October 26, 2009
The wheelchair taxi trade is set to be transformed with the launch of the all new Peugeot Premier.
With stylish good looks, masses of space and an impressively low price tag, the Premier is sure to prove a big hit amongst UK cabbies. Add wheelchair access and the Premier provides the ideal partner for the modern day driver. And that’s not all!
Thanks to Cab Direct’s revolutionary new FlexiFold™ rear access ramp, which folds flat to the floor when not in use, the Premier’s load carrying capacity is second to none.
Quite simply the Premier taxi drives like a dream. Three large windscreen and door mirrors give you superb all-round vision whilst Peugeot’s quick and highly economical HDi diesel engine promises you a fast response and superb poise on the road. Fuel consumption is first-rate too, offering excellent value for money and making the Premier one of the most cost effective cabs on the market today. With effortless handling and maximum comfort for drivers and passengers alike, Premier is guaranteed to impress.
You can also be assured that you and your passengers are in safe hands with ABS brakes and Electronic Brake Distribution for safer stopping. Every seat also comes with a 3-point inertia seatbelt and height adjustable head restraint for extra safety.
Add to this driver and passenger airbags and you have all the peace of mind you need.
Comfort and convenience are high on the list of priorities for the modern day cab driver – thankfully the Peugeot Premier has both in abundance. Plus, with two models to choose from, you can create your perfect working environment. Standard features such as sliding side doors, a height adjustable driver’s seat with armrest, radio/ MP3 compatible CD player with remote controls and electric front windows make for a relaxing driving experience every fare. Opt for the top spec SE model and you’ll also benefit from air conditioning, not to mention a taxi sign, meter and protective floor mats.
Bags of Space
Today’s taxi passengers often come with plenty of luggage. Thanks to Premier’s huge load carrying capacity and numerous handy storage areas, space is set never to prove a problem again. Add to this Premier’s roomy interior and both driver and passengers can travel in perfect comfort, with bags of space for all.
With its lowered floor, providing an easy ramp gradient and a lightweight one-piece folding rear ramp to assist wheelchair entry and exit, the Premier taxi has been specially adapted to ensure wheelchair passengers enjoy a comfortable and safe journey. Once inside, the wheelchair passenger is secured into the vehicle using the four-point wheelchair restraint system and full lap and diagonal inertia seatbelts for maximum safety and security.
Cab Direct sales director, Peter Facenna, comments: “The Peugeot Premier offers taxi drivers something they’ve never had before. It’s a good looking vehicle, offering great flexibility. The new FlexiFold™ ramp is a major advance, combining wheelchair access with masses of easily-reached luggage space. It’s this versatility, along with the vehicle’s low price and economical running costs that explain the hugely positive market reaction.”