The Christmas season may have come and gone, but that blisteringly cold weather looks like it could be sticking around for a while. A busy work schedule, evening parties and events, and weekend road trips away may see you venturing out on the highway in cold weather conditions many a time, and with that in mind, you may want to consider an upgrade or or even a new addition to your driveway this season to accommodate your time on the road in winter weather.
Space, warmth, security, and of course, tyres, are all things to consider when making your luxury purchase, and we’ve handpicked our top five luxury cars for snow and winter weather in 2020 to help you in the process.
Regardless of the model, the Bentley brand screams true luxury. As one of the top luxury vehicle manufacturing brands, Bentley has a rich history of impressing their customers with class, elegance and style. The Bentayga marks the brand’s first SUV model, a full-time all-wheel-drive dominating the industry as the world’s fastest SUV delivering a top speed of 190mph (306 km/h) and a phenomenal 600 horsepower. Built to excel and command across all terrains, for all purposes, in all conditions, the Bentayga delivers unmatchable levels of luxury and power in an SUV you can definitely count on, no matter the weather. With the option for four, five or seven seats, the Bentayga is also fully equipped with all the space and comfort you could need on the inside as well.
This luxury SUV comes with all the bells and whistles your heart may desire in a full time four-wheel drive. With the best safety, navigation, multi-view and performance technologies, an in built entertainment system, a customisable interior including number of seats and cargo space, and the option for a sports package, the Lexus LX has it all, including a multitude of impressive features that deliver an outstanding off-road capability. The Lexus Crawl Control is designed to automatically maintain an efficient but safe pace over challenging terrain with the press of a button, the Active Height Control and Adaptive Variable Suspension systems combine to automatically raise the vehicle’s height by up to three inches and allow greater wheel articulation in rough conditions, and the Multi-Terrain Select system allows the driver to adjust the amount of traction and response on the wheels and tyres by choosing from five different types of terrain.
When thinking of a vehicle most suited to coping with the weather conditions of a cold winter, naturally most people’s minds would rest on an SUV model of some sort, or so you would think. The Italian luxury sports car manufacturer, Ferrari, brought out the Ferrari FF in 2011 and revolutionised the sports car game, producing their first four-wheel drive model fit for all weather and road conditions, and designed with the most difficult and challenging driving experiences in mind. Technical modifications were made within the car itself and within the car systems, including tyre grip estimation on all surfaces, to ensure flawless handling of the vehicle even in the worst driving conditions, for example when road are covered in ice or snow. As a four seater vehicle, the Ferrari FF provides you with enough room to get cosy whilst also maintaining
Rolls Royce Cullinan
Another vehicle that epitomises the ideals of luxury, and another that marks the first SUV of a automotive brand, the Cullinan is everything you could want in a luxurious weather-conquering car. Named after the largest rough diamond ever discovered, the Cullinan is also the brands first venture into manufacturing cars with all-wheel drive. With an aluminium space frame, new Rolls Royce chassis technology, and a fully capable off-road setting, this SUV is ready to tackle the toughest terrains and weather conditions whilst you sit back and endings in all the luxuries the Rolls Royce brand has to offer from a tilting and reattaching sunroof, an optional two passenger configuration with massage seats, and, of course, the most advanced in-car technology on offer. Expect no disappointment with a set of Rolls Royce Cullinan tyres on your drive this season.
Now for a brand that’s been setting the standards for luxury 4x4s for over 40 years with their G-Class SUV. This boxy and robust off-roader has maintained its iconic presence in the automotive world for generations. The Mercedes-Benz G-Class has seen vast improvements in its off-road performance in gradeability, ground clearance, fording depth, angle, angle of approach and departure, and break over angle, as well as in the torque and the actual frame of the SUV. Additionally, the G-Class features three differential locks that allow the traction of each individual wheel and tyre to assist in the forward motion of the car when the terrain is difficult, making it an outstanding vehicle for off-road use and in challenging weather conditions.
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