Uber Comfort with bigger cars now available in Kenya

Uber has rolled out a new service for riders in Kenya today offering additional “comfort” features, such as extra legroom and silent rides.

Uber Comfort, as the company is calling it has already been launched in several markets including South Africa, Ghana and Ivory Coast but today Uber is officially introducing the service in Kenya.

“Uber aims to reimagine how the world moves for the better. With the launch of Uber Comfort in Nairobi, we are providing our most discerning passengers with a modern, spacious and personalizable method of moving around our city, while also introducing more options for drivers to access economic opportunities.” Imran Manji, Head of East Africa, Uber said.

The most notable element of Uber Comfort is that cars are a bit newer. They are also bigger, with minimum legroom requirements of around three feet.

Moreover, when you order Uber Comfort, you can stipulate your ideal temperature through the app in advance and also request some quiet time — which basically means you don’t want to chat with the driver.

Trips on Uber Comfort will be priced slightly above the equivalent UberX trip – generally, they will cost between 15-20% more than UberX according to Uber.

”With the new Uber Comfort, riders will experience some of the newest cars on the Uber platform. These vehicles boast spacious interiors with ample legroom, allowing riders the opportunity to stretch comfortably during their journey.” a statement from the company reads.

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Nixon Kanali

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