Planning on taking a road trip this September? During the autumn months, the UK and Ireland have plenty of scenic routes and beautiful destinations that are worth taking the time out to explore. With some of the nation’s finest luxury hotels scattered across the Cotswolds, The Killarney National Park, and hundreds of miles of picturesque coastlines, you could be in for a lavish treat.
Of course, every seasoned traveller knows that it’s about the journey, not the destination – and your ride of choice has an important role to play in the overall experience. Travelling in style means getting from A to B in the utmost luxury, and the finest cars are defined not just by their impressive performance, extensive levels of technology and refinement, but the level of all-round prestige they bring to the table, too.
These four luxurious cars are the perfect choice for a September road trip this autumn, and from performance to on-board technology, they tick all the right boxes and more.
The current, fourth generation Range Rover is as revolutionary as any of its predecessors have been, and makes for the ultimate choice for those looking to venture across varying terrains to reach their destination of choice.
With an aluminium monocoque chassis and a range of high-end features that leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of luxury, it offers an elevated driving position and enduringly special cabin that make it entirely deserving of a place on this list. This luxury 4 x 4, priced at under £100,000, might not be the most expensive that money can buy, but it’s certainly one of the most robust. A large and relatively heavy drive that makes up for it in its impressive range of capabilities – not to mention the added bells and whistles to boost comfort throughout.
In an attempt to level up and compete with Tesla’s innovative digital technology, the latest-generation S-Class is one of this iconic car manufacturer’s most impressive iterations yet, and maintains the recognisably opulent feel the brand has become synonymous with.
Available in a choice of -350d or -400d diesel and -500 petrol, the latter enjoys mild hybrid assistance, while all offer just the kind of impressively smooth ride we’ve come to expect. A quiet and comfortable choice that offers maximum comfort for both driver and passengers alike.
Audi E-tron Quattro
Those looking for a more sustainable choice of ride will delight in the latest iteration of the Quattro, which fuses electric energy with high-end quality to present an emission-free car that ticks all the right boxes.
Combining four-wheel drive and a commanding overall performance level with all the spaciousness you’d expect from a luxury SUV, it’s quiet, comfortable and refined in equal measure. It runs at an average range of between 200 and 250 miles per charge and offers state-of-the-art on-board technology that promises to make even the lengthiest of road trips enjoyable. A top pick to add to your car collection in 2021.
Featuring an advanced level of in-car technology along with a pleasing chassis and powertrain, those looking for an autonomous driving experience with class-leading capabilities should give the Audi A8 a try.
If power is a necessity, then the turbo-charged 282 bhp engine won’t disappoint, coming complete with four-wheel drive and a 48v electrical system. Enjoying only mild hybrid status, it might not be the most efficient choice of the bunch, but it certainly has some green credentials to offer – and with a quality interior and smooth driver experience from the off, it’s easy to see why it has become such a popular choice amongst high-end car enthusiasts over the past year.
All in all, it’s a great choice and its effortless responsiveness and all-round refinement make it an attractive choice for those seeking a thoroughly luxurious drive.