The all-new Vauxhall Meriva mini MPV will lead the pack on the Vauxhall stand at the Motability Road Show at Donington Park on 12-14 June.
Vauxhall has hundreds of thousands of good friends in the Motability Scheme. Last year the company gave the chance to get out and about to almost 40,000 people, a figure which represents 30 per cent of the total new cars entering the Motability network.
The figure has grown steadily almost every year since Vauxhall became a founder member of Motability 25 years ago.
Most popular Vauxhall model is currently Astra, closely followed by Zafira, but potential customers can select a variety of models ranging from Agila, Corsa, Astra, Astra Coupe, Zafira, Frontera and Vectra.
The new Meriva can be purchased via Motability hire purchase or Vauxhall’s own mobility plan before later becoming available on Motability contract hire.
At the road show, Vauxhall will again work with BSM instructors to help visitors get the best feel for cars’ capabilities.
The cars are fitted with a range of adaptations by conversion specialists, though only around 10 per cent of those who choose Vauxhall need adaptations.
But when needed, conversion is no problem since Vauxhall’s 420 Motability suppliers are well versed in whatever changes need to be made and can rapidly get any necessary work completed.
Many models are also capable of easy adaptation for wheelchair users.
The Agila is just one example. The flexible and versatile Zafira, used by Tanni Grey Thompson, longtime friend of Vauxhall, and Britain’s most successful woman athlete, is another. Meriva will also join that select list of cars which can be fitted for easy carriage of a wheelchair.Published 2 May 2003