Lexus has facelifted its LS600h hybrid limousine, giving the car a new front grille and front and rear bumper design, signature LED sidelights and turn indicator lamps integrated in the door mirrors. The range of exterior colours has been revised, including the introduction of a new shade, Crystal Sapphire.
Much wailing and gnashing of teeth, once again, on the vexed question of stretch limousine licensing. Apparently “thousands” of businesses could go to the wall – because the Department for Transport won’t license an 8-seater stretch as a PSV.
That’s the view of the NLCA, which seems intent on whipping up its members into a frenzy over this, frankly, non-issue. Does an eight-seater really need to be licensed as a PSV? Surely the solution is simply to license it as a Private Hire vehicle. Then you can operate without needing an Operator’s Licence, or having to dry-hire the vehicle without a driver.