Qualified Vehicle Modifiers (QVM)
When your standards are high enough to demand a Ford or Lincoln for your conversion, don't settle for just any converter. To be sure of getting a conversion that meets our safety standards, look for a Ford Motor Company Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM). This program represents our proactive approach to helping improve the integrity and quality of conversions based on our vehicles. To show our commitment to this process, QVM conversions are provided with an extended limited warranty on major components.
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To qualify as a QVM, a coachbuilder must be successfully evaluated by Ford Motor Company on criteria such as engineering, the manufacturing process, quality control, and adherence to Ford and Lincoln Divisions guidelines. Specifically, the QVM Program requires the following from coachbuilders:
- Compliance with all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS). To see a list of the types of items required to meet FMVSS View Requirements.
- Conformance with all Ford and Lincoln industry guidelines for vehicle conversions.
- Annual facility inspection and review.
- A commitment to continuous improvement.
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QVM Customer Benefits
Because the Ford Motor Company QVM Program assists approved manufacturers in developing a high-quality conversion process, you can feel confident that the finished product will meet your high expectations. And while Ford doesn't actually produce the finished converted product you receive, the Ford and Lincoln conversions are specifically designed by Ford to meet the unique demands of your industry.
Limousine Customer Benefits
If you are planning on renting a limousine, the National Limousine Association (NLA), the QVM-CMC Vehicle Manufacturers Association and Ford Motor Company strongly recommend that you only ride in limousines that are built by manufacturer certified Coachbuilders.
Ford Motor Company's certification program is called, "QVM" which stands for Qualified Vehicle Modifier. The rules governing the QVM program are stringent and are designed with the vehicle capabilities in mind.
QVM rules state that only Lincoln Town Cars, Ford Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators are approved for conversion into a stretch limousine. In addition, QVM rules specify that a Town Car can only be stretched 120" and Expeditions and Navigators 140" (basically, about twice the size). In addition the maximum passenger capacity for a stretch Town Car under the QVM guidelines is nine plus a driver and the Navigator and Expedition is fourteen plus a driver.
To find out if the limousine you are thinking of renting was made by a QVM converter, ask your limousine company which modifier they purchased it from and then make sure they are on the QVM list.