Electric Vehicle Steps : Step Catalogue : AVS Steps


AVS Steps has completed the final stage of developing its SL Series of manual and automatic cassette steps.

As the world’s largest automotive step specialist, AVS Steps has designed the SL Series to lead the way in design, and appeal to both the commercial and non-commercial customer. With a cassette thickness of just 46mm, the ultra-thin steps are suitable for most vehicle types where ground clearance is restrictive, from cars, 4x4s, commercial vans, utility and mobility vehicles, ambulances and motor caravans and campers.  The result is the world’s slimmest step; and with its slim lines, moulded corners and neat tread design, the SL Series is also the most stylish.

Heralded as the company’s most versatile step range to date, the SL Series is already hugely successful and widely used in the marketplace by bodybuilders for Mercedes, VW, Renault and Iveco.  The range has been completed this year with the addition of new Euro-4 compliant products, which enables AVS Steps to offer customers a wider range of manually foot operated and electric options, all with variable step treads and widths.  

Keith Clark, managing director, AVS Steps, said: “We knew we could make our steps slimmer and trimmer, and so we set ourselves the task of creating a step which was as thin as we could make it without compromising its function, strength or safety. By using quality materials and applying our 20-years expertise we have been able to achieve this balance. As a company entirely focused on designing steps for the automotive industry, we are continually looking at ways to expand and improve our product portfolio, and offer the marketplace greater choice and value for money.”

The SL Series of cassette steps feature a stylish aluminium tread assembly encased in a 2mm thick galvanised steel holder, and is operated by a pivoted steel arm and a powerful, quiet Bosch motor. Options include an illuminated front edge, fully automatic operation and a touch sensitive contact detection strip which, unlike competitive products, features an independent circuit that is unaffected by mud and dirt on the step.

“Like all of our step ranges, the SL Series has undergone strict rigorous testing, and is proven by its use on hundreds of vehicles worldwide,” Keith continued.

Installation of the SL Series is straightforward with fitting kits available for most popular vehicles which include instructions, wiring plans with free online support.  AVS Steps is ISO9001-2000 accredited.

December 2007

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