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2020 Ford Tourneo Grand Connect Titanium 1.5 TDCi diesel auto

£48550

Seats
3

Position
SWITCH

Transmission
AUTOMATIC

Mileage
1409

Fuel Type
DIESEL

Engine Size
1499

MPG
56.6

CO2
173

Ford Grand Connect “switch” wheelchair user position rear ramp WAV from Southern Mobility Vehicles

We like the Ford Tourneo Connect and Grand Connect as adapted or mobility cars; it gives more all-around space for drivers, passengers, and wheelchair users alike. The room in this WAV is perfect for wheelchair users who get to be in the driving position or the front passenger position, so you choose. The Connect WAV is class beating in this respect.

Now, it isn’t cheap, but this is an extensive conversion and very costly to perfect, but the possibilities are fantastic. A fully automated rear access ensures smooth and independent access to this superb accessible vehicle. The Connect does lend itself very well to the needs and wants of the wheelchair user who seeks to be in row one, whether driving or being alongside the driver.

Wheelchair users truly can get to places in this WAV that they simply cannot in almost any other wheelchair accessible vehicle of this size. Drivers and passengers get a much more accessible entry as the vehicle door sills are lower, and more foot room means less leg torsion. The manufacturer’s original floor and the converter’s lowered floor in the Ford Connect are often level, and the Connect has good clean lines internally and externally.

An often-unnoticed fact about the Connect is that the turning circle is much smaller than other WAVs in this class. The floor is low, meaning a good centre of gravity is achieved. We would consider this an easier-to-enter WAV for a wheelchair user, a scooter user, passengers, and drivers alike compared with other wheelchair accessible vehicles. The third-row seats are both tip and fold style, so there is plenty of room for the wheelchair user to come in between and then two comfily seated rear passengers can quickly slide into their places, ready for the longest journey. The floor space, too, especially in the Grand Connect model, ensures space for luggage. This is a well thought out mobility vehicle.

Having the space between the convenient third-row tip and fold rear seats in the rear means that up to two wheelchair users can on and off-board this WAV simply enough. Add in a fully remote rear opening tailgate, and ramp smooths the whole process, increasing boarding speed. Please call us with your wheelchair make and model, and we can usually nail down the percentage possibility of how well this WAV will work for you before you explore the options.

We love the specification of the Ford Connect; even the Zetec specification is generous. The Titanium specification with its panoramic roof makes a world of difference to the light in the rear. Things like keyless entry and ignition on this specification are surprising benefits when you have had the pleasure. Ford has worked hard to ensure the driver and passengers are well catered for, and they are all too often second fiddle to the wheelchair user. As we always say, if the driver is not happy, the likelihood is the wheelchair passenger will not be either; it goes both ways.

The Ford Connect is often a win-win car for all who enjoy being in it, which is rare in our compromise industry. We also note that the suspension is very kind to the occupants, which is significant in a WAV because wheelchair users get a rough ride in WAVs often created by the conversion and not the car. The Titanium or Active model of the Connect or the Grand Connect is admired as it matches many high specification standard cars, so it gets the thumbs up from us.

SMV Conclusion: The Ford Connect Titanium specification dwarfs almost every WAV on the market. A wheelchair user can most often be accommodated easily within the well planned and generous space inside this deceptively sized wheelchair accessible vehicle. It has excellent suspension and an awe-inspiring turning circle too. The economical and powerful 1.5 turbo diesel with almost 120bhp is a delightful surprise and, coupled with a full-auto gearbox, is an absolute pleasure to drive. The Ford Connect, Grand or otherwise, is excellent value for money.

