How Important is Speed and Performance in a Modern Luxury Car?

When we talk about luxury cars and the image they cast, the words ‘speed’ and ‘performance’ rarely come to mind. This is because historically, the luxury car was a symbol of opulence and comfort, and the only vehicles with any manner of performance were racing cars, which were quite the opposite of opulent and comfortable.

The Melding of Performance and Luxury in Modern Times

The clear distinction between a performance-oriented vehicle, and one that is built for luxury, lies in the way it carries itself on the road, and the way it responds to the driver’s tactile commands. This distinction has existed throughout history, even when there were no cars.

Tesla Model S
The Tesla Model S redefines the idea of an electric luxury car without compromising performance.

Horse-driven carriages came in several classes, but the most popular among them were the quick and efficient messenger carriages, and the comfortable and opulent stagecoaches. Fast forward to relatively modern times, and the distinction was clear in the way a Formula One car and a luxury limousine performed. The former was blisteringly fast and quick on its tires, and the latter was somewhat slow yet very well poised; not to mention comfortable.

Practical Examples of High-Performance Luxury Cars

Up until a few years ago, the concept of high-performance in a luxury saloon was considered absurd and needless. However, with the advent of smoother and more efficient engines, as well as power transfer systems that minimize wastage of power, it has become possible to meld performance with luxury in the modern car. An example of this is the current line-up of German luxury models such as those from BMW, Mercedes and Audi.

What’s particularly special about these three brands is that no matter how low-tier their vehicle may be, performance-wise, it would still pack a decent enough punch to provide sports car-like thrills to the driver.

Then there is Cadillac, which has historically been a luxury-oriented brand. In recent times, they have had the distinction of making the most powerful sedans in production, and their future models are reputed to continue this new trend. Both the aforementioned German models, as well as the American offerings are used by limo rental services, which is perhaps the biggest proof of the relevance of speed and power in a modern luxury car.

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This then leads to the question of whether performance and speed are actually necessary in the modern luxury automobile, or whether they are, and always will be, a novel feature that only a select few luxury cars possess. In order to answer that, let us see all the merits of having a luxury car or limousine that also performs well.

Advantages of having Performance along with Luxury in a Limousine

First and foremost, we have to consider the fact that drivers’ attitudes towards performance are changing with the new engine technologies that are currently present in the market. Today’s engine is lighter yet more powerful, which allows manufacturers to squeeze more power out of the engine. This is advantageous for the limousine of today, since it will have the luxury that is requisite for a positive passenger experience, and the performance that allows it to stay efficient when it comes to arriving on time.

The advantages are not just limited to timely arrivals, since more power means a better driving experience for the driver as well. The more comfortable and content a driver is with the car, the better the passenger will feel, since they will be the ones arriving on time, and in an efficient manner. Exactly the reason why we see more limo rental companies adopting cars which have superior performance.

A1A Limo offers rental cars, luxurious limousines, and party buses. Their party bus prices are some of the most competitive, and their service is unparalleled.  

Individuals can book a ride online in 3 simple steps. If you are planning a corporate event, fundraiser or attending an office party, visit their website. You can call them at (561) 622-2222 or email them at dispatch@a1alimo.com for further information or queries.

4 (More) Features That Define The Luxury Car

Have you ever seen at a top-of-the-line luxury vehicle, and wondered what actually makes a luxury car luxurious? Is it the stylish exterior, which is meant to turn heads? Is it the exhaust sound, with its low, deep and understated rumble? Is it the interior, with all the amenities and comforts that one could want in a car? Or is it a combination of all of the above, and then some?

What Makes A Car Luxurious in 2017

Truth is, the definition of luxury has changed a lot over the years, especially when it comes to cars. While the basics have remained the same; the advent of advanced electronics and related technology have changed the way a car can be ‘luxurious’.

In the olden days, a car would have a comfortable, plush interior, with soft seat that afforded the occupant a measure of luxury comparable with a purpose-built couch. This, coupled with amenities such as air conditioning and a music system, were considered state-of-the-art. This goes to show how limited the scope of luxury was, back in the day.

