Press Release (ePRNews.com) - BATTLE CREEK, Mich. - Jan 25, 2021 - Freedom Motors USA is proud to announce today its wheelchair-accessible conversion on the 2021 Toyota Sienna Hybrid, the first-ever conversion available on the market of the recently updated minivan. With this new vehicle conversion, Freedom Motors modernizes what independence means for wheelchair users.
Freedom Motors USA continues its long history of accessible vehicle innovations for wheelchair users, having previously provided the world’s first lowered-floor wheelchair minivan conversion in 1987, the world’s first lowered-floor wheelchair SUV conversion in 2006, and the industry’s first superwide rear ramps in 2016.
The Toyota Sienna Hybrid wheelchair conversion will provide a unique choice among mobility vehicles, bringing the option of fuel economy to this segment.
The Toyota Sienna has been a staple of the wheelchair accessible vehicle industry due to its roomy interior and lower cost. However, with the new 2021 model offered only with a hybrid drivetrain, many mobility vehicle manufacturers have been stumped on how to continue to provide a conversion.
Freedom Motors engineers have developed a manufacturing process which leaves the Toyota hybrid system untouched, retaining the original drivetrain along with its performance and efficiency. The OEM drivetrain is often altered by manufacturers, reducing the reliability of the vehicle.
The lowered-floor conversion will add only 15 pounds to the vehicle, allowing for negligible impact on fuel economy for our customers.
“We are proud to present another first for Freedom Motors and the world: the wheelchair accessible Toyota Sienna hybrid conversion,” said Sieto van Dillen, Freedom Motors President. “We strive to give people the freedom and mobility they deserve, and now we can do that on a hybrid platform that gets 30-40 MPG. I am so proud that our team of engineers managed to work around the hybrid batteries and drivetrain, leaving them 100% OEM and untouched. It is the ultimate blend of accessibility, reliability and eco-friendly high mileage technology.”
The 2021 Toyota Sienna Hybrid conversion wheelchair-accessible vehicle is available now for preorder. Price is dependent on the trim level of the converted vehicle. For more information, visit www.freedommotors.com or call (800) 625-6335.
About Freedom Motors USA: Freedom Motors has strived to develop customized accessible vehicles since creating the first wheelchair accessible minivan in 1987. Since then, the company has continued to produce innovative mobility vehicles including the first wheelchair accessible SUV with its Honda Element conversion. Currently, Freedom Motors offers a unique, custom lineup of wheelchair vehicles including exclusive Superwide and SUV models. Freedom Motors manufactures its vehicles, parts, and accessories in Battle Creek, MI.
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