MAINTAINING MOBILITY | IVECO DAILY joins forces with AVIDA

Iveco’s Daily joins forces with Avida for maximum mobility camping

Regular readers will be aware of the many attributes of the IVECO Daily van and cab-chassis range but here’s one example that’s particularly impressive and appealing to those with mobility challenges.

Motorhome manufacturer Avida was the first local motorhome manufacturer to provide a wheelchair access motorhome as a production unit. Its latest design uses the IVECO Daily 50C platform as the basis for a new wheelchair-friendly variant of its ‘Esperance’ range.

Able to be driven on a passenger car licence, the Avida Esperance was designed to allow disabled, or not so agile travellers, to enjoy the many benefits of motorhome ownership with easy ingress and egress via the 350 kg electric lift, whether in a wheelchair or mobility scooter.

Fitment of the electric wheelchair lift has not impacted on the Esperance’s spacious interior. Inside, a large fold-up double bed recesses into wall space to provide easy entry to the vehicle, while a slide-out wall provides sufficient access to roll the wheelchair or scooter to the front of the motorhome. A second traditional entry point to the vehicle is located at the rear of the cabin at the passenger side.

The Esperance comfortably sleeps four, offers luxury finishes and styling, and features a shower, flushing toilet, a gourmet kitchen, reverse cycle air conditioning and adaptive heating system.

The IVECO Daily comes with a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel engine with 126 kW, an eight-speed automatic transmission and independent suspension.

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