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Luxury Cars in India 2021

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A dream come true for many, driving a luxury car is the best possible way to drive at all! With several premium manufacturers offering their best models, choosing a luxury vehicle for yourself requires thorough knowledge. After all, luxury is a way of life. If you are looking to bring home a luxury car in 2021, these are the best luxury cars in India spread across the sedan and SUV segments. Luxury is an indulgence and these luxury cars will let you drive in extravagance.

Top 5 Luxury Sedans in India

Skoda Octavia

Skoda Octavia front

The Skoda Octavia has always been the first choice of many and is the most sought after luxury sedan that does not empty the bank. Recently updated in an all-new avatar, the 4th Generation Skoda Octavia comes as a stylish sedan, with a sharper, sleeker and more aggressive design. The new adaptive LED headlamps pair well with the classic Skoda butterfly grille and C-motif tail lamps with crystal-like detailing.

Skoda Octavia Key Features

  • 10-inch touchscreen Infotainment system
  • 10.25-inch digital driver’s display
  • 600 litre boot space expandable to 1555 litres
  • Shift by wire gear selector
  • Canton sound system
  • Up to 8 airbags 
Skoda Octavia interior

Powered by a power-packed 2.0 litre TSI Petrol engine tastefully mated to a 7-speed dual clutch DSG automatic, the Skoda Octavia is fun to drive with capabilities to put its more expensive competitors to shame. Priced between ₹25.99 lakh and ₹28.99 lakhs (ex-showroom), the Octavia is available in two feature loaded variants: the Style and L&K. Overall. The Skoda Octavia is where luxury truly begins in India, and it’s a car too hard not to include on our list.

Skoda Octavia Specifications & Mileage

Skoda Octavia Engine & Transmission

Engine

2.0 litre TSI Petrol engine

Transmission

7-speed dual clutch automatic

Mileage

Up to 15.81 kmpl

Skoda Octavia Dimensions

Length

4689 mm

Width

1829 mm

Height

1469 mm

Boot Space

600 litres

Skoda Octavia Safety Features

Airbags

Up to 10 airbags

Driving Aids

ABS with EBD

Electronic Stability Control

Hill Hold Control

Anti-Slip Regulation

Front & Rear Parking Sensors

Electric Parking Brake with Auto Hold Function

Audi A4

Audi A4

A vehicle that holds a special place for Audi in India, the Audi A4 has a legacy of over 8 years. Launched in 2013, the A4 was the first taste of luxury that was offered by the German manufacturer for the Indian consumers. The latest iteration of the A4 is not just luxurious but also stylish. The facelifted version of the A4 now comes with several design cues that appeal to more modern standards. These include segmented LED headlamps and tail lamps, a shiny new trapezoidal grille, sporty and coupe-ish stance, and swanky new alloys. 

Audi A4 key Features

  • 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system 
  • Three-zone climate control
  • Powered front seats
  • 12-inch all digital instrument cluster
  • 12V mild hybrid system
  • Electronic sunroof
  • Auto park assist
Audi A4 Interior

The Audi A4 is powered by a 2.0-litre TFSI turbo petrol engine mated to a 7-speed DSG automatic, giving the car enough power to excite while still being comfortable to control. The A4 comes in two variants: Premium Plus and Technology. The Audi A4 is priced between ₹43.19 lakhs to ₹47.61 Lakhs (ex-showroom)

Audi A4 Specifications & Mileage

Audi A4 Engine & Transmission

Engine

2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine

Transmission

7-speed DSG automatic

Mileage

Up to 17.42 kmpl

Audi A4 Dimensions

Length

4762 mm

Width

1847 mm

Height

1433 mm

Boot Space

460 litres

Audi A4 Safety Features

Airbags

8 airbags

Driving Aids

ABS with EBD

Electronic Stability Control

Cruise Control

Auto Hold Function

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

The Three-Pointed Star is one of the most desired badges in the world. From the Mercedes stable, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class (E200) is synonymous to sheer luxury and power. The E-Class is elegantly designed with a newly designed trapezoidal grille, and striking projector LED headlamps, and adaptive LED tail lights that can adjust their brightness. While the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the flagship of the Mercedes lineup, the E-Class strikes an elegant balance between luxury, features and performance.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Key Features

  • Panoramic sliding sunroof
  • Dual 12.3-inch for MID and infotainment
  • Touch-sensitive steering mounted controls
  • Burmester surround system
  • Reclining seats with memory function
  • 360 degree cameras with Active Parking Assistant
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Interior

