The Sirus VW Upfront Passenger conversion is designed so that you can travel up front alongside the driver from the comfort of your own wheelchair; a much more sociable way to travel. As a wheelchair passenger, sitting in the upfront position as opposed to the rear ensures you will experience a more comfortable ride and excellent all-round vision. You can chat with the driver, change the temperature and play whatever music you like! Combined with the reliability of the VW Caddy Life, this vehicle is one of the most popular wheelchair passenger upfront vehicles in the UK. It’s compact, fuel-efficient and easier to park than most wheelchair accessible vehicles.
Quick Product Guide
- Based on the VW Caddy Life
- 2.0 Diesel TDI 102PS DSG automatic gearbox or 2.0 Diesel TDI 102PS Manual Gearbox
- Rear entry with the option to have a manual or automated tailgate and ramp
- Seat three people as standard and up to five people with additional rear seats
- Maximum seated head height for wheelchair passenger upfront – 148cm / 58.5”
Quick Service Guide
- Free home demonstrations nationwide
- Test drive with experienced mobility specialists
- Available on Motability Scheme (Motability Grants available – find out more)
- Finance packages available from our partner Evolution WAV Finance
- 3-year conversion warranty (or the full length of your Motability Contract Hire agreement)
- 3-year manufacturer warranty
Wheelchair Passenger Upfront Conversion Features
The Sirus VW Upfront Passenger has a fully lowered floor throughout. This will ensure excellent visibility when you are sitting in the front and is ideal for taller chair users. The conversion has been designed with exceptional interior space, the width of the conversion is maximised which will accommodate most large wheelchairs. We pride ourselves on the quality of our conversions, which are designed to blend in with the original vehicle, giving a near seamless finish.
Our rear entry VW Caddy wheelchair accessible vehicle allows you to easily access the vehicle from any parking bay, you don’t actually need a disabled parking space to get in and out. The tailgate and ramp can either be manually or automatically operated depending on your preference.
Automated Tailgate and Ramp
For ease, many of our customers prefer an upfront passenger wav with a fully automated tailgate and ramp option with lowering suspension. No bending or lifting required it will open and close at the touch of a button. A great option to assist drivers, simply press a button on the key fob and the vehicle suspension will lower and the tailgate and ramp will open. Once inside, press the button on the dashboard or the key fob to automatically close the tailgate and ramp and lift the suspension. The ramp angle is below 11 degrees.
Manual Tailgate and Ramp
A more economical option is our manual tailgate and ramp conversion without lowering suspension. The manual ramp is lightweight, spring-assisted and bi-folding to ensure it doesn’t block your rearview. The ramp is below 13 degrees, ensuring you can enter and exit safely.
The ramp is designed with an anti-slip coating, improving wheel traction in wet weather. The interior floor of the vehicle is also designed with an anti-slip material.
Seating and Storage
As standard, there is one rear passenger seat behind the driver, and space in the rear to fit one or two additional fold-down seats, giving you space for up to five. We can also fit bespoke solutions for shopping and securing equipment.
VW Caddy Life
Based on Volkswagen’s Caddy Life short wheelbase, this model is available in VW’s popular dual clutch 6 speed DSG transmission, changing fluidly at the right time to the next gear. This wheelchair accessible vehicle possesses economical yet powerful 2.0 diesel engine offers fantastic miles per gallon and low Co2 emissions. All vehicles are compliant with Euro 6 Emission Standard. Sharing much of the same switchgear and design as the popular Volkswagen Touran, the Caddy provides smooth driving and comfort, alongside VW’s well-known build quality and reliability.
When you get behind the wheel of the Caddy Life, you’ll be greeted by an ergonomic, highly-specified interior with quality finishing and an exclusive atmosphere. With the current generation Caddy Life, VW offers a range of stylish and innovative radio and infotainment systems:
Radio and Navigation
Devices include the standard Composition Colour touch-screen DAB+ radio system and optional Composition Media DAB+ radio system.
Available as an option, App-Connect allows you to operate special apps. The screen of your smartphone can be shown on the radio system’s display.
Available as an option, external media devices, such as MP3 players, can be connected via an additional USB port. Furthermore, the standard mobile phone interface offers a Bluetooth hands-free speaking system.
Driver Assistance Systems
To help ensure every journey ends as stress-free as it begins, the VW Caddy Life is equipped with a number of intelligent systems – all of which are activated in critical situations as a preventative measure. Add to this a variety of innovative driver assistance systems and you’ll discover the Caddy Life offers high levels of safety and peace-of-mind. The Caddy Life is equipped with cruise control including speed limiter, driver alert system, hill hold assist, type pressure monitoring, brake assist, daytime running lights.
Leather-Covered Multi-Functional Steering Wheel
It gives you a good grip and is extremely user-friendly. The radio or navigation system, mobile phone or cruise control can be controlled using the buttons. so there’s no need to take your hands off the wheel. You can switch tracks, tune in to a different radio station or turn up the volume, all without taking your eyes off the road for a second.
Include Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Traction Control System (TCS), Electronic Differential Lock (EDL), airbags, seat belt warning.
If you are looking for an up front wheelchair accessible vehicles for sale, please contact our team of mobility specialists to arrange a free demonstration on 0121 505 7777. We can bring our wav upfront passenger vehicles to your home where you can have a test drive in your local area. We have two ride upfront wav’s available – you may also want to read about the Sirus Ford Upfront.
*Fuel efficiency and CO2 figures correct on publication date (February 2020) and figures are taken from manufacturer websites. Figures shown are for comparability purposes; only compare fuel consumption and CO2 figures with other vehicles tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including vehicle conversion, vehicle adaptations, the accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load.