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A Sneak Peek at the New Wheelchair Accessible SUV Chevy Traverse – Coming This Fall

A Sneak Peek at the New Wheelchair Accessible SUV Chevy Traverse - Coming This Fall

Are you looking for an accessible vehicle, but you don’t want to drive a minivan or a full-size van? Coming this Fall, you have an exciting new option: the Chevy Traverse Wheelchair Accessible SUV. Here’s a sneak peek…

It’s Sleek

Built on the Chevy Traverse chassis, the Chevy Traverse MXV (Mobility Crossover Vehicle) is manufactured by BraunAbility, the leading producer of wheelchair accessible vehicles. This state-of-the-art accessible SUV is just what many buyers have been waiting for. It offers the sleek appearance and ground clearance of an SUV, paired with the accessibility and spaciousness of a van. See it here.

More Space

Riding in any vehicle should be a comfortable experience for all passengers. The 2020 Traverse MXV boasts exceptional rear cabin space, with increased ease and mobility for wheelchairs. It easily fits even larger powerchairs.

Prior to the Traverse MXV, the Ford Explorer MXV had been the frontrunner in crossover SUVs, but it was discontinued last year when the manufacturer changed the vehicle specs and it was no longer suitable for a mobility conversion. The new Traverse offers 46% more rear cabin space than the Explorer. 

Not only does the Traverse MXV offer a wide range of maneuverability, but it can accommodate two wheelchairs. Third-row seating is available as well. And the bench seat folds flat for extra storage space.

More Features

There are even more improvements with the newest MXV. The doorway and ramp are wider. The console slides side to side for extra room. And the fuel tank is on the driver’s side, which is unobstructed when the wheelchair or scooter ramp is extended.

As the market for wheelchair accessible vehicles expands, the products continue to evolve to meet consumer demands. The 2020 BraunAbility Chevy Traverse MXV is no exception. With this vehicle, people living with disabilities can enjoy freedom, the style of an SUV, and the spaciousness previously only found in a van. 

To learn more about the upcoming BraunAbility Chevy Traverse MXV, contact the Bussani Mobility Team today.


Life Rolls On: Jesse Billauer’s MXV

jesse billauer mxvJesse Billauer is a well-known surfer from Pacific Palisades, California.  Jesse suffered an accident at the age of 17 in 1996, hitting his head on a shallow sandbar after being knocked off his surfboard by a wave. The force broke his neck, severing his spinal cord at the C6 level and instantly rendered him a quadriplegic. Just three years later, Jesse designed a surf board equipped with a bar to hold on to, allowing paralyzed individuals like him to get back to surfing. He took his passion one step further starting the life Rolls On Foundation, an organization dedicated to introducing wheelchair users to skating and surfing.

WATCH THE VIDEO! Jesse explains how the Ford MXV has changed his life. You will feel his excitement.

Jesse Billauer was never interested in owning a wheelchair accessible vehicle because he cared too much about style to settle for a minivan until he was introduced to the BraunAbility MXV. When the BraunAbility MXV came along, he quickly changed his mind about accessible vehicles. He drives an MXV equipped with a B&D 6-way transfer seat, a push-button gear shifter and dealer – equipped hand controls, allowing him to transfer from his chair and drive. Now the Life Rolls On founder drives completely independently without sacrificing space or style. SEE MORE DETAILS


MXV™ Wheelchair Accessible SUV is Here!

People who use wheelchairs can now choose a practical vehicle that’s not a minivan. Built on the Ford Explorer chassis, the BraunAbility MXV™ (Mobility Crossover Vehicle) is the first wheelchair accessible SUV being offered to the mass market.

The MXV personifies action and independence while allowing for easy access and safe driving by people living with physical disabilities as well as caregivers. It has been described as offering the freedom of an accessible van with the style and swag of an SUV.


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Brought to market by trusted mobility conversion manufacturer BraunAbility, the MXV is getting rave reviews across the country. The vehicle has recently become available for purchase in New York State and is available at local mobility dealer Bussani Mobility’s four locations.

“The MXV represents a new era in mobility,” said Daniel Bussani, Vice President at Bussani Mobility Team. “This is nothing short of a breakthrough in mobility transportation options for people living with physical disabilities. It offers great new options for people to express their personality and live an active lifestyle.”

There are six patent pending features that maximize interior space without sacrificing style or safety, including a glide-out door operation and a space-saving sliding shifter. The in-floor technology makes the best use of interior space, and removable driver and passenger seating offers flexibility for power and manual wheelchairs. The SUV can be configured to meet the owner’s specific needs.

The MXV is on display at all of Bussani Mobility’s (www.bussanimobility.com) four locations: Bethpage, NY (Nassau County), Smithtown (Suffolk County), Mamaroneck (Westchester County) and Long Island City (Queens). Mobility specialists on-site can answer any questions about the vehicle.
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First-Ever Wheelchair Accessible SUV

Have you heard that the first wheelchair accessible SUV is coming soon!?!
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Built on the 2015 Ford Explorer chassis, the BraunAbility MXV™ wheelchair accessible SUV personifies action and independence while allowing for easy access and safe driving by people who use wheelchairs.   A prototype of the vehicle will be on display at the Special Needs Expo Long Island this Sunday courtesy of local mobility dealer Bussani Mobility Team and manufacturer BraunAbility.  The expo brings the special needs community together for a fun-filled and informative day. Admission is free. It’s taking place 11am-4pm at the Long Island Hilton (598 Broad Hollow Rd, Melville, NY).

“The MXV represents a new era in mobility,” said Daniel Bussani, Vice President at Bussani Mobility Team. “This is nothing short of a breakthrough in mobility transportation options for people living with physical disabilities. It offers great new options for people to express their personality and live an active lifestyle.”

The BraunAbility MXV™ holds four patent-pending features, including a glide-out door operation and a space-saving sliding shifter. BraunAbility’s dependable in-floor technology maximizes interior space and removable driver and passenger seating offers flexibility for power and manual wheelchairs. And this mobility vehicle is equipped with a tow package.
It will be available for purchase later this year through local mobility dealers including Bussani Mobility Team.


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