Guide Luxury Car Buyers
Entry Level Luxury Cars
This is where the experience of luxury cars begins. Cars in this range feature high levels of technology, comfort and driveability.
There is no dispute that is an awesome looking car. And about a year ago, Chevrolet Cruze facelift took a midlife and instead of changing the car visually, the engine to be more powerful, refined and fuel efficient pinched. Power is now a huge 164 hp! It is a perfect highway cruiser and interiors are also amazing sight. You also get a long list of equipment. Rear seat space is quite poor though.
This beautifully designed car has a style that is very underrated. The cabin is hard to fault and if attention is paid to detail you will notice that the build quality is definitely the best in its class. The seats are spacious and comfort is brilliant. It lacks a bit in the department of equipment and the high price is a disappointment compared with competitors.
Quality and fit and finish are excellent. It is also one of the best cars to own if you are chauffeured. The engine is underpowered and is not the most exciting car to drive.
The Hyundai Elantra is easily the best looking car in its class. You get a long list of equipment including cooled front seats, a spacious cabin and also a very competitive price. It is also easy to drive in traffic and decent on the road too. Although it is a bit bouncy at high speeds.
The Fluence was the first car of Renault in India and has improved a few months ago. There is a slight bump in power and much less turbo lag. Further, also some equipment added.
Luxury Cars Level Executives
These cars usually start from Rs. 20 lac support and come with lots of features and luxurious cabins. Ideal for people who like to be chauffeured.
It is better looking, better equipped and more comfortable too. Forte Camry is to offer the most relaxing driving experience and everything has been optimized to provide just that. It is a bit expensive and boring to drive, but it is one of the most comfortable cars in its class.
What you get is a car that feels like a proper luxury saloon. The lounge and rear seats add to the feel-limo like. It is very well equipped and in city traffic is handled brilliantly. However, the soft suspension makes the car a little pitch on the road and the lack of a diesel engine is a problem.
The reason that the Superb is so attractive is that it feels a higher class. The acting is brilliant and has the technology and the luxury of the most expensive cars. No cheap bits on the car that makes a world of difference.
The Passat is VW’s flagship sedan in India. In typical German fashion interiors are clean and packed with teeth like a space shuttle. And the parking itself !! Although not a competitive price compared to its rivals, the extra money spent is well worth it.
The new Hyundai Sonata is positively breathtaking. The equipment list is generous and the cabin is very spacious and comfortable. Indians appreciate value and this car is exactly that.
Compact level luxury cars:
These cars require a certain level of respect and authority. Drive any of these and you will definitely have heads turning.
Audi A4 has a face wash recently brought subtle improvements to the car. The car is cooler, more luxurious and the gasoline engine 1.8-liter turbo is smooth as silk. It is broader than its competitors and therefore can be used as a car with a driver too. Not so attractive to drive as some of its rivals, though.
BMW 3 Series
BMW has set the benchmark in its segment with the new 3 Series offers the best of all worlds, is compact but the roomiest in its class, it is blisteringly fast and efficient. It’s incredibly fun to drive. Although the engine could have been a bit more refined and quieter suspension, but these are just minor niggles in a package otherwise ruling class.
Mercedes C Class
Traditional Mercedes strengths of comfort and build quality remains the core of C-Class. It’s definitely the car that feels the highest quality in its class
Like all Volvos, this car is as safe as a battle tank and comes loaded with technology. The engines are more powerful and efficient segment. If cars are compared purely on the specifications of this segment of the Volvo comes to mind. However it is a bit cramped in the back and just does not have the appeal of German trio.
Level Premium Luxury Cars
Large in size, presence, value and luxury!
The new Audi A6 is almost everything that buyers of luxury cars in India could ask for. Comes with a leading diesel engine in its class that is powerful and very refined. Interior details could embarrass a luxury suite and a comfortable ride.
BMW 5 series:
The 5 Series is softer in luxury cars BMW level headed decision. The 530d comes loaded with power if you are looking to drive the car yourself. If you are mainly driven driver 520d is an excellent choice.
Mercedes E Class
It is Mercedes bestseller and is a prefect blend of old world charm and modern technology. It’s not the quietest cabin around, but the list of features and options has grown substantially. With the new look that is appealing to younger buyers too.
The XF is not the cheapest car in its segment, but the value for money is obtained. The XF looks like a sports car trapped in a body lounges and performance complements the sleek design. Overall it is a consummate the German trio alternative.
The car is a little long in the tooth, which is evident by its simple design. The interiors are first rate levels and security are outstanding, but the cabin feels dated. Ride and handling is also not the best. Scores well in the comfort of the rear seat has one of the airiest cabins around.
Level Luxury Cars Limousines
These are cars that want to be seen. They are very expensive and no better way to tell the world that has come from one of these.
This luxury barge is loaded to the hilt with features. It is currently the benchmark in its segment. It has reclining seats, a fantastic sound system Bang & Olufsen, cooled and heated seats, a massage function and the list continues.
BMW has made improvements in places that was weak and most important is the gearbox eight-speed. It has made the car very smooth. The cabin has also worked as most car owners want a lush equivalent office cabin even drive home.
Mercedes S Class:
The S-Class is the flagship Merc. Loaded with more features than you can dream, it’s a limousine of a saloon. It has a very superior and cabin comfort levels only seen in Rolls Royce or Bentley.
Jaguar makes fast and beautiful cars and XJ is a testament to that. It is a mix of striking design, breathtaking performance and engineering cunning. It is very comfortable and very well equipped too. There is a new top of the line Ultimate version as well, which comes with more technology such as massage bucket seats in the rear, a champagne cooler two high-resolution displays with wireless headphones and a lot of other additions.