Upcoming Luxury Cars

Albeit the confusion and challenges offered by the newly implemented GST tax regime, the growth rate for luxury car makers for the year 2017 has been stimulating. Most car makers have reported great sales figures for the previous year. Indian car buyers have shown great enthusiasm and love for premium luxury cars. In the light of these, it would be fair to say that the road ahead promises of great opportunities. Automakers are leaving no stone unturned in offering their Indian Customers with the best options. In this article, we take a look at some of the Best Upcoming Luxury Cars in 2018:

Tesla Model 3

Despite the production halts coupled with the over automation issues, the Tesla Model 3 remains as the most anticipated EV of the century. The flagship sedan from the Tesla Factory, the Model 3, was slated to make India debut later this year. However, the production issues still loom large. And a possible refund to pre-bookers in the USA is on the cards. However, with Mr. Musk, known for pulling off a great escape, still at the helm of things at the company’s headquarters in California. We should for the time being laid back and watch history unfold before us for the better or the worse.

The premium Model boasts of an AWD with a range of 210 km on fast 30 minute DC Charging. The highlight could be the glass roof with solar charging.

  • Expected Price: ₹ 75 Lakh

Ferrari Portofino

Ferrari did not have to research hard for the christening of its luxury offering. Well, Portofino is a small and picturesque fishing village on the Italian Riviera. Portofino is abuzz all year by visitors, artists, celebrities from all quarters looking for a sweet sojourn. Well in case you are busy and cannot squeeze in a visit to the real Italian Village then worry not… get this charming beauty from the Italian Automakers factory and be captivated by the performance and luxury that Ferrari Portofino is an epitome of.

The front fascia carries the signature Ferrari smile rendered aptly by the large central grille and the sleek headlamps. The front wheel arches are more aerodynamic than ever. All thanks to the large twin secondary intakes on the front bumper and the air fins that allows for a seamless channel for the air to pass out. Expect to be pleasantly surprised by the lavish interior that fits in perfectly with the sharp and aggressive look.

  • Expected Price: ₹ 2.8 – 3 Crore

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With Oragadam facility already being used by Renault and Fourth-Gen Micra having been manufactured in Europe, the Nissan Japanese Automaker it seems is taking a step back for now as far as local assembly goes. But this does not take the light away from the two luxury offerings slated for launch later this year.

New Nissan X-Trail

Following an early than the expected retirement of its premium SUV owing to poor sales, Nissan is all upbeat with expectations for the third generation X-Trail SUV in India.

Based on the same platform as its segment partner Qashqai. The SUV is hoped to replicate the success of Terrano.

  • Expected Price: ₹ 32 – 35 Lakh

Nissan Leaf

The pre-facelift model of the Leaf has outscored the likes of BMW i3 and Toyota Prius in terms of sales. The Japanese Automaker globally sold an impressive number of 2.8 lakh units and would be wishing to achieve the same with the 2018 Leaf facelift.

The highlight in Leaf is the ProPILOT Park semi-autonomous technology. The Electric Hatchback claims 400 km range in one complete charge. The underpinning 40 kWh battery also has a quick charging mode which boasts of 80%  charge in 40 mins.

  • Expected Price: ₹ 35 Lakh

Rolls-Royce Cullinan

Whoever said, “What’s there in the name?!!” must be a sales name. The word Cullinan would remind cricket crazy millennials of a Right Handed South African batsman who until recently held the record for the highest Test Score by a batsman for the Proteas. However, add Rolls-Royce to the word ‘Cullinan’ and you can expect something as true and beautiful as a bright diamond.

Something to behold and marvel at. And Rolls-Royce Cullinan promises much more than that. The first SUV from the British Automakers factory. The entry of the market into the segment is bound to raise new standards in luxury, power, and design. On roads, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan will lock horns with the likes of Bentley Bentayga, Mercedes-Maybach GLS.

  • Expected Price: ₹ 5 Crore

Volvo XC40

Coming from the Volvo’s Bengaluru plant, the X640 is aimed at the younger Indian Audience that desires luxury with utility. The Volvo XC40 caters to these demands with its clutter-free cabin coupled with premium smart features.

Powered by an all-wheel-drive 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel (D4) engine, only 200 units of the Volvo XC40 will be made available. Pre-bookings are open for a token amount of Rs 5 Lakh. XC40 is Touted as the SUV of the Gen-X for its flagship offering like smart door pockets for laptop or tablet, Air-ventilated dashboard-mounted subwoofer smartphone holder, a trash bin, compartment for tissues and more.

  • Expected Price: ₹ 30 – 40 Lakh

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Unlike the 1st gen X4, the second generation X4 will make its India debut. The sneak peeks that we had during the 2018 Geneva Motor Show was enough to get us all excited for the 2nd gen X4 slated for a 2019 launch.

On the looks front, the 2nd gen X4 will inherit the signature coupe-like roofline as well as the present elements of the X3. Both petrol and diesel options will be on offer and transmission duties for the SUV will rest on an 8-speed automatic car gearbox for all the engines. The All Wheel Drive System will be optional.

Expected Price: ₹ 50 – 60 Lakh


Audi has had a tough few years. Back in 2014, it was the market leader. Despite the improvement of 2%, Audi performed the worst among luxury car makers. It will be hoping to turn the tables this year around by luring the price savvy Indian customers with a couple of offerings…

Audi Q5 Facelift

Audi plans to gain some lost ground with this revised car. The car inherits its platform from latest-gen A4. this makes it much stronger and lighter than before. Further borrowing from the A4, the car offers a four-cylinder petrol as well as diesel engine along with the standard V6 diesel units.

A new plug-in hybrid driveline option may be added later. At the external design front, expect the car to have a few cosmetic changes. The car will support wifi connectivity as well as it will be on par with present-day safety standards.

  • Estimated Price: ₹ 45 – 55 Lakhs

Audi SQ7

The renaissance for Audi reaches its true height with the Audi SQ7 and the E-Tron SUV. While the later made to front pages with its sparky-launch, it is the former that could turn out to be the black horse especially in developing economies like India.

Revealed at the company’s headquarters located in Germany, the diesel SUV is the first of its kind to feature a feature an electric power compressor for its 4.0 liter, V8 diesel powertrain. With this Audi ensures a power-packed SUV that will be a tough beast to beat on the roads as well as testing terrains.

Expected Price: ₹ 90 Lakh – 1 Crore


The fourth generation A8 comes with a makeover both from the outside and inside. While the cabin boasts of the best in class luxury smart features and the exterior gets an all-new design, the standout feature would be the advanced Level 3 autonomous driving feature.

And true to its newfound showmanship, Audi revealed the 4th gen A8 at the very first Audi Global Summit in Barcelona.

  • Expected Price: ₹ 1 – 3 Crore