Urban Design Observations: Why is This Minivan Lifted Like That?

Walking the dogs and this minivan caught my eye.

It doesn’t make sense. I’ve seen vehicles with lifted suspensions before, which is typically done to add clearance for rough terrain. But the ground effects on this minivan are mere inches off of the ground.

Well, the graphics on the car (and the handicapped symbol on the license plate and rear right passenger door) should give it away.

I looked it up and VMI, or Vantage Mobility International, is an Arizona-based company that retrofits cars to make them handicap-friendly. I think that’s a pretty awesome space to work in, and we’ve checked out the sector before; peep the links below.

All-Terrain Conversions: Full-Sized SUVs and Pickups Made Truly Wheelchair-Friendly

Nissan NV200 vs. VPG MV-1: Which is the Better Wheelchair-Accessible Taxi Design?


Source: core77

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