A Growing Number Of Armored Cars Get Luxury Makeovers For VIPs And Celebrities
In case you didn’t know by now, a growing number of armored cars get a luxury makeover. Almost 25.000 new armored cars are produced every year.
Worried about their lives, many celebrities and VIP’s order or demand armored vehicles with a luxurious design similar to a limousine.
According to the International Armoring Corporation many of these armored luxury cars are shipped to Africa and Middle East. This growth in the demand of armored vehicles started five years ago when the companies started to protect their top executives.
Although we know that a normal armored car be uncomfortable and just functional, the new celebrity clients demand exclusive features such as massage chairs, interior flatscreen TVs, suede upholstery, night vision cameras, premium paint jobs and many more.
“ If the client wants a particular type of leather, stitching, layout, electronics, communications system, or even [a] specific brand of espresso machine in the vehicle, we will customize the interior to accommodate that. ” – Trent Kimball, CEO, Texas Armoring.
40 % of the customers from Germany’s Alpha Armouring, a famous company that produces armored cars for over three decades, are now VIP’s and celebrities that order luxury features and options for their armored vehicles.
Although, Alpha Armouring showcased only at military shows, this time in April they launched their new Alpha Phoenix stretch SUV at a luxury automobiles show in Monaco.
The new Alpha Phoenix stretch SUV, based on the Mercedes G63 SUV, costs $1,5.000.000 and it is perfect for their clients.
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