Lowered front entry step for Ford Transit
In cooperation with Ford, Tribus will develop the first Transit where the sliding door entrance will be replaced by a lowered passenger entry step at the co-driver’s door.
This adaptation makes the Ford Transit much more attractive for public transport services. The absence of the sliding door – in combination with a wheelchair lift at the rear – creates a more versatile vehicle for wheelchair accessible passenger transport, as it is now possible to position a wheelchair adjacent to the former sliding door. Converters like Tribus will now be able to create a maximum of four wheelchair areas.
An additional advantage of this adaptation is the fact that passengers can now enter the vehicle face-to-face with the driver, which is – in the Netherlands at least – very much appreciated by passengers and drivers alike.
The conversion of the new Ford Transit to a wheelchair accessible minibus with our TriflexAIR wheelchair restraint system has already been successfully tested by TÜV, which makes the TriflexAIR conversion of the Transit available throughout Europe.
The Ford Transit with the new passenger entry will be available from July 2017.