TGA, the UK’s leading mobility scooter supplier to the trade, has successfully launched the largest number of new products ever – five new scooters were unveiled on stand A59 at Naidex (NEC, 28-30 March).
Following an intriguing ‘launch countdown’ teaser campaign, TGA unveiled its five new quality scooters to dealers attending Naidex. Existing and potential TGA dealers were invited onto stand A59 to see the Minimo Plus 4, Maximo Plus, Ibex, Zest and Zest Plus – new innovations from TGA that offer high street customers more choice than ever before. To bring five new models to market simultaneously has been a challenge for TGA however it understands the importance of supporting retailers with exciting and different designs that meet evolving user needs. Compact and car boot scooters continue to be in high demand as people are looking for independence further afield whilst seeking solutions that can be stored in limited space. This resulted in TGA receiving strong orders from the trade for its compact models with particular interest in the new folding Minimo Plus 4.
The latest version of the best-selling Minimo includes a new front wheel configuration for users who prefer a more traditional 4-wheel scooter. With a wider front axle, the Minimo Plus 4 incorporates wheels that are further apart so stability is increased and hence more challenging terrain can be tackled with ease. This ergonomic model includes the ultra-fast folding mechanism that has provided highly popular across the UK and with carbon fibre components, it still weigh less than 10kg when lifting and levering into a car boot.
The Trade Area Sales Managers were busy throughout the three days of Naidex demonstrating all five new products alongside the existing TGA range. The Maximo Plus is a new mid-sized folding scooter that is roadworthy with a higher top speed of 6mph, rear view mirror, LED lights and a horn. This spacious scooter provides both transportability and the comfort of a larger scooter with active suspension and pneumatic tyres. Alongside the Maximo Plus the new streamlined 8mph Ibex was unveiled which provides a new highly versatile larger scooter. Designed for urban and rural lifestyles the Ibex includes advanced suspension developed from the motorcycle industry, adjustable orthopaedic seat and a technologically advanced tiller with USB charging socket.
Completing the new line up TGA introduced the Zest and Zest Plus car boot scooters at Naidex. The Zest is a compact, well-engineered scooter that dismantles into five manageable components for strain-free lifting. Rare in the car boot class, the Zest and its larger brother, the Zest Plus, have active front and rear suspension – providing a smoother driving experience which was demonstrated on the busy TGA test drive track at Naidex. The test track gave dealers a unique opportunity to test drive all new models around a range of obstacles so a true appreciation of why TGA products are renowned for exceptional performance could be gleaned.
Daniel Stone, TGA Managing Director, concluded: “The whole TGA team has worked hard to achieve our largest ever product launch and every member deserves the credit and positive response they received from dealers at Naidex. Dealers were very impressed with the quality of our new range and how these products perfectly solve specific demands that are growing on the high street. When introducing a new scooter there are always many factors to consider ranging from operational processes through to quality control, parts, technical know-how and supporting literature – we have just completed this for five new products. I would like to thank the TGA team for their commitment in making this happen so that our valued dealers can now provide solutions to a wider demographic – all with assured reliability, performance and saleability built-in.”
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