The aforementioned amenities are not even considered standard in some modern vehicles, and they have become as vital an aspect of the car as the engine or transmission. Today, it takes more than just interior comfort to stand out from the crowd. Seamless connectivity across devices, intelligent traction and suspension control, and performance that defies logic; are all qualities that are needed in the modern luxury car. To that end, following is a comprehensive list of all that a luxury car needs in order to compete in today’s market.

Cellular Device Connectivity

Cellular Device Connectivity
Since this is the day of the smart phone, a luxury car or limousine is bound to have cellular connectivity, if it is to call itself a limousine. Most passengers would need to connect their phones or other devices to their vehicles for power as well as multi-platform connectivity. Thankfully, almost all the major manufacturers of luxury cars are now including Bluetooth connectivity as standard, to make the ride in the limousine more convenient.

Advanced Terrain Response/Adaptation Systems

This may be more of an SUV’s forte, however, a great many luxury cars are coming with a terrain management system which makes the ride a lot more supple and comfortable for the occupants inside the car. Once again Mercedes is leading the pack here, with their ‘Magic Body Roll’ system; which is basically an active suspension control system that compensates for the undulation in the suspension. In a luxury limousine, such a system is invaluable, since it makes the ride more comfortable for both the driver and the passengers.

Entertainment Systems

Just having a radio on board is not going to cut it in this day and age, not when the majority of luxury cars nowadays have entire entertainment systems installed as standard. An entertainment system can include high-definition screens, speakers in every door and even in the frame, as well as mood lighting. The last is true for luxury vehicles that are being used as party buses. Since the occupants of party buses require some mode of entertainment while on the trip, it is necessary to have a good entertainment system in the vehicle.

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Competitive Performance

This is one of the more demanded aspects of a luxury car nowadays, since most drivers or passengers ask for a car that not only looks good, but performs well too. This is especially true for luxury sedans which are being used for limousine services. A luxury car such as the Mercedes S550 is a perfect example here, since it not only has killer looks, but blistering performance as well; not to mention all the luxuries that a person could demand of the car they are riding in.

The Modern Limousine: A Luxury Vehicle with the Works

A modern limousine; any modern limousine, will more often than not come with all of the aforementioned qualities as standard. If you want to experience said qualities, the best way to do so is via hiring limousine services. These will be affordable as well as convenient; and will allow you to experience all the comforts of a luxury car without having to pay a hefty price.

A1A Limo offers rental cars, luxurious limousines, and party buses. Their party bus prices are some of the most competitive, and their service is unparalleled.  

Individuals can book a ride online in 3 simple steps. If you are planning a corporate event, fundraiser or attending an office party, visit their website. You can call them at (561) 622-2222 or email them at dispatch@a1alimo.com for further information or queries.

Singapore now has a Luxury Car Vending Machine because Dealerships are not Fun Enough!

In the past, you could put a coin or a currency note inside a vending machine, press a button, and get a cold beverage or candy bar of your choice. Slowly, as technology progressed, people began to create vending machines for bigger things, such as electronic devices even. These started out as novel concepts. However, when the manufacturers saw their popularity, they started making vending machines for more and more items.

Soon, luxury cars will be a push-button away!

With time, we began to see some truly crazy vending machines. There were the iPod vending machines in Japan, which dispensed Apple products like they were Cheetos! There are those gold vending machines in the Middle East which dispense actual bars of gold, for whenever one needs pure gold! And now, as a result of the world’s growing obsession with crazy concepts, there is a luxury car vending machine!

Autobahn Motors in Singapore: World’s Biggest Vehicle Vending Machine

It sounds fictional, like something out of a crazy architect’s bucket list! However, not only is it currently in existence and operation, but it is paving the way for similar concepts all over the world. The structure, which is basically a storage and viewing facility for used luxury cars, works just as a vending machine does, with a lift and delivery system that is based on a fish-bone elevator style.

Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Bentleys and Porsches are just a few among the vast array of brands which the facility holds. The structure, which rises to 15 stories, is capable of delivering the car to the user in a matter of minutes, which saves both time and energy on part of both, the potential customer, as well as the sales personnel.