Powered by a 2.0 litre petrol engine mated to a 9-speed automatic, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class merges sheer luxury with balanced performance. Priced between ₹64.80 lakhs to ₹68.30 lakhs (ex-showroom), the Mercedes E-Class comes in two variants: the Expression and Exclusive.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Specifications & Mileage

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Engine & Transmission

Engine

2.0-litre petrol

2.0-litre diesel

Transmission

9-speed automatic

Mileage

Up to 15.0 kmpl

Up to 16.1 kmpl

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Dimensions

Length

5075 mm

Width

1860 mm

Height

1495 mm

Boot Space

540 litres

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Safety Features

Airbags

8 airbags

Driving Aids

ABS with EBD

Electronic Stability Control

Active Brake Assist

Acitve Parking Assist

BMW 5 Series

BMW 5 Series

The BMW name is a recognizable global icon and is known for making vehicles that are the pinnacle of performance and luxury. Locking horns with the Mercedes E-Class, the BMW 5-Series is a notch up when it comes to performance and driving dynamics. The BMW 5 Series takes a lot of inspiration from the flagship 7 Series, offering a more engaging driving experience.

BMW 5 Series

  • Harman Kardon sound system
  • Dual 12.3-inch screens for MID and Infotainment
  • Electronically adjustable Nappa leather seats
  • 4-zone climate control
  • Electronic sunroof
  • Adaptive suspension
  • Surround view parking
BMW 5 Series Interior

Powered by three engine choices, the 5 Series comes with a 2.0-litre petrol engine (530i variants), a 2.0-litre diesel (520d variant), and a 3.0-litre diesel motor (530d M Sports) with all engines mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The BMW 5 Series is priced between ₹62.90 lakhs to ₹71.90 lakhs (ex-showroom), with 4 variants: 530i Sport, 520d Luxury Line, 530i M Sport, and 530d M Sport. Thanks to a lower kerb weight, balanced stance and superior driving dynamics, the 5 Series is an absolute joy to drive.

BMW 5-Series Specifications & Mileage

BMW 5-Series Engine & Transmission

Engine

2.0-litre turbo-petrol

2.0-litre diesel

3.0-litre diesel

Transmission

8-speed automatic

Mileage

Up to 14.82 kmpl

Up to 20.37 kmpl

BMW 5-Series Dimensions

Length

4936 mm

Width

1868 mm

Height

1466 mm

Boot Space

530 litres

BMW 5-Series Safety Features

Airbags

8 airbags

Driving Aids

ABS with EBD

Electronic Stability Control

Cornering Brake Control

Active Parking Assist

Electric Parking Brake with Auto Hold Function

Jaguar XF

Jaguar XF

Locally assembled in India, the Jaguar XF brings the British manufacturer’s signature luxury, comfort and performance for a more accessible price. On the outside, the XF brings great looking exteriors with design cues such as an aero-efficient bumper, slimmer LED headlights with a “double J” design, and a larger air intake. The rear end gets an enlarged diffuser and a redesigned bumper that surely enhances the sedan’s stance. One look at the XF and it’s clear that you’re looking at a great-looking sedan. 

Jaguar XF Key Features

  • 11.4-inch touch infotainment
  • 12.34-inch digital driver’s display
  • Meridian surround sound system with active road noise cancellation
  • 10-way electronic adjustable front seats
  • Torque vectoring by brake assist
Jaguar XF Interior

Powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine tastefully mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission, the Jaguar XF is available in the Prestige variant, priced at ₹55.67 lakhs (ex-showroom). Overall, the Jaguar is great for those looking to bring home a luxury sedan that has a balanced price tag, comfortable interiors, and great driving dynamics.

Jaguar XF Engine & Transmission

Engine

2.0-litre petrol

Transmission

8-speed automatic

Mileage

Up to 13.2 kmpl

Jaguar XF Dimensions

Length

4962 mm

Width

1982 mm

Height

1457 mm

Boot Space

415 litres

Jaguar XF Safety Features

Airbags

8 airbags

Driving Aids

ABS with EBD

Electronic Stability Control

Parking Assist

Emergency Brake Assist

Torque Vectoring

Top 5 Luxury SUVs in India

Audi Q2

Audi Q2

The Audi Q7 and Q5 took India by storm by delivering balanced performance and superior luxury. The Audi Q2 is the entry level SUV from the Audi SUV lineup in India and justifies its price tag with superb looks and modern offerings. On the outside, the Q2 asserts itself as a sporty and stylish SUV with inclusions such as dynamic LED headlights, dynamic flashing tail lamps, a large chrome surround grille with the Audi Monogram. There’s also a lower roof with a high window line giving the SUV a refreshing aesthetic.

