Tag Archives: Luxury

Geneva motor show: Brexit, electric cars and luxury dominate agenda

 The 89th Geneva motor show. Photograph: Robert Hradil/Getty Images Carmakers gathering at the annual Geneva motor show this week were hoping the Alpine spring air and customary launches of new models would be a springboard for an industry fightback. Some of the world’s largest manufacturers have stumbled in the past 12 months, with sales under pressure on various fronts, particularly ... Read More »

Car Review: Mazda6 Signature is the anti-boring sedan, with more luxury, turbo power

WASHINGTON — While cars become less popular with buyers, some manufacturers don’t bother building them anymore. Mazda isn’t one of them. While their crossovers prove more popular, they still show love for fun-to-drive sedans. Now the Mazda6 adds a new Signature trim level. Is it worth the extra cost? I’ve been a fan of the Mazda6 for a few years ... Read More »

How much do used hatchbacks, sedans and luxury cars cost?

The used car market in India has become larger than the new car market. Photo: Mint The used car market in India is larger than the new car market. In the year 2017-18, a total of 3.28 million passenger vehicles, which includes hatchbacks, sedans and SUVs, were sold in India. The used car industry’s volume was 3.8 million units over ... Read More »

Third-generation Porsche Cayenne Turbo high-performance luxury SUV now available to order in India

Porsche India has started taking orders for the third-generation Porsche Cayenne Turbo at its authorized dealerships across the country. The new SUV will hit showrooms next month and is likely to garner a more positive response than its last iteration. The third-gen Cayenne Turbo offers a new engine, lightweight construction, and a handful of smart assistance systems. Visually, the new ... Read More »

Aston Martin upgrades forecasts as demand for luxury sports cars moves into fast lane

Aston Martin’s DB11 has helped lift the average selling price of the company’s cars ]Aston Martin’s turnaround is accelerating after the luxury sports car manufacturer notched up record sales in the first nine months of the year. The company sold 3,330 cars during nine months to the end of September, a rise of 65pc on the same period the year before, ... Read More »

America’s most important luxury car show

Every August, droves of car collectors gather for a week on the Monterey Peninsula to show off, ogle, and place big-money bids, all culminating in an elaborate Sunday afternoon car show: the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Ladies wear complicated hats and men don pastel seersucker suits for the golf course occasion. It’s an ostentatious display that seems distant, even out of ... Read More »

Car Review: Kia Cadenza Limited blurs the line between premium and luxury

WASHINGTON — The large premium sedan class once dominated by Buick and Lincoln has some real competition now from the likes of Lexus — and now Kia joins the crowd. The Cadenza has been around a few years already. And for 2017, a redesign is here to help it better compete. Before, the Cadenza was nice but not comparable to ... Read More »

Car Review: Mercedes SL450 Roadster, a mix of sport and luxury for 2017

WTOP car guy Mike Parris calls the 2017 Mercedes SL450 Roadster “a luxury treat for two” that doesn’t compromise the driving experience.  WTOP car guy Mike Parris calls the 2017 Mercedes SL450 Roadster “a luxury treat for two” that doesn’t compromise the driving experience. (WTOP/Mike Parris) The SL450 has a folding hard top, so it looks like a regular sport ... Read More »

Car Review: Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring adds touch of luxury for 2017

WASHINGTON — Want the capability of a SUV but don’t want to pay the price at the dealer and at the gas pump? That usually means you need a station wagon, and most often they are just not as cool. Luckily, Subaru has taken on the challenge of making the humble station wagon cool again; in some parts of the ... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz India Opens The Largest Parts Warehouse By A Luxury Car Manufacturer

  Mercedes-Benz inaugurated the largest parts warehouse in the luxury car industry while also setting up the company’s largest retail training academy in South Asia- the Mercedes-Benz Academy. The Parts Warehouse and the Mercedes-Benz Academy were inaugurated by Dr. Till Conrad, Head-Region Overseas, Mercedes-Benz Cars at Daimler AG and Roland Folger, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India.The Parts Warehouse is ... Read More »