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The customer can look through the tire inventory and choose the vehicle that best suits their specifications. The vehicle is then delivered to them for a closer look, via the lift system, which brings the car down to the ground floor. All of this is done through a sophisticated, automated system which does not require input from any human operators, and is capable of functioning on its own.

A total of 60 cars, which includes luxury sedans that can be used by limo services, can be stored in the facility. After the customer has viewed the car on a tablet or through a fully-integrated and custom designed app; they have to make the payment of the car, at which point the automated system is put into motion. The car is then delivered to them immediately, without the need for a driver having to deliver it personally; saving time and effort.

Practical Advantages of the System

The system is still in the early stages, and it has already begun to demonstrate a number of uses and advantages. Following are some of those advantages.

  • Containing cars within vertical structures helps minimize crowding and saves a lot of space. This is especially true for crowded cities such as Singapore, where traffic is already a problem and parking spaces are rare.
  • Limo services can benefit from such a concept due to the storage-related advantage. The appropriate limo could be stored in the structure and released on to the road for the journey as soon as it is requested. Because limo services have larger cars than the usual rent-a-car, they can actually benefit a lot here.
  • Dealerships can catalog and store their cars according to class and type, in separate structures. This is one sector in which the concept is already in use. Even manufacturers have begun to install intelligent vehicle delivery systems, which are a step above the robotic manufacturing line.

The limo services industry in the US is growing, and with it, the number of luxury vehicles (from the standard limousine to the exquisite party bus). The limousine itself is quite a large automobile, starting from the full-sized luxury sedan, all the way to a stretched SUV. The space required to park and store said vehicles is immense, which is why it would be extremely beneficial to limo services and the city where they are situated, if such facilities were to be installed.

A1A Limo offers rental cars, luxurious limousines, and party buses. Their party bus prices are some of the most competitive, and their service is unparalleled.  

Individuals can book a ride online in 3 simple steps. If you are planning a corporate event, fundraiser or attending an office party, visit their website. You can call them at (561) 622-2222 or email them at dispatch@a1alimo.com for further information or queries.

Traveling in Style: The Many Types of Limos

The term limousine refers to a luxury vehicle that is longer than your average car and is driven by a professional chauffeur.

Traditionally, limousines are black or white, yet different limousine rental companies offer a variety of options in their vehicles that range in color, size, and amenities.

You might find it surprising, but there are limousines that offer amenities like Jacuzzis and hot tubs.

Limousines are considered some of the most expensive vehicles; they give off a perception of power, wealth and elegance.

While owning a limousine might not be practically achievable for everyone, renting one is always an option.

Limo rentals are surprisingly affordable and make the perfect travel option for events like birthdays, parties, corporate events, and airport transfers.

If you are planning to rent a limo for your next event—be it prom or wedding—the variety of options can be confusing.

The different features, sizes and varying passenger capacity can often make it difficult for you to choose. Therefore, this blog aims to highlight the various types of limousines to help you make informed decisions:

Sedan Limousine

As mentioned above, limousines largely vary in size and features. The most practical and the smallest limousine is the sedan limo.

It is also the most affordable one. It has a small seating capacity of about 2 to 4 people and it is typically rented for airport travel. The sedan limo can also be used as alternative to a cab for intercity travel. The most common sedan limo is the Lincoln Towncar.

Stretch Limousine

Stretch limousines are similar to sedan limos in shape but they are longer.

They are the perfect option to entertain a small group of family and friends. Stretch limos are also the most popular option for proms, weddings and for bachelor parties. They have a seating capacity of 6 to10 people and are loaded with amenities that add to the overall experience.

Super Stretch Limousine

Some limousine companies also offer a variety of ‘super-stretch’ limousines. They are available in the form of Bentleys and Towncars and even come in the form of SUVs like Hummers and Escalades.

Super-stretch limos are perfect for larger groups of people that prefer travelling together. These limos can fit anywhere between 15 and 20 people easily.

Some stretch limo models even feature a fifth door that allows for convenient entry and exit.

