Wheelchair Accessible Peugeot

Wheelchair Accessible Peugeot

There are 4 main models of wheelchair accessible Peugeot’s available to buy used, brand new or hire.

Wheelchair accessible Peugeot … Bipper | Expert | 807 | Boxer

Wheelchair accessible Peugeot

Peugeot is a major car manufacturer in Europe that produces cars, vans, and motorcycles. While Peugeot’s cars are primarily designed for everyday passenger use, they are an ideal size and shape that can be modified and converted so that they are wheelchair accessible and have become a popular make in the world of WAV’s.

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Wheelchair access Peugeot Bipper

Peugeot Bipper

The Peugeot Bipper (which is jointly developed by Fiat) is the 3rd generation model that shares architecture and bodywork with the Citroen Nemo. The vehicle is larger than most similar vehicles and is classed as a multi purpose vehicle (MPV) with enough space for five seated passengers (or 3 + 1 wheelchair passenger).

The back of the car does not have a dedicated boot space, which can be used for transporting parcels or passengers depending on the interior layout. Although as a rear entry wheelchair access Bipper you would not expect there to be a boot anyway. The bipper is a great small sized WAV with many available on the used market.

Suitable for: upto 3 passengers + 1 wheelchair passenger

Peugeot Expert

The Expert Tepee is the car like version of the Expert – available on Motability as a brand new WAV is the wheelchair accessible Peugeot Expert Independence (converted by Allied). Unlike the Bipper and similar models, the Independence is a car that is fully designed to transport wheelchair passengers. This car has a very low suspension and a large interior space in the rear. It does not have the rear-most passenger seats seen in the Bipper or 807, thus modifying the car to remove this row of seats is not neccessary.

Furthermore, without the rear row of seats, the reconfigure the interior of the car and position the wheelchair passenger can be potentially in many positions without sacrificing comfort of the passenger or boot space. The car also has a higher clearance because of lower suspension, and resembles more of a box-like shape (e.g. not a smooth sloping design from front to back), so the interior space is maximized.

Suitable for: upto 5 passengers + 1 wheelchair passenger

Wheelchair access Peugeot Bipper

Peugeot 807

The Peugeot 807 wheelchair car is not the most common, which may be down to its not widely available on the Motabiluty sheme which results in less becoming available on the used WAV market after the Motability period. Having said that this does appeal and can be compared to something along the lines of a Kia Sedona for space and being that little different.

As a car choice the Peugeot 807 does have alot of room and the diesel models are efficient, the boot space is limited but if looking at it being wheelchair accessible you would loose most of the boot with the conversion. Also sliding side doors make for easy entry for other passengers and also the option of a side wheelchair entry.

Suitable for: upto 5 passengers + 1 wheelchair passenger

Peugeot 807 wheelchair accessible.
Wheelchair adapted Peugeot Boxer.

Peugeot Boxer

The wheelchair accessible Peugeot Boxer is a larger vehicle and is suitable for families that need that extra room or if there are two wheelchair passengers. The other advantage with such room is you can manoeuvre around using the wheelchair whilst in the vehicle.

The Boxer is also the ideal choice for mobility scooters and large electric wheelchairs as when fitted with an electric lift getting in and out of the Boxer is easy and without any hassle. It also makes for internal transfer as the driver – so in theory you could enter via the rear lift and push to the front drivers seat, where you could tranfer across and drive away.

Suitable for: upto 7 passengers + upto 2 wheelchair passengers

Overall, Peugeot vans are good cars to modify for wheelchair accessibility. All the cars are larger bodied than traditional cars in Europe, which is critical to transporting a wheelchair passenger. Furthermore, all these car models by Peugeot have lower suspensions (e.g. are lower to the ground). As such, installation of a wheelchair ramp will not require the ramp to have a high gradient (which would be difficult for anyone to traverse) or require a hydraulic lift system (which can reduce costs). The modification of the car to include a ramp can be easy and relatively inexpensive with these Peugeot model cars.

The Bipper and Expert cars for a “small” MPV have ample space in the rear of the car to install a harness system to protect the passenger from injury and to ensure all secure. As stated before, the only downside is that some of these cars may require the removal of the two rear-most passenger seats to outfit a wheelchair passenger transport area, and if the rear-most passenger seats are removed, the boot space will be almost non-existent in the van.

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