The MV-1 is the only vehicle designed from the ground up to accommodate wheelchair accessibility. The MV-1 SE is the entry-level model, made especially for transit and commercial operations.
MV-1 SE Design
The MV-1 SE is built for durability and performance. The MV-1 SE comes with an easy-to-use single stage manual ramp. This model also includes Four Wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Traction Control System (TCS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), all-season tires, and Self-Leveling Suspension System.
Front Short-Long Arm suspension with rack and pinion steering provides a tight turning radius. The industry standard window tint can be upgraded to medium window tint. Also, the 17-in. steel wheels with center caps can be upgraded to having full wheel covers. The MV-1 SE comes standard with vinyl fabric upholstered seats and power windows and doors.
Optional features include an AM/FM radio with CD/MP3 capability, auxiliary input, clock, and antenna, a jump seat, and a securement and restraint package. Available special applications through qualified dealers include a B&D independence transfer seat, pro-air auxiliary rear air conditioning, and a trailer tow.
MV-1 SE Engine
The standard engine on the MV-1 SE is the powerful Ford 4.6-liter 2V EFI V8 gasoline engine, with 248 horsepower and 294 kb-ft of torque. This engine has a 350 mile range, giving the MV-1 SE the power and endurance to properly serve passengers of municipal transportation and taxicab services. Another great option for transit and commercial operations is the available Dedicated Compressed Natural Gas engine. With natural gas on average $1.50 to $2.00 cheaper than unleaded gasoline, the CNG engine saves money every time the MV-1 SE fuels up.
MV-1 SE Ramp
Have peace of mind with the MV-1 SE’s seamless loading system. The ramp is positioned on the side of the vehicle, so that passengers may enter and exit away from traffic. Once the ramp is deployed, an electronic cutoff switch prevents vehicle operation, and a lighted ramp entry with side barriers is triggered. The universal wheelchair restraint track system is factory integrated into the floor, and high-strength, steel-reinforced bumpers and side-impact beams are also built in.
The MV-1 SE is the accessibility solution for municipal transit services, taxicab operations, or any group looking for high-quality wheelchair accommodations. You won’t find these vans everywhere, however, so talk to the experts at Harte Family Motors in Meriden, CT to learn more about features and how to get one.