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New Ford Tourneo Custom WAV

Ford Tourneo Custom WAV

Why buy your Ford Tourneo Custom wheelchair accessible vehicle from us?

Our decision to create the best wheelchair accessible vehicle for 2022 began many years ago, but we didn’t want to reinvent the wheel. Over many years, we have listened to what our customers wanted to see in their wheelchair accessible vehicles and created it. Much research and due diligence led us to build a simple innovative process that ensures you get a unique, versatile mobility vehicle with a superior bespoke finish without a premium price tag.

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We are here to advise and guide you every step of the way

Why make hundreds of calls when you can make just one? We are independent wheelchair accessible vehicle advisors, so you can be assured of sound guidance. We will give you straightforward advice on the best WAV to suit your needs whether that be a new, used, rental or Motability accessible vehicle.

Our Ford Tourneo Custom WAVs are not available on Motability but feel free to call us, and we’ll guide you towards a suitable converter who will help you. There’s no charge for the advice we give you, but the company we refer you to may pay us a small fee; feel free to ask us how much, and we’ll tell you.

  • Pick your Ford Tourneo Custom colour
  • Choose the specification you want
  • Select your preferred ramp style
  • Pick a conversion style to suit you
  • Choose your interior colour swatch
  • Add your own personal touches
It’s all about you, your choices, your needs, your wants.

Our role is to advise, assist or help you in any way we can. Whether you are a private or business customer, an OT or a CM, we are here to help and advise you by completing an accessible vehicle assessment with you.

We can do this in person at your home, your place of business or ours. We can work remotely using your preferred means, so just let us know what will work best for you and we will do our level best to accommodate your needs as best we can.

Pick your Ford Tourneo Custom colour

Select your Custom colour or choose from the Customs we have on order; it’s your choice. Remember, you can also select from our hand-picked vehicle interior flooring colour swatches. Why not make your wheelchair accessible vehicle truly yours. Please have a look at the Ford Tourneo Custom colour chart below. What’s your colour?

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Choose the specification you want

Our chosen Ford Tourneo Custom for conversion is the L1 Titanium X 185ps diesel auto derivative but you can choose your own from Ford’s range of specifications. Call us if you need help with extra specification that could work for your individual needs.

Select your preferred ramp style

We have four ramps for you to choose from and we’ll help guide you on this. We are all individuals and wheelchairs vary greatly so do call with the wheelchair make and model so we can recommend which ramp would work best for your needs.

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SmartFold Flat ramp
SmartFold ramp
SmartFlare ramp
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Pick a conversion style to suit you

We have three different Tourneo Custom WAV floor plans for you to consider. The seating flexibility will depend on the level of specification you have. Our preferred layout is for two front seats for speedy internal access should the need arise.

Hover over the i to learn more and call us with any questions you may have.

Pick a conversion style to suit you

We have three different Tourneo Custom WAV floor plans for you to consider. The seating flexibility will depend on the level of specification you have. Our preferred layout is for two front seats for speedy internal access should the need arise.

Hover over the i to learn more and call us with any questions you may have.

L1 long low floor conversion
L2 long low floor conversion
L2 medium low floor conversion

L1 long low floor conversion

L1 long low floor conversion

Inclusive W/C user position
4 Ford original OEM seats
Removable mid row seats
1 tip and fold rear seat
W/C user assist winch
Max 6 seats plus 1 W/C user

L2 long low floor conversion

L2 long low floor conversion

Inclusive W/C user position
4 Ford original OEM seats
Removable mid row seats
2 tip and fold rear seat
W/C user assist winch
Max 7 seats plus 2 W/C users

L2 medium low floor conversion

L2 medium low floor conversion

Inclusive W/C user position
5 Ford original OEM seats
Removable mid row seats
Reversible mid row seats
1 tip and fold rear seat
W/C user assist winch
Max 6 seats plus 1 W/C user

L1 long low floor conversion

Inclusive W/C user position
4 Ford original OEM seats
Removable mid row seats
1 tip and fold rear seat
W/C user assist winch
Max 6 seats plus 1 W/C user

L2 long low floor conversion

Inclusive W/C user position
4 Ford original OEM seats
Removable mid row seats
2 tip and fold rear seat
W/C user assist winch
Max 7 seats plus 2 W/C users

L2 medium low floor conversion

Inclusive W/C user position
5 Ford original OEM seats
Removable mid row seats
Reversible mid row seats
1 tip and fold rear seat
W/C user assist winch
Max 6 seats plus 1 W/C user

Choose your interior colour swatch

We wanted to let our customers personalise as much of their new WAV as possible and we felt the interior should be no exception. We are awaiting live models of the swatches so please note that the colours you see are examples at this time. The oblong photo is a genuine swatch and the round images are demonstrative of the colour possibilities available.

