Most people know a limousine when they see one. But if someone asked you what a limousine was what would you say? Today here at A Limo World we are going to talk about just exactly what makes a car a limousine. We will also highlight some of the common features that are found in limousines.
What is a Limousine?
If you go to Wikipedia a limousine is defined as “a large luxury vehicle typically driven by a chauffeur often with a partition between the driver’s compartment and the passenger’s compartment.” They go on to say that a limousine that is significantly longer than a standard limousine is called a stretch limousine. Limousines have been around since cars started to be made here in the United States. In 1916 the US Society of Automobile Engineers defined a limousine as “a closed car seating three to five inside, with driver’s seat outside.” Since that time limousines have continued to grow and change just like the others cars on the road.
Limousines are known for being used by wealthier classes of people. They are definitely a sign of luxury, style, and comfort. Not very many people actually own their own limousine. Most limousines are owned by companies that rent out their limo and drivers. Frequently they are rented to transport people of importance. Government officials, top leaders in large companies, and Hollywood stars are frequently picked up and driven around in limousines when they are on official business in cities outside of their own. Since limousines frequently house important clientele security is of utmost importance when they are being constructed. Many times they come with extra security features to help protect the precious cargo riding inside of the vehicle. Bulletproof glass, specially designed bodes capable of bearing several bullets, and special armoring can all be integrated into limousines to increase safety. In addition to extra safety measures, additional luxury features are also frequently found in limousines. Many limos have televisions, music systems, bars, refrigerators, laser lights, video game boxes, sunroofs, karaoke machines, and more in them. These features make riding inside of a limo an experience that allows the passengers to feel pampered.
Limousine Manufacturers & Builders
Many different car manufacturers make limousines. Years ago there were only a few companies that made and distributed limousines. Rolls Royce, Audi, Volkswagen, Mercedes, Jaguar, BMW, Lincoln Town Car, Cadillac, Hummer, and more all create and produce limousines nowadays. If you want to rent a limousine you can certainly find a classic or unique limousine that will suit your needs. A Limo World thinks out of the box and has a Corvette limousine and a new 2020 Camaro limousine.
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If you have a special visitor coming or simply want to help make an event special for you or your loved ones, you are probably considering renting a limousine. Here at A Limo World we can help you pick out the perfect car for your event. We will get to know what you are using your limousine for and recommend a few of the best choices for you to select from. Give A Limo World a call today to get your limousine rented.