In 2018, DrivenByQ took delivery of its first ever, brand new Mercedes. The vehicle was a silver V250d Sport and it was the extra long version. However when we tell people we bought a Mercedes V Class, they often look puzzled. “Is that a small car” they ask? I suppose, without experiencing a V Class, it can be confused with executive cars or completely misunderstood. The retail price of £55,000 often only serves to add to the mystery.
The Mercedes Van
From a distance the V Class looks similar to a van. It shares its body and mechanical parts with the Mercedes Vito. This is a robust but reasonably priced van. The V Class has subtle upgrades. It 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 functions, improved sound proofing and (changeable) ambient lighting.
The Executive Interior
One customer switched to DrivenByQ because his previous supplier only offered people carriers. He wanted an executive car which the other supplier could not provide. For one last-minute trip though, the only vehicle we had available was the Mercedes V Class people carrier. We apologised for the shortage but the passenger quickly appreciated the luxury and quality of the comfortable leather seats. This was amplified by the superior Mercedes ride quality. Now he asks for the V Class every time!
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 wood trim, the wow factor and exclusivity of the V Class has impressed our clients. So far it has worked in Central London, Scotland’s Gleneagles, and other parts of the UK. I just wonder when we will receive the first booking to mainland Europe?