Happy Friday Elio Friends and Family! The NFL kicked off the 2014 season last night, College Football is going into week 2 and the Elio Tour is headed back to California and the west coast! Perfect time of year and a perfect early fall schedule! This week we are going to try to answer that question of “will I fit?” again and share a couple of new pictures.
We still get this question upwards of 200 times every week: “Will I fit?” The answer is, yes*. We put the asterisk (*) there to be a little tongue in cheek because we know it is a qualified yes, most every person will fit in the driver’s seat of the Elio but there is always the possibility that some will not, the “top of the charts” type. The vehicle is built to seat two people (front to back) that are 6’1″ and 220 pounds. That is considered a 95th percentile American meaning that only 5% of the population will be larger than the Elio is designed to accommodate.
But wait, many people that are above that number can still fit! Yes they can. We have documented and shared some of the 95%+ with you before: How about a 7’4″ , 7′ 0″ (in the picture above)? Yes. Football Players? Yes – 6’5″ 360 pounds of defensive lineman – check. We have had people that are 6’2″ with a 54″ waist, a man that was 5’9″ and 300 pounds, a man with a 38″ inseam, tons of 6’3 and 6’4″ men and women – all fit and could drive the Elio comfortably! This chart topping group of people have issues fitting in cars today, especially the long legged, and have found a way to make it work. They find a way to make the Elio work as well!
The other seat in the Elio, (yes there are 2!) will also fit most people. Of course it is a little smaller but is designed for a 6’1″ person. There is obviously a trade off with the driver because of the adjustable seat in the front, the larger the driver the less room for the passenger, makes sense right?
We had two people in the Elio, 6’1″ and 5’11”, drive all day (in Manhattan none the less!) in comfort. The truth is most of the miles people travel today are done alone. We have that covered plus the ability to grab a friend, co-worker or family member and take them along for some Elio fun! Check out this video from the last tour stop in Colorado to see people getting in and out of the P4!
Speaking of a family member, what about children? Or more specifically, car seat aged kids? We’re on that too! The Elio will come equipped with the industry standard LATCH child seat system (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) in the rear seat. This will allow you to safely anchor a car seat in the rear seat. This will be perfect for those with a small child or for the Coolest Grandma/Grandpa in the World to take a grandchild for a spin we have you covered! Here is a picture of a car seat in the rear of the P4.
This week on the Preview Tour:
September 6 and 7, 2014 – Sacramento, CA Area, California Capital Airshow, Mather Airport, 10510 Superfortress Avenue, Mather CA, Show hours 9 am to 4:30 pm both days – P4 show
September 12 – 14, 2014 – San Pedro, CA, Lobster Festival, Port O’Call Village- Port of Los Angeles, Friday 5 pm to 8 pm, Saturday 11 am – 8 pm and Sunday 11 am – 7 pm – P4 show
Thank you for your continued support!