Almost a year ago, DrivenByQ took delivery of its first ever, brand new
Mercedes. Namely, a silver V250d Sport, Extra Long. However when we say we bought a Mercedes V Class, people often look puzzled. “Is that a small car” they ask? In reality, without experiencing a V Class, it can be confused with executive cars or misunderstood. The retail price of £55,000 sometimes only serves to add to the mystery.
From a distance the V Class looks similar to a van. It shares the body and mechanical parts of the Mercedes Vito (which is robust but also reasonably priced on servicing). Outside, the V Class is colour coded. It has privacy glass, electric sliding doors and (bigger) alloy wheels. Where the V Class really differs from the Vito model is the high-class interior. Inside it has an exclusive dashboard, extra features, improved sound proofing and changeable ambient lighting.
One customer who switched to DrivenByQ did so because his previous supplier only offered people carriers. He wanted an executive car which we could provide. For one last-minute trip though, the only available vehicle was the Mercedes V Class people carrier. We apologised but the passenger quickly appreciated the luxury and quality of the comfortable leather seats: amplified by the superior Mercedes ride quality. Now he asks for the V Class every time he travels with us!
Considerable competition exists for people carriers and minibuses in Wrexham, Deeside and Chester. This persuaded us to add something special to the fleet. With its silk beige leather interior and walnut trim, the wow factor and exclusivity of the V Class has really impressed our customers. This is why it has worked in Central London, Scotland’s Gleneagles, and many other parts of the UK. I just wonder when we will receive the first booking to mainland Europe?