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Renault Trafic mid wheelchair user position rear lift WAV from Southern Mobility Vehicles

The high roof Renault Trafic is a practical WAV that works for various needs in the accessible vehicle market. It’s a large van for sure, but it has the room to accommodate the broadest of needs in the wheelchair accessible vehicle marketplace. Its internal dimensions give it the edge when looking at high level needs wheelchair users. The Trafic can carry multiple carers and a broad spectrum of equipment, and given the internal floor area, this, to a certain extent, can be arranged how you’d like it to be to accommodate your specific needs.

The Trafic’s usable floor area does not significantly vary much compared to the standard-wheelbase Renault Master, but the roof height is the critical difference apart from looks. Most people can stand in the Trafic, whereas most could not in a standard roof Master. We tend to try and stock the high roof Trafic and the low roof Master as we feel that between the two vehicles, as WAVs, they accommodate the majority of needs and demands we have come across over the years.

The Renault Trafic conversion will vary depending on who converted it; we prefer buying them with as much floor tracking as possible. Maximum tracking means the flexibility is already there. If the tracking is present, you can accommodate quick-release seats and move them around in the vehicle, secure a wheelchair user in various places, or have multiple wheelchair user positions.

It is possible to get up to four wheelchair users in a standard wheelbase Renault Trafic, but it needs to be thoroughly tested first. We’d not generally recommend this unless it was at least a medium wheelbase vehicle. The standard-wheelbase version of the Trafic will accommodate two wheelchair users, usually side by side or possibly inline, but this must be scrutinised carefully.

The Renault Trafic is not a luxury WAV, but the practicality and accommodating space that comes with it will ensure that you can move a wheelchair user quickly and efficiently to where they need to be. The Trafic is built with two or three front seats and anything from one to five rear seats plus one wheelchair user position. There are usually five positions a wheelchair user can be positioned in a Renault Trafic, the nearside front or back, the offside front or back or centrally in the middle of the floor.

Scooter users like the Trafic too, as it gives plenty of space to dismount and no obstacles to navigate. It is important to remember that whilst the accommodation is substantial, the size of the rear lift floor will vary, so always check with us before you travel that your scooter will fit on the lift. We seek the WAVs with the more extensive lift floors, but not all lifts are the same size, and the lift most Renault Trafics were fitted with do not accommodate that many scooters.

The Trafic works well for those it suits, but it isn’t for everyone. Its roof height, for one, will stop you from getting in most car parks; this is essential to note before you consider one. It is most definitely of a van origin, and this will be reflected in its specification, size and manoeuvrability. Still, it is so practical and solves many issues that put potential WAV buyers straight into it. It is a no-hassle wheelchair accessible vehicle, and we do like that attitude it has.

The Renault Trafic comes with a variety of different engine powers, they are always diesel, and there is a manual and a semi-auto gearbox. Both are straightforward to drive; the ride height is good too, which makes driving so much easier and as stress-free as it can get. Driver confidence is essential when transporting wheelchair users around; worry can be pretty infectious, so always make sure the driver is content to drive a vehicle of this size and dimensions and indeed at the height they will be seated.

SMV conclusion: the Trafic is a large internally accommodating WAV with natural flexibility and a high roof, so no bending down. The 1.6-litre diesel engine is lively and pulls very well; it cruises nicely, and it will eat as many miles as you want it to do. It’s a genuine workhorse that will keep going, and they are very reliable.

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
  • A large floor area rear remote control lift to accommodate the heaviest of wheelchairs or scooters
  • This WAV may suit a high dependency wheelchair occupant needing to transport equipment and carers
  • Three front seats plus four rear seats for increased flexibility
  • One rear tip and fold seat at the back of the vehicle for increased access
  • A high roof conversion with plenty of standing room
  • This WAV may suit a care home or family with variable needs and requirements
Driver and passenger experience
  • Seat upholstery: cloth
  • Driver seat: individual type, passenger seat: bench type, centre seat: bench type
  • Front electric windows
  • Engine start/stop
  • Plastic steering wheel with tilt adjustment and telescopic adjustment
  • Front and rear wheels: 16 inch steel rims ; width: 6.0 inches
  • Four disc brakes including two ventilated discs
  • Turbo-charger
  • Independent strut front suspension with anti-roll bar and coil springs, semi-independent torsion beam rear suspension with coil springs
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual
  • Hill holder
  • Glove compartment
  • Centre armrest between front seats
  • Steering wheel mounted remote audio controls
  • Two speakers
  • Audio system with ; radio receives AM/FM/LW, digital and RDS
  • 12v power outlet located in front section
  • Cup holders for front seats
  • Bluetooth includes phone connection and music streaming
  • Connections for USB (front) and auxiliary audio devices (front)
  • Halogen low beam halogen high beam headlights with complex surface lenses
  • Headlight controlsystems: height adjustment
  • Power door mirrors ; heated
  • Windscreen wipers with variable frequency intermittent wipe
  • Electronic traction control
  • Drivers airbag
  • Stability controlsystem
  • Electronic brake distribution
  • Brake assist system
  • Particle filter system
  • Ventilation system
  • Tinted glass

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 2465mm
Width 1956mm
Length 5399mm
Fuel Consumption
Combined MPG 40.9
Extra Urban MPG 42.8
Urban Cold MPG 38.2
Power (BHP) 125
Maximum Speed (mph) 108
Torque (Nm) 320
Engine and Drivetrain
Cylinders 4
Driven Axle FRONT
Engine Capacity (cc) 1598
Forward Gears 6
Emissions (CO2) 178
Engine Euro Status 6
Seats 7
More information
  • Euro NCAP crash test results: Overall: 3.00, Adult occupant: 52.00, Child occupant: 91.00, Pedestrian: 53.00, Safety assist: 57.00, Version tested: Renault Trafic dCi 115 4dr Combi, Date tested: 25 Feb 2015
  • Power: (from primary fuel) 92 kW , 125 HP EEC @ 3,500 rpm; , 320 Nm @ 1,500 rpm
  • External dimensions: 5,399mm long, 1,956mm wide, 2,465mm high, 160mm ground clearance, 3,498mm wheelbase, 1,615mm front track, 1,628mm rear track, 13,170mm turning circle (kerb to kerb), 13,730mm turning circle (wall to wall), 968mm rear overhang, 212.6 inches long, 77.0 inches wide, 97.0 inches high, 6.3 inch ground clearance, 137.7 inch wheelbase, 63.6 inch front track, 64.1 inch rear track, 43.2 foot turning circle (kerb to kerb) and 38.1 inch rear overhang

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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