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Mellow

Find a voice amongst the deep blue tones inside your wheelchair chariot

Timeless

As subtle as the original vehicle interior for a grand entrance

Restful

Relax within your lighter travelling tones to fill your soul in calm

Passion

Feel your sensual rouge rising inside your passionate wagon

Mellow

Find a voice amongst the deep blue tones inside your wheelchair chariot

Timeless

As subtle as the original vehicle interior for the grandest entrance

Restful

Relax within your lighter travelling tones to fill your soul in calm

Passion

Feel your sensual rouge rising inside your passionate wagon

Our WAV conversion warranty

Of course, your brand new Ford Tourneo Custom is warrantied by Ford for three years. But what about the conversion?

Our Premium WAV warranty was designed by us, with Autoguard, our warranty provider of eight years. We have every confidence in our wheelchair accessible vehicles because we selected the car, the conversion, the converter, and we are the supplier, and we know our business. We also include a full rescue service for three years; after all, you never know.

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What is covered?
Add your own personal touches

The final touches to your wheelchair accessible Ford Tourneo Custom can be whatever you want them to be. Completed by an in house specialist, you can bespoke your WAV however you like. From dashcams to Starsky and Hutch stripes, your name signwritten on your ramp to a full body wrap in shocking pink. It truly is your call. Call us to bring your dream to reality.

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Connecting experts creates an innovative process

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Why Ford? Well, it’s a trusted name, marketing trusted products with an enormous infrastructure and an iconic brand, and so the badge too. Barely a day will go by that we do not hear of or see that name somewhere on our travels. The easy part was picking the Ford Tourneo Custom; the necessary due diligence to build the process was the lengthy task.

Why the Ford Tourneo Custom? Quite simply, whilst we know it’s not ideal for everyone, it covered all of the critical factors very well that are significant to the occupants that would be using this model to carry a wheelchair user.

The Ford Custom is a driver’s car too, and Ford has been focused on that since 1965 when they started to build the Ford Transit in Southampton. You only have to get into the driver seat to acknowledge how easy it is to get to the moment you can pull away in a Ford Custom.

The Custom is easy to drive for its size and should not be shunned because of this. It’s comparable to a Volkswagen Caravelle in size with a slightly higher ride height. The Custom’s manoeuvrability is excellent, and its behaviour on the road is impeccable pre and post-conversion, and a vehicle’s behaviour often dynamically changes when modified. Try it first before you dismiss it; the choice is quite limited in the WAV marketplace.

Legroom for the second-row passengers is class-leading, which means it is superior for wheelchair users too. Inclusion for wheelchair passengers means they are fully accommodated in the experience of being transported in a WAV. For any vehicle occupant, inclusion covers ride height, legroom and elbow room and how they feel within a vehicle.

For a wheelchair user, inclusion should be strived for in the same way a marque manufacturer does for their standard version of any vehicle. In the case of most wheelchair users, inclusion is paramount to their quality of experience in a wheelchair accessible vehicle. The Custom achieves this beautifully.

The Tourneo Custom is the higher specification and much more comfortable version of the incredibly popular Transit Custom. Our Custom of choice is the Titanium X 185ps diesel auto derivative because it simply has everything any vehicle occupant could need in one package. We also add a three-pin plug and BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) as we believe these are valuable extras in a wheelchair accessible vehicle.

Throw in the FordPass phone app and connect it to your Tourneo Custom, and you will save valuable time. This simple to use technology allows you to start your car remotely, warm it up, defrost the windows and mirrors. This invaluable feature allows wheelchair users and their fellow passengers to enter a warm and toasty WAV.

Your FordPass phone app will also monitor your vehicle and let you know about fuel and AdBlue levels, tyre pressures and service schedules, plus a wealth of other helpful information at your fingertips.

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Simon’s credentials are second to none with a degree in Marine Technology (Naval Architecture) from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Simon’s unparalleled passion, drive, and technical expertise was the key to his company winning our orders for the conversion kit that goes into building our wheelchair accessible vehicles.

Like us, he is a huge supporter and advocate of the Ford Tourneo Custom; it is also his vehicle of choice to drive daily. By choosing SG Technical, we ring-fenced the conversion kit to a specialist and are assured of a complete focus on quality.

Following graduation, Simon worked for three years for a boat building company, initially as their Design Engineer, and after 12 months, he replaced the Senior Designer. Simon had full design responsibility for everything designed and built by the boatyard and the sea trials of finished vessels.

Aged 25, Simon became the Design Manager for Pipe Coil Technology Ltd, who designed and manufactured complex specialist industrial machinery. They supplied to domestic and export customers, developing new generations of equipment.

In 2010 Simon founded SG Technical Systems during a severe recession. SG Tech grew rapidly, increasing turnover by more than 560% by year four, quickly gaining long term customers and building a reputation for well-engineered, high quality and reliable products.

In 2013 SG Tech was awarded the ‘Best Small Business Award’ by the Chamber of Bridlington & Yorkshire Coast Business Awards. In the same year, they also won the ‘Innovative Business Award’ at the Goole & Howdenshire Business Excellence Awards 2013.

In 2016 SG Tech received the UK’s most prestigious business award ‘The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise – Innovation,” in recognition of their innovative product development and service to customers.

