If you’ve made the decision to use luxury transportation for your next big business meeting, party or non-emergency medical appointment, then you probably know that some of the benefits include safety, comfort and reliability. However, in addition to finalizing the important details, such as how you want to be billed and where you want to get picked up, it’s also critical that you think about what type of vehicle best suits your situation.
Of course, what vehicle you ride in depends on the market you need service. For example, the Mercedes E- and S- classes are most common abroad, as are the Mercedes Viano and Volkswagen Caravelle. However, regardless of what country you are in, you can rest assured that when you book chauffeured transportation with a reputable company, the agent you are working with will help you assess what vehicle is right for you. In the event you’d like to read over some general information before speaking with a dedicated representative, here are some things that you may want to keep in mind:
1) Luxury sedans are designed for one to three passengers
This type of vehicle is most common for those in need of airport pickup or transfers, transportation to financial roadshows and are appropriate for a night out around town. This luxury fleet typically includes cars such as a:
♦ Lincoln Town Car, MKT and MKZ Hybrid
♦ Cadillac XTS
♦ BMW 5 and BMW 7-Series
♦ Audi A6
♦ Mercedes Benz E and S Class
2) Luxury SUVs are best for six to seven people vacationing in the mountains or families with lots of luggage
It’s no secret that rental cars and taxis are often far too small to fit anything and are uncomfortable.Travel safely and in style when wintery conditions exist, when you are part of a small group or simply need some extra space. Luxury SUVs include:
♦ GMC Yukon Denali
♦ Chevrolet Suburban
♦ Cadillac Escalade
3) Vans are intended to provide transportation for 10 to 14 people to a corporate event
This fleet, which is perfect for conducting a meeting on-the-go has lots of room, extra wide doors, spacious and flexible seating options and the perfect amount of privacy. Vehicles in this category include:
♦ Mercedes Sprinter
♦ Ford E Series
♦ Mercedes Viano
♦ Volkswagen Caravelle
4) Stretch limousines are available for six, eight or 10 passengers and are most popular for celebrating a special occasion
If you are commemorating a an engagement, wedding, prom, graduation or birthday, then you may want to think about booking a limousine. This class of vehicles includes:
♦ Lincoln Town Car
♦ Chrysler 300C
5) Coaches are divided into two categories: Mini-coaches and motor coaches and are both cost-effective ways of transporting large groups
♦ Mini-coaches: These vehicles fit anywhere between 21 to 32 passengers and are ideal for corporate events, weddings or any other function where different passengers need transportation at various times.
♦ Motor coaches: These are your best option for over-the-road needs such as a trip across state lines or other long hauls. This type of vehicle fits up to 56 people and is also perfect for shuttling a large group at once for a wedding, sporting event, ski trip, airport, corporate event or convention. Motor coaches are an efficient, safe and cost-effective way of guaranteeing that all passengers arrive at once.
6) Specialty vehicles can be used to fit up to to 34 passengers, depending on the type of vehicle, and offer everyone the ultimate luxury experience
♦ H2 Hummers, Escalades and Navigators: These can accommodate between 16 and 20 passengers. These vehicles are spacious, have a bar and glassware and top of-the-line stereo system.
♦ Limo buses: These can fit 21 to 34 people. These vehicles are easier to step in and out of because you don’t have to sit to enter the vehicle. They provide more head room, similar to a mini- or motor coach. This fleet also has similar features to other specialty vehicles, but are designed for bigger groups, combining the passenger movement efficiencies of coaches with the traditional stretch amenities like a bar, sound system, televisions and lighting.