By Paul McGuirk

Is it a Mercedes-Benz? No, it’s a golf buggy. The all-new Garia Golf Car – which is inspired by classic MB visual cues–celebrated its world premiere at this year’s International Geneva Motor Show.

This premium golf transportation unit is currently available as a limited-edition release, having launched in 2016 as a prototype, to the acclaim and bemusement of classic car fans and golf aficionados alike.

Eye-catching

Hailed by some as the “coolest” golf vehicle of all time, the Garia Golf Car combines luxury, quality and premium design to create a unique variation on a Mercedes Benz classic with the mobility needs of the future – it’s energy efficient, sleek, sexy and connected.

After a further two years of development since its initial launch, it looks set to take the world by storm.

Design features

While typical golf carts have a reputation for being somewhat clunky, cubist and cumbersome, the Garia – with its sporty body and smooth golf-ball structure – brings a little bit more elegance to proceedingsand features prominent headlights which give the vehicle a unique, aggressive, assertive look that suggests the driver is here to hit some hole-in-ones.

Interior opulence

The Garia Golf Car is Bluetooth®-enabled and comes with integrated hi-fi speakers. With an onboard digital central touchpad, the user can effortlessly choose from a variety of functions including drive mode selection, windscreen wipers and even refrigerator controls. Occupants can even keep a track of their game with an electronic score card, and those waiting to get onto the next hole can keep up to date with the latest goings-on via internet connectivity.

Easy to drive

Let’s face it, this vehicle wouldn’t truly be Mercedes-Benz inspired if it couldn’t reach reasonable speeds. The Garia Golf Car is road-legal and can accelerate up to 43mph – however, federal law states that it will be restricted in the US to 25mph, which is more than enough speed for getting from A to B on the local golf course.

Handling-wise, this vehicle is a dream. With a front disk braking system, double wishbone suspension and 14” rims, it’s hard not to fall in love with.

It also boasts the largest-ever lithium ion battery to ever be fitted to a golf cart. With a 10,24 Kw/h capacity (that’s 200 real-world hours) and a range of up to 50 miles, it’s safe to say that exploring even the largest golf courses won’t be an issue for the Garia Golf Car.

A dream come true for golf fans

When a vehicle encompasses all these features, it’s almost impossible to fault it. By integrating the worlds of luxurious decadence, cutting-edge technology and classic sport, Garia has created a unique, interesting and above all desirable golf cart that is destined to be the envy of everybody on the green.

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