What truly makes these limos stand out are the features. All super stretch limos feature amenities like LCD displays, mini bars and ambient lighting. The interiors are tastefully furnished with real leather and exotic furnishings.

 

Party Bus

Party buses have been the go to choices for larger groups of people. They offer the same amenities as other vehicles but have enough space to stand up and walk around. These buses are ideal for people looking to get the party started before reaching their destination.

In addition to dance club lighting, party buses also come equipped with features like dance floors, poles and exceptional sound systems.

You might also be able to find one with a complete bar and LCD system. Party buses can easily accommodate anywhere between 35 and 45 people.

While knowing about the types of limousines will definitely help you make the right choice, ultimately, it is the price that will influence your decision.

Since the price difference between sedan and stretch limousines isn’t that much; therefore, when booking, it is always a good idea to rent a stretch limo. Similarly, if you have a larger group of people who need to travel together, rent out a party that offers the right number of seating capacity to accommodate everyone.

At A1A Limo, we have a wide variety of limousines and vehicles for all your travel needs. We have sedan limousines and stretch limos loaded with all the amenities you could ask for.

From LCD displays to mini bars and ambient lighting, all our vehicles feature luxurious amenities to ensure comfort, convenience and luxury for our clients.

We also offer a variety of party buses that allow you to comfortably enjoy the entire evening. Our part buses are tinted for privacy and feature a complete beverage station for all your needs.

Get in touch with us today at (561) 622-2222 and book your favorite limousine today. Don’t forget to explore our complete fleet of vehicles and check out all the amazing options you get when you choose A1A Limo!

Wheel of Time: A Brief History of the Limousine

The idea of chauffeured automobiledates back to the 1700s. Before this, transportation with chauffeurs existed in the form of horse carriages. This form of transportation was created with the wealthy in mind.

But the limousine, as we know now, isn’t like the present-day limo we know! It took inspiration fromthe Sedan Chair—a mode of transport that relied on human strength. It all started in France, during the 1720s, when the upper class needed a new means of transport.

Unfortunately, we don’t have a photograph of the first limo because photographs weren’t a conceptuntil the 1800s!

Unless we successfully build a time machine, no one will know what it looks like, or who invented it. But there are pictures of the limos from the early 1900s!

Horse-Driven Limos

Before the introduction of modern-day limos, limousines were attached to horses. Just like horse carriages, the carriage would seat people in the back, while being carried by the majestic beasts.

But instead of 3 people, the carriages were longer, making it possible for at least 5 people to be seated. It was after this that the concept of a luxury vehicle started developing.

The Popularity of Limos

Despite being built in the 1700s, limos started taking off in 1930. They were used as a mode of transporting wealthy clients from hotels, to different places.

But what really kicked off their popularity was when they started being used to transport musicians and actors to their studios. They became so popular that you weren’t considered ‘part of the crowd’ if you hadn’t ridden a stretch limousine!

Soon afterwards, the six-door limos were invented. They were originally used for transporting the dead and their family to the funeral.

But that changed with the passage of time. When more and more celebrities started arriving to Hollywood in different types of limos, the more popular they became.

Now limos are synonymous with luxury and class. And that is rightly so!

They are the epitome of luxury and sophistication. With their intricate, unique design, and stylish look, they add a touch of glam to every event.

Modern-Day Limos

Modern-day limousines are still used by the rich and famous to commute. But they are also designed to cater to a much larger audience. With advent of technology, limos have evolved as well. Instead of holding 5–6 people, they can now hold a minimum of 10, and a maximum of 40!

Not only that, there are several types of limos available for hire. Some of these include:

  • The hummer limousine
  • The tank limousine
  • Jaccuzi limousine
  • Town car limousine
  • Stretch limousine
  • Limousine bus

All of these are different types of limousines and come with different features. They have different features, all unique to the type of make and model they are. Like the Jacuzzi Limo has a special Jacuzzi inside. It’s perfect for private parties, weekend getaways, and bachelor parties.

Modern-day limos also come equipped with GPR apps. The chauffeurs use GPRS to track the whereabouts of their client. This not only saves time, it helps in situations where it’s possible to get lost—especially in unfamiliar places!