Audi Q2 Key Features

  • 8.2-inch touchscreen infotainment display
  • Centre Control Touchpad
  • Fully digital instrument cluster
  • Dual zone climate control
  • Audi Quattro all-wheel drive
  • Panoramic sunroof
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Audi Q2 Interior

Powered by a 2.0-litre TSI turbo-petrol engine, the Q2 comes mated to a 7-speed DSG (dual-clutch automatic). The Q2 comes for a price ranging between ₹34.99 lakhs to ₹48.89 lakhs (ex-showroom) and is available in five variants: Standard, Premium, Premium Plus I, Premium Plus II, and Technology. With practical interiors and good looking exteriors, the Audi Q2 is the best suited luxury SUV for those who do not wish to go beyond the ₹50 lakh mark.

Audi Q2 Specifications & Mileage

Audi Q2 Engine & Transmission

Engine

2.0-litre TSI turbo-petrol

Transmission

7-speed DSG automatic

Mileage

Up to 15 kmpl

Audi Q2 Dimensions

Length

4318 mm

Width

1805 mm

Height

1548 mm

Boot Space

355 litres

Audi Q2 Safety Features

Airbags

8 airbags

Driving Aids

ABS with EBD

Electronic Stability Control

Cruise Control

Parking Assistance

Land Rover Discovery 

Land Rover Discovery

Well if a high performance SUV is what you need, look no further than the Land Rover Discovery. As an iconic SUV from Land Rover, the Discovery is how a performance oriented SUV should be. On the outside the discovery comes with matrix LED headlamps, LED tail lamps, gesture controlled tailgate, animated directional indicators, headlight washers, 20 inch alloys and a lot more. On the inside as well, the discovery impresses both fans and critics alike with:

  • 14-speaker Meridian sound system
  • 11.4-inch touch infotainment 
  • 12.3-inch interactive driver’s display
  • Four-zone climate control 
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Powered hands-free tailgate
Land Rover Discovery Interior

The Land Rover Discovery comes powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine mated to an 8-speed torque converter automatic along with all-wheel drive, terrain response system and air suspension. Talking about pure performance, the Discover gets an achievable top speed of 210 kmph and is available in 4 trims: the S, SE, HSE, and HSE Luxury. The Land Rover Discovery is priced between ₹75.59 lakhs to ₹87.99 lakhs (ex-showroom).

Land Rover Discovery Specifications

Land Rover Discovery Engine & Transmission

Engine

2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine

Transmission

8-speed torque converter automatic

Mileage

Up to 18.0 kmpl

Land Rover Discovery Dimensions

Length

4956 mm

Width

2073 mm

Height

1888 mm

Boot Space

258 litres (7 seats)

1137 litres (5 seats)

Land Rover Discovery Safety Features

Airbags

8 airbags

Driving Aids

ABS with EBD

Electronic Stability Control

Traction Control

Hill Descent Control

Gradient Acceleration Control

Mercedes Benz GLA 35 AMG

Mercedes-Benz GLA 35 AMG

A car that has got an ample amount of power, good-looking exteriors and a luxurious, the Mercedes Benz GLA 35 AMG 4MATIC is the perfect mix of class and toughness. The AMG version of this SUV gets several design cues that are exclusive to this variant. These include touches like the 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels, AMG roof spoiler lip, chrome-plated exhaust tailpipes, sporty AMG radiator grille, and the hot looking adaptive multi beam LED headlamps.

Mercedes-Benz GLA 35 AMG Key Features

  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Burmester Surround Sound System
  • All digital instrument cluster
  • 10.25-inch touch infotainment
  • Electrically adjustable front seats with memory function
  • Dual Zone Automatic AC
Mercedes-Benz GLA 35 AMG interior

Powered by 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine, the SUV comes tastefully mated to a 7-speed DCT automatic. The USP of the 35 AMG 4MATIC is its all-wheel drive system coupled with the AMG dynamic drive programs, that changes the character of the SUV based on 5 driving modes. Priced at ₹58.78 lakhs (ex-showroom), the Mercedes Benz GLA 35 AMG is an absolute pleasure to drive. 

Mercedes-Benz GLA 35 AMG Specifications

Mercedes-Benz GLA 35 AMG Engine & Transmission

Engine

2.0-litre petrol engine

Transmission

7-speed DCT automatic

Mileage

Up to 13.47 kmpl

Mercedes-Benz GLA 35 AMG Dimensions

Length

4436 mm

Width

1849 mm

Height

1588 mm

Boot Space

435 litres

Mercedes-Benz GLA 35 AMG Safety Features

Airbags

7 airbags

Driving Aids

ABS with EBD

Electronic Stability Control

Active Brake Assist

Pedestrian Safety Bonnet

Adaptive High Beam Assist

BMW X3

BMW X3

The BMW X3 offers sheer driving pleasure both on and off road. Built with an idea to provide maximum comfort with maximum performance, the X3 is a supremely capable SUV that can put several other competitors to shame. Talking about looks, the X3 brings in the BMW’s classy styling with active air kidney grille, adaptive LED headlights with cornering lights, LED tail lamps, twin chrome exhaust pipe, 18/19 inch alloy wheels, and high gloss side skirting among others. 

