2018 Vauxhall Movano F3500 L2H2 COMBI CDTI S/S 2.3 diesel manual







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Finding a suitable wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) is not as easy as many think. This acquisition may well be a compromise that started with knowing you have to say goodbye to a car you want to travel in for a vehicle you need to travel in. Whether you need a new or a Nearly New WAV on the Motability Scheme, WAV rental, or a financed or outright purchase of a new or used WAV, we are here to help you with independent advice on your first or next WAV.

Vauxhall Movano mid wheelchair user position rear lift WAV from Southern Mobility Vehicles

The Vauxhall Movano 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 Movano 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 Movano conversion will vary depending on who converted it; our preference is to buy 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 Vauxhall Movano, but this would need to be thoroughly tested first, and we’d not generally recommend this unless it was at least a medium wheelbase vehicle. The standard-wheelbase version of the Movano will accommodate two wheelchair users, usually side by side or possibly inline, but this must be scrutinised carefully.

The Vauxhall Movano 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 Movano is built with two or three front seats and anything from one to five or more rear seats plus one wheelchair user position. There are usually five positions a wheelchair user can be positioned in a Vauxhall Movano, the nearside front or back, the offside front or back or centrally in the middle of the floor.

Scooter users like the Movano 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 Vauxhall Movanos were fitted with, do not accommodate large scooters.

The Movano 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 Vauxhall Movano 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 Movano is a large internally accommodating WAV with natural flexibility. The 2.3-litre diesel engine will pull well, cruise well and eat as many miles as you want 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
  • Plenty of tracking allows multiple wheelchair positions
  • All rear seats are on quick release fixings so are moveable and removable
  • This WAV will take three wheelchair users with the possibility of one more
  • A split rear lift allows for an emergency exit when the lift is stowed
  • There is an emergency exit in the roof to comply with current standards
  • Superior all around vision for almost all wheelchair users
  • A 59" or 150cm entry height for wheelchair users
  • This version is an L2 H2 vehicle build size so is a medium sized van so larger and taller than the standard version
Driver and passenger experience
  • Seat upholstery: cloth
  • Driver seat: individual type, passenger seat: bench type, centre seat: bench type ; seat folds to table
  • Front electric windows
  • Engine start/stop
  • Plastic steering wheel with tilt adjustment
  • Side step
  • Front and rear wheels: 16 inch steel rims ; width: 6.5 inches 40.6 and 16.5
  • Four disc brakes including two ventilated discs
  • Twin turbo-charger
  • Independent strut front suspension with anti-roll bar and coil springs, rigid beam rear suspension with anti-roll bar and leaf springs
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual
  • Speed limiter
  • Glove compartment
  • Centre armrest between front seats
  • Full overhead console
  • Tyre kit
  • Storage compartment under passenger seat
  • Steering wheel mounted remote audio controls
  • Two speakers
  • Audio system with CD player that reads MP3 CDs ; radio receives AM/FM/LW and RDS
  • 12v power outlet located in 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)
  • Halogen low beam halogen high beam headlights with complex surface lenses
  • Headlight controlsystems: height adjustment
  • Front fog lights
  • Power door mirrors ; heated with integrated indicator lights
  • Fixed rear side windows on drivers side and passengers side
  • Windscreen wipers with fixed frequency intermittent wipe
  • Electronic traction control
  • Drivers airbag
  • Stability controlsystem
  • Electronic brake distribution
  • Brake assist system
  • Lane departure warningsystem
  • Particle filter system
  • Ventilation system

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 2488mm
Width 2070mm
Length 6198mm
Fuel Consumption
Combined MPG 42.8
Extra Urban MPG 46.3
Urban Cold MPG 37.2
Power (BHP) 145
Maximum Speed (mph) 98
Torque (Nm) 350
Engine and Drivetrain
Cylinders 4
Driven Axle FRONT
Engine Capacity (cc) 2298
Forward Gears 6
Emissions (CO2) 173
Engine Euro Status 6
Seats 8
More information
  • Power: (from primary fuel) 107 kW , 145 HP DIN @ 3,500 rpm; , 360 Nm @ 1,500 rpm
  • External dimensions: 6,198mm long, 2,070mm wide, 2,488mm high, 4,332mm wheelbase, 1,750mm front track, 1,730mm rear track, 15,700mm turning circle (kerb to kerb), 16,200mm turning circle (wall to wall), 1,024mm rear overhang, 244.0 inches long, 81.5 inches wide, 98.0 inches high, 170.6 inch wheelbase, 68.9 inch front track, 68.1 inch rear track, 51.5 foot turning circle (kerb to kerb) and 40.3 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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