February 15, 2012

What Is This Massive Black Taxicab-Looking Thing?

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Whoa, what is this thing?

I spotted it the other day in DC, and my first assumption was it was a London taxi, brought to the US, like the few in Manhattan, as a self-conscious real estate agent's limousine.

Then I got closer, and no. It's probably about the size of a classic GM van, but it feels bigger, stockier. And it looks, obviously, like the love child of a Hummer and a Honda Element.

The rear seat is certainly configured like a taxi, though, with a bench seat and about ten feet of legroom. I'm interested in buying one, because it looks like I could park a Scion inside it with room to spare.

The grille badge says VTG, which turns up nothing for me. The rear badge, which I figured I woudln't need to photograph, was like, VR-1 or something. Really does bug me when I can't Google it out online.

UPDATE And it is the VPG MV-1, the first purpose-built transport solution for the universal accessibility market. [thanks dt sr giant vehicle correspondent jjdaddy-o]

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http://www.vpgautos.com/

V *P* G. aha. alright then.

Finally, a car perfect for owners of the Stokke Xplory.

(or, actually, the Inglesina Classic)

'Jay Leno's Garage' website has a video/interview with a representative of the company. Search under "green garage" for VPG MV-1. http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/collections/green-garage/#videos

Was on the West Side Highway today behind one decked out in Access-A-Ride badging.

I'm gone to inform my little brother, that he should also pay a quick visit this webpage on regular basis to get updated from most recent information.

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