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Announcing New BraunAbility Turny Evo® OEM Seat Applications

Turny EvoⓇ OEM Seat Applications

Have you been asking for an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) seat option for the Turny Evo seat? Well coincidentally, so have we! And thankfully, BraunAbility has listened to us both!

So what exactly does this mean? This means that we are delighted to offer our customers the option to retain your vehicle’s OEM seat. This allows you to not only match your vehicle’s interior, but also the original seat’s comfort. Not to mention that depending on the vehicle and available options, select OEM seat functions are retained, such as power reclining and heated seat.

In some instances, the aftermarket seat (or Comfort Seat), might be a better option for some. Some questions that you might want to ask to decide for yourself include:

  • Will altering the OEM seat impact my vehicle’s resale value? If so, how important is that to me?
  • Typically, the OEM seat requires an additional 2.5 – 3 hours of installation time, will there be additional costs involved?
  • How many armrests do I prefer? If I need up to two armrests to assist with transfers, the aftermarket seat may be a better fit for me.
  • How much space do I need relative to the type of seat application I have? Some OEM seats are too large and are unable to rotate out of the vehicle. The aftermarket seat provides more space for vehicles whose application is considered tight.

Safety & Affordability

Safety and cost are two factors that will not limit your decision between the two, because they are identical. The Turny Evo with the OEM seat application and the aftermarket seat option both meet the same testing and safety requirements. Both seats also cost the same. If you are wondering why the OEM seat option isn’t cheaper, it is because there are extra costs associated with the OEM seat mounting kit, such as additional brackets and a cable/harness. The OEM seat development time is significantly longer as well.

We are now taking orders for the following OEM seat applications:

  • 2015+ Ford F150 SuperCrew (front right)
  • 2015+ Ford F150 SuperCab (front right)
  • 2017+ Chrysler Pacifica (mid-row position)
  • 2008 – 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan (front right and mid-row position)
  • 2008 – 2016 Chrysler Town & Country (front right and mid-row position)

Coming Soon!

  • 2015+ Ford F150 (front left)
  • 2018+ Ford Expedition (front left and front right)

 

Braun is continuously testing the OEM seat option on other vehicles as well, so please check in with one of our mobility consultants for the most current list of vehicles and applications!

Still not sure which one is right for you? Call us at any one of our convenient accessible dealer locations and receive expert guidance from one of our compassionate mobility specialists today!

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All New Dodge-APEX Conversion From VMI

A New Cost Effective Transportation Option

It is no secret that buying a new wheelchair accessible vehicle can come at a great price. Unfortunately, for too many people, this is a limiting factor in their mobility. Thankfully manufacturers are hearing this concern and are working tirelessly to introduce new conversion products that are made available at a lower price point. Most recently Vantage Mobility International (VMI) introduced their version of a lower cost conversion, the VMI Dodge APEX.

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The All New APEX Conversion is being introduced to the market at a very low price point, with multiple rebates available to those who qualify. This lower price point allows users to get into a new wheelchair van at the lowest prices they may have ever seen. Not only does it carry a low conversion cost, but VMI is the only conversion manufacturer that does not put a mileage cap of 50,000 miles on the vehicles they convert. Meaning you can potentially convert the vehicle you already own without having to lose thousands trading it in on a newer model. While this conversion is more affordable, they did not sacrifice the quality and reliability customers are used to in the VMI name. The conversion still offers many of the features available in most wheelchair van conversions.

Innovative Features

The VMI APEX Conversion makes use of a Fold-Out Ramp rather than the usual VMI Infloor option. This saves production cost, allowing those savings to be passed on to you. More than just savings, the Fold-Out style of ramp allows for a very easy manual back-up operation of the conversion. Unlike some other popular low-cost conversions, the APEX has not sacrificed much seating or wheelchair placement availability. The wheelchair user can still ride in the front of the vehicle in the passenger position as with the standard conversions. Possibly the most impressive feature of the VMI Dodge APEX conversion is its power ramp. Ever since manufacturers have been making lower cost conversions, customers have had to sacrifice the convenience of a power ramp for the more difficult to operate manual ramp, which can be hard for elderly or disabled customers to operate. With the APEX, that is not an issue, operating the door and ramp can be easily accomplished with a remote.

Contact Us

For more information on how to view or order the new VMI APEX conversion, please reach out to one of our knowledgeable Mobility Consultants at any of our convenient Indiana, Nebraska, Kentucky, Tennessee, or Louisiana locations today.

Visual Comparison of VMI Dodge APEX Wheelchair Van Conversion Comparison

VMI Dodge APEX Conversion Comparison