New Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles


Brook Miller Mobility supply a vast range of new wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAV’s) which can be custom built to the user’s specific needs.

Our WAV’s are available for either private purchase or through the Motability Scheme.

Enabling a wheelchair user to get easy access in and out of a vehicle can make your everyday routine easier. We can also offer wheelchair users complete independence, if they are able to be the driver of the vehicle with our wheelchair driver solutions.

Rear access wheelchair accessible vehicle with ramp

The Process

Regardless of the vehicle you choose, buying involves the following process;

Order Your Vehicle

Choose from a wide range of wheelchair accessible vehicles available from Brook Miller Mobility. When you contact us, we will discuss what you are looking for from your new vehicle, whether it is how you wish to access the vehicle, how many seats and which layout would best suit your needs. We can also check your wheelchair dimensions, the width and length of the chair, plus the wheelchair users seated height. We can then help you compare the wheelchair dimensions to the access dimensions for each vehicle to check suitability.

Not sure which vehicle you like? A great starting point is to ask us to send you a full brochure pack in the post. Each vehicle brochure shows the access dimensions, as well as a range of sample layouts.

We will also include our price guide, updated quarterly. The price guide has both the retail prices of the vehicles for private purchase, plus Motability advanced payment amounts. If you need help with how to check your eligibility for a Motability Grant, we can also give you the details for how to contact them.

No Obligation Home Demonstration

Once you have chosen the vehicle you would like to see, and we have checked that the vehicle will be suitable, we will book your home demonstration. Our experienced demonstrators and will be able to answer all your questions and show you how the vehicle works.

They will bring the vehicle to your home and work with you to ensure the vehicle is going to meet your needs. This includes assessing any potential parking issues, wheelchair access dimensions and storage requirements. They can make recommendations about the various adaption options that are available.

Complete Motability or Finance paperwork

Once you are completely happy with your selection, we will guide you through your vehicle paperwork. The paperwork will be different depending on whether you’re ordering through Motability or financing the vehicle yourself. Our staff are here to ensure the whole process is as easy as possible.

Regular Order Updates

Once your paperwork is received, we will order your vehicle. The vehicle will be delivered to us from the manufacturer and then we will complete the conversion and adaption work in our workshop. Throughout the process you will receive regular updates about your order.

Safety and quality

When the vehicle is complete, we must then ensure it passes all the rigorous safety checks before we book your delivery date. Every vehicle we convert has an individual check prior to delivery, called an “Individual Vehicle Approval” (IVA). This is a specialist test for adapted vehicles, carried out by VOSA. VOSA is the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency, an independent government organisation preventing the vehicle from being registered with the DVLA without a pass.

https://www.gov.uk/vehicle-approval/individual-vehicle-approval

Our vehicles also comply with PAS: 2012 – the UK benchmark of design and construction of wheelchair accessible vehicles.

https://www.wavca.co.uk/pas-2012.html

Take delivery!

We will delivery the vehicle to your home address and help you to become familiar with the controls and functions of the vehicle. We are then just a phone call away for any after sales care you may require.

4 Week Familiarisation Check

We understand that you need time to try your new vehicle so we will come out again in the first 4 weeks to discuss your new vehicle and make sure it is giving you everything you need. This is a free service.

Annual Inspection and Servicing

We can also include a low cost (included free for Motability customers) annual home inspection to ensure the ongoing reliability of the conversion. This also allows for preventative maintenance, giving you the peace of mind.


WAV Finance & Insurance Partners

Finance Options

Wheelchair Adapted Vehicles (WAVs) have historically been difficult to finance. However our specialist WAV Finance partners, Evolution Motor Finance, can help arrange affordable finance for your vehicle.

Click the link above to see their finance calculator which may help you to decide if finance is a suitable option, showing the interest rates that may be available and what monthly payments could be

Or to discuss finance options available through Evolution Funding please call them on 01246 458 800

Insurance Partners

When you’ve invested in one of our wheelchair accessible vehicles you’re going to want to make sure you’re well protected. You’ll need insurance.

