Japanese Limo Manufacturer Launches New Galue Limousine
Japanese limousine manufacturer Mitsuoka has just unveiled a new limo based on the Nissan Teana. This four-door limo has an unusual look and seems to borrow design elements from a wide range of other luxury automobiles. The grille strongly resembles a classic Rolls-Royce grille with its strong vertical lines and bold, slightly angled frame. The headlamp configuration also suggests the classic Rolls look with very similar shape and positioning. The rounded fenders evoke a larger, more generous version of Jaguar’s sensuous lines, and the sloped back and chrome highlights also suggest that designers borrowed liberally from both British luxury automakers.
The new Galue limo comes in two trim configurations, and buyers can choose from two motors to power the sleek limo: a 2.5-liter four-cylinder and a 3.5-liter V6. Both trim packages offer optional four-wheel drive, a most unusual feature for a luxury limousine. The Galue has a sensibly small wheelbase of 16 feet 4 inches, making it an ideal choice for negotiating traffic in large urban areas. At just 5 feet 10 inches wide, it is unusually narrow by limousine standards, but the Galue’s roomy interior offers little indication that it is a smaller kind of limo.
The interior design is tasteful throughout with wood trim accents and sports sensible features such as a center console and state-of-the art audio/video system. However, many luxury appointments common in limousines are not included, and this shows in the limo’s modest price tag of around $44,700 to $64,200 in U.S. dollars. Mitsuoka reports that they will only sell the Galue on the Japanese market.
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