Nat Geo – Lux Limousine History


A limousine (or limo) is a luxury sedan or saloon car generally driven by a chauffeur and with a partition between the driver and the passenger compartment. Limousines often have a lengthened wheelbase. Although usually associated with luxury vehicles the word “Limousine” is also simply a generic term in some countries for a standard sedan bodystyle.

It was originally an enclosed automobile with open driver’s seat. It is named after a type of cloak and hood that was worn by the inhabitants of the Limousin region that later resembled the covering of a carriage and much later used to describe an automobile body with a permanent top that extended over the open driver’s compartment.

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