Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles From Brotherwood®
The UK's Premier WAV Manufacturer
Brotherwood have been manufacturing Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles since 1985. Our attention to detail, customer care and commitment to quality mean our ‘WAVs’ carry an excellent reputation across the world. Brotherwood® are regarded as the pioneers of the modern ‘Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle’, changing the perception of disabled transport from conspicuous high-roof vans to discreet everyday passenger cars.
Our accessible cars enable wheelchair passengers to travel in comfort, inclusively and safely; sitting closely with the other passengers within the vehicle, with a comfortable ride and good view out of the car. Our discrete adaptations, although wheelchair-friendly, blend seamlessly with other cars on the road. View our new wheelchair accessible vehicles for sale, or browse our selection of approved used mobility cars. Brotherwood wheelchair passenger cars are also available via Motability, or short or long term hire with variable rental periods.
The Brotherwood® Difference - Engineering to Enable
Explore the unique benefits of a Brotherwood® Wheelchair Accessible Car:
We place emphasis on wheelchair passenger comfort, ensuring that the wheelchair travels in the centre of the vehicle, on a level floor. Sitting centrally within the car creates a smoother ride, with a naturally ergonomic seating position.
The lowered floor and central wheelchair position enables wheelchair users to travel inclusively with family and friends. Up front next to the driver, or between the passenger seats, wheelchair users travel as part of the group.
Each WAV we manufacture is also tested to the highest standards for wheelchair passenger safety, ensuring peace of mind. Even wheelchairs up to 190kg can travel safely. Accreditations include European Type Approval and PAS-2012.
Latest Brotherwood News & Press
- 02 July 2015
- Ex-Serviceman Sets Hill Climb Record in Brotherwood Wheelchair Accessible Nissan
Amid all of the noise and smoke at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed, a very different type of course record was set, as Lionel O’Connor became both the first, and the fastest person ever to complete the famous hillclimb in a wheelchair accessible vehicle.
In 2006 Private O’Connor was serving with the Royal Anglians in Iraq when his vehicle was caught in a huge explosion, killing two of his colleagues. Lionel was severely injured, losing his left leg as a result. At the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed, Lionel made history to become the very first wheelchair user in the 23 years of the event to complete the iconic hill climb course as a passenger aboard a wheelchair accessible Brotherwood vehicle, piloted by Goodwood regular and former Nissan BTCC racing driver Andy Middlehurst.Read More
- 28 May 2015
- Brotherwood to Exhibit at Goodwood Festival of Speed, 25th – 28th June 2015
Brotherwood are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting a range of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles for the first time ever at the prestigious Goodwood Festival of Speed, from the 25th – 28th June 2015 as part of our 30th Anniversary celebrations.Read More
- 23 March 2015
- Go Green With Envy: The UK’s First Electric Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle From Brotherwood®
In 1985 Brotherwood Automobility revolutionized transport for disabled people across the UK, by re-engineering Nissan Prairie to carry a wheelchair seated passenger, whilst blending seamlessly with the other cars on the road - unlike the ‘Pope-mobile’ style conversions prevalent at the time. In turn Brotherwood pioneered a new method of wheelchair accessible vehicle manufacture which has often since been imitated, but never bettered.
30 years later the Dorset-based company has set yet another first for wheelchair passenger transport, teaming with Nissan again with the launch of the Brotherwood Envy: The UK’s first Fully Electric Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle, based on the Nissan eNV-200 Combi. The Brotherwood Envy marks yet another milestone for the pioneering company which was also the first to create a wheelchair passenger ‘up-front’ Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV), and also the first to achieve Low Volume Type Approval for a wheelchair car conversion.Read More
- 19 March 2015
- Brotherwood Automobility Ltd donate computers to Thornford Primary School
Brotherwood Automobility Ltd, Beer Hackett, recently replaced its computers. Rather than dispose of its former IT equipment it decided to donate it to Thornford Primary School.
The company invited the school children along to the business to collect the donated equipment and learn about technology in the work place.Read More
- 02 March 2015
- Back by Popular Demand - Kia Sedona Gold Label Exclusive Edition
The Kia Sedona Gold Label is one of our most popular ever wheelchair accessible vehicle conversions, offering luxury up-front wheelchair travel, with huge interior room and a smooth, refined drive.Read More
For a limited period we are pleased to be able to offer a limited number of newly-converted Sedona Gold Labels - our final Exclusive Edition.
- 18 December 2014
- Brotherwood Announce 5-Year WAV Conversion Warranty
Brotherwood have long been renowned as producers of the highest quality wheelchair accessible vehicle conversions, with a heritage of engineering spanning 30 years. Regarded as the market leader in quality, the Dorset-based company has now confirmed their faith in the outstanding durability of their product, offering an industry-leading 5-year, 100,000 mile conversion warranty on the popular VW Caddy Goodlife, Morelife and new Ford Carete Tourneo Connect models when purchased by retail customers.Read More
- 11 November 2014
- Brotherwood Announce Ford Carete Motability Pricing
Brotherwood are pleased to announce the highly anticipated Motability Advance Payments for our popular new Ford Tourneo Connect WAV, delivering the popular Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle from just £5,995 to Motability customers via the 5-year Contract Hire scheme.Read More
- 25 September 2014
- PAS 2012-1:2012 Accreditation For Caddy Life
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- 22 August 2014
- Brotherwood® Connect With Excellence With New Ford Model
Brotherwood Automobility are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new model of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle, based on the new Ford Tourneo Connect, which brings a host of innovative and unique safety and comfort features to the disabled motoring sector.Read More
- 31 July 2014
- Brotherwood Expand Caddy Life Range
Brotherwood, manufacturers of high-quality wheelchair accessible vehicles, have recently expanded their range to include a trio of affordable new models, based on the compact and practical Volkswagen Caddy Life.Read More
- 01 March 2014
- Kia partners with Brotherwood to launch Wheelchair Accessible Sorento
Kia Motors UK Ltd, is delighted to announce a partnership with Brotherwood, one of the UK’s leading vehicle converters, specialising in customising cars for disabled passengers.Read More
- 20 November 2013
- Pink Brotherwood Vaneo WAV donated to St Margaret's Somerset Hospice
Brotherwood are pleased to have helped in providing an eye catching pink Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle to St Margaret's Hospice.Read More
- 27 June 2013
- Brotherwood Kia Sorento VISION - Wheelchair Accessible SUV Launch
Brotherwood are pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new SUV Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle - the Vision based on the new Kia Sorento.Read More
- 11 October 2012
- Brotherwood VW Sharan Conversion is First for Motability PAS compliance
The Brotherwood wheelchair accessible conversion of the New Volkswagen Sharan is the first to achieve both European Whole Vehicle Type Approval and meet the compliance of Motability's PAS2012-1:2012. This is an article that appeared in the November 2012 edition of DorsetBusiness.Read More
Could not have been looked after better. First class service , help and advice and all staff were helpful and understanding. Brotherwoods kept me informed throughout and on the day of collection went to great lengths to ensure I was happy with the Vehicle. First class service throughout.
All our experiences with Brotherwood have been happy experiences with a sure knowledge that we will receive excellent, personal attention and a "family" feel about the company. Brotherwood conversions are the most user-friendly available.
Just wish to congratulate all of the people who contributed to helping me purchase the best car (for purpose) I have ever driven (in 57 years of motoring.)
Would never want to go anywhere else. For reliability, comfort and safety they can't be beaten.
We have been most impressed with every aspect of our purchase of my son's car and with the vehicle's performance. Altogether it has given my son a new lease of life. We are very grateful.