Kia’s Sedona has been undergoing a special makeover. Brook Miller of Brighouse, West Yorkshire, one of Kia’s biggest fleet customers, has recently converted its 500th Kia Sedona for people with disabilities, utilising the space and flexibility the model offers.
Adrian Westbrook and his team at Brook Miller have been converting the Sedona for nine years, allowing Motability customers easy and safe access, with a selection of user-friendly ramps and lowered central floors.
As part of the Government’s Motability scheme, the team perform a range of conversions to upgrade the vehicles known as ‘Sedona Specials’. The range includes ‘drive up front vehicles’, which utilise an automated system that opens doors and lowers suspension for users, meaning the owner can drive directly from their wheelchair once inside. The company also provides a range of ‘passenger up front’ and wheelchair platform enhanced vehicles, including Brook Miller’s biggest seller, the Kia Sedona Centro, which offers four seats and convenient rear access for wheelchairs.
Adrian Westbrook, Managing Director of Brook Miller, said; “We have been converting cars since 1998, and we knew immediately that the Sedona would be particularly suitable for this purpose due to its size and flexibility. We are committed to providing our customers with the right car for their needs. The Sedona has proved extremely popular with our customers, meeting their requirements while providing a high quality look and feel.”
Bob Austin, Head of Corporate Sales & Remarketing, Kia Motors (UK) Ltd, commented: “We are proud to be supporting the Motability scheme and our partnership with Brook Miller has been a very rewarding experience. This is a tremendous milestone and we are looking forward to Brook Miller hitting the 1,000 mark.”Published 30 July 2007