Although luxury cars are not the cup of tea for average joe like us, but as far as the latest trend is visible, Indian people at large is opting for luxury cars. It is very much evident, that we see plenty of luxury cars now a days on Indian roads, than we used to a decade ago. The young generation is looking for luxury, charm of comfortable ride and of course superior driving experience, which all comes in a package with the luxury cars.

The established table topping luxury brands in India are Audi, BMW and Mercedes Benz. All these three brands come jostling for the top spot in the luxury segment of the country’s automobile market. The seat of the top spot keeps bouncing in the hands of these three brands. Sometime Mercedes grab the top spot, while sometime Audi comes snatching it from the Merc. Although, there are several other auto makers like Toyota, Volkswagen who are fighting for the top spot also. Apart from the established luxury auto makers in Indian market, several other manufacturers are bringing luxurious experience in their models; but they are not true blue luxury cars by any means. Therefore the top selling and most popular luxury cars come from stable of the auto makers like Audi, BMW, and Mercedes Benz.

Here are the 5 most popular luxury cars of India.

BMW 3 SERIES

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BMW 3 Series was first introduced in India in 2009. It has become one of the popular luxury cars of India thanks to its simple yet stylish design, good handling and of course feature packed luxurious interior. We have already seen the glimpses of the 2016 BMW 3 Series, but it is yet to come in flesh. The 2015 BMW 3 Series comes available in both petrol and diesel variant. The luxury sedan came with modular BMW Efficient Dynamics engine, which delivers better fuel efficiency and that too without hindering its performance. It came with a 3 cylinder diesel engine.

Price: INR. 29 lakhs – 45 lakhs.

BMW X1

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BMW X1 is one of the entry level crossover SUV in Indian automobile market. It was launched around 6 years ago for the first time. Since then it has been the flagship model of BMW in India. Worldwide BMW has sold more than 730000 units of this car. BMW recently introduced 2016 BMW X1, which the second generation crossover SUV. The muscular looking car comes with several unique and luxurious features along with stylish exterior design. The car comes powered by a 2.0 litre 4 cylinder petrol engine, alongside a 2.0 litre 4 cylinder diesel engine on offer.

Price: INR. 26 lakh.

AUDI A4

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The competition for the top spot in Indian market between Audi and BMW is well known. Audi A4 comes as one of the famous models from the German auto maker. The luxury sedan comes with a sleek stylish exterior and several features packed interior cabin. The 2013 Audi A4 comes powered by a 1.8 litre TFSI petrol engine, while the diesel powertrain comes in form of 2.0 litre TDI and a bigger 3.0 litre TDI engine.

Price: INR. 30 lakhs - 54 lakhs.

AUDI A3

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This is another model from Audi which comes pretty popular in India. Audi first launched A3 nearly 20 years ago, and since then it has become one of the most sold and very popular models around the world. The luxury sedan comes pretty sleek and stylish. It comes powered by 1.8 litre TFSI petrol and 2.0 litre TDI diesel engines. The reason behind the sheer popularity of this car driven by the smooth ride and handling experience of this car.

Price: INR. 23 lakhs – 33 lakhs.

TOYOTA FORTUNER

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Certainly out of the league, but not exactly. This one is not from German elegant auto maker league. But Toyota comes bearing the rich heritage of Japanese automobile industry, and when it’s about Toyota Fortuner, there is certainly no Indian auto enthusiast, who at least once intended to drive this vehicle. This muscular looking super powerful car comes as the flagship model of the company in the country. Toyota Fortuner comes as one of the most sold popular full size SUV in the country, which bring us the experience of luxurious off roading. Toyota is all set to launch the 2016 Toyota Fortuner, which will come powered by a 2.8 litre 4 cylinder turbo diesel engine, which generates 174 hp peak power and 450 Nm maximum torque. It is expected to get launched in India during the 2016 Auto Expo.

Price: INR. 25 lakhs.

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