SG Technical is a well-established quality business supplying the UK, European and global customers. While their product range is continually being developed and expanded, SG Tech focuses on technically challenging sectors. SG Tech is the UK’s leading supplier of ramps for front line A&E ambulances, founded on their products’ high quality and excellent reliability.

SG Technical’s ramp systems for wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs) benefit from their considerable engineering experience, innovative design and manufacturing processes. This expertise gives an assurance of their high quality and superb reliability. Putting the safety of wheelchair users and other vehicle occupants at the front of our product development means we know our customers’ safety is their priority too.

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It took us nearly three years of research to find a coachbuilder we truly wanted to work alongside. We sought a dynamic, well-organised and focused business with an eye for a detailed finish. We had to know that the right company genuinely wanted to produce the high-quality bespoke WAV conversion we had created for our customers.

Our Managing Director, Peter Zanelli, knew from his own conversion experience that engineering, building, rebuilding, and converting vehicles requires significant knowledge, expertise, and an eye for precision. That eye found Solent Body Builders & Repairs Ltd.

We quickly realised that we had indeed found what we’d been looking for, just down the road from us in Hampshire. We were excited to meet with Greg Heller, Managing Director of Solent Body Builders & Repairs Ltd, to discuss what we were looking for. Their comprehensive understanding of coachbuilding, mechanics, electrical systems, and complex conversions is well proven, and their work is outstanding.

Greg and his business partner Jon started as workshop staff at Solent Body Builders. Jon joined the company in 1991, and Greg joined in 2013. They both worked hard, and step by step, they climbed the ladder until they knew they were ready for an opportunity. They decided to make a move and start their own company or buy one which already existed.

They decided to approach the previous owner of Solent Body Builders, and after two and half years, Greg and Jon finally managed to purchase the company. Greg remembers he and Jon talking passionately about knowing they could do so much more with the business. Finally, in November 2020, they realised the dream they had talked about for so long and took over Solent Body Builders.

Solent Body Builders heritage is lengthy, dating back to 1968. The business has extensive experience in vehicle repairs, coachbuilding, conversions and bespoke finishing internally and externally. Greg, Jon, and his team have skillfully segregated the business to keep each section of their company operating independently. Segregating their business means that repairs, coachbuilding, signwriting, and finishing are connected, focussed, and managed by the right expertise.

We are proud to partner with Greg and his team at Solent Body Builders, and we know you will be as thrilled with your finished wheelchair accessible vehicle as we have been. Solent Body Builders & Repairs Ltd in Hampshire are the right choice.

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Using our sixty years of automotive experience, along with our Managing Director’s extensive vehicle conversion knowledge and thousands of hours over the last five years, we are proud to launch our Ford Tourneo Custom wheelchair accessible vehicle conversion.

We have studied hundreds of WAVs over the years and always pay close attention to what our customers tell us. We took this learning and invested ourselves in working towards what you told us you wanted and what was missing from WAVs that was needed. Our build should cover most of your needs, and now you can have what you want too because you build your WAV from scratch with us. You call the shots.

When we studied what wheelchair users, drivers, and passengers needed and wanted in a WAV, we came up with a substantial list. Of course, we all realise a wheelchair user’s needs exceed that of any standard vehicle in production. If we then consider how the dynamic change of bringing a wheelchair user into a vehicle, by the nature of this, most often the passenger and drivers needs and wants change too.

We considered everyone who could need to be in a WAV from within groups such as family, friends, therapists, carers, and other possible passenger groups we’d come across. While a driver is a passenger too, their needs are often quite different in their role as the driver of a WAV. All this required a great deal of thought and planning as the list of variables is endless. We knew we could address the list in a focused way by the nature of the car we selected, the kit supplier and the converter when we designed our WAV.

Our mission was to connect the best with the best, and we feel we have accomplished that. The seamless linking of Ford Motor Company, SG Technical Systems Ltd, and Solent Body Builders & Repairs Ltd is the innovative process of producing the stunning WAVs that we know will put a smile on any wheelchair user’s face.

We believe our desire to focus on build choices, inclusivity, colour, lighting and give our customers the ability to complete their WAV with options and personalise their WAV finish has paid off in the finished product you see on this page.

That moment, the moment you realise you need an accessible vehicle; that is the moment we want you to contact us. We will help you from the start to the moment you take delivery of your WAV, and we are here for you beyond that too. This process should be as simple and as stress-free as possible, and that is our drive and focus.

We want to inform our potential buyers methodically but not technically about WAVs to engage people in our product, something we know you don’t wish for but do need. After all, as we often say, this is not exactly a field of dreams, is it. We are doing our level best to change that, so we welcome you to a future of lighter, brighter accessible vehicles.

People trust us for WAVs

Mark A.
Very professional and knowledgeable staff, nothing was to much trouble. The only place to purchase a WAV converted vehicle and the warranty provided is excellent.
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We have limited availability on brand new Ford Tourneo Custom Titanium X 185ps diesel autos ready for conversion. Call now to avoid disappointment; you could have your new WAV much sooner than you’d hoped for.

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