Since near the genesis of the automobile, the sedan has been a staple on the streets. This style of vehicle is familiar across all social and geographical demographics worldwide, with an instantly-recognizable design and style. Its versatility, utility, and cost means that it has varied little for a long time, other than increasing in size and luxury.
Companies in the livery world long relied on the Lincoln Town Car sedan for moving VIP clients around the United States. Large, comfortable, and standardized, passengers knew exactly what to expect. While it didn’t have all of the features in the world, the Town Car was a reliable, classy vehicle with plenty of space to stretch out. But after 30 years, Lincoln’s parent company, Ford, put the platform out to pasture, leaving the market without a standard for livery service. While companies in Utah didn’t use the Town Car as much due to the terrain and winter driving conditions, we still recognized it as the standard.
These days, the sedan has gained more of a rarified air, but without a lot of gains in value. Lincoln more or less replaced the Town Car with the MKT, but this was nearly a decade ago and it has not changed much since. The Chrysler 300C is very traditional, but doesn’t quite have the headroom or interior ambiance for livery duty. Then there’s the Cadillac XTS, which is used frequently by our affiliates as well as by us. It’s large and luxurious, but we feel it could still be better, especially for the money. The vehicle to be seen in nowadays has a back window with a wiper and a large hatch for luggage, and we at VIP Limousine have therefore taken a different approach to our sedan service.
Enter the GMC Acadia SUV crossover. In the same vein as the MKT, this crossover is spacious and practical, but we chose it because it is a superior vehicle. The style is classy and doesn’t shout, but is simultaneously not an anonymous design, with sparkling black paint, LED lighting, chrome trim, and clean lines.
Once one of our chauffeurs opens the door to the cabin, passengers are greeted with more LED lighting, soft black leather with contrast stitching, dark real wood trim, and real metal accents. The seats are heated captains chairs which have an adjustable backrest and lower cushion for increased recline and legroom, which is not something you typically find in a sedan. Because it’s a taller vehicle, it also has more headroom and a more natural step-in position.
Within easy reach of the passengers are USB charging ports, a 110V outlet, the heated seat switches, and automatic climate controls. Overhead is a retractable shade over the rear sunroof for additional light, and tinted windows ensure privacy. Behind the captains chairs are two additional seats if they are needed in a quick pinch, which most of the time serves as the commodious cargo area.
Our Acadia has a few other notable features. The hushed interior also has active noise-canceling microphones hidden in the ceiling to further tone down any ambient noise. Power comes from a strong V6 engine that bests the power output from the MKT and the Town Car, great for passing others on the road, cruising at speed, or climbing the canyons around Salt Lake City. It also has all-wheel-drive for all types of road conditions, helpful during Utah’s snowy winters.
It is not a typical livery choice by industry standards, however the GMC Acadia is more than capable of meeting the needs of the discerning executive or other client visiting or living in Utah. Stylish, modern, and luxurious, we look forward to using it in the years to come. Client feedback has been extremely positive, as they love the room, features, and look of the vehicle; so do we! Take a ride and experience the VIP treatment in the fantastic GMC Acadia. Special thanks to our friends at Salt Lake Valley Buick and GMC for finding us a wonderful vehicle.