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Mercedes Benz Vito mid wheelchair user position rear ramp WAV from Southern Mobility Vehicles

The lowered floor wheelchair accessible conversion Vito with a rear ramp is quite simply a pleasure to be in as a wheelchair user. The driver and passengers too are well catered for and quite spoiled too. Why? Because it is a Mercedes Benz is the simple answer.

The Vito comes in many variations for the die-hard Mercedes fans in need of a mobility vehicle. The large capacity engines aren’t as sought after these days, but whilst the motors are generally smaller, there is definitely the necessary power underfoot if required. Power, when needed, can be a lifesaver if it is ever required, but of course, no one wants to put that to the test. If well-maintained, the long life expectancy of a Mercedes Benz engine means you are looking at a lifetime WAV that should retain its residual value and, why not spoil yourself in a lovely mobility vehicle.

The beauty of a well-built vehicle is the comfort level and thought that goes into building them; this is most often reflected in the lowered floor rear ramp conversion. Apart from the increased comfort level, the lowered floor has an excellent centre of gravity which enables wheelchair users to be sitting quite literally next to their fellow passengers in the second row. A wheelchair user’s fine-tuned position in a WAV is one of the essential factors when considering a wheelchair accessible vehicle but is so rarely found. A good wheelchair passenger position means better communication, a more natural feel for all passengers and easier access for carers to their charge if need be. These are the things that make all the difference for wheelchair users.

The ride in a quality WAV makes all the difference to every occupant in a vehicle. Often, wheelchair passengers get a raw deal in vehicles converted to accommodate them, but this is not so in the Vito. The smoothing out of the tarmac plus low road noise is down to the Vito’s build quality, making a tangible difference to all who travel in a Mercedes Vito.

The Mercedes Benz Vito is a Mercedes van, which is a fact, but it is no ordinary van compared to its contemporaries in the marketplace. The badge makes the difference when comparing the Vito to the rest of the van market; there is simply no comparison. The Mercedes Vito is loved in the WAV industry as much as it is unconverted; everyone from taxi drivers to camper van seekers and families also appreciates the Vito. Once converted, the Vito feels like something much more special to be around than what we know was its origin.

SMV conclusion: The Vito lowered floor conversion has an excellent low centre of gravity for wheelchair users, plus a proper mid-row wheelchair position with a quality ride. Onboarding and exiting in a wheelchair will feel comfortable for most via the low incline rear ramp for the robust all-rounder Vito. There’s power when you need it, and some have good levels of specification and whilst not cheap, pimping your ride couldn’t be easier if you want.

Why not give Southern Mobility Vehicles a call if this WAV isn’t quite right for you. We are independent WAV advisors, so you will get the best of all worlds, whatever your wheelchair access needs are. Whether you are looking for a new Motability WAV, a Nearly New Motability WAV, short term hire, or an outright purchase, we are the WAV dealer to call first. We are here to help; we know how hard it is to be confident you are buying the right mobility vehicle for your needs.

Accessibility Experience
  • Cosseted entry and exit for a wheelchair user due to "internal" ramp design
  • Shallow incline easy to use tri-fold rear ramp system
  • Hooki winch and combined wheelchair front restraint system
  • Wheelchair user is inclusively seated between the second row seats
  • Superior forward and all-round better vision for most wheelchair users
  • Very good second row seat legroom for seated passengers
  • Excellent level lowered floor for level wheelchair user comfort
  • A low centre of gravity means a more stable ride for most wheelchair users
  • Tinted rear windows increase privacy for wheelchair users and passengers
Driver and passenger experience
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Comfort suspension
  • Cruise control with speed limiter
  • Height adjustable driver seat
  • Mechanical parking brake
  • Air conditioning
  • Tinted rear windows
  • Centre console & drinks holder
  • Sliding doors on each side
  • Roof rails
  • Overhead storage
  • Audio 15 radio with 5.8" TFT colour display plus iPod interface
  • Auxillary input socket
  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • Bluetooth hands free kit
  • USB connection
  • SD card slot
  • Tyre pressure monitor
  • Traction control
  • Anti-lock brake system
  • Electronic stability programme/anti slip regulation
  • Third rear brake light
  • Adaptive brake lights
  • Attention assist
  • Central locking with remote control
  • Crosswind assist
  • Electronic brake distribution
  • Brake assist system
  • Locking glovebox

Please note that some vehicles specification may not match the manufacturer supplied information due to the nature of vehicles being converted for wheelchair accessibility. Please ask us to check anything that is important to you.

Our exclusive and comprehensive Autoguard Nationwide All Mechanical and All Electrical Premium Warranty and Breakdown Assist cover always runs for 3 years and includes:

Full Breakdown Assist to include Roadside Recovery, Onward Travel, Home Start and Accident recovery

Unlimited Number of Warranty Claims on unlimited mileage

Maximum individual claim limit of £2400 including VAT

Breakdown & Recovery 24 Hours a Day/365 Days a Year 

Key WAV component cover Included

Parts and Labour are included

Continental warranty repair cover

A Free Downloadable Autoguard Contract Holder App

Transferable to a New Owner if sold Privately


Our warranty also covers you for - In Car Entertainment Systems, Air Conditioning, Driver Interface Systems, EGR Valves, Catalytic Converter and Fuel Injectors, Misfuelling Cover and Broken or Lost Key Cover 

For new WAVs you will get our exclusive and comprehensive WAV only warranty to run alongside your manufacturer’s warranty

Your Warranty & Rescue booklet

We have partnered with disability insurance specialists, Fish Insurance, who can offer Disability Car Insurance policies specifically to cover disabled drivers, adapted cars, and WAVs.

Options for any driver cover, as well as policies for non-drivers, so you can insure the vehicle in your name and it be driven by yourself, family, friends, or carers

Cover for the repair and replacement of adaptations to your car that you’ve told Fish about

Free courtesy car while your car is being repaired at one of Fish’s approved garages (or up to £700 mobility allowance if a suitable car isn’t available)

If your car is stolen, any settlement will take into account any modifications that you’ve told Fish about

Cover for accidental damage to other people’s property or injury to others up to £20m (and up to £5m per claim)

Lifetime guarantee on repairs. If you maintain the vehicle to the manufacturer’s schedule, any repairs carried out by approved repairers are guaranteed while you own the car

Protection up to £2,500 for wheelchairs or other mobility aids being transported in your car

To get a tailored quote, call 0333 331 3869 and quote code 2487.

As with any policy, limits and exclusions apply. For full details of the cover provided by Fish Insurance, click here.

Southern Mobility Vehicles ltd is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Fish Administration Limited. Fish Insurance is a trading style of Fish Administration Ltd. Fish Administration Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Firm Reference Number 310172. Fish Administration Ltd is registered in England & Wales. Company Registration Number 4214119. Registered Office: Rossington’s Business Park, West Carr Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 7SW. Fish Administration Ltd is part of the PIB Group.

Height 1890mm
Width 1928mm
Length 4895mm
Fuel Consumption
Combined MPG 44.1
Extra Urban MPG 50.4
Urban Cold MPG 35.8
Power (BHP) 114
Maximum Speed (mph) 105
Torque (Nm) 270
Engine and Drivetrain
Cylinders 4
Driven Axle FRONT
Engine Capacity (cc) 1598
Forward Gears 6
Emissions (CO2) 164
Engine Euro Status 6
Seats 4
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Please note that some vehicles specification may not match the manufacturer supplied information due to the nature of vehicles being converted for wheelchair accessibility. Please ask us to check anything that is important to you.

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