In 2017, the VMI Chrysler Town & Country wheelchair van / handicap van 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 Access360 Northstar wheelchair van / handicap van conversion featuring a power, in-floor ramp system. The Northstar wheelchair accessible conversion provides unobstructed 360-degree maneuverability for most wheelchairs on the market today.
VMI Northstar Access360 Handicap Accessible Wheelchair Conversion
The VMI Chrysler Pacifica wheelchair van / handicap van features an astonishing 15-inch dropped floor; 56-inch door opening height; an 1000 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-inch ground clearance, and much more!
The Pacifica handicap van / wheelchair van from VMI utilizes a full-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.
the Chrysler Pacifica handicap van / wheelchair van conversion is available in Chrysler Touring, Touring L, Touring Plus, and Limited models.
Automatic Door And Wheelchair Ramp Operation
The Northstar wheelchair van / handicap van 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 all passengers. The ramp is 30 inches wide and made from a high strength aluminum alloy that can support loads up to 1000 lbs.
Auto Kneeling Feature
In an effort to reduce the vehicles ramp angle to make it easier for the wheelchair user to enter and exit the handicap van / wheelchair van, the VMI wheelchair accessible conversion features an automatic, integrated “kneeling” system. When the deploy ramp command is initiated from the key-fob or set of interior switches, the on-board computer activates an electric actuator that is mounted on the suspension; rear passenger side of the vehicle. Once engaged, the actuator works to lower the vans ramp side, reducing ramp angle. This option can also be turned off or on with a switch on the dash. On the VMI Chrysler Pacifica wheelchair van / handicap van, the ramp angle is reduced to 8-degrees.
Removable Front Seats
The obstacle-free front seats on the VMI Pacifica handicap van / wheelchair van allow for easy removal and installation thus creating multiple seating arrangements for the wheelchair user and passengers. The space is even large enough to accommodate two wheelchairs side-by-side if needed. An exclusive on the Chrysler Pacifica handicap van / wheelchair van from VMI – the front seats are interchangeable to their positions which allows a driver and wheelchair passenger to easily switch positions or vice versa.
Corrosion Resistant Floor
All VMI Chrysler Northstar wheelchair van / handicap van conversions have floors that are built using galvaneal steel and are E-coated for optimal rust and corrosion prevention for many years of use.
Headroom And Lowered Floor
The floor from just behind the firewall to the third row seat on the Chrysler Pacifica Northstar wheelchair van / handicap van 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 handicap van / wheelchair van conversion a suitable choice for even the tallest seated wheelchair users.
In addition, the Chrysler Pacifica handicap accessible vehicle 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 handicap van / wheelchair van one of the roomiest domestic wheelchair accessible vehicles 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