Ford Grand Tourneo Connect: New WAV Overview

A brief overview of the new Ford Grand Tourneo Connect and what makes it such a great choice as a wheelchair accessible vehicle.

By Stephen

4 min read
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The new Ford Grand Tourneo Connect is a versatile compact van that is a popular option for wheelchair accessible vehicle conversions. When modified for wheelchair accessibility, the Tourneo Connect provides a safe and comfortable mode of transportation for individuals with mobility challenges.

Here’s a brief overview of the Grand Tourneo Connect and why it makes for a good choice of WAV.

Ramp or Lift System.

The ramp or lift can be installed on either side of the vehicle, depending on the user’s needs and preferences. This feature makes it easier for the wheelchair user to independently enter and exit the vehicle, without the need for assistance from others.

Lowered Floor.

The floor of the vehicle is lowered to accommodate the height of the wheelchair, and to provide sufficient headroom for the occupant. This makes it easier for the wheelchair user to navigate inside the vehicle, and provides a more comfortable ride.

Securement System.

The Grand Connect as a WAV also includes a securement system to keep the wheelchair and its occupant secure during transit. The securement system consists of straps and restraints that attach to the wheelchair and the vehicle. This system ensures that the wheelchair and its occupant remain in place, even in the event of sudden stops or turns.


Accommodating up to five passengers, including the wheelchair user, the interior space can also be customised to meet the specific needs of the user. For example, seats can be removed to make more room for the wheelchair, or hand controls can be installed for users who require them.

Ride Quality.

Equipped with air conditioning, heating, and adjustable seating, it provides a comfortable environment for all occupants. The suspension system is also designed to provide a smooth ride, even on bumpy roads.


It can be modified to meet the specific needs of the user, which makes it a versatile option for people with varying levels of mobility. It can be equipped with hand controls or other assistive technology, depending on the user’s needs.


While smaller than some other WAV options, it makes it easier to navigate through tight spaces and park in smaller spaces. This can be especially beneficial for users who live in urban areas, where parking and manoeuvrability can be challenging.

Key Features.

  • Front and rear parking sensors.
  • Dual power fold heated door mirrors.
  • Body-coloured front and rear bumpers.
  • Pre-Collision Assist with auto emergency braking and evasive steer assist, including ABS and speed control.
  • Thatcham Alarm and Engine Immobiliser.
  • Rear privacy glass.
  • 4-way adjustable heated drivers and passenger seat with lumbar support.
  • Tailgate with heated window.
  • Electronic emergency brake assist with flashing emergency brake light.
  • Keyless entry and engine start with double locking.
  • DAB radio featuring a 10” touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Bluetooth phone connectivity.

The new Ford Grand Tourneo Connect is a great choice of wheelchair accessible vehicle. The vehicle’s ramp or lift, lowered floor, and securement system provide a safe and comfortable mode of transportation for wheelchair users. The spacious interior, customisable options, and comfortable ride make it a popular option for many wheelchair users.

Interested in learning more about the Ford Grand Tourneo Connect, or learning more about what WAVS on Motability we have available? Get in touch with our expert team today. 

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