- Hyundai STARIA offers optimal platform for a handicapped accessible conversion
- Cooperation between Hyundai and PARAVAN presented at Rehacare in Düsseldorf
- Long-term cooperation intended
Hyundai Motor Deutschland GmbH and PARAVAN GmbH are launching a partnership for handicapped-accessible vehicle conversions for wheelchair users. The cooperation will be presented on the occasion of Rehacare in Düsseldorf. The Hyundai STARIA serves as the basic vehicle, which offers an optimal platform for conversion as a driver and passenger solution with generous headroom for wheelchair users. At Rehacare in Düsseldorf, the two brands will jointly present the innovative vehicle concept in Hall 6 at booth 6C55 as well as in the outdoor area.
The Hyundai STARIA offers optimum basic requirements for vehicle adaptation for the disabled for almost any physical limitation. Many features already fitted as standard, such as automatically opening electric sliding doors and tailgate, the navigation-based assistant - which automatically adjusts speed to the road topography - and Passenger View provide a significant increase in safety and comfort. The vehicle's height of 1.99 meters ensures comfortable exit and entry for both wheelchair users and passengers. A contemporary and high-quality interior and ample space in a vehicle length of 5,253 millimeters provide the ideal conditions for a handicap vehicle conversion as a driver, passenger or ride-sharing solution.
"Corporate customers can choose from a comprehensive portfolio of offers at Hyundai, from the small Hyundai i10 to the popular SUV TUCSON to the large-capacity van STARIA, we cover all relevant segments," says Tobias Krumnikl, Head of Department Commercial Customers and Used Car Strategy. "The cooperation with a provider of vehicle conversions for the disabled is an important step for us to offer our models to an even broader customer base."
"We are looking forward to the cooperation with Hyundai, which offers great advantages to customers, especially in terms of availability and warranty," says Roland Arnold, founder and managing director of PARAVAN GmbH. "The new PARAVAN Hyundai STARIA combines the functionality of a wheelchair accessible vehicle with a contemporary vehicle design. With these features, the vehicle meets all the requirements of a modern wheelchair-accessible vehicle and does so in an interesting price segment."
During a plant tour at the Aichelau mobility park, the representatives of Hyundai Motor Germany were able to get an idea of how the Swabian mobility manufactory works and gave the go-ahead for the necessary modifications to the vehicle. The vehicle warranty of five years with no term limit is also retained, except for the assemblies modified by PARAVAN, which are then subject to the PARAVAN warranty conditions.
To ensure the necessary headroom of 1.40 m, the vehicle floor was lowered from the A to the C-pillar. The result is a spacious and barrier-free vehicle interior with a height of 1.40 meters, in which there is also room for a row of seats for three people in addition to the wheelchair. The modern STARIA is flexibly adaptable and can also be equipped with a PARAVAN cassette lift/transfer console.
Optionally and depending on the symptoms, further individual adaptations are possible: Whether the Space Drive driving and steering system with the corresponding input devices is to be used, a light steering system, a gas ring or various mechanical hand devices for operating the gas and brake. Depending on requirements, the vehicle can be individually equipped with the PARAVAN Touch and with the PARAVAN voice control system, which are used to operate not only the primary functions but also the secondary functions such as turn signals, horn, lights or even the electric sun visor. It is also possible to fit the universal MultiMote multifunction rotary knob on the steering wheel.
A Hyundai STARIA converted for disabled access will be presented at the PARAVAN stand at REHACARE in Düsseldorf. In hall 6 at booth 6C55 the visitors have the possibility to inform themselves about the possibilities of individual adaptations and can already take a seat in the Space Drive Cockpit, no matter whether with wheelchair or on the original driver's seat. On the outdoor area below Hall 6, Hyundai Motor Deutschland and PARAVAN GmbH will jointly present the basic vehicle in the "Signature" equipment variant.
The PARAVAN Hyundai STARIA at a glance:
- Easy access thanks to the powerful PARAVAN cassette lift (load capacity up to 330 kg)
- Quick and easy opening of the sliding door and extension of the lift by remote control or PARAVAN app (optional)
- Barrier-free floor in the vehicle interior from the A-pillar to the C-pillar
- Wheelchair user as driver as well as transport of one wheelchair user possible by attachments on the passenger position as well as in the 2nd seat row
- Easy, fast and safe assembly and disassembly of driver and passenger seat thanks to the proven PARAVAN seat system
- Full-size trunk and retention of the original bench seat for 3 people in the rear
- Space Drive® II digital driving and steering system (optional)
- PARAVAN transfer console (optional)
- PARAVAN docking station on driver and passenger side (optional)
- PARAVAN Touch System, Voice Control (optional)
Consumption and emission data
Fuel consumption for the Hyundai STARIA Signature 2.2 CRDi, front-wheel drive: low (short-haul): 11.1 l/
100 km; medium (suburban): 8.5 l/100 km; high (highway): 7.2 l/100 km; maximum (highway) 8.6 l/100 km; combined: 8.5 l/100 km; CO2 emission combined: 222 g/km; CO2 efficiency class: C.
The stated consumption and CO2 emission values were determined according to the prescribed WLTP measurement procedure.