Al-Futtaim’s Trading Enterprises launches customized Honda Odyssey Touring to accommodate wheelchair users
Al-Futtaim’s Trading Enterprises, the exclusive distributor of Honda vehicles in the UAE, has launched a customized version of its popular family car, the Odyssey Touring, which has been fitted with a specially adapted and electronically operated seat, making access to the vehicle easier for infirm customers and those who require wheelchair access.
For ease of access, the Turny Orbit seat, including armrests and foot support, moves seamlessly to the outside of the Odyssey through the side electric sliding door, lowering itself to the required height for the passenger to comfortably embark. Once the passenger is safely strapped in, the seat can then be moved back inside the vehicle, before coming to its final resting place in the middle row, next to a full-sized Captain’s chair, whilst not encroaching in the leg space of the third row of seats. The entire process is made possible by means of a hand-held remote-control panel. The chair is fitted to the middle row of the Odyssey with further adaptations available for the front passenger seat and even for the driver’s seat.
The Honda Odyssey has been a class-leading minivan for over 20 years and with a whole host of comfort and convenience features, its spacious, dynamic and versatile offerings make it an ideal car for modern families. It sets the standard for family vehicles by focusing on features and capabilities required by families with children. Its twin electric sliding doors make it perfectly accessible for those using the wheelchair lift.
Rhett Maxwell, Honda UAE’s General Manager at Al-Futtaim’s Trading Enterprises, said, “The Honda Odyssey has always been recognized as class leading, versatile and practical people mover and we are proud to be taking this to the next level with this unique offering g. Al-Futtaim prides itself on its customer-centric approach and we are committed to finding new ways to get closer to our customers to be able to deliver on our brand promise of enriching every day. Our aim with this initiative is to make life easier for families to transport infirm and wheelchair bound relatives and thereby helping them to get out more whilst improving their quality of life.”
The vehicle has been customized in conjunction with Al-Futtaim Auto Centers Special Vehicle Division (SVD) and will be available to customers starting from AED 228,199.
A subsidiary of the Al-Futtaim Automotive Group, Trading Enterprises was established in 1970s in Dubai and is the sole authorised retailer for Honda and is staffed with a highly skilled and trained professional team to provide a complete car buying experience. Al-Futtaim Automotive is one of five divisions within the Al-Futtaim Group which provides quality products and services that enrich people’s lives and aspirations every day.
Al-Futtaim Motors is a member of Al-Futtaim, the leading UAE business conglomerate. It operates the Toyota, Lexus and Hino franchises through a network of modern Sales Showrooms, Service and Parts facilities strategically located throughout the UAE to provide the optimum sales and after-sales service to its customers.
Honda delivers to customers in over 150 countries and regions, over 6 million power products annually, spanning its general-purpose engines, and products powered by them, including tillers, generators, snow blowers to lawnmowers, pumps and outboard engines. Honda is also developing and producing electrified products useful in many facets of life, delivering new value such as the Miimo robotic lawnmower, and the LiB-AID E500 new era portable power source. Honda also lease-sells to businesses the Honda Walking Assist Device, an assistive device for use in the training of walking based on the theory of human walking amassed through Honda’s robotics research.