If you don’t have suitable disabled car insurance you could be left out of pocket in the event of damage or theft. But don’t worry, we are delighted to announce that Brook Miller have teamed up with Fish Insurance to ensure all our customers can enjoy discounts of up to 35% on car insurance designed for people with disabilities, limited mobility or for those that drive on behalf of disabled people.


Visit our showroom or call us on 01422 376 645 to discuss your new vehicle requirements.

You can also browse our brands below. Information on access type and use options also follows below together with our FAQ’s.


Fiat Qubo

Fiat Qubo

The new Fiat Qubo combines an original design with functionality, everything about this vehicle is simple and enjoyable. You can personalise your drive by choosing between a smooth 5-speed manual gearbox and the amazing Dualogic system that is available with the 1.3 16v MultiJet Diesel engine. Distinctive warm and welcoming the Fiat Qubo has a…

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Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life

Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life

This vesatile conversion has the option of being a five seater plus wheelchair, 4 seater plus wheelchair and has the option of retaining the OEM rear passenger bench seats on a long floor conversion. Punching well above it’s weight in terms comfort and practicality, the Caddy Maxi comes with dual sliding doors for easy access,…

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Renault Trafic Lowered Floor

Renault Trafic Lowered Floor

The stylish, intuitive & intelligent all new Renault Trafic delivers practical solutions to a variety of needs. Combining spacious travel with high levels of safety. Renowned for strong power outputs and flexibility, the Trafic’s efficient 1.6 CDTI 16V common rail diesel engine combines impressive performance with great fuel economy. The ideal large capacity vehicle with…

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Renault Trafic Rear Lift

Renault Trafic Rear Lift

The stylish, intuitive & intelligent all new Renault Trafic delivers practical solutions to a variety of needs. Combining spacious travel with high levels of safety. Renowned for strong power outputs and flexibility, the Trafic’s efficient 1.6 CDTI 16V common rail diesel engine combines impressive performance with great fuel economy. The ideal large capacity vehicle with…

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Volkswagen Transporter Rear Lift

Volkswagen Transporter Rear Lift

The most popular conversion in the United Kingdom with entry for the wheelchair/scooter user via a fully automatic hydraulic tail lift fitted internally at the rear of the vehicle. Suitable for Drive From Wheelchair/Internal Transfer or wheelchair passenger. Can be fitted to all Caravelle, Transporter Shuttle or T5 models including the all new “4MOTION©” models….

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Volkswagen Transporter Centro

Volkswagen Transporter Centro

Brook Miller are proud to introduce the all new Centro, which has acheived the Able Magazines Outstanding Product Award. This highly popular conversion is accessed via an ultra lightweight, low angle ramp on to a lowered floor. This provides excellent foward and side vision and a massive 1460mm (57.5 inches) of head room. The wheelchair…

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Volkswagen Shuttle Rear Lift

Volkswagen Shuttle Rear Lift

The most popular conversion in the United Kingdom with entry for the wheelchair/scooter user via a fully automatic hydraulic tail lift fitted internally at the rear of the vehicle. Suitable for Drive From Wheelchair / Internal Transfer or wheelchair passenger. Can be fitted to all Caravelle, Transporter Shuttle or T5 models including the all new “4MOTION©” models….

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Volkswagen Shuttle Centro

Volkswagen Shuttle Centro

Brook Miller are proud to introduce the Shuttle Centro, which has achieved the Able Magazines Outstanding Product Award. This highly popular conversion is accessed via an ultra lightweight, low angle ramp on to a lowered floor. This provides excellent forward and side vision and a massive 1460mm (57.5 inches) of head room. The wheelchair user…

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Volkswagen Shuttle Side Lift

Volkswagen Shuttle Side Lift

This compact fully automatic Autolift “SKY lite” hydraulic lift can be fitted internally to the side sliding door of the Volkswagen Caravelle and Transporter Shuttle models. It is a low cost alternative to the underfloor cassette lift without compromising on ground clearance. Suitable for Drive From Wheelchair/Internal Transfer or wheelchair passenger. Allows you to retain…

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Volkswagen Shuttle Drive From Wheelchair