Modern-day limos are ideal for hosting events, and travelling to events. Like the party bus limos are great for taking a long out-of-town trip. They’re great for hosting private weddings and graduation parties. This is because they’re large in size, accommodating up to more than 40 people at a time.

Travelling in Comfort, Luxury, and Style

A limousine adds a flair of sophistication to the ride. This is exactly why they’re booked on special occasions. They’re popular for weddings, bachelor/bachelorette parties, and corporate events.

Since they’re equipped with world-class facilities, other means of transport cannot compete with them. They are a class of their own.  They help create a lasting impression on your guests, who will be left star-struck.

In addition, they’re great for business meetings. Taking clients on a business trip in a limo will leave a lasting impression on them.

š Other Benefits of a Modern-Day Limousine:

Well-trained drivers: Not everyone can drive a limo. Only the best drivers are chosen to navigate these luxury cars. The drivers are certified, well-trained individuals, who have vast experience behind them.

So individuals can be rest-assured when hiring a limo. The drivers back in 1700s did not have the means of technology to do this. Passengers had to wait long periods of time for their ride to arrive!

High qualityseating: The seat coverings of limousines are built using the finest of materials. This ensures maximum comfort. Furthermore, they help relax passengers, ensuring a stress-free ride.

In addition, passengers who rent a private limo can have the car customized according to their preference. This means they can customize the interior and exterior. Something like this was unimaginable during the 1700s!

Need to book a limousine? At A1A Limos, we offer limousine services, party buses and car rentals for all occasions! If you’re looking to book a ride for a special event, take a look at the services we offer for all types of events!

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The Latest News for Luxury Car Enthuses

The Latest News for Luxury Car Enthuses

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The definition of luxury varies from person to person, but the sheer comfort of indulgence makes it a worthwhile buy. When riding in a luxury vehicle, one expects sleekness, elegance and efficiency from the designers of the car. Indeed, it is a tough industry to compete in, so car makers are constantly innovating to quench the thirst of their clientele. Another industry that has profited off the whims of elegance is the black car service.

Tesla's Expected To Miss Model 3 Launch Dead Line

Tesla has been notorious with missing deadlines, and the the Model 3 is particularly notable because of its advance interest.

The California-based electric-vehicle maker reiterated in its investors note last week that Model 3 vehicles would start rolling off the production line as soon as July. Tesla said it would be producing 5,000 Model 3 vehicles a week by the end of the year and will double that pace to an annualized rate of more than a half-million Model 3 vehicles by the end of 2018. Critics however doubt this time table refering to telsa's past.

Pininfarina and Hybrid Kinetic $68 million deal produces electric sedans

Italian design house Pininfarina and Hong Kong-based Hybrid Kinetic Group announced a $68 million deal to collaborate with to produce the H600 electric sedan set for reveal next week at the Geneva Motor Show.

Hybrid Kinetic currently develop electric motors and batteries as a supplier, as well as making its select electric buses. The new sedan will bring new market of alt-fuel luxury cars and is likely aimed at Tesla and other recent startups.

Bentley's Bentayga Mulliner

The two-tone scheme of the exterior is continued inside, with the front and rear seats upholstered in different colors of leather. In the Bentayga above, black leather covers the front seats while the rears are done in an ivory-colored hide. The seats all feature two colors of contrast stitching, as well. Even the wood veneers are finished in an exclusive dual tone. On the dash, the wood is completely black, but along the front doors, it fades to a natural finish that is continued on the rear doors.

This is a new option that will be introduced on the Bentayga Mulliner, but will trickle down to the rest of the lineup this April.

A New BMW M Models in Development Found in Leaked Codes

A 177-page document leaks, presumably from the Bavarian automaker. List model names and codes that could indicate what BMW is planning on releasing in the near future. Newer versions of the M2 and M4 are listed as the M2 Competition and the M4 CS.

