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Luxury Cars - A Comprehensive Study

Luxury and comfort is the demand of people, they want it all the way, at home, in office, and also when on move. This led to development and introduction of various luxury products and brands. Luxury cars are among one of those products, which is an obvious affirmative wish of every people since long. Every car manufacturing companies are making luxury cars to fulfill the demand of people in exclusive range of society.

What makes a luxury car?

The word luxury denotes a more prestigious, more expensive or more completely outfitted vehicle. However the classification of luxury cars is very much complex due to lack of a defined attributes, but most commonly a luxury car constitutes elegant, lavish, and stylish design, comfortable sitting facilities, and the price tag which is needed to own these cars. There are some common features which are almost mandatory for a luxury car, like exclusively designed interiors, leather sitting, powerful air-conditioning, latest audio-visual instruments, and polished wooden dashboards.

Luxury Cars vs. Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV's)

Some people think sports cars are an example of luxury car. This is true in case of some exclusive designs like Chevrolet Corvette, but not for every sports car models. All truly sports cars can't be described as a true luxury car in most of the cases. Although some Crossover Utility Vehicles (CUV's) which are wagons that look like sport utility vehicles but ride like cars, can be an example of luxury cars. There are some brands which are true Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV) but can be categorized as luxury cars due to their exclusive high end prices. 'Hummer' is an example in this category.

Following is a classification of SUV's based on their features and price:

Entry-Level Luxury SUVs must feature a base MSRP of approximately over $38k and offer a high degree of comfort. A vehicle may however still be considered a luxury SUV if its base MSRP lies in excess of approximately $29K and it is manufactured by a luxury car manufacturer. Vehicles in this category include the Acura RDX, Lexus RX, Infiniti EX, Audi Q3, Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, BMW X3, Volvo XC60, and Saab 9-4 X, Land Rover Freelander, Cadillac SRX, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Audi Q5 and Lincoln MKX.

Mid-Level Luxury SUVs feature base MSRP's ranging approximately between $40K to $80K. Vehicles in this category include: Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne S, Acura MDX, Cadillac Escalade, Volkswagen Touareg, Mercedes-Benz M-Class, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, Volvo XC90, and Saab 9-7 X, Lincoln Navigator, Land Rover LR3, Land Rover Range Rover Sport, Lexus GX, BMW X 5, Infiniti QX56, Toyota Land Cruiser, Toyota Prado and Infiniti FX.

High-End Luxury SUVs feature base MSPs from approximately $80k to $120k. Vehicles in this category include: Mercedes-Benz G-Class, Lexus LX, Porsche Cayenne Turbo, and Land Rover Range Rover.

One thing which is common in all the brands and categories explained above is the power and strength of engines. That is the reason behind use of these automated horses as convertibles. Some vehicles like Lincoln Town Car, Bentley, Hummer, and popular Luxury Sedan's are very much popular in this segment for making Limousines. Lincoln Town Car is the most favorite among Limousine makers due to the luxury, strength, and style sense carried by this moving giant.

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