As the White House moves from blue to red, there’s going to be a new presidential limousine, too. We’ve known the United States Secret Service posted bids for a new presidential limousine years back, but it will finally be revealed when Donald Trump becomes the 45th President of the United States this January.
Autoweek has provided renderings of what the new limo will probably look like, which features a face quite similar to the 2016 Cadillac Escalade. After all, the president’s ride is based on a heavy-duty commercial vehicle chassis. It will also retain its conference-style seating with a 2+3+2 configuration.
It’s expected to include minimal changes otherwise, with many appointments carrying over from the current “Beast”, which debuted on the Kodiak platform. However, it’s in the communications department where things will change swiftly.
Things have changed since 2008, and the presidential limo’s role as a mobile command center will only grow. Also, it’s safe to expect some sort of adjustable suspension, as the report remembers an embarrassing incident in 2011. The president’s limo became stuck on a steeply-graded sidewalk when departing the U.S. Embassy in Dublin, Ireland.
And, as always, expect the full slew of life-proofing on the 2017 presidential limousine. That includes bomb proofing, armored windows and oxygen supplies to withstand a chemical weapons attack.