New York Luxury Car Service: It’s Not Just Stretch Limos Anymore
Having lived in New York, I’ve always been fascinated by limos. I’d look at those gleaming stretched Cadillacs and Lincolns with their uniformed drivers and wonder who was sitting inside behind that black-tinted glass. New York limousines seemed the epitome of luxury floating in a sea of lesser cars and grungy yellow cabs. Later I got to ride in limos myself and found the experience everything I expected it to be. There’s nothing like it if you want to get places in style, safely and reliably.
When most people think of luxury car service, they think of stretch limos, elegant black sedans with room for six to ten people. Those still dominate most limo fleets in New York City and elsewhere, but they are no longer all that is available. These days the leading limo services also offer luxury cars, Sports Utility Vehicles, specially equipped vans and buses, and armored vehicles (and some have even branched out into jet fleet service!).
Why did they do that? It was not to replace the traditional stretch limo but rather to complement it with a variety of vehicle options suited for different assignments and services.
For example, typical New York limos attract attention wherever they go, even in a city that has seen it all. That is part of the limo appeal and part of what makes a limo special. However, there are times when some customers would rather blend in without giving up on luxury. For that reason limo services may offer regular American or German luxury sedans, like an S-Class Mercedes or a BMW 750.
Sports Utility Vehicles are not only very popular, they are also well equipped to handle potholes and swallow lots of luggage. Limo services quickly realized that and began adding SUVs and stretched SUVs to their fleets. The premier NYC car services offer both standard and extended versions of the Lincoln Navigator and the Cadillac Escalade. These seat up to seven passengers.
Perhaps the ultimate attention getters these days are Stretch SUVs. The Cadillac Stretch ESV seats up to 18! For a more rugged look, and guaranteed to turn heads anywhere, there’s the Stretch Hummer. This is perhaps the wildest ride available anywhere. Looking tough and invincible outside, the inside of a Stretch Hummer may be configured to transport up to 20 people, or set up like an exclusive, exotic nightclub. There may be hardwood floors, multiple large flat-screen TVs, real aquariums, luxurious bars, mood lighting and ultra-comfortable seating. The sky’s truly the limit.
For somewhat less conspicuous transportation, NYC car services offer luxuriously equipped standard vans that can transport up to 14 passengers, and spacious limo buses for up to 20. These vans and buses generally offer more space and attract less attention than regular limos or other stretched vehicles. Inside, depending on the service to be provided, they may offer simple, comfortable transportation, all out luxury, or a combination of both.
Bottom line is that New York limo service is not just limos anymore. It’s a range of luxury vehicle transportation suitable for anything from airport commute to business entertainment to sightseeing and special occasions like weddings or anniversaries. So treat yourself, your customers, your friends and your business associates to something special!