What tops your mind when we say Luxury Cars in Africa? Is it pride, prestige or riches? Or a mix of everything? In the car world, It’s a common notion that all these senses flow within the one who owns them. At legend motors, we have curated a list of 2019 luxury cars in Africa which will be high in demand.
In this decade, we have seen an upward trend in exporting cars to Africa.
Alongside regular vehicles, the growing demand for luxury cars continue to grow and has been met by manufacturers who pay special attention to detail, specification, and practicality. In Africa, Luxury cars have become synonymous with comfort, excellent interiors, and jaw-dropping form. These are some of the ethe which makes them one of the most sought-after treasures of the rich and powerful.
Below is the list of top luxury cars in Africa for 2019
MERCEDES BENZ S CLASS
When Mercedes-Benz unfolds the s-class, they simply aim to make it best in the world. However, it might not visually seduce like a Jaguar XJ, the S class offers a dominion that adds even more appeal.
This car performs what it’s objected for and is functionally unparallel. It was framed as a long-wheelbase sedan, giving it a remarkable torsional rigidity, and is supported by standard air suspension with adaptive dampers.
There’s an option of three gasoline and one diesel engine, with a nine-speed automatic transmission, standard equipment, and contemporary 48v hybrid electric powertrain technology. A combination of these enhances both performance and efficiency.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class is designed to operate quietly and comfortably at all times. Town roads or highly it could hardly ride better, and steers precisely with luxury appropriate isolation.
The fourth generation range rover is as revolutionary as any in history, with a new aluminum monocoque chassis and an unashamedly prestigious objective. However, the fact that it’s a luxury car first and 4×4 second, it does not run down its offroad capability.
The spacious interior benchmarks quality and luxury, the finely trimmed leather seats are unmatched and the driving position is perfect, making it easy to drive for a car of its size. The heavy outer shell provides excellent isolation from rough surfaces.
The SUV undoubtedly is one of the luxury cars in Africa which comes with an incredible breadth of ability at the cost of weight. There are only a few cars which makes you feel special to ride in, none has a more commanding or firm driving position, and very few put a better complexion on your day.
This should top the list of luxury cars in Africa. The new LX570 displays its stature with an athletic exterior. Although SUVs are often associated with outdoor recreation and going off-road, the reality is that only a few of them are truly capable of bouncing over rocks and gullies. And of those, there are even fewer that can be considered luxurious. As such, the 2019 Lexus LX 570 is quite the rare beast. The LX 570 can conquer punishing terrain while surrounding occupants in a comfortable cocoon of leather and rich wood trim.
The Jaguar I-Pace is the first electric vehicle from a mainstream manufacturer to take on the likes of Tesla Models S and X.
More SUV than a sedan, the I-Pace majors on interior quality and striking design, while offering a touring range of around 215 miles. With two 197bhp electric motors – one at each axle – it’s quick too, and not just in a straight line; with the I-Pace Jaguar has also engineered a fine-handling car.
Tesla Model S
The first bespoke creation from electric car pioneer Elon Musk’s firm, the Model S is the machine that brought credibility, luxury and useful range to the electric car market in Africa.
There are four battery options, topped by a 100kWh pack with a credible 393-mile range. The Model S can take off with the ferocity of a super saloon, but even more wonderful is how precisely and effortlessly you can meter out its pace, and how quietly it can be delivered.
The Model S delivers a hugely credible steer, a large, quiet, premium cabin, and massive load space, with a futuristic feel. For a select niche, it will make financial as well as environmental sense.
The latest Audi A8 features even more advanced chassis, powertrain, and in-car technology than the latest Mercedes S-Class including when it’s switched on, the greatest capability for autonomous driving of any production car in the world.
There’s a choice of turbocharged engines – a 282bhp diesel or 335bhp petrol – with four-wheel-drive as standard and a 48V electrical system that gives it mild hybrid status.
The quality interior feels like it was built to outlast civilization itself, although it lacks the elegance and ambient warmth of the S-Class. The ride is smooth and the car is easy to drive, although it’s not quite as pillowy and luxurious as its key German rival, and not quite the Mercedes’ equal in the ways that matter most.
BMW 7 Series
Since launch in 1977, the 7 Series has been in the shadow of the Mercedes S-Class. However, this latest version is BMW’s most committed attempt yet to fully crack the luxury sedan market in Africa. The car combines optional adaptive air suspension with pioneering infotainment and convenience features and offers a choice of two wheelbase lengths and rear- or four-wheel-drive.
The interior trim conjures a sense of space, integrity, and usability. Although the fascia is perhaps a bit too similar to that of lesser BMW sedans and lacking in a lavish material flourish. Engines are quiet, powerful and efficient. Handling is more poised and precise than rivals – although the ride isn’t.
There has been a Jaguar XJ at the pinnacle of the firm’s sedan range since 1968. The most recent version is a confident, forward-looking expression of the firm’s revival.
The sportiness hinted at by those sleek lines is reinforced by an excellent-handling chassis. The XJ’s cabin offers a sense of style and drama German rivals can’t master. Even if it doesn’t compete in terms of sheer material quality and trails in terms of interior tech.
But the XJ is defined by how it drives making it one of the sought-after luxury cars in Africa. The result is a car with rare poise and decent performance, save too many compromises, and a really likable GT car to boot.
BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo
A large five-door hatchback, the 5 Series GT replacement is an interesting, if oddball, choice of luxury transport.
The 6 Series GT has the same wheelbase as the 7 Series. Despite a lowered roofline, retains the raised seating position of the 5 Series GT. The interior feels comfy, upmarket and well-placed, with ample room for four.
The 296bhp diesel engine confidently transmits power through the all-wheel-drive system. However, you need to rev it to hear the six cylinders. It has a strong though slightly brittle ride. It might not be as elegant as an Aston Martin, but it’s exceptionally roomy and qualified as a leftfield executive GT.
The LS has always been a niche choice in the UK. Its success has guaranteed this latest version a seat at the top sedan table.
The car’s had a major styling overhaul, and the interior feels both modern and luxurious in a likably unconventional way. There are four trim levels, the top one coming with plenty of equipment.
Dynamically, the LS is less convincing as a luxury item. The 3.5-liter hybrid V6 has to work hard to cope with the car’s 2420kg weight. Handling and ride is quite impressive. However, its noisy and slightly brusque run-flat-shod ride is quite the opposite.
Against the latest S-Class, 7 Series, and A8, the LS is an interesting save credible of rivals.
Final Thoughts on Luxury Car in Africa in 2019
When it comes to luxury car brands in Africa, they speak for themselves. As 2019 continues to unfold, we will keep our eyes on the top players in the luxury space. Let us know if you’re a fan of any particular luxury vehicle brand?
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