Vehicle Pick of the Week: The bus comes with low mileage and is priced ideally for operators venturing into this growing fleet segment.
One of the top questions on operator’s minds today is: What will replace the Lincoln Town Car? While many operators are buying time by stocking up on the last models of the iconic industry workhorse, they know the day will come when their Town Cars will clock their last miles and have to be laid to rest. And it will come sooner than we think, as such things tend to do.
But fear not, for while there is no single right answer to replacing the Town Car, there are numerous new and updated vehicle options from which to choose. The key factor in making a fleet purchase decision is an operator’s understanding of his or her clients’ needs.
LCT has compiled a guide of vehicles from select manufacturers and coachbuilders that have committed to creating innovative and reliable vehicles for the chauffeured transportation market. Operators interested in purchasing vehicles before the end of the year should read about Section 179 Tax Incentive, a tax rule that will allow them to deduct the entire expense on 2011 business taxes.
The following are links to photo galleries of some of the featured vehicles in LCT’s 2012 Hottest Vehicles Guide. The complete list will be available in the December 2011 issue of LCT.
– Michael Campos, LCT assistant editor
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Vehicle Review: This SUV is not only cushy and comfy over long drives — it also refuses to wilt when the road gets twisty.
The order books are open until the end of the month, with plans to build 150. The price has gone up to $116,465.
Operators also had the chance to test ride the latest J-Series models, which now includes the 45-foot J4500 and the smaller 35-foot J3500.
Vehicle Review: The battle for three-row American luxury has a decisive winner between the Lincoln and Cadillac brands.
Vehicle Review: This SUV is large and in charge, and has power-folding second captain's chairs for the second row.
Vehicle Pick of the Week: The Battisti Customs built van limo will provide a comfy, luxurious ride to even the most discerning client.
Vehicle Review: The SUV is a sleeker, more stylish, better proportioned, and more tech-forward alternative that comes with a hybrid option.
Vehicle Review: General Motors’ and Ford’s upscale divisions are hoping to redefine American luxury as more buyers supersize their vehicles.
Vehicle Review: When compared to others in the class, the Navigator offers better performance and efficiency.
Super Max Motors, a Virginia bus and livery vehicle dealership, opens nationwide bidding for 130+ livery vehicles, from vans to big coaches.
The lounge-style body hones a minimalist design, in what the company calls “an urban loft on wheels.”
The limousine he drives has a high-resolution digital display on the roof, which shows positive messages.
Vehicle Pick of the Week: The Executive Coach Builders SUV is great for professionals who want to get there safe and in style.
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