The Vehicle Production Group LLC (VPG) launched a new Website, www.vpgautos.com, which allows visitors to build and reserve their very own MV-1, a vehicle engineered for wheelchair accessibility.
Through the Website, visitors also will be able to learn about the features of the MV-1 and follow recent news and upcoming events involving the MV-1.
Headquartered in Miami, VPG is the designer, manufacturer, marketer and distributor of the first mobility vehicle that is engineered for wheelchair accessibility. The vehicle is aptly named the "MV-1" (the first mobility vehicle) and it is the only new vehicle that meets or exceeds the stringent vehicle guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The MV-1 features a unique deployable access ramp with a 1,200 lb. weight capacity and has an extremely spacious entryway and interior which seats up to six people comfortably. The vehicle interior is large enough to allow wheelchair users or scooter users to easily enter and turn effortlessly so that the passenger can sit next to the driver.
The MV-1 utilizes the Ford 4.6L V8 engine and is available with either a traditional gasoline or a compressed natural gas fueling system option.
Production of the 2011 MV-1 is scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of this year at the assembly plant at AM General LLC in Mishawaka, Ind.