Among Krystal's latest models are a 72-inch limousine with redesigned interiors that are more comfortable and ergonomic. the interior features more passenger legroom, wider rear-facing seats and a conveniently located ice chest.
New interior designs and a state-of-the-art entertainment center that should impress even the most tech-savvy livery passengers are among the changes being made to Krystal Enterprises’ vehicles in 2004. The new interiors follow close on the heels of an exterior refreshening of the coachbuilder’s 2003 minibus line.
“We’re focusing on creating the best possible experience for the people riding in back,” explains Krystal’s Executive Vice President John Beck. “When they’re happy, we’re all happy.”
The Krystal Entertainment System (KES) is the centerpiece for many of the company’s new minibus and limousine interiors. It is powered by a computer that digitally stores 50 DVD quality movies and more than 3000 songs. Like a space-age jukebox, all the media is accessible with a touch screen menu.
The KES is designed by Elite Systems of Southern California and modeled after entertainment packages most often found in private jets. Tied into the system is a program that allows passengers to conduct slide shows and video presentations en route to their destinations. Drivers can access directions to anywhere in the U.S. through a GPS package that also is part of the system.
The current configuration only begins to tap into the computer’s memory and data storage capabilities, Beck notes, who ads that plenty of room remains in case operators want to integrate any emerging technologies. Future models will offer controls that link all of a vehicles’ electronics to a convenient touch screen located by the driver’s seat- including the lighting, partition and climate.
Among the vehicles that will feature the KES is Krystal’s new 320passenger LimoBus, which is powered by a muscular 285-HP International diesel engine and equipped with more consoles than previous models with a similar seating configuration. The additional consoles make it easier for passengers to find a workstation or place to rest a beverage, Beck notes.
There have been no additions to Krystal’s limousine product line. However, the coachbuilder redesigned the interior on its 72-inch model to be more comfortable and ergonomic. The 720inch Krystal limousine will feature more passenger legroom than previous models, wider rear-facing seats and a conveniently located ice chest.