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Car News That Will Make You Want To Try Tesla Car Service

How Tesla is leading the electric car revolution in 2017 & makes the perfect choice for a Black Car Service

Autonomous Driving In A City near You

The idea of a car driving itself seemed like science fiction just a few years ago, but the technology has come to a point where it is no longer fiction. Driver-assisted cars have been on the market recently, with Tesla leading the consumer industry. Up until now, the technology has always required that a driver be behind the wheel

While there has been a lot of debate, on a wide variety of potential issues with driverless cars, one point remains clear: They're here to stay.

Tesla Model S
The Tesla Model S is the perfect choice for Black Car Service

Tesla recently announced (OCT 2016) that every car produced in their factory, which also includes the much awaited Model 3, will have the hardware for full self-driving capability. Tesla has gone further to claim that their technology is substantially safer than a human driver. Their system utilizes twelve ultrasonic sensors, eight surround cameras for a full 360° field of view. This updated tech allows for twice the visibility distance of earlier models in their self-driving cars. They also utilize a forward-facing radar that is able to read data about the world to see through heavy rain, fog, dust, or even see past the car in front of it. 

Tesla claims that their technology surpasses what the human senses can perceive and can make better driving decisions based on this information. 

Check out the video below to see how Tesla's technology reads and understands the world around it.

Why A Tesla Makes The Perfect Black Car Service Ride

Self-driving technology is not the only reason many people love Tesla. Not only is it incredibly fast and powerful  -outperforming a Lamborghini, or even some Fararris - the ride is incredibly luxurious.

Everything from the sleek interior design to the features you'd expect to have in a luxury vehicle, Tesla has it all. The Model S comes with the following internal & safety features by standard:

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Interior

  • 17" capacitive touchscreen
  • Onboard maps and navigation with free updates for 7 years
  • Automatic keyless entry
  • WiFi and Internet connectivity
  • Mobile app remote control
  • Retracting door handles
  • One touch power windows
  • High definition backup camera
  • GPS enabled Homelink
  • Hands free talking with Bluetooth
  • Voice activated controls
  • AM, FM, and Internet streaming radio
  • Available Ultra High Fidelity Sound package with XM radio support
  • Auto dimming mirrors
  • Power folding, heated side mirrors with memory
  • Two USB ports for media and power
  • 12 volt power outlet
  • Twelve way power adjustable, heated front seats with memory and driver profile
  • Available subzero weather package with heated rear seats and wiper blade and windshield washer fluid defrosters
  • Front trunk (no engine!), rear trunk, and 60/40 folding rear seats with 894 liters of storage

Safety

  • Active safety technologies, including collision avoidance and automatic emergency braking, have begun rolling out through over-the-air updates
  • Daytime running lights
  • Available Smart Air Suspension for raising and lowering ride height
  • Eight airbags for driver and passenger heads, knees, and pelvis plus two side curtain airbags
  • Electronic stability and traction control
  • Four wheel antilock disc brakes with electronic parking brake
  • Three second row LATCH attachments for child seat installations (accommodates three child seats simultaneously: two with LATCH and one with top tether and belt)

Why You Should Request A Tesla Car Service

So what do you do if you already have a car you love but still want to experience a ride in the next generation of the auto-revolution? The answer is simple, book a ride from a Limo Rental company that provides this service. There are always events you will need to attend where driving yourself is a less convenient option. Having a service take you in a luxury car is simply the perfect solution. While you ride in luxury, you can take your stress off the road and focus on the things that really matter like your upcoming meeting. 

Whether you are needing a ride to the airport, or to a nice event, the Tesla will provide you with an unforgettable ride. The quiet electric engine with the power of a sports car will not only surprise you, but also those who see you arrive at your destination. Whether you are heading to a wedding, an important business meeting, or an airport transfer, we can get you there in our Tesla black car service. 

Where's the Tesla Limo Rental?

Unfortunately, Tesla has yet to offer a stretch limo in their luxury lineup, but there are some fantastic alternatives. Right here at A1A Limo we have stretch limo services available for both 8 and 15 passengers. What really defines our luxury service, and keeps our clients coming back to us, is the attention to detail and services we offer. All of our limousine rentals come with superior personal touches such as etched glassware and chilled bottled water. The tinted windows provide the ultimate in privacy and the plush seats provide the ultimate in comfort. Features like Leather seates, Indvidual Climate Controls, Fiber-Optic Lighting, and of Course the excellence of our service will perfectly accompany your exciting outing. 

