TGA, the UK’s leading specialist in mobility scooters, will be unveiling its streamlined Ibex mobility scooter at Naidex alongside four other new products (Stand A59 and Test Track, 28-30 March 2017).
The new TGA Ibex is a sleek 8mph scooter with advanced styling, suspension and technology. It encompasses all the trusted quality and reliability of the TGA range with the addition of innovative new features for enhanced comfort, safety and stability. The strong and agile Ibex will be unveiled for the first time at Naidex alongside the new TGA Maximo Plus, Minimo Plus 4, Zest and Zest Plus mobility scooters. This multiple product launch is the largest ever by TGA and will ensure a wider range of individuals living with restricted mobility can enjoy independence with peace of mind. With its fully adjustable and reclining orthopaedic seat, the highly versatile Ibex is a large scooter that delivers a superior driving experience in urban and rural areas.
For over 30 years TGA has worked closely with its manufacturers to ensure its products remain at the forefront of assistive technology. The new Ibex continues with this tradition as it encompasses new features such as a streamlined tiller and control panel. The controls have been designed to be intuitive with soft touch buttons that require minimal pressure – assisting owners living with reduced dexterity, Arthritis and Stroke. The layout is simple and quick to understand so steering and control is improved. The battery gauge is sharp and clear with greater precision so owners can more accurately assess their remaining range.
The LED lights on the Ibex mean owners have clearer vision when driving in limited light and are more visible to other road users. These safety levels are enhanced by new day running lights positioned on the side of the chassis so the Ibex can be seen from all directions. These smart lights use minimal energy so can be used during the day for added reassurance and without draining the battery. From a lifestyle point of view, the Ibex includes a handy USB socket and pocket so electrical devices can be charged whilst driving such as mobile phones or satellite navigation devices.
As the Ibex is a Class 3 scooter, it can be used on the road thanks to its rear mirror, horn and indicators. The indicators are visible from 360 degrees and synchronise with clearly audible beepers for greater safety. If off-road tracks and trails are encountered the Ibex still provides smooth stability through its proven motorcycle suspension. Its active front suspension and rear mono shock absorber mean drivers weighing up to 139.5kg (22 stone) can drive in total comfort with a range of up to 40km (25 miles). The air-filled tyres can be pre-injected with TGA’s pioneering puncture sealant so the risk of experiencing a flat can be avoided.
Daniel Stone, TGA Managing Director concludes: “The nature of independent mobility is changing. A more diverse range of people, of all ages and abilities, are looking for a quality, reliable scooter that is modern in looks and capable of delivering independence in diverse locations – this is where the sleek Ibex excels. It is a high performing, technologically advanced 8mph scooter that is suitable for young and mature alike.”