It’s not so apparent, but relatively, only a few brands have made a success out of the business of automobile production. There are more car brands – past and present – involved in the car manufacturing business than known to enthusiasts. While some got killed off by competition, some never made it out of the pre-launch stage, and others are currently perfecting their market entry and domination strategies. Needless to say, the automotive business isn’t for the faint-hearted.
That said, of those that have made a success out of the venture, as evidently seen by the relatively high patronage they enjoy, a few have made it a duty to produce befitting luxury cars for the affluent automotive enthusiasts. Often, top luxury cars offer a huge and comfortable interior, the best of modern automotive features, exquisite finishing, and they are also readily available. For the 2021 model year, these brands have some of the best luxury cars in the automotive market.
Porsche 911 purists might have frowned at the creation of the Panamera in 2009, but the full-sized luxury model has found its market base and for the 2021 model, Porsche is now offering the Panamera with a variety of powertrains, including a twin-turbo V8 and a hybrid setup.
Also, starting at $88,550, Panamera is one of the cheapest luxury car models out there. For the 2021 model year, Porsche also produced the amazing luxury SUV Cayenne as well as its high-performance five-door luxury crossover SUV, the Porsche Macan.
Wireless smartphone charging pad, a 360-degree exterior camera system, power-adjustable front seats with heat and ventilation, all fitted craftily in a spacious cabin, are some of the amazing arsenals of standard luxury features in the 2021 Audi S8 that have shot its manufacturer into this list with a shout.
The company also makes huge claims to the top 10 list with the 2021-year models of the incredible A8 and the tech-laden, family-oriented luxury crossover SUV, the Q7.
South Korean automotive company, Genesis Motor, has only just burst into the automotive production scene in 2015 as the luxury vehicle division of the Hyundai Motor Group. The company has made a specialty of building some of the most affordable luxury cars we’ve seen in the automotive sphere in recent times.
Having launched the G90 – the company’s full-size four-door luxury sedan – also in 2015, the 2021 model of the car is however the best version yet, reaffirming Genesis’ prowess in the fabrication of luxury cars.
The Germans’ incredible automotive craftsmanship probably has no better reference point than the iconic, unrelenting Mercedes-Benz. Now a subsidiary of Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz has only gotten better. Leveraging on its long years of experience, Mercedes-Benz released its luxury top-of-the-line model, the 2021 S-Class, to make it to this list.
And if that doesn’t cut it for luxury purists, the 2021 models of the amazing ultra-luxurious Maybach S-Class and its sibling, the GLS-Class, are there to dispel all doubts.
The 2021 Range Rover is the most luxurious of the model ever built, and for it, Land Rover’s spot on this list was non-negotiable. This full-size luxury SUV, available in six brilliant trims, is magnificently built and finished with awesome materials.
Asides from having an optional supercharged V8 engine that caters to all the power needs, some trims of the model have the interior furnished exquisitely with Windsor leather seat upholstery, climate control, 10.0-inch infotainment screen, and a refrigerator, among others.
Luxury, style, and technology, courtesy of Cadillac, the 2021 Escalade has it all. Introduced in 1999 in response to the Lincoln Navigator and the likes, the Escalade was Cadillac’s first main entrant in the SUV sphere.
The full-size luxury SUV has come a long way since then and to usher in the fifth generation, the 2021 model has a new design that’s built on the GMT T1XX platform. Available in five luxury-rich trims, the 2021 Escalade is a true flagship vehicle and it boasts an improved interior luxury.
While several other EV brands are breathing down on its neck with amazing innovations and technology in the EV production business, Tesla however remains the brand to beat. This is so due to several of the brand’s awesome models which includes the simply elegant, quiet, and luxurious 2021 Tesla Model S.
Although the company sure needs to up the ante of the car’s interior luxury fittings, it however performed admirably well with its spacious and serene interior, long driving range and great acceleration.
If anyone was ever in doubt of BMW’s luxury car crafting ability, then the 2021 7-Series should clear such doubts. From being just a classic sports sedan when it was released in 1977, the 2021 model of the BMW 7-Series now boasts of a quiet cabin, soft suspension, and an increased amount of luxury features, just as required by the affluent motorists it’s targeted at.
For the 2021 model year, BMW also offers the X5 and X6 models, and they provide cheaper luxury automotive alternatives.
Bentley Motors Limited was founded over a century ago by the Bentley Brothers, and it’s been a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group since as far back as 1998. Known also for its top sports and performance-focused cars, Bentley, having ended the production of the Mulsanne in 2020, has now put its focus on its three main luxury car options for the 2021 model year.
They are the Bentayga, Continental GT, and the amazingly luxurious 2021 Bentley Flying Spur.
This list couldn’t have been complete without Roll-Royce. The British luxury automotive company hasn’t only made the production of luxury cars a tradition, but it does the production in relatively huge numbers as well as in rich varieties.
2021 has been quite a great year for the brand production-wise, as the year has seen the BMW-controlled brand churn out incredibly luxurious cars like the amazing top-of-the-line Phantom, as well as the Cullinan, Ghost, Wraith, and Dawn. An incredible lineup.
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