Mercedes-Benz Unveils Mercedes Style Edition Garia Golf Car (w/videos)
Now people when people say “that EV is a glorified golf cart“, they would be right!
Mercedes-Benz has partnered with golf cart manufacturer Garia, designing a special golf car – the Mercedes-Benz Style Edition Garia Golf Car.
In some ways, it reminds us of some concept smart cars from the past.
It’s taller than typical golf car, and uses luxurious materials like carbon-fibre, sensual wood decor and high-quality, light-colored leather…just want you need to get in 18 holes at your favorite (and likely private) golf course.
Another great feature normally not seen in vehicles like this is a 10.1-inch touchpad – no need for those short little pencils to keep track of your score!
Lithium-ion batteries allows for up to 50 miles (80 km) range and top speed was governed to 18.6 mph (30 km/h). Charging takes six hours.
The Garia in production would probably cost more its current most premium model, so we’d expect at least a $25,000-$30,000 price tag.
“Vehicles with Mercedes-Benz design are already to be seen on water, on land and in the air. Now they will also be seen on golf courses. As a “real sports car”, the Mercedes-Benz Style Edition Garia Golf Car authentically transfers the unmistakable Mercedes-Benz automobile design idiom of sensual purity to a premium-class golf cart.
The Mercedes-Benz Style Edition Garia Golf Car defines a new class of transport for the golf course.”
Gorden Wagener, Head of Design at Daimler AG:
“We have reinvented the world of the golf cart with our Mercedes-Benz Golf Car. Mercedes-Benz stands for modern luxury, and golf is an authentic part of that theme. Transferring our automotive design idiom to the Golf Car is therefore something quite natural, and in doing so we have created a product that is both sensual and pure.”