The Lightweight Minibus You Can Drive on a Car Licence
The Vauxhall FlexiLite™ lightweight minibus has been designed with the needs of schools, colleges, healthcare, social and community transport providers front of mind. By using innovative, lightweight materials it provides an ideal solution for organisations looking for maximum carrying capacity without having to incur the expense of putting staff through D1 category licence training*. FlexiLite™ gives you a safety tested, road-ready minibus, with room for up to seventeen people and up to four wheelchairs, that can be driven by anyone with a standard car licence. We offer school minibus sales, hire and leasing options.
*Drivers must have held a full driving licence for two years. The vehicle should not be used for hire or reward and the operator should hold a section 19 or 22 permit.
Accessibility & Safety
The FlexiLite™ minibus is available with a wide choice of accessibility features. Our folding rear access ramps and electrically-operated passenger lifts are easy to use and can be stowed away neatly within the vehicle, depending on the model you choose. Wheelchair restraints and three-point seat belts ensure the safety of wheelchair users and other passengers. FlexiLite™ also comes with a retractable side step and hand pole or grab handles to ease passenger entry and exit. Additional safety features include a fire extinguisher, first aid kit and break glass hammers.
FlexiLite™ features floors, seats, seat belts and wheelchair restraints which have been tested to meet European safety standards and are approved by Citroen. All FlexiLite™ lightweight minibuses also come with the added reassurance of an Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) certificate, independently verified by a Driver and Vehicle Safety Standards Agency (DVSA) appointed test centre.
Lightweight Minibus Options
The Vauxhall FlexiLite™ is built from the Vauxhall Movano. It offers an impressive standard specification for maximum driver and passenger comfort. There’s a host of seating options too, depending on your specific requirements. If you’re not sure exactly what configuration you’re looking for, we’ll work with you to design the layout and features of your lightweight minibus to ensure it best matches your needs, with all legal requirements taken care of.
Options available on the standard car licence include:
- Up to 15 seats without wheelchair access
- Up to 17 seats with wheelchair access
- Space for up to four wheelchair passengers
- Folding rear access ramp
- Automatic rear access lift
We’ll supply a detailed layout plan of your vehicle for approval before finalising your order.
We work closely with leading school minibus lease companies to offer funding and maintenance options for our lightweight minibuses. Our range of minibus leasing options ensures you get the right package that meets your needs and ensures you’re compliant with safety legislation. Purchase and hire options are also available.
|Nearside sliding door|
|Glazed twin rear doors with heated windows|
|LED lights at all entrance doors|
|Interior dimmer roof lights|
|Double front passenger seat|
|Folding rear access ramp*|
|Lap & diagonal seat belt for wheelchair user*|
|High-quality wheelchair restraint system*|
|Easy-clean, non-slip flooring in rear|
|Retractable side-step with warning buzzer|
|High visibility grab handles & pole|
|Safety & Security|
|Driver and front passenger airbags|
|Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)|
|Emergency Braking Assistance|
|Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBFD)|
|Speed limiter – set to 62mph|
|First aid kit|
|Opening roof vent/emergency escape hatch|
|Emergency door open warning buzzers|
|Emergency release for rear doors|
|Emergency ramp release deployed from inside|
|Reverse alarm with silent override switch|
|Reverse parking sensors|
|Comfort & Convenience|
|Electrically adjustable, heated door mirrors|
|Assisted power steering|
|Electric front windows|
|Two-speed intermittent front wipers|
|Two glove boxes|
|12v socket in driver’s cabin|
|Driver’s seat armrest & lumbar adjustment|
|Audio & Entertainment|
|Steering wheel mounted controls|
*Standard on wheelchair accessible models.
|Air conditioning in driver’s cabin|
|Automatic underfloor lift with remote control|
|Inboard passenger tail lift with remote control|
|Detachable rear seating|
|Additional air conditioning in rear compartment|
|Additional heater for rear compartment|
|Engine||Vauxhall Movano L4 H2|
|Emission control standard||Euro 6.3|
|Max. power - bhp (kW)||140|
|Max torque – Nm (@rpm)||370|
|Number of gears||6-speed manual|
|Size||215/70 R15 C|
|Puncture repair system||Spare or Tyre Weld|
|Front||Ventilated brake discs|
|Front||Pseudo-Macpherson type with lower wishbone struts, coil springs, telescopic hydraulic dampers and antiroll bar|
|Rear||Longitudinal leaf springs with telescopic hydraulic dampers|
|Gross vehicle weight||4,000|
|Base vehicle||2 years unlimited mileage or 3 years / 60,000 miles|
|Conversion||3 years or 36,000 miles|
*Warranty terms & conditions apply.
There are various FlexiLite™ minibuses to choose from. Wheelchair accessible FlexiLite™ models feature a combination of fixed and detachable seats, giving you the optimum in flexible transport. Our expert minibus design team can also advise on other configurations to meet your particular requirements.
Example Layouts can be seen below.
Please speak to your minibus advisor about the various additional seating options available with Flexilite™.
|Vehicle Dimensions (mm)||Vauxhall Movano L4 H2|
|Width (including door mirrors)||2,690|
Vauxhall Flexilite Minibus
We can add a number of accessibility aids to assist people with reduced mobility including grab handles and step and grab rail lighting.
A wipe down interior finish allows your vehicle to be cleaned quickly and easily. This adaptation is popular with those working in the healthcare, education or other public sectors.
Add peace of mind when transporting groups with the additional spatial awareness provided with a reversing camera.
Configurable Seating Layouts
We offer a number of different types of seating in our vehicles to meet your fleet requirements.