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|
|One piece tailgate||yes|
|Body coloured front bumper||yes|
|Safety and Security|
|ABS including EBA & ESC||yes|
|LED Daytime running lights||yes|
|Driver & front passenger airbag||yes|
|Three-point seat belts (including wheelchair passenger seat belt)||yes|
|Four-point wheelchair restraint system (85kg)||yes|
|Four-point wheelchair restraint system (150kg or 200kg)||optional|
|Remote controlled electric winch||F|
|Front & rear parking sensors||F|
|Comfort and Convenience|
|Heated driver’s seat||yes|
|Quickclear heated windscreen||yes|
|Electrically adjustable door mirrors||yes|
|Electric front windows||yes|
|Front & rear air conditioning||yes|
|Height adjustable driver’s seat||yes|
|Auto start-stop system||yes|
|7 USB Connection ports||yes|
|Reversable middle row seating (RS model)||yes|
|Various hand controls and adaptations||optional|
|8″ colour touch screen – DAB Radio and MP3||yes|
|Key: = Included = Not included = Optional F = Free option|
Information correct at time of publication. Features may be subject to change.
|Model||2.0 TDCi 130
|2.0 TDCi 130
|Emission control standard||Euro 6||Euro 6|
|Max. power – PS||130||130|
|Max. torque – Nm||385||385|
|Start/ Stop technology||Yes||Yes|
|Number of gears||6-speed manual||6-speed auto|
|Front & rear discs||Power assisted|
|Front||Macpherson struts & coils springs|
|Rear||Leaf Springs & Gas-pressurised shock absorbers|
|Gross vehicle weight||3240|
|Vehicle Dimensions (mm)||Standard||Twin|
|Access Ramp||RS||RE/ Twin|
|Width x length (mm)||740 x 2160||740 x 1320|
|Angle when deployed on to the road||12.75||11.80|
|Safe working load (kg)||400||400|
|Winch (where fitted)||RS||RE/ Twin|
|Safe working load (kg)||240||260|
|Maximum certified weight (kg)||200|
|Base vehicle||3 year / 100,000 mile Ford Warranty (whichever comes first)|
|Additional components||3 years or 60,000 mile (whichever comes first)|
|Motability Scheme||Servicing and repairs covered for 5 years (100,000 mile limit), per the terms of your lease agreement|
Information correct at time of publication. Specifications may be subject to change.
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, the 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.
|Motability Advance Payment||From only £2,995||From only £3,495|
|Motability Nearly New||From only £2,295||From only £2,495|
|Purchase||From only £25,995||From only £26,995|
|Rental||From £80 daily|
Colour palette for illustrative purposes only. Motability Scheme vehicles are available in metallic colours 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.
At Allied Mobility, we manufacture over 100 wheelchair accessible vehicles each week. Our skilled production team show us how they build a Ford Independence.
Kitty, from Norfolk, is one of the newest members of the Allied Mobility family having only just taken delivery of her first wheelchair accessible vehicle, the Ford Tourneo Independence™.
Choosing mobility vehicles may seem daunting. There is a wide choice of wheelchair accessible vehicles for sale and knowing which one is right is tricky. Sometimes there's simply no substitute for seeing for yourself, particularly when it's an important choice like a new wheelchair car.
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