Volkswagen Shuttle Drive From Wheelchair

Using the very latest design and production techniques Brook Miller have achieved a class leading conversion for the wheelchair driver. This vehicle is equipped with independent access either via a side or rear lift and automatic doors. Once in the vehicle all the driver has to do is lock into the automatic clamp positioned at…

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Volkswagen Shuttle Centro Internal Transfer

Volkswagen Shuttle Centro Internal Transfer

Designed for disabled people who can transfer from their wheelchair/scooter. The vehicle is accessed either through the side or rear of the vehicle, whilst remaining in the wheelchair/scooter. A “6-way” seat is provided at the drivers station. The seat raises and lowers up to 180mm (7 inches), rotates 90 degrees and travels back and forth…

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Volkswagen Shuttle Rear Lift Internal Transfer

Volkswagen Shuttle Rear Lift Internal Transfer

Designed for disabled people who can transfer from their wheelchair/scooter. The vehicle is accessed either through the side or rear of the vehicle, whilst remaining in the wheelchair/scooter. A “6-way” seat is provided at the drivers station. The seat raises and lowers up to 180mm (7 inches), rotates 90 degrees and travels back and forth…

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Renault Master

Renault Master

The Renault Master comes in three sizes. Firstly the SL28 which is a Short Wheelbase model with a low roof, next is the MM33 which has a Medium Wheelbase as well as a medium height roof. Finally there is the LM35 which offers a Long Wheelbase along with the medium height roof. These are all…

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Types of WAV’s

The types of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles available from Brook Miller Mobility can be split into the below groups depending on the type of wheelchair access:

Lowered Floor WAV’s

Also known as a Centro layout, the Centro has a lowered floor with a rear ramp to provide easy wheelchair access into the vehicle. Our Fiat Qubo and Volkswagen Caddy WAV’s are only available in the Centro layout, but many of our other vehicles come with a choice of lowered floor or rear tail lift conversions.

The entrance height access dimensions of a Centro layout are often greater than a rear tail lift due to the lowered floor so are a particularly good choice for taller wheelchair users or those who have high wheelchairs.

Depending upon the type of wheelchair you have, you may want to discuss having a winch fitted to a Lowered Floor vehicle which can help you with access. A winch is a motorised cable that is attached onto your chair and pulls the chair into the vehicle. However most powered wheelchairs will be able to get up the ramp without any extra equipment. We will check whether a winch is recommended during your home demonstration.

With manual ramps someone must undo the ramp from the safety latch, unfold and lower the ramp to the floor. The ramps we fit at Brook Miller Mobility are lightweight and easy to use. However, it is important to consider whether the person who you are travelling with will be able to manage this task both now, and for the duration of your Motability lease, or future of the vehicle if you are making a private purchase. Alternatively, we can fit an automatic ramp which is operated via a remote control, this is normally fitted in conjunction with an automatic tailgate although this is not always required, this can again be assessed during your home demonstration.

Rear Tail Lift WAV’s

A Rear Tail Lift WAV can offer greater independence for access as there is no incline to push the wheelchair up and are operated by remote control.

They require less effort than a rear manual ramp which may be a good option if your carer struggles to bend or lift and can help future proof the WAV for the term of your lease if this is a concern.

Having a rear tail lift is dependent on the entry height a wheelchair user needs but does give you the advantage that the floor of the vehicle is not adapted which makes it the perfect conversion for an internal transfer or drive from vehicle as the floor is fully flat.

Side Lift WAV’s

Often the ramps and lifts are fitted are the rear of the vehicle, however we can also provide wheelchair access via a side lift.

Side lift have a great benefit that it puts a wheelchair user in the centre of the vehicle, which can be a preferred option depending upon personal circumstances.

A side lift may also be chosen for example if your driveway does not have space for rear access, however you may find it more difficult to find a suitable parking space when out and about.

With the above information in mind, we know there is a lot to think about when selecting your WAV, however Brook Miller Mobility is here to help, please contact us with any questions or read our FAQ’s below.


Wheelchair Passenger or Driver Solutions

Brook Miller understand that no two people are the same and all require personalised options. However, to help you with your journey to finding your ideal WAV our new vehicles fall into 2 main types. The vehicle conversion and/or controls will be designed around these 2 scenarios.

