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VMI Northstar Access360 | Toyota Sienna Hybrid Wheelchair Accessible Van

Beginning With The 2021 Model Year, The Toyota Sienna Wheelchair Van Will ONLY Be Available In a Hybrid

The VMI Northstar Toyota Sienna handicap-accessible wheelchair van has been the industry leader for its available interior space and headroom. However, with the recent changes and technological improvements, the new VMI, Toyota Sienna Hybrid wheelchair van, is also one of the most technologically advanced! Check out this OEM comparison to its top competitors.

Average 35 MPG!


The New VMI, Toyota Sienna Hybrid Wheelchair Van is Now Available in AWD!

An Industry First!

Many have asked, and it is finally here! The new VMI, 2021 Toyota Sienna Hybrid handicap van with a side-entry, in-floor ramp system, is now available with an ALL-WHEEL DRIVE powertrain. It’s a VMI exclusive!

With VMI, you now have a choice!
Front-Wheel Drive | New All-Wheel Drive!

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In-Floor Wheelchair Ramp System

The VMI Northstar Toyota Sienna Hybrid wheelchair van conversion features a patented, ultra-low, in-floor power ramp system with a 30-inch ramp that allows safe entry and exit by some of the largest wheelchairs. The ramp conveniently stows and deploys from underneath the floor, creating additional interior space and maneuverability for wheelchair user and their passengers. The ramp is made from a high-strength aluminum alloy and can support loads up to 1000 lbs.

In case of a power failure, VMI incorporates the use of SureDeploy technology. SureDeploy utilizes a secondary power source outside the vehicle’s power supply to continue operating the vehicle’s in-floor ramp system and power sliding door.

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Removable & Switchable Front Seating

The obstacle-free front seats of the VMI Northstar Toyota Sienna hybrid wheelchair-accessible van allows for easy removal. The removable seating option allows users to create multiple seating arrangements for both the wheelchair user and their passengers. The space up front is even large enough to accommodate two wheelchairs side-by-side if needed.
In addition, VMI introduced a first… Seat switching technology. This feature allows the switching of the front seats between the driver and passenger position without losing seat functionality. Now, a wheelchair user can be driving from their wheelchair but switch positions with the passenger and only use one seat. The other can be left at home, freeing up valuable interior space.

Automatic Kneeling System

The kneeling system is designed to reduce the ramp angle and make it easier for wheelchair users to navigate the ramp. The VMI Northstar Toyota Sienna hybrid mobility van features an automatic, integrated “kneeling” system. When the deploy ramp command is initiated, the onboard computer activates an actuator mounted on the rear of the vehicle. When this actuator is engaged, it lowers the vans ramp side closer to the ground, thus reducing the ramp angle: the lower the ramps angle, the easier it is for someone to enter and exit the vehicle.

Headroom and Lowered Floor

The floor from just behind the firewall to the third-row seat in the new VMI Northstar Toyota Sienna hybrid mobility van is lowered to create the industry’s largest headroom! This drop in the floor also creates a huge usable door opening height of 56.1 inches. This massive lowering of the floor makes the VMI Northstar Toyota Sienna hybrid handicap van the ideal solution for the tallest seated wheelchair user.

ALL-Wheel Drive (AWD)

A first for the mobility industry is the AWD drivetrain on the new Toyota Sienna Hybrid wheelchair van, only VMI. How does it work, and is it effective? Read more here and decide if AWD is right for you. 

New VMI Northstar, Toyota Sienna Hybrid Wheelchair Van Specifications

Diagram of a VMI Toyota wheelchair van with northstar conversion showing dimensions and specs.
Usable Door Opening HeightA56.1″
Usable Door Opening WidthB29.3″
Inside Center HeightC58.75″
Height at Driver & Passenger PositionD58.75″
Angle of RampE8.8 Degrees
Length of RampF58.5″
Usable Ramp WidthG30″
Overall Floor LengthH86″
Length of Floor Behind Front SeatsI65.5″
Width of Interior at B-PillarsJ59.75″
Ramp Load Capacity 1000 lbs.

ParkSmart™ Handicap Parking Aid & Deterrent System

Beginning with the 2021 model year, VMI will include this incredible new feature on all its wheelchair-accessible vehicles for sale. ParkSmart™ is an industry exclusive and can only be found on VMI wheelchair-accessible vehicles. It is a patent-pending, handicap parking deterrent system to help users of their vehicles avoid parking in a handicap-accessible parking space and having themselves blocked in by a careless driver.

The ParkSmart™ system works after the user engages the system via a button found in the vehicle’s interior. As the wheelchair user exits the vehicle, the ParkSmart™ system will engage and activate 30 seconds after the side door is closed. Once engaged, the system monitors the passenger side of the vehicle for any objects that come within the acceptable distance of the vehicle that would inhibit the wheelchair user from entering their vehicle upon return safely.

The system works using the same technology found on rear collision systems of other vehicles that detect object proximity. The only difference in the ParkSmart™ system from VMI is that in addition to the audible alert given off externally when activated, the system also employs a recorded message advising the other driver that they parked too close and to please move their vehicle. Here is a video that demonstrates the ParkSmart™ handicap parking deterrent system.

What Makes VMI Standout Among Competitors?

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Access360

Today’s wheelchairs are larger than ever, and many wheelchair-accessible vehicles struggle to accommodate their size.

Not VMI with their exclusive Access360 design!

Access360 provides wheelchair users maximum maneuverability inside their vehicles.  

Access360 allows wheelchair users in the Toyota Sienna Hybrid wheelchair van to ride in comfort and without space limitations.

Parksmart technology from VMI helps eliminate handicap parking issues

ParkSmart™

Ever been blocked from accessing your mobility van while parking in a handicap space?

No more with VMI’s ParkSmart™!

Ever been blocked from accessing your mobility van while parking in a handicapped space?

The system provides an automated voice response instructing to clear the obstacle next to the vehicle to allow room for the wheelchair ramp to deploy.

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Galvanneal Steel

If you’ve ever owned a handicap-accessible vehicle, you know that rust has been an issue in the past. However, thanks to VMI, this is no longer a problem.

Every VMI wheelchair-accessible vehicle is now built with Galvanneal Steel and is also e-coated to minimize rust.

Because of this advancement, VMI extended its rust-through corrosion warranty to a full seven years on all 2021 models and newer ones.

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