front fog lights||yes||yes|
|Driver & front passenger airbag||yes||yes|
|Three-point seat belts (including wheelchair passenger seat belt)||yes||yes|
|Four-point wheelchair restraint system (85kg)||yes||yes|
|Four-point wheelchair restraint system (150 or 200kg)||optional||optional|
|Remote controlled electric winch||optional||optional|
|Reverse parking sensors||optional||optional|
|Comfort and Convenience|
|Heated driver’s seat||yes||yes|
|Quickclear heated windscreen||yes||yes|
|Electrically adjustable door mirrors||yes||yes|
|Height adjustable front head restraints||yes||yes|
|Twin cup holder||yes||yes|
|Hill start assist||yes||yes|
|Electric front windows||yes||yes|
|Height adjustable driver’s seat||yes||yes|
|Reach adjustable steering wheel||yes||yes|
|Tom Tom satellite navigation||optional||optional|
|Various hand controls and adaptations||optional||optional|
|DAB radio & MP3 compatible CD player||optional||yes|
|3 year Ford warranty||yes||yes|
|3 year paint warranty||yes||yes|
|3 year additional components warranty||yes||yes|
|Key: = Included = Not included = Optional|
Information correct at time of publication. Features may be subject to change.
|Model||2.0 TDCi 130 Manual||2.0 TDCi 130 Auto||2.0 TDCi 185 Manual||2.0 TDCi 185 Auto|
|Emission control standard||Euro 6||Euro 6||Euro 6||Euro 6|
|Max. power PS (kW)||130||130||136||136|
|Max. torque Nm||385||385||385||385|
|Number of gears||6 manual||6 auto||6 manual||6 auto|
|Fuel Consumption (mpg)|
|Lowest Combined Performance||35.3||32.9||35.3||32.9|
|Front & rear discs||Power assisted|
|Gross vehicle weight||3140||3140||3140||3140|
|Front||McPherson struts & coils springs|
|Rear||Leaf springs & gas-pressurised shock absorbers|
|Ramp Dimensions (mm)||RS||RE||RS||RE|
|Base vehicle||2 years unlimited mileage or 3 years / 60,000 miles (whichever comes first)|
|Conversion||3 years or 36,000 miles (whichever comes first)|
Independence WAVs offer a world of choice. This versatile MPV provides options to suit most families or small groups. Whether you need extra headroom, more luggage space or even if you need space for two wheelchair passengers, Independence can be built to suit your requirements.
Our classic model Ford Independence RS™ wheelchair car is available in a variety of seating layouts to suit the needs of disabled and able-bodied passengers. The RS model has an option which allows the wheelchair passenger to sit directly behind the front passenger for journeys.
Independence RS can accommodate driver, wheelchair passenger and up to five seated passengers.
The Ford Independence RE™ wheelchair car has been specially designed with a lowered floor to provide extra headroom, ideal for taller wheelchair users or those with a higher wheelchair or powerchair. The lowered floor also affords the wheelchair passenger a better view when travelling.
Independence RE can accommodate a maximum of driver, wheelchair passenger and up to five seated passengers.
The Ford Independence Twin™ wheelchair car has been carefully designed to accommodate driver, two wheelchair passengers and up to four seated passengers.
* Other seating permutations available on request. Please ask your Allied Mobility advisor.
Colour palette for illustrative purposes only.
Despite the numerous seating options available, one thing remains constant with Ford Independence™ – first rate accessibility. Independence’s EasyFold™ ramp delivers a low gradient, making wheelchair entry and exit easy and hassle free. There’s also the option of an electric winch if you do need extra help.
Choosing mobility vehicles may seem daunting. There is a wide choice of wheelchair accessible vehicles for sale and knowing which one is right for you can be tricky. Sometimes there's simply no substitute for seeing for yourself, particularly when it's an important choice like a new wheelchair car.
If you’d like to arrange to see one of our mobility vehicles, simply fill in the form opposite and your local mobility consultant will be in touch to arrange a time that suits.