Stepping inside a luxury executive car is like stepping into another world. A better world. The rich leather seats feel like your favourite armchair. The dazzling array of technology makes it feel like a private jet. As for the exterior, these cars are sleek, elegant, but fierce. They are, of course, the elite range of luxury motors.
Some of us love the design and speed of a supercar. But for us, luxury has always been about sophistication, indulgence, and pure comfort. That’s what you get from these executive cars that you rarely get from a Ferrari. Without further ado, here are the very best.
The Maserati name is enough to send shivers down your spine. But, just wait until you get inside the car. Maserati is an odd name to find in this class; they’re typically associated with ferocious sports cars. However, they’ve recently expanded their market to the luxury estate range. The Ghibli sets itself apart with its beautiful design, built in the image of the supercars before it. When you’re racing from 0-60 in just five seconds, you’d never believe this had five doors and a spacious boot.
Jaguar is another name synonymous with high-end luxury. In fact, Jaguar are an old favourite when it comes to high-end market cars. We picture them with classy, sophisticated interior, and elegant design. The XF still retains this Jaguar legacy, but it injects a sense of excitement and modernism. It’s certainly one of the most sporty-looking designs in Jaguar’s back catalogue. Inside, however, it’s business as usual. Expect polished wood and trimmed leather. It’s like stepping into a comfortable, Stately home library.
Lexus are the new kids on the block, but they’re wasting no time in establishing themselves. The Japanese company was built for one simple reason, to create the best luxury car on the market. They haven’t quite found their way to the top of the pile just yet, but they’re not far off. We recently took the new IS for a test drive from Inchcape Lexus, and it blew us away. It’s stylish, powerful, and full of technology. The turbocharged engine will also keep the speed-freaks happy.
You can always rely on Audi to create a stunning, yet powerful motor to the market. Built with Audi’s attention to detail, and German reliability, it’s an all-round star. The sporty and fierce styling gives even the Maserati a run for its money. Under the bonnet, there’s plenty to get excited about with the 3.0 litre turbo.
BMW 6 Series
The BMW 6 Series is the quiet gentleman at the back. Although its styling won’t stand out against the Jaguar or the Maserati, it has decades of experience. That experience shows when you get behind the wheel. It’s quiet, comfortable, and refined. The engine is powerful when called upon, and it’s practical too. It’s the gentleman of the bunch, and that’s why we like it.
That’s all for now, folks. Which luxury exec car would you park on your drive?