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BMW X3 Key Features

  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Electronically adjustable back seats
  • 3-zone climate control
  • Park Assist
  • Automatic tailgate operation
  • Digital cockpit 
  • 10.25 inch floating touch infotainment
BMW X3 interior

The BMW X3 is powered by 2.0-litre diesel and petrol engines mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. This powers all four wheels through the xDrive system, which can be configured with four driving modes. Priced between ₹57.50 lakhs to ₹63.70 lakhs (ex-showroom), the X3 is available in three trims: xDrive 30i Sports X, Luxury Line and xDrive 20d Luxury Line.

BMW X3 Specifications & Mileage

BMW X3 Engine & Transmission

Engine

2.0-litre petrol engine

2.0-litre diesel engine

Transmission

8-speed automatic transmission

Mileage

Up to 13.77 kmpl

Up to 16.55 kmpl

BMW X3 Dimensions

Length

4708 mm

Width

1891 mm

Height

1676 mm

Boot Space

550 litres

BMW X3 Safety Features

Airbags

8 airbags

Driving Aids

ABS with EBD

Electronic Stability Control

Traction Control

Electronic Parking Brake with Auto Hold Function

Corner Braking Control

Volvo XC60

Volvo XC60

A midsize SUV from the house of Volvo, the Volvo XC60 redefines comfort and performance in a balanced avatar. As for the looks, the XC60 asserts itself as an uncluttered yet beautiful SUV. Adorned with full LED headlights with T-Shape DRLs, sharp creases and sculpted side panels along with a large central grille with the classic Volvo monogram. On the inside as well, the XC60 means business when it comes to comfort for all the passengers. 

Volvo XC60 Key Features:

  • Large panoramic sunroof
  • 4 zone climate control
  • Gesture operated tailgate
  • 9-inch vertical touchscreen infotainment display
  • 12.3-inch digital driver’s display
  • Bowers & Wilkins 15 speaker sound set-up
  • Nappa Leather seats with massage function
  • Pilot assist and adaptive cruise control
Volvo XC60 interior

Available in a single trim called the Inscription, the Volvo XC60 is powered by a 2.0 Litre diesel engine that is mated to an 8-speed automatic, along with all-wheel drive lane, keeping aid and 360 degree cameras. The vehicle is. Priced at ₹60.90 lakhs (ex-showroom) the Volvo XC60 offers a balanced, dynamic, power-packed and even efficient driving experience.

Volvo XC60 Specifications & Mileage

Volvo XC60 Engine & Transmission

Engine

2.0-litre diesel engine

Transmission

8-speed automatic transmission

Mileage

Up to 12 kmpl

Volvo XC60 Dimensions

Length

4708 mm

Width

1902 mm

Height

1653 mm

Boot Space

505 litres

Volvo XC60 Safety Features

Airbags

8 airbags

Driving Aids

ABS with EBD

Electronic Stability Control

Lane Keeping Assistant

Electronic Parking Brake with Auto Hold Function

Hill Start Assist

FAQ

What are the best luxury car brands in India?

Several luxury brands offers cars in India at different price points. The most popular luxury car brands in India include BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi while luxury car brands like Land Rover, Jaguar, Volvo, and Skoda also offer their luxurious cars for customers in India.

What are the best luxury sedans in India?

Luxury sedans in India feature exciting options from the leading luxury car manufacturers in the world. Some of the best luxury sedans in India include Skoda Octavia, BMW 5-Series, BMW 7-Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A4, and Audi A6.

Which is the most affordable luxury SUV?

The most affordable luxury SUV is the Audi Q2 and starts from a price of ₹34.99 lakhs (ex-showroom).

What is the best luxury SUV with off-road capability?

Land Rover is known for building luxurious off-road capable SUVs that are well regarded all over the world. The Land Rover Discovery is one of the best luxury SUVs with off-road capability.

What is the most affordable luxury car in India?

While most luxury cars in India cost more than ₹35 lakhs, there are a few cars that are more affordable. The Skoda Octavia is one of the most affordable luxury cars in India, starting from ₹25.99 lakhs (ex-showroom).

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