The limousine’s history traces back to the origin of its name; it goes back to the 18th century, in a French region known as Limousin. It was said that the citizens of this province were known to wear cloaks very similar to the car’s general profile. The trend eventually caught on and became the preference of the region’s upper crust, and this reputation continues today.
The Limousine is best known as either black or white, the two classic tints of the luxury car. However, preferences have expanded over the years, and the vehicle can now be seen in colors that may be deemed unconventional, such as pink, magenta, or blue.
Aside from the variety of colors, the Limousine also boasts of different styles.
The traditional limousines are those shaped like ordinary cars with four doors; their distinction comes from the fact that these vehicles come equipped with features such as a television, a CD/DVD player, and other extras such as a refrigerator and a bar. It also boasts of more legroom for the forward-facing passengers, due to the vehicle’s longer wheelbase.
Another would be the well-known stretch limousine – that which, compared to the other types, is most paraded in flashy events, and most preferred during special occasions. Compared to the traditional limousines, the stretch allows for 15 passengers, as the seats are set along the inside’s length, allowing for better positioning and easier communication between its passengers. The stretch limos come in black or white.
A somewhat sedan-bus hybrid, the stage limousine diverts from the traditional limousine characteristics. A notable feature would be the multiple doors, and the baggage compartment on the vehicle’s roof. This type is also used as the transportation for the deceased person’s family to the cemetery.