True luxury vehicles have always offered a level of comfort, innovation, power, and safety that elevates them beyond traditional contemporary cars and makes them special. The following five features put drivers and passengers in the world of luxury.
Sumptuous leather seats that power-adjust to fit you perfectly and quality interior materials are essential to making luxury drivers and passengers happy. But true luxury interiors extend well beyond fine seats, carpeting, and trim, as there are other features that make modern luxury vehicles special: A climate control system to allow passengers to adjust the temperature as they so desire; interior lighting that sets an ambiance akin to a fine restaurant or theater; and QuietTuning technology, found in the 2014 Buick Verano, that minimizes the sounds from the outside world as you drive.
A smooth, comfortable ride is expected from true luxury vehicles. But that comfort must also come with precise and responsive handling. Modern luxury suspension systems deliver both. When combined with all-wheel drive, the result is a modern luxury suspension with a smooth, compliant ride that also is capable in a variety of environments.
Systems that link your car to your smartphone, such as IntelliLink, are essential for being on the cutting edge of technology. IntelliLink1 allows you to make calls and select personal music and radio stations with only your voice. Paired with a big, bold in-dash color-touch navigation system, you have everything you need to stay on track, connected, and entertained without lifting a finger.
Advanced technology in safety has been a longstanding essential quality for luxury cars. Having features such as seven air bags, a Side Blind Zone Alert system, a Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Forward Collision Alert, and Lane Departure Warning all keep you aware and alert of your surroundings. A list of quality safety features and a strong, well-designed safety package inspire confidence and can definitely put your mind at ease.
The benefit of modern, more fuel-efficient drivetrains is that you can have robust performance and economy in the same package. Thanks to modern hybrid technologies, such as eAssist, you can have 182 horsepower in a vehicle, like the 2014 Buick LaCrosse, that delivers 36 miles per gallon on the highway. eAssist adds an electric motor and lithium-ion battery to the drivetrain. When moving from a stop, the electric motor puts you in motion, saving gas and still giving you the throttle response you expect from a true luxury vehicle.
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