New Wheelchair Accessible SUV
BraunAbility Chevrolet Traverse Wheelchair Accessible SUV
Coming October of 2020
It was BraunAbility who brought to market the world’s first wheelchair accessible SUV, the Ford Explorer MXV. While this vehicle had a special place throughout the wheelchair accessible market, it proved to have its limitations for many. The ramp and available interior space were much less than any minivan on the market which also made it hard for many users of power chairs to fit comfortably. Despite having its place for many users, the vehicle just didn’t appeal to the larger masses. In 2019 BraunAbility made the decision to discontinue production of the Ford MXV.
Knowing its customers were still in search of a minivan alternative, BraunAbility knew they needed a replacement; one that would take the place of the Ford MXV and open an opportunity for those individuals who never had a chance to own one because of the size of their wheelchair. Fast forward to the present and say hello to the world’s first, Chevrolet Traverse MXV wheelchair accessible SUV from BraunAbility.
Set to debut summer of 2020, this world first from BraunAbility is larger and more accessible than its predecessor, the Ford Explorer MXV. In fact, the conversion process on the Chevrolet Traverse has increase the interior space by 46% compared to the Explorer and offers a wider door opening and ramp for those in larger wheelchairs. Finally, a wheelchair accessible SUV for the masses and a viable minivan alternative for many!
Standard Features Include:
- – Power, lighted, in-floor ramp system
- – Larger cabin space and maneuverability
- – Sliding gear shifter for additional space adjustments
- – 3rd row seating with footrest
- – Driver side fuel door
- – Sliding side-door operation
- – Removable front seating with removable cup holders
- – 3.6L V-6 engine
- – Integrated towing hitch
- – 360-degree backup camera
- – Much more
|Door opening usable width||A||30.5”|
|Door opening usable height (at the middle of door)||B||54.5″|
|Interior height at the center of the vehicle||C||58.5″|
|Interior height at driver and passenger position||D||58″|
|Ramp width (usable clear opening)||F||30.25″|
|Ramp angle (with vehicle kneeled)2||G||8.5°|
|Interior floor-length (behind front seat strikers)||H||57″|
|Overall interior floor-length (flat area)||I||89″|
|Interior width at passenger doors (doors closed)||J||64.75″|
|Interior width at B-pillars||K||57″|
|Ramp capacity||1,000 lbs.|
2 Ramp angle is subject to a 1.5-degree variance based on chassis trim level selected and other environmental factors. All measurements were taken with a 250 lbs. approximated wheelchair passenger load at the center of the ramp.