A new vehicle, the BraunAbility MXV™, is a wheelchair-accessible SUV customized from the Ford Explorer. BraunAbility, a company that specializes in mobility vehicles, searched the SUV market to find an option before choosing the Explorer, the best-selling SUV in the United States over the past 25 years.
“For 25 years, the Explorer name has symbolized freedom and adventure, and the BraunAbility MXV adds another chapter to that story,” said Craig Patterson, Ford utility vehicle marketing manager.
The vehicle allows wheelchair users to drive the vehicle from their chairs or to be passengers in the MXV. Customizations from the traditional Explorer design include a lighted in-floor ramp, and measures to increase space within the wheelchair-accessible SUV.
Those in need of an improved mobility experience won’t have to wait long before they are able to buy an MXV. Production starts in August, and the MXV is anticipated to be on the market by fall 2015.
“The MXV is a revolutionary vehicle, and we’re thrilled with Explorer’s role in helping bring it to market,” Patterson said.
At Palmetto Ford, we’re happy to work with you to meet your car buying needs, whether you’re looking for a traditional Explorer, or something more specialized.