Moving the HME Industry Forward


First Factory-Built Luxury Vehicle for People with Disabilities

July 21, 2014

SOUTH BEND, IN – Mobility Ventures, an AM General company, has launched the MV-1 LX, the first luxury vehicle in the United States designed and built exclusively for people with disabilities.

Built at AM General’s Commercial Assembly Plant in Mishawaka, Ind, the MV-1 is universally designed, allowing people of all abilities equal access to a quality, safe and inclusive transportation option.

The MV-1 LX is designed for individual consumers as well as the taxi 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 improved features, which provide independence and 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.

Under the hood, the MV-1 LX has a 4.6 liter V8 Ford engine, a powertrain found in private and commercial vehicle platforms. MV-1 may also be ordered with a factory installed Compressed Natural Gas fuel option.

“This is a distinctive, well-appointed luxury car that we’re exceptionally proud to bring to the market,” said 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.”