Mike James writes: Luxury vehicles are ideal for anyone seeking optimal comfort, innovation, efficiency, power and safety from their driving experience, especially if you’re looking to far exceed the standard drive you’re likely to get from any other contemporary car.
However, there are some features of luxury vehicles that are capable of taking your experience to a whole new level. Here are some of the features we think are responsible for taking you up into this unique world of luxury.
Some people find driving as stressful as they do enjoyable and this can often be down to safety concerns. Thanks to the latest technological advances, luxury cars have been able to provide the driver with a unique sense of comfort and assurance throughout their driving experience.
Safety is now represented through a wide variety of essential high quality features such as Forward Collision Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Departure Warnings and these are just a few examples of the technology now widely integrated into luxury vehicles.
A Luxury Ride
The most impressive luxury vehicles will guarantee an exquisite ride. The latest modern suspensions are perfectly suited to a wide range of environments and provide you with a driving experience that’s smooth and extremely manageable.
However, it’s clear that the most responsive of rides also comes down to the handling qualities of the vehicle, yet the suspensions available with luxury vehicles today deliver both an impeccable ride as well as flawless handling.
Economy and Power Balance
Luxury vehicles give you an unrivalled road experience yet commit to modern fuel efficiency demands. Easily one of the most outstanding benefits of luxury vehicles is their ability to offer exceptional performance and economy at the same time.
Hybrid vehicles have been fitted with modern technologies to ensure substantial power goes hand in hand with a hugely respectable mile per gallon rate. eAssist is one of the groundbreaking technologies used in luxury vehicles today. It uses an electric motor to put the vehicle in motion, subsequently saving you fuel and offering a throttle response that’s second to none.
A Dazzling Interior
Power-adjustable seats to ensure optimal comfort throughout your journey along with grand materials of the utmost sophistication are just some of the high quality interior features we’ve come to expect from our luxury vehicles.
However, we’ve gone above and beyond exquisite leather trim and fine materials in the modern era with the addition of state of the art vehicle technology. Change the temperature of the vehicle using specialist climate control features available to both the driver and the passengers, minimise the infiltrating sounds of the outdoors with QuietTuning technology featured in the 2014 Buick Verano and dim the interior lighting for a luxury atmospheric experience unlike any other.
Stand-Out Luxury Features
Here are three examples of features that have taken luxury innovation to a whole new level, even if they aren’t necessarily required:
The Bentley Mulsanne range includes two in-headset iPad screens along with a keyboard so you can enjoy some on board entertainment or perhaps get some last minute work done.
If you thought you’d seen it all in terms of material trim, you might be interested to learn about Mercedez-Benz’s granite (you read that right) trim.
The most ridiculous example has to be the Rolls-Royce Starlight headliner, which is truly unique yet loved by car enthusiasts across the world and creates an atmosphere that can only be compared to that of the night sky itself.