New Micra

Nissan is helping elderly and disabled people to get out and about more by running a series of Micra roadshows until the end of August, in association with the Forum of Mobility Centres.

The previous model Micra was popular with disabled and elderly drivers, but the new model, which is wider and taller, has a longer wheelbase and is equipped with front and side airbags as standard, is already generating a great deal of interest.

To build on this level of interest Nissan has teamed up with the Forum of Mobility Centres, a charitable organisation whose members help disabled and elderly people stay mobile as drivers, passengers or wheelchair users, to run weekly Micra roadshows at 12 of its centres around the country.

The new Micra will spend a week at each location and has been fitted with hand controls and dual control brakes to enable people who are unable to use foot pedals to accelerate and brake, as well as elderly people, to test-drive the car safely.

Mobility Centre advisors will be on hand to advise drivers on the best solution to their mobility needs and the most appropriate adaptations and wheelchair storage solutions for the Micra.

‘The previous Micra was very popular with disabled and elderly people as its wide-opening doors made access to the car easy, and its light steering and controls made it a very pleasant car to drive,’ explained Colin Fowler, the Forum’s Business Development Manager.

‘The Mobility Centres are very pleased to be able to give members of the public the chance to put an adapted new Micra through its paces for the first time and grateful for Nissan’s on-going support over the last few years,’ he added.

Nissan is also exhibiting a range of cars at Mobility Choice’s annual Mobility Roadshow at Donington in June, where thousands of people come to see Europe’s largest display of mobility products and accessories.

For further details about Micra roadshows, contact Nissan Mobility on Freephone 0800 731 9633.

Published : 06/06/03 Author : Melanie Carter

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