New York Limo: Fun Facts and History

Limousines used to be just for the wealthy. It was the norm to see businessmen, Hollywood stars and politicians travel in one.

Now, times have changed. The public is hiring limos for almost any occasion – proms, anniversaries, proposals, bachelor/bachelorette parties, etc.

A limousine has this unique way of bringing a sense of prestige and suave. It creates a one-of-a-kind-grand entrance. It makes you instantly feel like a celebrity.

New York Limos Aren't Just for the Wealthy Anywmore

It’s easy to hire a limo driver. Not just large markets like LA, New York, or Miami offer limousine services anymore.

Where did the name of the beloved limo come from?

According to, the legend is that the design of the first stretch limousine was inspired by a type of protecting hood worn by shepherds in the Limousin region of France. Also, it is assumed that the designer, or one of the designers of the car was French and named the car Limousine.

Did you know that limousine is not the name of a brand of cars, but it refers to a group of vehicles that have certain characteristics?

The basic limousines that we’re used to seeing are the stretch SUV, limo bus, or motor coach.

New York limos have come a long way. Only time will tell how limos will continue to adapt, and change the way we ride in style.


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