KADOMO has implemented no fewer than fifteen conversions for ten different types of disability in the new Ford Tourneo Connect. The mobility manufactory from Hilden thus combines the extraordinary variability of the new high-roof station wagon with its own extensive conversion expertise and experience. The vehicle will be presented for the first time at REHACARE in Düsseldorf (September 14-17, 2022).
The Rolli-In® rear cut-out in the Ford Tourneo Connect developed by KADOMO is an attractive solution for private users, but also for driving services.
Since early summer of this year, the Ford Tourneo Connect has been available in a completely redesigned version. It is the first vehicle in this series to come out of a cooperation agreed with Volkswagen several years ago. The visual proximity of the Ford Tourneo Connect to the VW Caddy is therefore no coincidence. At the mention of the name "Caddy", however, many disabled drivers will prick up their ears. After all, for a long time it was the undisputed market leader in numerous conversions, both for active and passive motorists with disabilities. That the Ford Tourneo Connect brings the same variability with it, now shows the mobility manufactory KADOMO. "At REHACARE, we will be showing a long-wheelbase Ford Tourneo Connect in which we have implemented fifteen disability-friendly conversions for ten different types of disability," reports Frank Rösner, Managing Director of KADOMO.
At Stand A74 in Hall 6, therefore, a single vehicle is enough to present visitors with a huge range of conversion options. These include the Rolli-In® rear cutout, a swivel seat on the passenger side, the Ladeboy S2 side wheelchair loading aid, a hand control for brake and accelerator, a crane in the rear for loading aids, and a few more conversions. The Ford Tourneo Connect is therefore ideally suited to disabled drivers – both those who drive themselves and those who ride along. This is helped by the fact that the car is available in two lengths. Both can be equipped with up to seven seats, but the long version is particularly well suited to the Rolli-In® rear section. In this case, even the second row of seats in the vehicle is completely retained, so that five pedestrians and one wheelchair user can ride along.
This makes the vehicle a good choice for both private users and driving services. "An important advantage of the Ford Tourneo Connect is that, unlike many other car models, it is currently still quite readily available," notes Udo Späker, head of marketing at KADOMO. Because the long delivery times with many other car models are also – and particularly for many disabled people – a problem, because you are dependent more than others on the car. The conversion itself does not usually represent a time bottleneck at KADOMO and can be realized at short notice both at the headquarters in Hilden and at the Berlin branch.
Those who can't make it to REHACARE can then take a look at the Ford Tourneo Connect in Hilden and test drive it. In addition, other vehicles with different conversion solutions are always available both at headquarters and in Berlin. Quite importantly, at KADOMO many customer advisors have a disability themselves and therefore advise customers literally at eye level. "It is important to us that our customers get a perfect individual solution that gives them maximum mobility and quality of life," notes Frank Rösner. The Ford Tourneo Connect now expands the range of options for achieving this goal.