2015 Fiat Qubo MULTIJET (fully automated wheelchair user entry) 1.3 diesel auto







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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, a financed or outright purchase of a new or used WAV, we are here to help you with independent advice on your first or your next WAV.

Fiat Qubo upfront wheelchair user position rear ramp WAV from Southern Mobility Vehicles

Wheelchair user experience

First and foremost, the good news is wheelchair users get to the prime position in a wheelchair accessible vehicle, the front. The journey in for wheelchair users isn’t arduous as it’s a small WAV, and when you are at the bottom of the ramp before you board, it feels like you are inside the vehicle. The single-piece ramp is shallow enough, and the steady rise in shouldn’t be much of a concern, and before you know it, you are in situ next to the driver. Wheelchair users in the prime position get the best view of all through the windscreen, and because you are a little higher up, it feels safe, and the cosy space inside the Qubo won’t feel claustrophobic at all. It’s a smooth ride, too, which is always a bonus in converted vehicles, so the Qubo gets a big thumbs up from us.

 Driver experience

There’s very little to dislike about the Qubo; it’s practical and covers all the bases for a low-cost wheelchair accessible vehicle. The driving position for a small vehicle is high enough to give the driver a good view forward and the Qubo is well designed to help the driver get used to the task in hand. There’s plenty of equipment on board, Bluetooth, voice activation, CD player and halogen headlights and more. The small but gutsy turbo charged diesel engine mated with a semi automatic gearbox isn’t shy going forward either. It’ll return a very good MPG and it’s cheap to tax too.

Passenger experience

Good quality coach built seating is quite a feat to achieve in a small adapted vehicle. Because it’s small, you can’t expect to carry too many seated passengers but what they do get is plenty of room on the rear bench seat that the occupants will find comfortable and spacious. The bench seat is situated at the rear of the vehicle, and there’s a surprising amount of elbow room available on either side. The seat too is plenty wide enough for two people, and you won’t find you pressed against each other either.

SMV loves

The size, it’s small, compact and carries three people plus a wheelchair passenger in the upfront position. It’s very frugal, cheap to tax and does the job it was built for perfectly. It feels very spacious inside, and the cleverly designed rear bench will happily seat two hulking adults with room to spare. The Qubo always represents good value for money, and the wheelchair user gets to be in the prime location in their wheelchair accessible vehicle.

SMV says

Why not give Southern Mobility Vehicles a call if this WAV isn’t quite right for you. 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. We are independent WAV advisors so that you will get the best of all worlds; whatever your wheelchair access needs are, it is only one call to 0800 008 7800

Accessibility Experience
  • A wheelchair user winch fitted in the passenger upfront postion (extremely rare)
  • Highly inclusive wheelchair user position next to the driver
  • Superior forward and all-round better vision for the wheelchair passenger
  • A low incline single-piece rear ramp system makes for a safer and easier wheelchair user entry and exit
  • Well designed and comfortable rear coach-built bench seat for two passengers
  • A fully automated entry system making life much easier for all
Driver and passenger experience
  • Seat upholstery: cloth and cloth
  • Driver seat: individual type, passenger seat: bench type, centre seat: bench type
  • Front electric windows with one-touch on one window
  • Plastic steering wheel with telescopic adjustment
  • Front and rear wheels: 15 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, rigid beam rear suspension with leaf springs
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual
  • Hill holder
  • Glove compartment
  • Centre armrest between front seats
  • Storage compartment under driver seat and passenger seat
  • Four speakers
  • Audio system with ; radio receives AM/FM and RDS
  • 12v power outlet located in front section
  • Front reading lights
  • Cup holders for front seats
  • Bluetooth includes phone connection
  • Connections for USB (front) and auxiliary audio devices (front)
  • Halogen headlights with complex surface lenses
  • Headlight controlsystems: height adjustment
  • Day time running lights
  • Power door mirrors ; heated
  • Sliding rear side windows on drivers side and passengers side
  • Windscreen wipers with variable frequency intermittent wipe
  • Electronic traction control via ABS & engine management
  • 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 2254mm
Width 2050mm
Length 5943mm
Fuel Consumption
Combined MPG
Extra Urban MPG
Urban Cold MPG
Power (BHP) 128
Maximum Speed (mph)
Torque (Nm) 320
Engine and Drivetrain
Cylinders 4
Driven Axle FRONT
Engine Capacity (cc) 1368
Forward Gears 6
Emissions (CO2) 107
Engine Euro Status 5
Seats 3
More information
  • Power: (from primary fuel) 96 kW , 130 HP EEC @ 3,600 rpm; , 320 Nm @ 1,800 rpm
  • External dimensions: 5,943mm long, 2,050mm wide, 2,254mm high, 4,035mm wheelbase, 1,810mm front track, 1,790mm rear track, 14,430mm turning circle (kerb to kerb), 960mm rear overhang, 4,174mm max body length, 234.0 inches long, 80.7 inches wide, 88.7 inches high, 158.9 inch wheelbase, 71.3 inch front track, 70.5 inch rear track, 47.3 foot turning circle (kerb to kerb), 37.8 inch rear overhang and 164.3 inch max body length

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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