Transportation vehicles for the rich and famous have evolved over the years. From posh personalized cars to luxury armored SUVs, there is quite frankly nothing celebs cannot purchase to ensure their ride is as comfortable and convenient as possible. What’s new and haute in luxury transportation? Usher in automobiles with restrooms, gyms and entertainment centers, of course.
A California-based company is revolutionizing transportation by creating a fortress on wheels. Becker Automotive Design is transforming Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans to include amenities once designated to a private plane or one’s home. The seven-passenger automobile can be renovated to include features like massaging chairs, exercising bikes, beds, large televisions and even toilets.
Becker engineering has extensive background in working for, and with General Motors in the development and production of specialty SUVs, both in the U.S. and in China.
In an interview with the Business Insider, founder Howard Becker expressed how essential New York City is to its business. He said, “New York is a very important hub for us. Wall Street, the financial movers and shakers all have the same common needs for that quality of ground transportation that allows them to have all those protective, secure and comfortable and meaningful productive capabilities.”
The company has an extensive clientele list that includes many of our Haute 100 listers, movers and shakers in the entertainment industry as well as a number of European royalty. The list includes, but not limited to:
The Royal Family of Dubai
The Royal Family of Abu Dhabi
His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan
His Majesty Mohammed VI King of Morocco
Ambassador from the UAE to the United States, Yousef Al Otaiba
Currently, Becker is designing a 2016 VIP armored luxury transports at protection levels B6 and B7. It will feature the new Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Yukon and Cadillac ESV body styles. The armored luxury vehicle will be available in both standard length and 20″ stretched versions.
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