The luxury car market continues to bloom on a global scale, even in the face of growing economic unrest and decline. Whether the tax implications of President Obama's proposed Affordable Care Act impact on this growth has yet to be seen, but for now the volume of high quality vehicle sales is continuing to rise. This has made the act of trying to identify market leaders an extremely challenging one, however, although there are some luxury vehicles and manufacturers that have achieved an outstanding degree of industry success.
The Top Three Luxury Cars of 2012: Which Vehicles have Dominated the Market?
With this in mind, which cars have achieved a greater share of market sales during 2012? Consider the following options: -
The Mercedes Benz E Class: The 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class ranked as the number one luxury large cars, thanks primarily to extremely favorable consumer reviews and the vehicles overall performance. Boasting a stunning luxury interior and improved power train, the car emerged as a leading choice among luxury sedan models and displayed several improvements on the preceding 2011 model. It is this attention to detail and commitment to innovation that continues to distinguish Mercedes as one of the leading luxury car manufacturers on the market.
The Audi A6: Another car brand to embrace evolution is Audi, whose revamped A6 model has ticked several significant consumer boxers. Again distinguished by a high quality interior, the model was also redesigned with an optional supercharged V6 as an additional incentive for discerning consumers. The A6 also guarantees an unusual level of fuel economy for a luxury car, while integration with Google and a touch pad cabin interface have only served to enhance the driver experience. In terms of value for money, the 2012 Audi A6 may be the best consumer option on the whole luxury market.
The Hyundai Genesis: For those seeking affordable luxury, the Hyundai Genesis offers an ideal compromise between style and bottom line cost. Although it boasts the powerful engine and smooth gear shifts that help to define the luxury car ideal, it can be sourced far cheaper than the average Sedan asking price of $50,000. In fact, the Hyundai Genesis can be purchased for as little as $34,200, which affords consumers significant savings without forcing them to abandon all of their luxury principles. Although there are ongoing issues concerning the lack of all wheel drive, Hyundai have at least created an option for those whose finances have been squeezed by the continuing economic crisis.
The Bottom Line
Although these cars all feature as part of the luxury automotive market, they each offer something different to consumers. They are diametrically opposed in terms of style, fuel economy and bottom line price, and so appeal to a wide and diverse target market. So while your ultimate choice of luxury car is likely to be influenced predominantly by budgetary restrictions, there is at least a wide choice for those who enjoy stylish and high performance vehicles.