Entry Level Luxury Cars
This is where the luxury car experience starts. Cars in this range boast high levels of technology, comfort and driveability.
There’s no refuting that it’s a stunning looking car. And, about a year ago, Chevrolet gave the Cruze a mid-life facelift and rather than change the car visually, it tweaked the engine to be more powerful, refined and also fuel efficient. Power is now at a massive 164 bhp! It is a perfect highway cruiser and the interiors are also striking to look at. You also get a long list of equipments. Rear seat space is quite poor though.
This beautifully engineered car has styling that is quite understated. The cabin is hard-to-fault and if you pay attention to details you will notice that build quality is easily the best in class. The seats are spacious and comfort is brilliant. It lacks a bit in the equipment department and the steep price is a downer compared to the competitors.
Quality and fit and finish are excellent. It’s also one of the best cars to own if you’re chauffer driven. The engine is under powered and it’s 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 equipments including cooled front seats, a spacious cabin and also a very competitive price tag. Also it’s easy to drive in traffic and decent on the highway too. Though it is a tad bouncy at high speeds.
The Fluence was Renault’s first car in India and it has been improved a few months back. There is a slight bump in the power and much lesser turbo lag. Also, a few equipments have also been added.
Executive Level Luxury Cars
These cars typically start from the Rs. 20 lac bracket and come with loads of features and luxurious cabins. Ideal for people who like to be chauffer driven.
It is better looking, better equipped and more comfortable too. The Camry’s forte is to offer the most relaxing driving experience and everything has been tuned to deliver just that. It’s slightly expensive and dull to drive but it is one of the most comfortable cars of its class.
What you get is a car that feels like a proper luxury saloon. The lounge like rear seats add to the limo-like feel. It is quite well equipped and in the city traffic it drives brilliantly. However, the soft suspension does make the car a bit pitchy on the highway and the lack of a diesel engine is an issue.
The reason that the Superb is so appealing is that it feels a class higher. The performance is brilliant and has the tech and luxury of more expensive cars. There are no cheap bits on the car which makes a world of a difference.