There are several designs of ‘tip and fold’ seat, which in some configurations will allow the rear part of the saloon to be converted into wheelchair space without the need to remove seats from the vehicle.
With the design shown below, the operator lifts the seat squab upwards to sit flat against the backrest, and then the entire seat is folded against, or swiveled to, the body side. Although this system can create space to provide a wheelchair position, it cannot, alone, provide multiple wheelchair positions on a high-capacity, 17-seat minibus.
All minibuses are not created equal. A mass produced minibus is great for moving 11, 14 or 16 able bodied passengers with a small amount