Minivans are experiencing an unprecedented boom, now that Kim Kardashian has one car for herself and her four children. But in true Kim Kardashian fashion, her car is far from simple, as she has blinged-out the entire vehicle.
The entrepreneur and mother of four has outperformed the Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle and Toyota Sienna Platinum with her new Maybach-style Mercedes-Benz Metris van.
Kardashian’s latest family van reportedly costs as much as $400,000, which is far more than even the most gorgeous and high-end factory-built minibus or the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class Maybach SUV.
We got to see the van, which was shown a lot on The Kardashians, and let’s just say we couldn’t quite keep our eyes off it! But what makes this SUV so expensive?
’The Kardashians’: Why Is Kim Kardashian’s Mercedes-Maybach So Rxpensive?
First of all, it’s a unique, Mercedes-Maybach ambience in a family-friendly package, and with her four young children, it’s a must-try. The van started life as a Mercedes-Benz Metre, a smaller companion to the Sprinter. Starting at around $40,000, the Metris is already an expensive van, given its standard equipment and four-cylinder turbo engine.
Kardashian’s Mercedes-Maybach Metris, on the other hand, has the luxury division’s distinctive hood ornament over a grille of vertical slats. Bright trim around the lower front apron and the abundant windows adds to the look, although its two-box shape is distinctly utilitarian compared to the relatively slim Kia Carnival. The look is complemented by the large wheels, which may have a floating Maybach logo in the centre.
It’s not just the exterior of the car that makes it so stunning – and expensive – but also the interior.The coach has business-class-style folding seats with built-in folding tables and kneeling supports. Rear-facing jump seats increase capacity to six passengers.
The entire coupe is trimmed in Maybach’s signature diamond-leather upholstery and piano-black trim. Star lighting and a diffused headliner trim complete the cabin.