If you feel like pampering yourself with a more luxurious ride, there has never been a better time to use GrabCar Premium.
And classy does not have to be limited to special occasions. You can take them on your daily work commute, treat your date with a more elegant ride and head out to town every night in style. Make no mistake; you will impress.
With a fleet of luxury vehicles at very affordable prices, it is a great time to switch to a fancy ride.
Putting it to the test
To test out this service, I booked a GrabCar Premium ride after a social gathering one night.
Unsure of what to expect, I stood on the pavement and looked out eagerly for my ride.
Thankfully, I did not have to wait long — my driver arrived within two minutes.
A glistening Mercedes Benz made a smooth turn from the main road, sliding effortlessly into position beside me. I was not disappointed.
The car was spotless, and I could see my reflection on its sleek, black exterior.
Admittedly, I checked my phone twice to make sure that this beautiful vehicle was all mine for the duration of the drive.
Stepping into the vehicle, I immediately noticed how well-polished the seats were.
An air freshener made the car smell pleasant — nothing too overpowering, simply a mellow fragrance.
My driver was friendly and considerate, making conversation when I spoke to him. Otherwise, he was quiet when I needed to lean back and rest for a bit.
I also noticed some bottled water in the door compartments, and when I asked him whom they were for, he simply replied: “You, if you need them.”
Coincidentally, I was feeling rather thirsty, so I gladly accepted and opened a small bottle.
Cruising in style
The smooth ride was probably the best part of the experience.
A winning combination of good driving and a well-maintained, top-class vehicle made for a slick, comfortable drive.
For someone who tends to get carsick easily, the fact that I felt completely at ease in a vehicle is probably the highest praise I can pay the driver.
I spent most of the ride admiring the finesse of my driver. The transition from gliding on the roads to a full stop at the traffic lights was nothing short of remarkable.
With a vehicle like this, you almost feel like you are cruising in the air.
Regardless of humps or rough gravel, the car effortlessly slid over the road, and I did not sense a single bump during the ride.
The strengths of a car shine through its performance, much more so than how it looks. In this case, I was definitely impressed.
Upon arriving at my destination, I thanked the driver for the pleasant ride, and he nodded quietly and waved as he took off.
The driver’s ability to read my mood was, quite frankly, refreshing. Noticing I preferred a comfortable silence, he quickly adapted to suit my needs.
The ride checked off all the things I was expecting: a considerate driver, a smooth and comfortable ride, as well as convenience.
Riding in a luxury car is an eye-opening experience.
To allow more customers to enjoy elegant rides on a regular basis, Grab has revised GrabCar Premium prices.
For comparison, the previous rate per km was $1.80, whereas it has now been reduced to $0.75. That means you get a much better value for money when you ride long distances.
The minimum fare is now at $7.50 instead of $15, and the revised base fare is $3.75 rather than $5.
A fleet of luxury vehicles such as the BMW 5 series and Audi A6 ensures that you can ride in style and comfort.
The size of your party is accounted for too; book a 6-seater Premium when hosting a larger group of friends, or simply pick the standard GrabCar Premium option for a four-seater.
With a more affordable price point now, it is definitely worth checking out.
Don’t take it from me, though; try it out for yourself.
Use the promo code STVIP for $6 OFF any time between June 14 to 30, 2017. The code is valid for the four-seater GrabCar Premium only, and is open to both new and existing users.
The code is capped at 500 redemptions per day, and is only valid for certain locations.
For a list of valid locations and further details, visit this website.
Download the Grab mobile app to start using the GrabPremium codes.