The limousine was named in honour of the historic province of Limousin in France and, therefore, is a toponym, meaning it is a word derived from the name of a place. The first stretch limousine was built in 1928 in Arkansas, a southern region of the United States.The first standard limousine was introduced in 1902. This was a regular limousine, not the stretch variety. It was very attractive and cleverly engineered for its time. It featured an enclosed compartment in the back for the passengers to enjoy their privacy, while the driver of the limousine had his separate compartment in the front. Strangely enough, only the roof of the passenger compartment was actually covered. Therefore, on cold windy days the driver was likely uncomfortable, while the passengers remained warm and protected from the elements.