The top 10 luxury car brands in 2022
Luxury is integrated into the biggest car brands. This luxury could be the legacy of a long-established name, still working today with the artisanal methods they have always used. The latest technology will naturally be at hand, discreetly expressed. Above all, you’ll want to be transported as if you were traveling to your penthouse in your own five-star boutique hotel, with the worries and woes of the world far away. Welcome to the world of luxury exclusivity with our top ten luxury car brands of 2022. Want a truly premium garage? Choose two or even three of our favorites.
10 best luxury car brands
Long the self-proclaimed makers of the world’s best car, your luxury journey with Rolls-Royce can begin, if you wish, at the company’s impressive Goodwood factory, welcoming you to a world that despises other mere motorists. . Rolls is now owned by BMW, so behind that walnut dashboard is the very latest in German-sourced technology. The choice is between the limo-scale Phantom, the driver-friendly Ghost, the Wraith coupe and the Dawn convertible for the Riviera or – for the family – the controversial Cullinan SUV. Bespoke service naturally available should you wish to order your own. Wafting doesn’t get any better than that.
A long-time stablemate of Rolls-Royce in the past, Bentley now travels its own very distinct road. Built, as they have long been, in Crewe, every Bentley carries the heritage of a marque that boasts multiple 24 Hours of Le Mans victories and still races today. The company’s Flying Spur Lounge may be the size of a small country house, but it can easily reach 150 mph, making it a seriously fast lounge on wheels. VW ownership has meant no dilution of quality: Continental GTs and Cabriolets have long since shaken their reputations as “footballers’ cars”, Bentayga is the obligatory super-SUV, preferably specified with leather upholstery in patterned diamonds, sewn by hand of course.
Stuttgart’s latest models aim to corner the electric luxury market and Merc’s luxury history suggests you shouldn’t stand in the way of their success. This is a company whose origins date back to the very dawn of the automobile, with its founders producing the first automobile with an internal combustion engine. They’ve had some practice, then, and it shows in an obsessive attention to high-end detail. S-Class Mercs have long set the standard for quiet, silky-smooth and fast progress, always innovating in the Mercedes tradition. The EQE and EQS transmit it on drums. The three-pointed star points the way.
Top-of-the-line BMWs are a master class in everything needed in high-performance luxury motoring. Truth be told, even at the lower end of BMW’s lineup – the company’s entry-level 1 and 2 Series cars – there’s still an edge of luxury to give a glimpse of the sybaritic delights that await. those who are lucky enough to have a 7 series in their garage. Choose between the short- or long-wheelbase 7 Series – depending on how much legroom your plutocrat needs – and ask yourself if you really need a W12 under the hood (hint: you have one). BMW’s understated styling provides a level of anonymity.
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Sweden’s arrival in luxury cars, spun off from long-established Volvo, is now owned by Chinese giant Geely. This ownership has meant a big investment in this electric/hybrid brand, which takes its name from Volvo’s performance division. The Polestar 2 is the company’s most mainstream automotive solution – think BMW 3 Series with batteries – while the Polestar 1 offers true high-tech luxury motoring for a new era. This impressively sized 2+2 coupe uses hybrid power while the construction is carbon fiber. Swedish minimalism provides the key to the interior style. Superbly subtle.
Yes Audi. This German brand believes in progress through technology – “vorsprung durch technik” being the German expression that all tankers know – so in the company’s flagship limousine, the carbon and aluminum A8, luxury is expressed using the very latest materials and technologies available. Choose four-wheel drive – Audi’s rally-proven Quattro system – if you need the ultimate in resolute handling, and the factory-built armored version if you’re a head of state or executive of an oil company. The high-performance S8 version is good for 190 mph, while you lounge in the back, dozing off.
James Bond demands the best. Aston Martin supplies it, as they have done for 007 since the ‘Goldfinger’ of 1964. The company’s commitment to supplying the best frequent fliers means you’ll not only travel fast, but also in luxurious quarters, in largely handcrafted by expert craftsmen at Aston’s Warwickshire headquarters. Your biggest Aston dilemma is delicious: which one to choose? DBS provides classic Aston V12 power, DB11 offers the choice of a V8 while the company’s fresh-faced DBX pulls off the unlikely trick of being an SUV that handles the way an Aston Martin should: brilliantly. .
Toyota’s luxury offshoot has succeeded beyond anyone’s – and we suspect Toyota’s – wildest dreams, delivering true luxury at less than luxurious prices. That said, the top-end LS isn’t exactly cheap, but compared to competing European options, it’s not that expensive to say the least. Interior leathers are premium, while Lexus says the optional door trim is inspired by “glittering moonlight on the sea.” Parent Toyota’s expertise in hybrid systems provides options for progressing through the downtown low-emissions zone, while you recline, footrests extended, on the rear massage seats.
Jaguar’s most famous advertising slogan was “grace, rhythm and space” and that’s true of all the big cat’s current offerings. The traditional Jaguar big saloon right now is the XF and it could be the last of the breed as the market – and Jaguar with it – shifts more and more towards SUVs. Jaguar has them in abundance: choose the i-Pace for effortless electric progress or the F-Pace for a vehicle that’s easily as capable as Land Rover’s products, but with the added luxury that Jaguar has always stuck in specialized. Never less than truly special.
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