Renting a car with a private chauffeur is always a great way to explore the area you’re visiting on vacation or for a business trip. The chauffeur’s expertise is essential, but so is the quality of the vehicle you need to travel in the best possible conditions. And this can’t be improvised. That’s why it’s important to select a car that meets all your needs for perfect transportation.
The ideal car for a VTC driver
First and foremost, it’s important to select a vehicle that meets the various criteria set out in Article 3 of the Decree of December 23, 2009. The vehicle must not be more than 6 years old if it is a gasoline or diesel model. However, electric cars can be used for up to 12 years. In addition, the car must seat between 5 and 9 people, be at least 4.50 meters long and at least 1.70 meters wide. It must also be equipped with at least four doors. Vehicle power must be at least 84 KW, equivalent to 120 horsepower. The Tesla Model 3, Mercedes E-Class and C-Class are the most popular VTC models.
Vintage vehicles can be part of a VTC fleet, but they must meet the age criteria.
To be suitable for use by a private chauffeur, the car must meet a number of comfort criteria. It must offer top-quality services to meet passengers’ needs.
Vehicles can be divided into 3 groups. Cars with 120 hp belong to the first category, and offer quality comfort without overdoing it. The second category includes cars with 175 hp, offering quality comfort and special technologies such as semi-autonomous driving. The third category concerns sports cars.
It is, of course, possible to select luxury cars for transporting people. In this case, the car will have 300 horsepower and offer optimum passenger comfort.
To find out the comfort criteria used for VTC cars, it’s important to check one detail: the space between the front and rear seats. Passengers must have sufficient legroom. To be practical, the trunk must be able to hold a lot of luggage. It’s also important to check the presence of various options, such as air conditioning, heated seats or seats made from noble materials.
When it comes to aesthetics, there are no set rules. However, sober colors such as dark gray, black or midnight blue are very popular. The car must have a sober, elegant appearance. It goes without saying that the vehicle should not have any distinctive features that would make it stand out.
Above all, the car chosen to drive passengers in the best conditions must be pleasant and comfortable. It may therefore be essential to provide additional features to satisfy passengers. This is the case with WiFi, which is widely used. There’s also room for brochures on the region and quality magazines, not to mention treats to satisfy the munchies and, of course, drinks to quench the thirst. Hydro-alcoholic gel and wipes are also available for added comfort.
It’s also essential for the driver to be able to answer any questions you may have about what he’s visiting. This is very useful for answering curious passengers.
Use the perfect car for your trip
If you’re staying on the Côte d’Azur, Kingdom Limousines is the ideal partner to provide you with a private chauffeur and top-of-the-range vehicles in which you’ll be comfortable. You’ll be able to visit the wonders of Antibes, Cannes, Nice, Monaco or Saint-Tropez in the best possible conditions. Our range of vehicles includes sedans, limousines, minivans and SUVs. So you can easily reserve the perfect vehicle for the number of people in your party.
The brands on offer include Mercedes, Tesla, Rolls-Royce and Range Rover. All of them are state-of-the-art, for maximum comfort. You’ll be able to explore the various sites of the Côte d’Azur in the best possible conditions, and even travel further afield. Each vehicle is designed to offer maximum passenger comfort and well-being. So you can discover the Côte d’Azur in the best possible conditions.