Phoenix, AZ – February 7, 2013 – VMI, a leader in the manufacture and distribution of wheelchair accessible full-size and minivan conversions, unveiled the new Summit Access360 conversion for the Toyota Sienna yesterday during the annual National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) conference, which is being held at the Hilton Hotel in Daytona Beach, Fla., from Feb, 7 – 9, 2013. The conversion, which starts at $23,195 and offers more interior space for wheelchair maneuverability than any other Sienna conversion, includes a 3 year/36,000 mile conversion warranty and is now available to order through a VMI dealer.
“VMI’s new Summit Access360 conversion for the Toyota Sienna is an exciting addition to our line of OEM-quality ramp systems,” said Doug Eaton, president of VMI. “We recently teamed up with Toyota Motor Sales USA to convert their top selling Toyota Sienna into a wheelchair accessible van. This new Summit Access360 Conversion system gives our customers a fold out ramp option that reflects the same level of quality and engineering that Toyota owners have come to expect from their vans.”
The new Summit Access360 Conversion system offers simple operations that are superior to any other Toyota Sienna fold out ramp conversion at a price that appeals to budget conscious buyers. The ramp features:
- A 750 lb. capacity and accommodates large users and power chairs.
- 9” longer lowered-floor than any other Toyota Sienna conversion
- Industry-best 14 7/8-inch max floor drop; 57.0-inch door opening height; 61.8-inch interior height at center position
- Standard steps below front doors to facilitate entry and exit into front seating positions
- 22” rear bench with standard fold-out footrest
- PowerKneel™ lowers the minivan to reduce ramp angle
- Seamless integration with OEM vehicle electronics prevents damage to vehicle/conversion
- Conversion power switch allows users to disable all conversion features for guest drivers, valets, car wash attendants, etc.
- Conversion power switch allows drivers to open sliding doors for able-bodied passengers without deploying the ramp/conversion
- Minimum ground clearance of 5.5” reduces likelihood of exterior or exhaust system damage.
“Our engineering team hit the design, functionality and reliability of this ramp out of the park,” said Eaton. “The Summit Access360 Conversion system offers more cabin maneuverability than any other Sienna conversion system, thanks to a lowered floor that is 9-inches longer than other Sienna conversions. When coupled with the reliability of the Toyota Sienna, this ramp system is a much needed option for our customers.”