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
  • Fully remote automated rear opening access for wheelchair users
  • Switch conversion to allow for both wheelchair driver and/or a wheelchair passenger upfront
  • Fully electronic push button gearbox
  • A very high specification WAV
  • Low incline rear ramp with quick and easy access
  • Ample level floor space for carrying other goods
  • A low centre of gravity means a more stable ride for wheelchair users
  • Well designed and comfortable rear coach-built tip and fold seats for rear passengers
  • More car-like and less van-like than many wheelchair accessible vehicles
Driver and passenger experience
  • Seat upholstery: cloth
  • Automatic air conditioning with two climate control zones
  • Electrically heated windscreen
  • Driver seat: individual type with seat back table, passenger seat: individual type, folding ; seat folds to table
  • Front electric windows with one-touch on two windows, rear electric windows
  • Engine start/stop
  • Alloy & leather multi-function steering wheel with tilt adjustment and telescopic adjustment
  • Vehicle start button
  • Front and rear wheels: 16 inch alloy rims ; width: 6.5 inches 40.6 and 16.5
  • 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 anti-roll bar and coil springs
  • Transmission: 8-speed automatic with manual mode featuring gear lever mounted on the floor
  • Hill holder
  • Speed limiter
  • Driver and passenger vanity mirror
  • Alloy look trim on dashboard and leather gearknob
  • Centre armrest between front seats
  • Centre armrest between rear seats
  • Floor console, full overhead console
  • Chrome/silver roof rails
  • Glass roof
  • Tyre kit
  • Automatic smart card/key includes keyless start
  • Secondary ventilation controls for front passenger
Entertainment
  • Steering wheel mounted remote audio controls
  • Six speakers
  • Audio system with digital media card reader ; radio receives AM/FM/LW, digital and RDS
  • 12v power outlet located in boot/cargo section, front section and rear section
  • Front reading lights
  • Cup holders for front seats
  • Bluetooth includes phone connection and music streaming
  • Connections for USB (front)
  • Text to speech / speech to text
  • Analogue & digital dashboard
  • Voice activating system includes audio player and includes phone
  • Media control
Safety
  • Rear radar-type parking distance sensors
  • Halogen low beam halogen high beam headlights with complex surface lenses
  • Headlight controlsystems: dusk sensor and height adjustment
  • Privacy glass on the rear window and on the rear side windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Day time running lights
  • Body colour power door mirrors ; heated
  • Electrically foldable mirrors
  • Rain sensing windscreen wipers
  • Electronic traction control
  • Drivers airbag, passengers airbag with de-activation switch
  • Stability controlsystem
  • Electronic brake distribution
  • Brake assist system
  • Low tyre pressure indicator with rim mounted sensor
  • Collision warning system which activates brake lights and brakes at low speed and includes brake assist, driver monitor, visual/acoustic warning and pedestrian avoidance system
  • Lane departure warningsystem activates steering
  • Cruise control
  • Particle filter system
  • Ventilation system with air filter combustion
  • Cornering lights/kerb illumination
  • LED day time running lights
  • Heated washers
  • Cornering brake control

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.

Dimensions
Height 1819mm
Width 1835mm
Length 4425mm
Fuel Consumption
Combined MPG 56.6
Extra Urban MPG 56.5
Urban Cold MPG 53.3
Performance
Power (BHP) 114
Maximum Speed (mph) 106
Torque (Nm) 270
Engine and Drivetrain
Cylinders 4
Driven Axle FRONT
Engine Capacity (cc) 1499
Forward Gears 8
Emissions
Emissions (CO2) 173
Engine Euro Status 6
Capacities
Seats 3
More information
  • Euro NCAP crash test results: Overall: 5.00, Adult occupant: 94.00, Child occupant: 85.00, Pedestrian: 62.00, Safety assist: 70.00, Version tested: Ford Tourneo Connect 1.6 Trend 5dr Mini MPV, Date tested: 27 Nov 2013
  • Power: (from primary fuel) 88 kW , 120 HP ISO , 270 Nm
  • External dimensions: 4,425mm long, 1,835mm wide, 1,819mm high, 139mm ground clearance, 2,662mm wheelbase, 1,568mm front track, 1,585mm rear track, 11,000mm turning circle (kerb to kerb), 174.2 inches long, 72.2 inches wide, 71.6 inches high, 5.5 inch ground clearance, 104.8 inch wheelbase, 61.7 inch front track, 62.4 inch rear track and 36.1 foot turning circle (kerb to kerb)

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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