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Mobility Ventures Unveils the MV-1 LX The World's First 'Purpose-Built' Universally-Wheelchair Accessible Luxury Vehicle

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New MV-1 LX Meets Demand of Discerning Passengers and Fleets

SOUTH BEND, Ind., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.

Mobility Ventures Unveils the MV-1 LX The World’s First ‘Purpose-Built’ Universally-Wheelchair Accessible Luxury Vehicle

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 improved features, which provide 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.

Under the hood, the MV-1 LX brings significant strength with its 4.6 liter V8 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 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."

Built at AM General's world-class 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 meets all applicable safety standards in the U.S. and Canada for crash-worthiness test as required by both the U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (CMVSS) without exceptions or exemptions.

The MV-1 is "best in class" for safety, more durable and cost-effective to own and operate than a traditional converted van or bus. Because the vehicle was purpose-built with the comfort and accessibility desired by customers with disabilities, it was also constructed with built-in key safety features that avoid the hazards inherent with after-market conversions.

To purchase the new MV-1 LX or any other MV-1 vehicle model, please contact an authorized MV-1 dealer in your area which can easily be found on our newly revamped website at www.mv-1.us  The new site also includes useful tabs on vehicle specifications, downloadable brochures and vehicle photos.

About Mobility Ventures, LLC
Mobility Ventures is an industry innovator in purpose-built paratransit vehicles for public and private transportation providing design, engineering, marketing, sales, and customer service support. Mobility Ventures is an AM General company. Please see more information about Mobility Ventures at www.mv-1.us 

About AM General
AM General designs, engineers, manufactures, supplies and supports specialized vehicles for military and commercial customers worldwide. AM General has more than five decades of experience meeting the changing needs of the defense and automotive industries, supported by its employees at major facilities in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, and a strong supplier base that stretches across 43 states. Please see more information about AM General at www.amgeneral.com

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Jeff Adams, 703-347-2276; e-mail: jeff.adams@amgeneral.com

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