1. The first is where the wheelchair user is a rear passenger of the vehicle

Brook Miller have a wide range of wheelchair accessible vehicles where the wheelchair user is a rear passenger in the vehicle. Which option is best will depend upon the size and type of vehicle you are looking for.

If you are looking for a small WAV the Fiat Qubo is a very popular option as it is the smallest WAV in our range, making driving, parking and access as easy as possible. It also comes with low advanced payments through the Motability scheme.

There are lots of options in the Volkswagen Caddy range, with various size and layout options.

If more space is required, you may find our larger WAV’s best meet your needs.

Where more than 1 wheelchair position is required please take a look at the Renault Master, Volkswagen Caravelle / Shuttle or Renault Trafic. Use the links below to view a range of optional seating layouts.

2. The second is where the wheelchair user is the driver of the vehicle

The wheelchair driver solution options are available in the VW Shuttle with options including a drive from position, where the wheelchair user is the driver of the vehicle driving from their wheelchair which is securely locked in place in the driver’s position.

We also offer an upfront passenger solution for the wheelchair user where their wheelchair is fixed in the passenger position.

Another option for a wheelchair user to be the driver of the vehicle is an internal transfer, when the driver is able to transfer between their wheelchair and the driver’s seat. A 6-way seat can be fitted to ensure easy transfer and the wheelchair is locked in place for safety.

As we also offer a full range of vehicle control and driving adaptions, we can offer you a complete bespoke solution which gives you full control. At your home demonstration our driving assessors can help make recommendations for this.


FAQ’s

We understand you may have a lot of questions before ordering your new wheelchair accessible vehicle, especially if it is your first time using the Motability Contract Hire Scheme.

Below we have answered some of the frequently asked questions. However, if the answer to your question is not below please contact us.

What is the best Wheelchair Accessible vehicle?

There is no single answer to this question, every single person has unique needs and circumstances. That’s why at Brook Miller Mobility everything we do is bespoke around your needs, including helping you choose the right base vehicle to start with.

What is a wheelchair accessible vehicle?

In simple terms, it’s a vehicle that has been modified to allow a wheelchair user to travel in the vehicle in their wheelchair. Here at Brook Miller Mobility we can supply a basic access solution right up to complex wheelchair driver’s solutions.

How much does it cost to make a wheelchair accessible vehicle?

The cost involved is in two parts – the base vehicle and the conversion. The overall cost is of course specific to the vehicle chosen and conversion required.

What is the Motability Scheme?

The Motability scheme has been in operation since 1978 and was created to help the disabled get around and remain active and as independent as possible. Providing easy and affordable access to a wheelchair accessible vehicle that is specifically built around the wheelchair users exact requirements.

What is an IVA test?

Every single vehicle we convert goes for a rigorous inspection and test with the government organisation VOSA. This inspection and test looks at every aspect of the vehicle to ensure its design and build is in line with all legislation and safety requirements. A pass is required to register the vehicle.

How do I maintain my wheelchair accessible vehicle?

As with any vehicle, your conversion needs looking after. Our Motability customers benefit from a free of charge annual visit to inspect and maintain the conversion, allowing preventative maintenance to take place ensuring the reliability of your vehicle. This service is also available to private purchase at minimal cost

Is there any financial assistance available?

Motability advance payments can run into thousands of pounds for a converted vehicle. Motability recognise that this isn’t always affordable for everyone who needs a converted vehicle, so they have a charity arm that awards grants to cover the cost of advance payments and additional adaptations to eligible customers.

What if I need help after delivery?

At Brook Miller Mobility, we understand you need time to try out your new vehicle in the real world. With this in mind we will arrange to come out and see you within the first 4 weeks after delivery. On this visit we will discuss how your vehicle is working for you and support you if any changes are required. This is a free service to all of our customer, Motability and private purchase.

Who do I contact for help and support?

Due to the complexity of wheelchair accessible vehicles, there are many people involved, from the base vehicle manufacturer, Motability, insurance companies, conversion companies and more. At Brook Miller Mobility we understand this can be a difficult thing to navigate so we will always be here to act as a central point of contact. If you need any help during the life of your vehicle, then give us a call and we will ensure the right people are on hand to help.