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2018 Ford Tourneo Connect Titanium 1.5 TDCI diesel auto

£25350

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Seats
4

Position
MID

Transmission
AUTOMATIC

Mileage
12985

Fuel Type
DIESEL

Engine Size
1499

MPG
56.5

CO2
129

Ford Connect mid 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. This is especially so for wheelchair users who really can most often go between the two second-row seats, and the Connect WAV is class beating in this respect.

The Connect has more legroom than its contemporaries, and the wheelchair user can come further forward as there is nothing to impede the footrests. The floor in the Ford Connect is most often level too when coming forward this far with a lowered floor, and it has good clean lines. Drivers and passengers get a much more accessible entry as the vehicle door sills are lower, and more foot room means less leg torsion.

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.

Having more space between the two second-row seats in the rear than other vehicles with a pair of second-row seats is a significant advantage because, after all, who wants to be behind their fellow passengers. Unless, of course, only one rear seat is present, in which case there is much more room for the wheelchair armrests to pass through. This space gives wheelchair users a much greater likelihood of going between the two rear seats and taking advantage of the extended footrest space.

If a wheelchair winch is in place, this will, of course, impede the forward position of some wheelchair users, but much will depend on the make of the winch present and exactly where it is located. If in doubt, 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.

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, is excellent value for money, and a wheelchair user can most often be between the second-row seats, a rare feature in the wheelchair accessible vehicle industry. 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
  • An actual mid vehicle inclusive position for most wheelchair users
  • A combined winch and front restraints system makes for easier entry, securing and exit for wheelchair users
  • A low incline single-piece rear ramp system makes for a safer and easier wheelchair user entry and exit
  • Low door cills for allowing for a more accessible entry and exit for lower mobility seated passengers
  • Slender second-row coach-built seats to allow a broader wheelchair user making for better inclusion
  • A low centre of gravity means a more stable ride for most wheelchair users
  • Superior forward and all-round better vision for most wheelchair users
  • More car-like and less van-like than many wheelchair accessible vehicles
  • Tinted rear windows increase privacy for wheelchair users and passengers
  • The low internal road noise in this WAV improves the quality of sociability
  • Good quality suspension makes for a smoother ride for wheelchair users
Driver and passenger experience
  • Seat upholstery: cloth
  • Air conditioning
  • Electrically heated windscreen
  • Driver seat: individual type, passenger seat: individual type, folding ; seat folds to table
  • Front electric windows with one-touch on one window, rear electric windows
  • Plastic multi-function steering wheel with tilt adjustment and telescopic adjustment
  • Front and rear wheels: 16 inch steel 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: 6-speed dual clutch manual sequentional with automatic mode featuring gear lever mounted on the floor
  • Hill holder
  • Driver and passenger vanity mirror
  • Alloy look trim on dashboard
  • Floor console, full overhead console
  • Tyre kit
  • Automatic hazard lights
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) and auxiliary audio devices (front)
  • Text to speech / speech to text
  • Analogue & digital dashboard
  • Voice activating system includes audio player and includes phone
  • Telematics Via own phone with tracker system and advanced automatic collision notification , requires 0.00 , includes 99 months subscription
  • Media control
Safety
  • Halogen low beam halogen high beam headlights with complex surface lenses
  • Headlight controlsystems: height adjustment
  • Front fog lights
  • Day time running lights
  • Black power door mirrors/cameras ; heated
  • 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
  • Particle filter system
  • Ventilation system with air filter combustion
  • Tinted glass
  • 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 1852mm
Width 1835mm
Length 4418mm
Fuel Consumption
Combined MPG 56.5
Extra Urban MPG 60.1
Urban Cold MPG 52.3
Performance
Power (BHP) 118
Maximum Speed (mph) 104
Torque (Nm) 270
Engine and Drivetrain
Cylinders 4
Driven Axle FRONT
Engine Capacity (cc) 1499
Forward Gears 6
Emissions
Emissions (CO2) 129
Engine Euro Status 6
Capacities
Seats 4
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 @ 3,600 rpm; , 300 Nm @ 1,750 rpm
  • External dimensions: 4,418mm long, 1,835mm wide, 1,852mm high, 139mm ground clearance, 2,662mm wheelbase, 1,568mm front track, 1,585mm rear track, 11,300mm turning circle (kerb to kerb), 11,700mm turning circle (wall to wall), 173.9 inches long, 72.2 inches wide, 72.9 inches high, 5.5 inch ground clearance, 104.8 inch wheelbase, 61.7 inch front track, 62.4 inch rear track and 37.1 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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