Permobil M Corpus VS Powerchair

Permobil have long been considered the gold-standard of standing powered wheelchairs, with their flagship front-wheel drive F5 Corpus VS the pinnacle of standing powerchair technology. The new M Corpus VS builds on this with the same standing technology combined with a mid-wheel drive base for the ultimate levels of manoeuvrability.

Product Description


Standing brings both health, practical and social benefits. It can aid with respiration and digestion, as well as assisting with pressure relief and promotion the muscular-skeletal system. On a practical level, it extends your reach and ability to interact with your surrounding environment, and aids with face-to-face social interactions.

For many years, Permobil's standing powerchairs have been considered the pinnacle of powered mobility engineering, with a reliability, sophistication and degree of personalisation unmatched by products from other manufacturers, which have tended to be clunky, dated, simplistic or unreliable. The Permobil M Corpus VS Powerchair standing sequence is fully programmable, allowing it to be set to move you through the precise motions to adjust your position comfortably and in a fully supported way. This includes allowing a transfer to stand position from various positions, including seated, laid flat and semi-reclined. Knee and chest supports keep you secure, and are both removable in the event they are not required.

Corpus Seating

Permobil's advanced Corpus seating system comes not just with a powered stand function, but also with a powered lifter, seat tilt, lie-flat anti-shear recline and elevating legrests, all included as standard. This allows you to change between a range of positions for comfort and practical advantages. You can drive the M Corpus VS with the seat fully elevated at 3.2 mph, allowing you to socialise at eye-level on the move.

Your M VS's seating will be set up to perfectly fit your body shape and size, courtesy of the configurable Corpus seating system that we tailor to you. This modular seat can be adjusted in the future should your requirements change, and every element of the seat from backrest to seat cushion, and armrests to headrest can be customised to provide the ultimate levels of comfort and support.

Mid-Wheel Drive

Standing powerchairs have traditionally featured front-wheel drive, which while it offers a good balance between outdoor performance and indoor manoeuvrability, is less intuitive to drive and usually results in a large wheelbase. The M VS features mid-wheel drive for the ultimate levels of manoeuvrability. The power base builds on Permobil's mid-wheel drive experience, blending the performance of the Permobil M5 with the compact width of the M3. This unlocks the benefit of a standing powerchair for those who have more restricted indoor spaces that require a smaller chassis and mid-wheel drive's ability to turn on the spot.

The M Corpus VS is no slouch outdoors either, with a top speed of 8 mph available, backed up by large 83 Ah batteries that offer a 25 mile range on a single charge. The base has been designed to provide stability, traction and ride comfort


The M Corpus VS is built with the R-Net control system that can be personalised to your requirements - our experienced assessors will spend the time with you to carefully program your M VS to your precise needs. It comes with a large LCD screen joystick as standard, allowing for clear control of your powerchair. A switch box is a common addition, as this allows you to move to one of several personalised seating (or standing!) positions at the toggle of a button.

Special control options are available, and commonly seen on Permobil's standing powerchairs - the full array of special control options can work with the M VS, including micro joysticks, head controls, chin controls, sip and puff controls, as well as more everyday options such as attendant controls, and programmable buddy buttons.


Permobil look to perfect every aspect of their products without compromise, and their powerchairs feature a minimalistic appearance with sleek black bodywork and cabling hidden away from view (and from being snagged!). You can choose from 10 standard colour accents and three premium metallic ones such as the bronze pictured, although we can also fashion more bespoke options such as hydrographic prints on request.

Our Verdict

We think the M Corpus VS is a game-changer, making a Permobil standing powered wheelchair available to a much wider audience, in particular those needing to navigate confined indoor spaces - enabling you to access and interact with more of the world. If your space at home or work is not limited, it is worth trying alongside the F5 VS to see which of front or mid-wheel drive you prefer. If your space is restricted, we would highly recommend Permobil's M Corpus VS as the best choice of standing powerchair.

Key Features

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    Stand function
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    Mid-wheel drive base
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    Advanced controls
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    Corpus seating

Our Service

We offer a range of solutions for getting the powered wheelchair of your choice, including purchase, long-term hire agreements of one or three years, and the option to lease through the Motability scheme.

We passionately believe we provide a level of service above and beyond other retailers that gives you real value for money. Our in-house experts can provide you with impartial advice on the right wheelchair for you, and none of our staff are on commission.

All aftercare is carried out by our experienced specialists, with a fleet of mobile engineers, and a fully stocked workshop at our HQ - we don't get a third-party company to carry out our work. In the event your powerchair needs to come back to us for repair, we will provide you with a loan powered wheelchair from our extensive fleet to keep you mobile. We maintain a fleet of high-end prescriptive powered wheelchairs so that your loan product will be as similar as possible to your wheelchair.

Try This Powered Wheelchair

Our Chessington Showroom is stocked with a wide range of wheelchairs for you to try out and compare, and our product specialists are on hand to answer all your questions, and carry out a full assessment. Visiting our Showroom allows you to see the widest possible range of powerchairs before making your decision on which powered wheelchair to buy.

We are also able to carry out home assessments and demonstrations - please call us to book one in. A home consultation comes with the benefit of trying out an electric wheelchair around the environment in which you will be using it.

Product Specification

Speed8mph / 12.87km/h
Battery Size85 Ah
Crash TestedYes
FunctionalityElevating Leg Rests, Seat Lifter, Tilt In Space, Forward Tilt, Recline, Stand Function
Indoor OutdoorIndoor & Outdoors
Made To MeasureMade to Measure
Max Range25miles / 40.23km
Powerchair TypeStanding Powerchair, Prescriptive Powerchair
Max Seat Depth57cm / 22.44in
Max Seat Width57cm / 22.44in
Min Seat Depth37cm / 14.57in
Min Seat Width42cm / 16.54in
Max Seat Height75cm / 29.53in
Min Seat Height45cm / 17.72in
Weight Capacity120kg / 18st 13lb
Max Overall Width79cm / 31.10in
Min Overall Width65cm / 25.59in
Min Overall Length88cm / 34.65in
Min Overall Weight201kg / 31st 9lb


£24,800 exc VAT / £29,760 inc VAT

Standing powerchairs such as this are built to order following an assessment with one of our Prescriptive Assessors. They are available with a wide range of customisation options, including seating, special controls, and drive performance upgrades, and these can affect the price - our Prescriptive Assessors will run through all the options at your assessment.

People needing standing powered wheelchairs will usually qualify for zero-rated VAT. If the person using the wheelchair has a permanent disability, terminal illness or chronic sickness then they will be eligible for 0% VAT. Our Prescriptive Assessors will be able to answer any questions you may have about VAT.

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