In 2017, the VMI Chrysler Town & Country wheelchair accessible minivan was retired and replaced with the new Chrysler Pacifica chassis. This new, safer, state-of-the-art chassis has quickly become one of VMIs top sellers and is available with their Access 360 Northstar conversion featuring a power, in-floor ramp system. The Northstar conversion provides unobstructed 360 degree maneuverability for most wheelchairs on the market today.
VMI Chrysler Pacifica Wheelchair Van
Featuring The VMI Northstar Access360 Handicap Accessible Conversion
The VMI Chrysler Pacifica wheelchair van features an astonishing 15″ dropped floor; 56″ door opening height; an 800 lbs. rated, one-piece in-floor ramp system that is 30 inches wide; a fully independent suspension; SURE DEPLOY™ power ramp backup system; removable and interchangeable position – driver and passenger seating; 5.25” ground clearance, and much more!
The Pacifica from VMI mobility van utilizes a fully power, in-floor ramp design to create an open, unobstructed interior space for the wheelchair user and his/her passengers and can comfortably seat up to 5+1.
Now available in Chrysler Touring, Touring L, Touring Plus, and Limited models.
Automatic Door And Ramp Operation
The Northstar conversion on the Chrysler Pacifica features a patented, ultra-low, in-floor power ramp system that allows for safe entry and exit. The ramp conveniently stows and deploys from underneath the floor, creating additional interior space and maneuverability for the wheelchair user and his/her passengers. The ramp is 30 inches wide and made from a high strength aluminum alloy that can support loads up to 800 lbs.
Auto Kneeling Feature
In an effort to reduce ramp angle and make it easier for the wheelchair user, the VMI wheelchair van conversion features an automatic, integrated “kneeling” system. When a deploy ramp command is initiated, the onboard computer activates an actuator that is mounted on the rear passenger side of the vehicle. Once engaged, the actuator works to lower the vans ramp side, thus reducing ramp angle. This option can also be turned off or on with a switch on the dash. On the Chrysler Pacifica, the ramp angle is reduced to 8 degrees.
Removable Front Seats
The obstacle free front seats allow for easy removal, creating multiple seating arrangements for the wheelchair user and passengers. The space is large enough to accommodate two wheelchairs side-by-side if needed. An exclusive on the Chrysler Pacifica from VMI, the front seats are interchangeable to their position which allows a driver and wheelchair passenger to easily switch positions or vice versa.
Corrosion Resistant Floor
All VMI Chrysler Northstar wheelchair conversion vans have floors that are E-coated for optimal rust and corrosion prevention.
Headroom And Lowered Floor
The floor from just behind the firewall to the third row seat on the Chrysler Pacifica Northstar conversion is dropped 15 inches, 4 inches more than its predecessor, to provide increased headroom and additional door opening height. This additional drop in the floor creates a usable door opening height of 56 inches, which makes the Chrysler Pacifica Northstar Conversion a suitable choice for even the tallest seated wheelchair users.
In addition, the Chrysler Pacifica has an extra 7 inches of legroom and open interior space behind the driver and passenger seats than the preceding, Town & Country; making the VMI Chrysler Pacifica one of the roomiest domestic wheelchair vans on the market.
Take A (Virtual Tour) Of Various Vehicle Conversions
Follow this link to take a virtual tour of the inside of various wheelchair accessible vehicles that are currently available. How Cool!Virtual 360 Tour