- Wheelchair-accessible 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show
- New FCA US Automobility website helps customers determine the right vehicle and adaptive equipment to meet their needs
- Addition of Pacifica brings number of eligible vehicles in the program to 25
The FCA US Automobility Program was the first in the industry to help ease the financial burden of drivers and passengers with physical challenges.
Through this program, FCA US will provide a reimbursement up to a maximum of $1,000 to eligible customers who incur out-of-pocket expenses to install qualifying adaptive driver or passenger equipment on a purchased or leased new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram or FIAT vehicle.
With the addition of the Pacifica, there are now 25 vehicles available to be modified with adaptive equipment in the FCA US Automobility Program.
FCA US has redesigned its Automobility website, www.fcausautomobility.com, to guide customers through the process of determining which adaptive equipment best suits their lifestyle, including choosing an eligible vehicle that can be adapted to meet their needs, finding a local adaptive equipment dealer and applying for the FCA US Automobility reimbursement. The website has complete program guidelines.
A new compatibility chart makes it easy to match needed adaptive equipment to the right Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT vehicle.
“At the heart of our new website are five unique stories shared by some extraordinary people on how equipping their vehicle has helped them in their day-to-day lives,” said Jeff Kommor, Vice President – U.S. Sales Operations, Fleet and Small Business Sales, FCA US LLC. “The new Automobility website provides clear pathways for our customers to determine what adaptive equipment and which vehicle best fit their needs.”
One of those stories features Cheryl Angelelli, a four-time Paralympian medalist and wheelchair ballroom dancer who drives a Chrysler Town & Country with adaptive equipment.
“Because I’m a quadriplegic, I use hand controls and a specially modified steering wheel,” Cheryl relays in the video. “Reliability is very important to me, dependability, because if I’m without a car, then I’m without my mobility and my independence. I can’t imagine not being able to drive. It has afforded me so much independence that I can’t even imagine my life without driving.”
FCA US and BraunAbility unveiled the wheelchair-accessible BraunAbility Chrysler Pacifica at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show today, which gives wheelchair users the quality of the world’s leading automotive mobility manufacturer with the functionality and bold styling of the industry’s most awarded minivan of the year. The BraunAbility Chrysler Pacifica features the largest interior space, as well as the widest door opening and side-entry ramp in the industry.
About FCA US LLC
FCA US LLC is a North American automaker with a new name and a long history. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, FCA US is a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. FCA US designs, engineers, manufactures and sells vehicles under the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT brands, as well as the SRT performance vehicle designation. The company also distributes the Alfa Romeo 4C model and Mopar products. FCA US is building upon the historic foundations of Chrysler, the innovative American automaker first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925; and Fiat, founded in Italy in 1899 by pioneering entrepreneurs, including Giovanni Agnelli.
FCA, the seventh-largest automaker in the world based on total annual vehicle sales, is an international automotive group. FCA is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FCAU” and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario under the symbol “FCA.”
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