Discover Independence

The Ford Custom Independence offers unique flexibility as a fully wheelchair accessible vehicle. Based on the spacious Expert Tepee, this multi-passenger vehicle is ideal for larger families or small groups requiring wheelchair accessible transport. Combining excellent accessibility features and ample space, this adaptable disabled car is exceptionally easy and enjoyable to drive.


The Independence provides optimum accessibility for the wheelchair passenger. The low gradient EasyFold ramp and lowered floor makes wheelchair entry and exit easy and straight forward and if you need a helping hand, there’s also the option of an electric winch. Safety is of utmost importance, so every Independence is fitted with high-rated wheelchair restraints and full lap and diagonal seatbelts for all passengers.

Seating Options

To meet different needs and preferences Independencemobility cars come in a choice of models and finishes. These include the popular Independence S and S plus, available with a variety of seating layouts; the Independence SE and SE plus, which offers extra headroom if needed; and the Independence Twin and Twin plus which can accommodate two wheelchair passengers. Ford Custom Independence is different from other mobility cars in that, as well as various seating layout options, it gives you the option to choose where the wheelchair user is positioned within the vehicle.


Independence is designed to offer you the utmost in flexibility, which is why it’s available in a variety of models depending on your needs and preferences. Whether you go for manual or auto, short or long wheelbase, Independence delivers excellent fuel economy and can deliver up to an impressive 47.0 mpg on an extra urban combined cycle, so you can have your ideal wheelchair accessible vehicle without sacrificing on value for money.

Model Comfort Leisure
Style Features
Twin sliding doors
One piece tailgate
Black side rubbing strips
Part colour coded bumpers
Metallic paint M M
Supaguard interior and exterior protection
Safety and Security
ABS with emergency break assist
Rear fog and reversing lights
Front fog lights
Driver airbag
Side airbags
3-point seat belts (including wheelchair passenger seat belt)
Four point wheelchair restraint system
Height adjustable front and rear head restraints
Rear parking sensors F F
Comfort and Convenience
Electric winch (ramp assist)
Electric winch (wheelchair entry) F F
Internally adjustable driver’s door mirror
Electric, heated, folding door mirrors
Velour trim seats
Central locking
Electric front windows
Air conditioning
Height and reach adjustable steering wheel
Distance to next service indicator
Lights on warning alarm
Tom Tom satellite navigation
Floor mats
Various hand controls and adaptations
Privacy glass
Radio & CD player
Model 2.0 HDi 98 2.0 HDi 130 2.0 HDi 163 Auto
Emission control standard Euro 5 Euro 5 Euro 5
Cubic capacity 1997 1997 1997
Max. power bhp (kW) 98 (72) 128 (94) 163 (120)
Max. torque Nm (rpm) 260 (1500) 320 (2000) 340 (2000)
Fuel Diesel Diesel Diesel
Number of gears 6 manual 6 manual 6 auto
Type 215/60R 16XL
Fuel Tank S SE
Capacity 80 60/75
Fuel Consumption (mpg)
Urban drive cycle 34.9 37.1 31.3
Extra urban drive cycle 46.3 42.0 41.5
Combined drive cycle 41.5 42.8 37.1
Ventilated front disc
Rear drum
Gross vehicle weight 2780 2950 2780 2950 2780 2950
Front Independent pseudo-Macpherson type with lower wishbone & anti-roll bar.
Rear Semi-deformable axle with offset panhard rod & coil springs.
Dimensions (mm) Standard Plus
Length 4806 5136
Width 2176 2176
Height 1934 1936
Wheelbase 3000 3122
Ramp Dimensions (mm) S SE
Length 750 740
Width 2000 1176
Base vehicle 2 years unlimited mileage or 3 years / 60,000 miles (whichever comes first)
Conversion 3 years or 36,000 miles (whichever comes first)
Mobility Scheme Servicing and repairs covered for 5 years (100,000 mile limit), per the terms of your lease agreement
Anti-perforation 12 years

Independence WAVs offer a world of choice. This versatile MPV provides options to suit most families or small groups. Whether you need extra headroom, more luggage space or even if you need space for two wheelchair passengers, Independence can be built to suit your requirements.

Ford Custom Independence

Our classic model Ford Custom Independence wheelchair car is available in a variety of seating layouts to suit the needs of disabled and able-bodied passengers. The S model has an option which allows the wheelchair passenger to sit directly behind the front passenger for journeys.

Independence can accommodate driver, wheelchair passenger and up to six seated passengers.

Example layouts*:

Peugeot Independence SE™

The Peugeot Independence SE™ wheelchair car has been specially designed with a lowered floor to provide extra headroom, ideal for taller wheelchair users or those with a higher wheelchair or powerchair. The lowered floor also affords the wheelchair passenger a better view when travelling.

Independence SE can accommodate a maximum of driver, wheelchair passenger and up to six seated passengers.

Example layouts*:

Peugeot Independence Twin™

The Peugeot Independence Twin™ wheelchair car has been carefully designed to accommodate driver, two wheelchair passengers and up to five seated passengers.

Example layouts*:

For extra luggage space, ask about our ‘Plus’ long wheelbase option, available with all Independence models.

* Other seating permutations available on request. Please ask your OC Cars & Mobility Ltd advisor.
† Optional fixed or tip and turn seat.



Astor Grey Graphite Grey

Golden White


Shark Grey


Bianca White


Colour palette for illustrative purposes only. Mobility Scheme vehicles are available in metallic colours only.


Peugeot Independence Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

Take a look at our video showing the Peugeot Independence wheelchair accessible vehicle in action.

Independence Wheelchair Cars – World of Choice

Watch our video on Independence Wheelchair Cars available in a choice of seating layouts and finishes

Independence SE – Flexibility by Design

This video shows the Independence SE wheelchair accessible vehicle with its specially lowered floor, giving improved headroom and visibility when travelling in your wheelchair.

Photo Gallery

Ford Custom Independence

Click button below to download Ford Custom Independence PDF brochure.



Choosing mobility vehicles may seem daunting. There is a wide choice of wheelchair accessible vehicles for sale and knowing which one is right is tricky. Sometimes there’s simply no substitute for seeing for yourself, particularly when it’s an important choice like a new wheelchair car.

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