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Friday, December 01, 2023

South Bend, Ind.—Mobility Ventures, an AM General company, is breaking new barriers with the launch of the MV-1 LX, the first luxury vehicle in the United States designed and built exclusively for people with disabilities.

The MV-1 LX has broad appeal for both individual consumers as well as the taxicab and limousine transportation industries. With plush leather seats, wood grain trim, and a full digital navigation package, the LX is built for customers seeking an upgraded experience beyond the advanced features already built into the MV-1 line. The MV-1 LX offers users a push-button power remote door that opens and then automatically deploys a side-entry ramp, which provides complete independence and easy and safe accessibility for its users.

The MV-1 line of vehicles are the only American-made vehicles “purpose-built” for people with disabilities, specifically designed from the ground up to meet or exceed passenger needs and the guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The vehicle is built at the Mishawaka, Indiana plant, and it meets all FMVSS and Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (CMVSS) without exceptions or exemptions for crash-worthiness.

Under the hood, the MV-1 LX is powered by a 4.6 liter V-8 Ford engine, a powertrain that has been the bedrock of performance and reliability across private and commercial vehicle platforms. MV-1 may also be ordered with a factory installed CNG fuel option.

“This is a distinctive, well-appointed luxury car that we’re exceptionally proud to bring to the market,” says Rick Smith, president of Mobility Ventures. “The MV-1 fills a significant void in consumer, government, and transportation fleet markets while providing unsurpassed accessibility, safety, and comfort for its passengers.”

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