Experiencing luxury cars like the Tesla Model S or any of our Luxury Limo Rentals is an exciting experience in itself, and no option you choose would ever disappoint. If you would like some suggestions on which ride is best for your event feel free to call us at any time!

We can be reached by phone at 561-622-2222 or by email at Dispatch@a1alimo.com of course if you are ready to Book Now, head over to our reservation page and get ready to experience the best of luxury. 

4 Bold Features That Define the Luxury Car

The latest features to make your ride feel luxurious

 

The definition of luxury varies from person to person, but the sheer comfort of indulgence makes it a worthwhile buy. When riding in a luxury vehicle, one expects sleekness, elegance and efficiency from the designers of the car. Indeed, it is a tough industry to compete in, so car makers are constantly innovating to quench the thirst of their clientele. Another industry that has profited off the whims of elegance is the black car service.

This service is a high- end customer pick -up and delivery system, where customers can pay to be taken places whilst experiencing excellent customer service, and luxurious amenities like active suspension, executive rear seats, ventilated seats, and massage options, all from the comfort of your vehicle.  For the less acquainted, this article will outline the features of each.

Active Suspension

Most modern high-end luxury cars offer active suspension, either hydraulically actuated or electromagnetically recuperative. Sensors continually monitor body movement and vehicle ride level, constantly supplying the computer with new data to adjust the wheel’s movement to minimize the bump’s impact on passengers, which leads to a vastly improved ride. This system is the reason why black car services only use luxury vehicles.

Executive Rear Seats

Executive rear seats are of inexpressible value. Beyond the typical heating service and temperature regulated controls, the best feature these rear seats offer is the adjustability of the seats. The seats are fully adjustable, and usually can be reclined, like airplane seats. A full-length center console is in the vicinity, providing boosted audio and climate controls. This feature is a favorite for executives traveling from meeting to meeting because of the luxurious element, combined with the black car service, making for an excellent experience.    

Ventilated Seats

Ventilated seats are the most critical element for the rider’s comfort. They work like heated seats, bringing climate control to the seat itself. Cool air gently circulates through pores in the seats, keeping you cool, which is especially nice after the summer sun has been baking the black leather. There are also reversible fans that temporarily draw heat away from your body.

Seat Massager

This is just what the doctor ordered for those long road trips. What more can increase your delight than leather wrapped heating/cooling seats which melt away stress and help to keep the driver aware. Many luxury vehicles offer massage options- like full body, upper body- which are tactile adjustable. Black car services are known for their excellent mixture of unparalleled customer service and the experience of luxurious vehicular amenities.

Affordable Luxury Cars That You Can Buy From Trusted Mainstream Brands

You might be wondering: Are there affordable luxury cars out there? Well, the answer is YES.

Today could be your lucky day!

We are going to give you a list of non-luxury car brands that sells affordable upscale rides that you can choose from:

Fusion Platinum: One Of The Most Affordable Luxury Cars From Ford

Affordable Luxury Cars That You Can Buy From Trusted Mainstream Brands
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The Fusion Platinum from Ford is the best luxury car for you if you are looking for an upscale ride that’s similar to Aston Martin Rapide.

This affordable luxury car has an aluminum and wood interior trim and adaptive cruise control with stop and go. If you are stuck in traffic, you can sit back on its quilted leather seating surfaces and relax without your foot on the gas or brake.

Achieve Luxury And Comfort With The Honda Accord Touring

Affordable Luxury Cars That You Can Buy From Trusted Mainstream Brands
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Just recently, the U.S. News & World Report hailed Honda Accord as one of the best sedans. This affordable luxury car is equipped with Honda Sensing. It includes adaptive cruise control, road departure mitigation system and lane keeping system. LED headlight clusters and standard V6 power.

