Feeling the pull of covetous desire? To travel in style? To gaze upon the unrivaled beauty and opulence of a luxury vehicle?
Here are five mouthwatering examples that we would love to see on our roads in 2022.
The elegant new Range Rover defines modern luxury, providing more refinement, customer choice and scope for personalisation than ever before.
Range Rover is the original luxury SUV and has led by example for 50 years, combining serene comfort and composure with all-conquering capability. Touted as the most desirable yet, mixing breath-taking modernity and aesthetic grace with technological sophistication and seamless connectivity. The first New Zealand customers are expected to take deliveries of the new Range Rover mid-2022.
There is also plug-in hybrid versions planned to arrive later in 2022 and a pure-electric Range Rover looking forward to 2024.
The new LX embodies the brand’s commitment to meeting the diversifying needs and lifestyles of customers while providing an elegant travelling sensation and exceptional driving experience.
As the flagship SUV of the Lexus brand, the new LX is a significant model in the Lexus range with a striking new exterior design, a new vehicle platform, and a full update of driver and vehicle technology.
Combining reliability, durability, and rough road drive-through performance, cultivated since its launch in 1996, the LX has the high-level quality and refinement that customers have come to expect of the Lexus brand. With ease and quality on any road in the world, driveability and ride comfort was the focus for the Lexus engineers.
Rolls-Royce Black Badge Ghost
Introducing the purest and most technologically advanced Black Badge motor car yet, the Black Badge Ghost, also known as ‘The Dark Side of Post Opulence’.
Conceived in response to a group of clients who requested a Rolls-Royce that was agile, discreet, highly connected and free of any superfluous design, the new Ghost is not just the most technologically advanced Rolls-Royce yet, but also the most aesthetically pure. In the twelve months since this motor car has been available, it has become one of the fastest-selling products in the marque’s history, representing more than 3,500 commissions worldwide.
Within the typical RR group of clients – who celebrate minimalism and material substance – a rebellious subset sought to create a disruptive expression of Ghost by permanently cloaking it in a shade so pure that its very classification as a colour remains a subject of debate: black. Black Badge Ghost reflects these clients’ desires. It is the dark side of Post Opulence: minimalism in extremis.
Mercedes AMG SL
With its exciting design, state-of-the-art technology and outstanding driving characteristics, the new Mercedes-AMG SL sets standards in the luxury sports car segment.
The new Mercedes-AMG SL, the new edition of an icon, returns to its roots with a classic soft top and sporty character. At the same time, the luxurious roadster as a 2+2 seater is particularly suitable for everyday use and is also now all-wheel-drive.
The Mercedes-AMG SL contains a host of high-tech components such as the AMG ACTIVE RIDE CONTROL suspension with active anti-roll stabilisation, rear-axle steering, the optionally available AMG ceramic high-performance composite brake system and the standard-fit DIGITAL LIGHT with projection function to sharpen the sporty profile. In combination with the AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine, this results in a driving experience of the highest order.
Audi RS 3
With its high-performance, turbocharged, five-cylinder engine delivering more torque and greater acceleration, a new RS Torque Splitter and RS 3 driving modes, quattro drive, and an all-new dynamic exterior and interior appearance, the upcoming RS 3 Sportback will certainly pique the interest of Kiwi driving enthusiasts.
With its practicality and quattro drive ensuring drivers can access the best of Audi RS performance any time they sit behind the wheel, and in the widest range of conditions, this is truly a sports car for every day. Combining exhilarating performance, athletic exterior design and motorsport-inspired interior, advanced driving technology, premium sporting luxury and more useability than the average sports car.
Equipped with 294kW and five-cylinders, the high-performance engine delivers rapid acceleration with an intoxicating soundtrack. The power unit now delivers 500Nm of torque and responds even faster. Visually, the RS 3 Sportback demonstrates its athletic prowess with a widened body, RS sports exhaust, and cockpit displays similar to those found in race cars.
If you can see yourself in the market for a top end luxury car in 2022, the above line-up will most certainly be worth the wait.