The stretch SUV limo has sparked a whole new trend in the limousine business. In the late nineties, the standard limousine had reached a feasible stretch limit of 120″. A few builders were going bigger, but in terms of safety, the 120 was it. This allowed for 10 passengers at 150lbs each, but limousine services wanted more - a whole lot more.
This is how the stretch SUV came to life. With enormous passenger capacities and unheard of amenities such as fireplaces and plasma TV’s, the stretch SUV changed the limo industry and brought it unto another level. SUV limos are made from both the Ford and GM platforms. The most common model is the Lincoln Navigator. It is most popular among celebrations such as weddings, proms, banquets and special nights on the town because of its versatility.
Another attractive vehicle is the Ford Excursion. The interior is over-sized and simple making it a great vehicle for added upgrades. Some of these upgrades include state of the art stereo systems, flat screen TV’s, and Sony Playstations.
The most popular at the moment is the Escalade limousine. With the introduction of the new body style in 2007, the Escalade is in high demand. With karaoke machines, laser lights, and DIRECTV, it will get you noticed. If you’re looking for larger than life transportation, the stretch Hummer is the one for you. With 1,000 watt sound systems, smoke machines, strobe lights, 22 inch chrome wheels, hardwood floors, and cocktail bars, the Hummer limo is bigger and more exciting than any SUV on the road.
The SUV limo typically comes in two sizes: the 140″ and the 200″. The 140 usually holds 12 rear passengers and the 200 can carry anywhere from 14 to 24 rear passengers depending on the layout. Sizes, capacities, and layouts are highly variable so always ask the operator about the interior setup.