Harte Auto Group Exclusively Offers Handicap Accessible Vehicles

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The first-ever purpose built mobility vehicle, the MV-1, is available at Harte MV-1 of Connecticut.

Harte MV-1 of Connecticut is one of the few dealerships in the Northeast exclusively selling the first-ever purpose built mobility vehicle to accommodate a passenger using a wheelchair or any other mobility aid.

A purpose built vehicle means that the customer is not an afterthought. The MV-1 design team has developed a vehicle that was created from scratch to meet the needs of a handicapped passenger.

“This vehicle is truly amazing in that it’s the first of its kind and is completely built with passengers needs in mind.” said Natalie Ramadanovic, general manager. “We offer a full lineup of MV-1s in stock for immediate delivery. We also offer free service pick-up within Connecticut and 24/7 roadside assistance when you purchase or lease an MV-1.”

Rather than trying to figure out how to adapt a vehicle to accommodate a ramp, the MV-1 design started with the ramp and built a vehicle around it.

Everything from the door opening, ramp slope, interior lighting, floor space and headroom is laid out to meet or exceed the guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Making the vehicle immediately accessible for passengers rather than having to be retrofitted after the purchase or lease.

Harte MV-1 of Connecticut is already making an immediate impact on the surrounding community. The dealership recently donated a brand new MV-1 to a Seymour family in need of a handicap accessible vehicle for their daughter battling a brain tumor. Harte MV-1 of Connecticut provided the family with the vehicle free of charge and on loan for as long as they need it.

“We are proud to be able to provide a vehicle that accommodates any type of need a passenger may have,” said Ramadanovic. “It’s our pleasure to be able to bring mobile freedom that completely accommodates a passenger.”

While the MV-1 is purpose built for the best-in-class wheelchair accessibility it also accommodates every type of passenger. The MV-1 was built with universal access without vehicle modification, another industry first. Some of the features include low step-in height, large seating designed to accommodate a 95th percentile male, best-in-class interior height, two wheelchair positions; either front or second row, optional rear-facing jump seat, largest single swinging door anywhere at 56” tall and 36” wide, interior room for wheelchair transfer, service animals, and ease of maneuverability inside the vehicle for any individual.

For more information on how to purchase or lease a MV-1 from Harte MV-1 of Connecticut.

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