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Friday, July 31, 2015

Special SUV for the disabled

American famous car manufacturer, Ford in collaboration with BraunAbility, the manufacturer of special vehicles for wheelchair users making special Mobility Crossover Vehicle (MXV).

BraunAbility to do some changes to the basic car to meet the needs of persons with disabilities. From the outside, the MXV looked dashing as the car body is covered with camouflage motif like military vehicles. On the left and right sides of the body, there are MXV orange sticker.
Ford-BraunAbility MXV concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1IoAJlH)
In order to facilitate access to the cabin, the middle door is replaced using the sliding door. When the door opened automatically going down a ground floor of a metal plate material for entry wheelchair users. A lamp mounted below the B pillar to illuminate the floor at night.

The interior is only provided three seats, two at the front and one on the left side of the back. This is done to expand the capacity of the cabin. In addition, there is a hook to position the wheelchair does not move when the vehicle is in the position of the road.

The MXV built based on the 2016 Ford Explorer. The car for the disabled will be mass produced in Winamac. Although not known official price, MXV will go on sale at 200 BraunAbility's dealers in September 2015. Similarly, as quoted from Worldcarfans on Sunday, July 26, 2015.
Later the first MXV will be donated to the United States Army veteran named Mike Delancey. He was injured and disability after being shot while on duty in the Iraq war in 2006. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | WORLDCARFANS]
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