VW Drive offers complete independence allowing you to use the vehicle whenever and wherever you want with minimum fuss. Our unique access control system allows you to remotely open the tailgate and ramp of the vehicle as you approach. Thanks to our lowering air suspension system, entering and exiting the vehicle is quick and easy. The ramp is designed to be less than a metre in length and lower than a 12-degree angle.
Inside the vehicle, our lowered floor stretches throughout, giving generous class-leading headroom of up to 55 inches. Thanks to the lowered floor, the centre of gravity sat in your chair will remain low, providing excellent comfort and handling.
VW’s acclaimed DSG gearbox provides near seamless automatic shifting with no pauses or jerking movements often associated with automatic gearboxes in alternative vehicles. This vehicle is fitted with the frugal yet powerful 1.6 diesel engine providing excellent fuel economy.
A variety of driving controls are available to suit your individual requirements and this will be established when we carry out your mobility assessment.
VW Drive From Wheelchair – Conversion Features
VW Drive From Wheelchair vehicle has a fully lowered floor throughout. This will ensure excellent visibility for drivers. This compact fuel-efficient vehicle is suitable for taller wheelchair users. The conversion has been designed with exceptional interior space, the width of the conversion is maximised which will accommodate most larger powered wheelchairs. We pride ourselves on the quality of our conversions, which are designed to blend in with the original vehicle, giving a near seamless finish.
Our rear entry drive from wheelchair conversion allows easy access to the driving position. The benefit of rear entry is you can park in a standard parking space and don’t need a disabled parking bay to get in and out.
Fully Automated Tailgate and Ramp
To ensure complete independence, this conversion is designed with an automated tailgate and ramp with lowering suspension. As you approach the vehicle, your key fob will open the tailgate and ramp, the suspension will lower so you can safely enter the vehicle using the shallow ramp. Once you are comfortable in the driver position, simply press a button on the dashboard or the key fob and the tailgate and ramp will close and the suspension will rise.
Low, Anti-Slip Ramp
Our automated ramp with lowering suspension is below 11 degrees, ensuring you can enter and exit with ease. The ramp is designed with an anti-slip coating, improving wheel traction in wet weather. The interior floor of the vehicle is also designed with an anti-slip material.
Seating and Storage
As standard, there is one rear passenger seat behind the front passenger, and space in the rear to fit one or two additional fold-down seats, giving you space for up to five people. We can also fit bespoke solutions to secure any equipment or shopping.
VW Caddy Life
Based on Volkswagen’s Caddy Life short wheelbase, this model is available in VW’s popular dual clutch 6 speed DSG transmission, changing fluidly at the right time to the next gear. This wheelchair accessible vehicle possesses economical yet powerful 2.0 diesel engine offers fantastic miles per gallon and low Co2 emissions. All vehicles are compliant with Euro 6 Emission Standard. Sharing much of the same switchgear and design as the popular Volkswagen Touran, the Caddy provides smooth driving and comfort, alongside VW’s well-known build quality and reliability.