Tuning out of the city’s noise and indulging in a good ol’ fashioned road trip with your family will never lose its charm. Even though it’s one of the simplest pleasures of life, a major part of what makes any road trip successful is the vehicle you choose. Since we’re looking at family cars, our checklist comprises of space, cabin infotainment, sustainable horsepower, and of course, a slice of luxury trimmings. We picked the best luxury cars in India for your next fun-fuelled family weekend trip.
Jaguar plays many roles – a hybrid, a crossover, a sophisticated luxury machine. The Land Rover is a favourite among CEOs, Bollywood personalities, and sportsmen in India, but it’s also a great family car. The brand’s flagship model, the Evoque is much sportier and youthful compared to other models on this list. Under its hood rests a 2000-cc engine that shreds out 237-HP, perfect for the street. In terms of its luxurious interior, the Evoque boasts an exquisite range of bespoke features including a sliding dining table.
Price: Rs 53 lakh onwards
This is one of the most unique family cars to own today. Besides Mini’s fun and free-spirited aesthetic, its added retro spec is a ultimate standout in the market. It’s a six-door hatchback with one door for each seat and two out in the back exhibits pure wagon style. A definite eye catcher, the Clubman is powered with the same engine as the Cooper S, a 189-hp cruiser but with an extended wheelbase. The wagon-style doors open just like Rolls Royce’s suicide doors but to the boot instead of the cabin. Perfect for picnics and long drives with a company of upto five.
Price: Rs 41 lakh onwards
The Porsche Cayenne is a clear-cut sports utility vehicle that never intended to be a luxurious family vehicle, but it is. Packing power of 550-horsepower from its V8, it’s capable of doing highway runs at 286-kmph. Like the 911 or the Cayenne, it embraces a free-spirited touring aesthetic with a lot more space and power. The interiors are filled with luxury trimmings and a massive infotainment screen. The Cayenne also comes with a Bose sound system to ensure a great sing-along session.
Price: Rs 1.19 cr. onwards
Apart from being a pristine executive ride, the BMW X7 also doubles up as one of 2019’s best family cars and for good reasons. Packing the power of BMW’s speed-focused M division, boasts a pair of turbocharged engines—a 335-hp 3.0-liter straight-six and a twin-turbo 456-hp 4.4-liter V-8—are both teamed with an eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive. The massive kidney grille seems to be BMW’s unofficial 2019 watermark, the 7 Series bears it elegantly too. The BMW X7 will be available in a seven-seat configuration with minimalist cabin designs. The supersized infotainment screen controls almost every spec of the cars interior, technologically.
Price: Rs 98 lakh onwards
While your glorious S-Class takes care of your business class weekday indulges, you might want to consider a second Merc for the weekends. In the first month of 2019, Mercedes decided to tap into a unique branch of motoring by designing a jumbo luxury chariot called the V-Class. With seating up to 8, this travel van even allows you to invite an additional family or two to join your weekend fun run. The luxurious cockpit that borrows almost every spec from the S-Class power-glides on a 2143 cc diesel engine churns out 380 Nm of torque and the power of nearly 200 horses, which is efficient for a car of this size and purpose.
Price: Rs 68 lakh onwards
All images: Courtesy brand