What You Need to Know About Upfitting a Luxury People Carrier

By Shannon Gurnee
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October 2, 2023

Today, on Redhead Mom, I’m sharing a partnered guest post about upfitting a luxury people carrier.

Travel Couple Upfitting Luxury Carrier

Getting the perfect luxury carrier for your needs can be incredibly satisfying. You get to travel in a space that’s practically a mini living room, perfectly adapted to your specific preferences and needs. These kinds of vehicles are the result of a high degree of personalization, and it’s important that you get the upfitting process just right. To help you out on your journey, below we go through some of the most important things that you need to know when upfitting a luxury people carrier.

The Importance of a High-Quality Base Vehicle

As with any project, it’s important that you get the foundations just right. Choosing an appropriate base vehicle for your upfitting project will be one of the first decisions you’ll have to make, and you’ll want to choose an appropriate model.

A lot of upfitters recommend small vans such as the Mercedes Vito. They’re reliable, offer a high level of ride comfort, and still provide heaps of performance. You don’t want to be limited by this decision when it comes to the rest of your build; take your time, and consider it the base of the rest of your investment.

Choosing the Right Upfitting Provider

Equally important as getting the right base vehicle is choosing the right upfitting provider. The right provider will be able to help you design the best luxury people carrier possible based on your personal specifications, and then bring that dream into reality. 

Upfitters such as Senzati will often have a collection of vehicles which have already been upfitted, so that you can see the kind of vehicles that they’re capable of creating. Who knows, one of those might already be perfect for your needs!

Sort Out Your Non-Negotiables

Even with the best upfitter on the market, it’s impossible to put literally everything in a luxury people carrier. You’ll likely have to compromise on some things, but it’s important to work out beforehand what you don’t want to compromise on.

Think about things such as how many passengers you want to be able to fit in, whether or not you want to be able to work in the people carrier, and what kinds of entertainment options you might like. Narrow that list down, until you’re left with just the items that you couldn’t do without. Then, you can treat everything in addition to that as an optional extra. 


Finally, it’s important that you don’t compromise on safety. High quality upfitters will often be certified by the manufacturer of the base vehicles they upfit. It’s incredibly important to choose an upfitter of this calibre, as you don’t want to end up with a vehicle that simply isn’t safe to drive.

By keeping these key points in mind, you can maximise the chances that you end up with a safe, reliable vehicle that’s perfectly suited to your specific travel needs. Spending a little more on a high quality job is almost always worth it – not only will you be able to properly enjoy the vehicle, but you’ll also end up with an investment that you’re able to sell for a good sum when the time comes.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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