Jill and Peter Gilrane, from Lancashire, began their search for a new car after their 18-year-old daughter Ellena got a new wheelchair that could no longer fit in their standard car.
Jill explains: “Ellena has muscular dystrophy so relies on her wheelchair for getting out and about. We used to have a hoist in our boot so we could transport her wheelchair but she recently got a new chair that couldn’t fit in the boot.”
The Right Option
“I shopped around to see what wheelchair vehicles were available but many of the ramps were too narrow for Ellena’s new wheelchair. Then I came across the Peugeot Horizon, which has the option of a wider ramp.”
This new model, the Horizon SE, comes complete with a wealth of features including a wider, lightweight wheelchair ramp designed for those who have a larger wheelchair or scooter. Add to this a lowered floor and full wheelchair restraint system and it’s easy to see that Horizon SE has been built with the wheelchair passenger in mind. The car also comes with a choice of transmissions – manual or automatic.
“We booked a home demonstration so we could try it out for ourselves and make sure it was right for us. Our mobility consultant, Peter, brought the car to our home and talked us through the car. We tested the ramp and then took it out for a spin. It was ideal for Ellena’s new wheelchair.”
Jill continues: “Having an access ramp’s really good. Ellena can stay in her wheelchair so it makes travelling more comfortable and enjoyable for her. It’s also better for Peter and I as we no longer need to lift her in and out of the car. It’s great all round.
“As well as studying child care atBlackburnCollege, Ellena loves shopping, going to the cinema and Zumba classes with her grandma – she has a busy life! The best thing about having a car with wheelchair access is how easily and quickly we can pick Ellena up and drop her off.
Jill adds: “The service we received from Allied Mobility was great. All the staff were very helpful. When our car was delivered the driver made sure we were happy and took the time to show us the car again. It was fantastic service all round.”
The new Peugeot Horizon SE, with a wider ramp, is available to buy, rent or through the Motability Scheme, with Advance Payments starting from £695. For more information on this vehicle or any of Allied Mobility’s range of wheelchair accessible cars and MPVs, simply call FREE on 0800 916 3018, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.alliedmobility.com.
About the Peugeot Horizon SE
Purchase Price: from £14,495
The Peugeot Horizon from Allied Mobility is theUK’s most popular wheelchair accessible vehicle and comes with free parking sensors, metallic paint and an optional electric winch through the Motability Scheme. The Horizon SE comes with a wider lightweight ramp and can carry up to four people plus a wheelchair passenger.