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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 have. 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 your next WAV.

VW Sharan mid wheelchair user position rear ramp WAV from Southern Mobility Vehicles

We can only say good things about the Volkswagen Sharan wheelchair accessible vehicle. As a mobility vehicle, it works hard for everyone. The wheelchair user gets a great deal in this WAV, with a central lowered floor through the middle of the seats in the second row. The good news is it’s a car and not a van.

The single-piece, lightweight rear ramp is a pleasure to use. It has an excellent meaty handle to make opening the ramp, lowering, and closing it effortless and straightforward. The VW Sharan conversion can come with three, four or five seats, all are the original manufacturer seats so designed for the vehicle rather than coach-built (modified) seats.

The driver is in for a treat as it’s a Volkswagen; it’s well thought out, easy to operate and generous too, especially if the WAV is an SE specification or above. Electric seats, leather, satnav, Bluetooth and other features missing from many wheelchair accessible cars and vans are often present. The DSG auto gearbox mated with the 2.0 diesel engine is a dream, and it’ll feel like a proper driving car from a driver’s perspective. We don’t recommend you press the loud pedal too hard on some higher output engines unless all your passengers are willing and happy to be impressed with the power. However, we are big on at least trying to smile on our buyers’ faces when buying a mobility car.

Another good feature of this WAV is it retains its exterior looks well, so it’s hard to see it’s a wheelchair accessible vehicle, but sadly not many were converted. Hence, owners tend to hang on to them for as long as possible, often having high mileage. When they finally come up for sale, they are rarely cheap, even with high mileage, so we always try and snap them up if they fit our high standards. It is essential to point out that if you need a genuinely central wheelchair user position in between row two, the mechanics of the Sharan do not often allow the wheelchair user to come far enough forward. Still, the advantages the Sharan offers often put this shortcoming into the unimportant category.

SMV conclusion: A solid, well-built car with good specification and of course, the Sharan has the VW quality feel about it. This WAV is comfortable for most, although the wheelchair position is not as central as we’d like. Having the original row two seats in any WAV is quite rare, and the comfort that goes along with the legroom is always a pleasure. We are pleased to report that everyone enjoys travelling in the VW Sharan, which means the car’s suspension, even on the sportier versions, is kind on wheelchair users too.

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
  • Superior forward and all-round better vision for most wheelchair users
  • More car-like and less van-like than many wheelchair accessible vehicles
  • A single piece easy to use rear ramp
  • A superior and high quality conversion designed to last
  • A high specification car with excellent suspension
Driver and passenger experience
  • Seat upholstery: cloth and cloth
  • Automatic air conditioning with three climate control zones
  • Driver seat: individual type, electrically adjustable, three electrical adjustments with seat back table, passenger seat: individual type, folding with seat back table
  • Front and rear electric windows with one-touch on two windows
  • Engine start/stop
  • Alloy & leather multi-function steering wheel with tilt adjustment and telescopic adjustment
  • Dynamic steering
  • 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, independent trailing arm rear suspension with anti-roll bar and coil springs
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual featuring gear lever mounted on the floor
  • Hill holder
  • Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror
  • Alloy look trim on dashboard, alloy look trim on doors and alloy look trim on centre console
  • Centre armrest between front seats
  • Floor console, partial overhead console
  • Chrome/silver roof rails
  • Tyre kit
  • Electronic hand brake
  • Remote controlled remote boot/hatch/rear door release
  • Refrigerated storage compartment in glove compartment
  • Storage compartment under driver seat and passenger seat
  • Secondary ventilation controls with digital display for front passenger
  • Steering wheel mounted remote audio controls
  • Eight speakers
  • Audio system with digital media card reader, touch screen and CD player that reads MP3 CDs ; radio receives FM, digital and RDS colour screen
  • 12v power outlet located in boot/cargo section and front section
  • Front and rear reading lights
  • Cup holders for front seats and rear seats
  • Bluetooth includes phone connection and music streaming
  • Connections for iPod (front), USB (front) and USB (rear)
  • Apps control
  • Analogue & digital dashboard
  • Media control touch screen
  • Satellite navigation system with colour, 6.5 inch display, touch screen, full map and voice, maps updated via SD Card and traffic information 16.5
  • 6.5 inch touch sensitive multi-function display screen(s) Dashboard 1 and 16.5
  • Front and 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
  • Day time running lights
  • Body colour power door mirrors ; heated with integrated indicator lights
  • 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
  • Collision warning system which activates brake lights and brakes at low speed and includes brake assist and driver monitor
  • Anti-theft protection with interior monitoring
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Particle filter system
  • Ventilation system with digital display, air filter and active carbon filter combustion
  • LED brake lights, side indicator lights and rear lights

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 1720mm
Width 1904mm
Length 4854mm
Fuel Consumption
Combined MPG 35.3
Extra Urban MPG
Urban Cold MPG
Power (BHP) 147
Maximum Speed (mph) 124
Torque (Nm) 250
Engine and Drivetrain
Cylinders 4
Driven Axle FRONT
Engine Capacity (cc) 1395
Forward Gears 6
Emissions (CO2) 153
Engine Euro Status 6
Seats 4
More information
  • Power: (from primary fuel) 110 kW , 150 HP EEC @ 5,000 rpm; , 250 Nm @ 1,500 rpm
  • External dimensions: 4,854mm long, 1,904mm wide, 1,720mm high, 152mm ground clearance, 2,920mm wheelbase, 1,571mm front track, 1,617mm rear track, 11,900mm turning circle (wall to wall), 191.1 inches long, 75.0 inches wide, 67.7 inches high, 6.0 inch ground clearance, 115.0 inch wheelbase, 61.9 inch front track and 63.7 inch rear track

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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