New Pride Mobility Scooters Available at Wheelfreedom
23 Jan 2019
Pride mobility, one of the leading manufacturers for powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters, have just released a new set of upgrades on former favourites in their mobility scooter range. We recently announced that we were now supplying the Pride Quantum Q6 Edge 3, an upgrade on the Q6 Edge 2 powerchair and the upgrades just keep coming in, across the last few months Pride have released the Colt Deluxe 2.0, the Apex Finesse Sport & Colt Pursuit ES13. But what is different about these models and is it worth replacing your existing one for the fresh new upgrade?
The Pride Colt Deluxe has been one the most consistently popular mid-range scooters on the market since its release. This has always been a good all-round choice for most people as it offers a 6mph top speed, large weight capacity, full suspension and comes in at an affordable price. The Pride Colt Deluxe 2.0 maintains the main specs of the original Colt Deluxe, keeping the same large range & weight capacity as well as keeping its compact size. The Deluxe 2.0 comes with new style, an upgraded tiller design adds a more modern aesthetic and comes with a small storage compartment, perfect for a phone or wallet, a USB port and frosted LED headlights, rear lights and indicators. The Deluxe 2.0 is available in red, silver & blue, with solid tyres as standard, these are useful as they are resistant to punctures but do not offer as comfortable a ride a pneumatics. Pride will be offering pneumatic tyres with the Colt Deluxe 2.0 within the next few months. The Colt Deluxe will be discontinued, but with the Colt Deluxe 2.0 retailing at less than £100 (ex VAT) more, Pride have ensured that this is still the affordable mid-range scooter people love.
The Pride Apex Finesse Sport is a compact 8 mph scooter offering the speed and power of a large road scooter, but in a much smaller frame, this allows for the Apex Finesse Sport to be incredibly manoeuvrable and perfect for those with limited space. It is Pride’s step up from the Colt Sport, they are both medium sized, 8 mph scooters but the new Apex Finesse Sport features improved comfort-trac suspension on both front a rear wheels allowing for a more comfortable ride. Comfort is further emphasised with the addition of a high-back, adjustable seat and pneumatic tyres, meaning it offers a much more comfortable ride than the solid tyres on the Colt Sport. The aesthetic has also been updated and modernised, giving it a stylish look in either the red or blue shroud. Despite being the same size as the Colt Finesse, the Colt Finesse Sport actually boasts larger 50Ah batteries and a speed increase from 4 mph-8 mph, these upgrades do mean that it comes with a slightly higher price tag.
Another popular scooter to get a re-model from Pride is the Colt Pursuit. The Colt Pursuit ES13 offers a similar performance to the standard Colt Pursuit but making an easier to use product. It keeps the same size and speed (8 mph) as its alternative with a captain’s seat for added comfort. The main differences between the Colt Pursuit and the Colt Pursuit ES13 are that the ES13 contains smaller 50 Ah batteries, down on the 70 Ah available in the original Pursuit, this does mean that it has a slightly shorter range. The other key difference is the simplicity of the new tiller system. Unlike the digital dashboard and LCD screen on the Pursuit, the ES13 reverts to the more traditional tiller control style of buttons and LED’s. This can make the world of difference for those who find more modern mobility scooter a little bit too confusing. With these changes, the Pursuit ES13 does retail at a lower price than its counterpart. It does also have LED lights and a rear-view mirror, for safety and visibility, a large front basket and ergonomic wraparound delta tiller, for comfort even when using for long periods of time, this type of grip is also popular for those who struggle to grip.
For more information on the newly released Pride Mobility scooters, or to place an order, please call us on 0800 0258 005, alternatively you can contact us through our Facebook Page, or on Twitter @Wheelfreedom.