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:

Mercedes-Benz

A dream run last year meant sales improvement of around 16% for the carmaker. Undeterred, India’s leading luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz is all set to launch updated versions of its premium market leaders. These are…

Mercedes-Benz New CLS

The all-new offering from the leaders of the segment has generated good buzz. The makers attempt for design innovations and evolution are cemented by the new triangular shaped headlamps and the single-louvered diamond grille.The new headlight design will now be part of all new upcoming Mercedes vehicles.
The CLS boasts of premium leather upholstery and a luxurious cabin. The cabin inherits its look from the bigger S-Class. The car is now 5-seater with more space.The engine options include three 3.0-litre straight-six engine. All three engine get the 4MATIC four-wheel-drive system as standard.

  • When to expect: March 2018
  • Estimated Price: ₹ 80 lakhs to 1 crore in India.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Facelift:

The mid-life update of the sixth generation S-Class boasts of an aggressive look coupled with S500 features Mercedes COMAND infotainment system (internal memory 250GB).
The car will offer full second level autonomy. The AIRMATIC suspension enables better body control.Additional features include Burmester music system, seven-colored intelligent LED ambient light system, Wifi hotspot for internet access as well as high-quality heated armrests.
On the lines of its predecessor, the car offers two engine options 3.0-litre V6 diesel and a 3.0-litre petrol churning 255bhp and 330bhp respectively.

  • When to expect: January 2018
  • Estimated Price: ₹ 1.2 – 9.95 Crores

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Facelift

The flag bearer of the Mercedes-Benz family design, the new C-Class, having gone through a makeover, sits on a new set of alloy wheels. The elegantly styled bumper at the rear end provides the much required fresh appeal. Built on the same Modular Rear Architecture (MRA) platform, the makers of the car will offer both petrol and diesel variants. The power source remains the same. The engine will be mated to nine-speed ‘G-TRONIC’ gearbox for auto transmission.
The 2.0-litre petrol engine gives an output power of 181bhp. The 2.2-litre diesel engine further comes tuned with two states – 167bhp and 201bhp.
The cabin inherits the comfort and luxury of its parent. Climate control feature, wide sunroof and the latest COMMAND controlled new touchpad interface coupled with Garmin Navigation System with 3D-visualisation makes the car ‘a must have’.

  • When to expect: March 2018
  • Estimated Price: ₹ 39 – 44 Lakhs

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet Facelift

Increasing the bar for luxury and coolness, the sporty car features a convertible fabric rooftop and more space for Indian Families. Ideal for pleasant long drives, the car will be powered by a 3.0-litre, V6, twin-turbocharged petrol engine generating 333 bhp of power and 480 Nm of peak torque. The 7G-Tronic Plus enables automatic transmission. Additional features include better body control, seven-colored intelligent LED ambient light system, Wifi hotspot for internet access as well as high-quality heated armrests.

  • When to expect: March 2018
  • Estimated Price: ₹ 80 – 84 lakh.

BMW

BMW group (including Mini) registered a growth of 25%. The sales figures jumped from 7,500 units in 2016 to 9,800 units in 2017.

BMW X7

The signature corona rings, the kidney-grille up front and the twin-barrel LED headlamps to render the much desired BMW design. The SUV comes loaded with features like massaging seats, separate zone climate control and the panoramic sunroof. The interior furnished in leather boasts of power seats in the front and foldable split seats at the back. The new iDrive interface comes with a unique controller enabling ambient lighting and easy car setup and setting.
Depending on the state of tune it can generate 258bhp of power or 310bhp of power or 377bhp of power. The petrol variant may offer both 300bhp 3.0-litre straight-six and the 444bhp 4.4-litre V8 options. The engines will be mated with XF eight-speed gearboxes.

  • Estimated Price: ₹ 80 – 90 lakh(ex-showroom, Delhi.)

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Audi

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 at par with present-day safety standards.

  • When to expect: January 2018
  • Estimated Price: ₹ 45 – 55 Lakhs

TATA-Motors

The performance of Tata Motors-owned Jaguar-Land Rover had an impressive last year
They clocked the fastest growth in the segment with a registered sales of 3,954 units. This accounted for the impressive increase of 49% in its sales. New offerings for the year include…

Jaguar E-Pace

The E-Pace platform uses the lightweight aluminum-infused architecture
The design takes inspirations from F-type and the F-Pace. The front grille is oval shaped and headlamps resemble cat-eyes.The high bonnet flared wheel arches and a tall stance does true justice to the glorious Jaguar heritage.
The interiors can give all modern premium luxury cars a run for their money. Technical updates include touchscreen infotainment system and new heads-up display showering more information to the driver. In addition, the sports Suv inherits. The interiors are blended in leather and include electrically adjustable seats, separate-zone climate control, sunroof. Customer/Driver safety has been a major concern for the makers of the car. The envelope of
frontal, side and curtain airbags backed by a comprehensive electronic stability program gives the desired shield in times of need.E-Pace will be available in both 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engines.

  • When to expect: February 2018
  • Estimated Price: ₹ 50 – 60 Lakhs

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Lexus LX450d / Lexus LX570 SUV:

The flagship SUV of the luxury brand, Lexus LX450d/Lexus LX570 shares platform with the Toyota Land Cruiser. Globally, the SUV is available with two engine options – The petrol-powered LX570 comes with a 5.7-litre V8 engine which is capable of churning out the maximum power of 383 hp and the peak torque of 546 Nm, whereas the diesel-powered LX450d gets a twin-turbo 4.5-litre V8 diesel engine which is good for 269 hp of maximum power and a massive torque of 650Nm. Both the engines also power the Toyota Land Cruiser internationally. On the India-spec variant of the SUV, Lexus will bring the LX570 petrol first while the diesel model will join later

  • When to expect: End of 2018
  • Estimated Price: ₹ 2.3 Crore