On the Inside, the Touring has heated front and rear seats, navigation, comfortable leather seats, woodgrain interior accents and remote start.A

The American Range Rover Doppelganger: Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit

Affordable Luxury Cars That You Can Buy From Trusted Mainstream Brands
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If you are a fan of the American Range Rover, you might like the Grand Cherokee Summit Trim. It’s an affordable luxury car that you can buy starting at $50,495.

The Summit features 20-inch wheels, a unique front fascia with a lower lip and added chrome.

Inside, it has a dual-panel moonroof, a 19-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system, automatic high beam assist and a leather-wrapped interior package.

Break Necks With The Nissan Maxima

Affordable Luxury Cars That You Can Buy From Trusted Mainstream Brands
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The Nissan Maxima is definitely a head turner. It’s an affordable luxury car with 18-inch wheels,  a powerful V6, a 360-degree camera system and sporty handling.

On the inside, it gets a premium heated and cooled leather seats.

If You Like To Be Surprised, Go For The Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring

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Would you believe it if we told you that there’s more to the Outback than what meets the eye? This affordable luxury vehicle comes with HID headlights, Eye-sight safety technology, Java Brown leather interior and low-profile roof rails.

As for its engine, it has a 3.6-liter six-cylinder that creates 247 pound-feet of torque with 256 horsepower.

That wraps up our list of affordable luxury cars from non-luxury brands. Did you see anything you like? Share your thoughts on our Facebook page.

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Which 2017 Luxury Car Brand Has The Highest Projected Resale Value?

Kelley Blue Book just announced the award winners for 2017 luxury car brand with the best resale value today. Unfortunately, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Lincoln from Ford Motor Co. and Cadillac from General Motors Co. didn’t make the cut.

Toyota tacoma bags the number one spot as a brand with the highest projected resale value for 2017. (Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)

Reports suggest that Toyota bagged the title as the top brand for projected resale value for the 2017 model year while the 2017 luxury brand title was brought home by Porsche for the first time.

Meanwhile, Researchers at Kelley Blue Book (KBB) released their rankings of 2017 luxury car brands with the best resale value were divided into 22 vehicle categories.

2017 Luxury Car Brand With Highest Resale Value

  • Subcompact car: Honda Fit
  • Compact car: Subaru Impreza
  • Sporty compact car: Subaru WRX
  • Midsize car: Subaru Legacy
  • Full-size car: Nissan Maxima
  • Entry-level luxury car: Lexus RC
  • Luxury car: Lexus GS
  • High-end luxury car: Porsche Panamera
  • Sports car: Porsche 718 Cayman
  • High-performance car: Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) Mustang Shelby
  • Hybrid/alternative-energy car: Honda Accord Hybrid
  • Electric vehicle: Chevy Bolt EV
  • Subcompact sport utility vehicle/crossover: Honda HR-V
  • Compact SUV/crossover: Jeep Wrangler from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU)
  • Midsize SUV/crossover: Toyota 4Runner
  • Full-size SUV/crossover: Chevrolet Suburban
  • Minivan: Toyota Sienna

2017 Luxury Car Brand SUV/Crossover:

  • compact : Porsche Macan
  • midsize : Lexus RX
  •  full-size : Lexus LX

2017 Luxury Car Brand Pickup Truck

  • Midsize : Toyota Tacoma
  • Full-size : Chevy Silverado HD

According to KBB researchers, an average 2017 model-year vehicle only will retain about 32.9% of its original value after a five-year ownership period. This means that a $50,000 new car today will only be worth somewhere close to $16,450 five years from now.

Well, the good news is – luxury car brands aren’t the only ones getting awarded with the best projected resale value for 2017.

Here’s a list of the top 10 models based on resale value. This list released by KBB includes the vehicle’s resale value at 60 months as a percentage of the purchase price.

Toyota Tacoma: 58.4%
Toyota 4Runner: 54.5%
Chevy Silverado: 52.2%
Jeep Wrangler: 51.1%
Toyota Tundra: 49%
Chevy Colorado: 48.1%
Honda Ridgeline: 47.6%
GMC Sierra: 47.5%
GMC Canyon: 47.2%
Subaru WRX: 45.4%

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