Jaguar has taken the wraps off the 2016 version of its XJ flagship
luxury saloon. With an expanded model variant range with two new top-end
models, the XJR-Sport and XJ Autobiography, there aren't too many
surprises, but there is a greater emphasis on driver assist functions
and infotainment systems.
A new development of 33 private luxury floating homes is to be built at The World artificial archipelago in Dubai. Designed by Waterstudio.NL and Jean-Michel Cousteau, they will be part of the Oqyana World First, which forms the Australasian portion of The World.
After teasing us with the promise of a number of high-tech firsts, BMW has finally taken the wraps off its new flagship. The 7 Series will go into battle with Mercedes' and Audi’s finest long-wheelbase warriors armed with a lightweight, supercar-inspired body and a gesture-controlled iDrive system.
We've seen some pretty interesting timepieces from MB&F (Maximilian
Büsser & Friends) over the years, including the airplane-aping Horological Machine No. 4 (HM4) "Thunderbolt" and utterly distinctive HM6 "Space Pirate".
The latest effort – released to celebrate the company's 10th
anniversary – is no less stunning, offering an automotive theme and
suitably unusually method of display.
High-end luxury carmaker Bentley has been hyping its upcoming sport utility vehicle
for many months now. Although the company has been keeping the key
details and design under wraps for the most part, Gizmag has come across
some spy shots of the car being tested in the field.
Mercedes-Benz has revealed a refreshed version of its G-Class 4x4. Hitting dealerships later this year, the new G-Class lineup includes the all-new EDITION 463 package and the new 416-hp twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 previewed in the G 500 4x4² concept revealed at this year's Geneva Motor Show. The venerable off-roader is more capable than ever.
A popular theme among van converters is taking inspiration from the skies to a create a van that travels like a luxurious private jet, and the Mercedes Sprinter provides a natural base vehicle for such endeavors. The latest outfitter to throw its hat in the ring with the likes of Becker
is the UK's Senzati. Its simply but effectively named Jet Sprinter conversion includes everything from massage-equipped reclining seats, to a full multimedia system, to a bathroom with waterfall sink.
Volkswagen is at the Shanghai International Auto Show hinting at a possible expansion of its model range with its C Coupé GTE concept that is designed to appeal to the Chinese market. The automaker says that "if it were to go into production," the roughly 5 meter- (16.4 ft) long saloon would slot in between the Passat and Phaeton in Volkswagens model line up.
You could argue that the passenger seat is largely redundant in a chauffeur-driven vehicle, aside from providing a handy place for the driver to put their packed lunch and newspaper. Volvo is looking to make better use of that space – for the rear-seat passenger at least – by removing the passenger seat and replacing it with a multi-purpose luxury footrest.
Yachts, often being a plaything of the wealthy, are a fertile breeding ground for flamboyant and luxurious new designs
. One such concept is the 55 m (180 ft) X-Easy motor yacht designed by Monaco-based Pastrovich Studio. The X-Easy is designed for the fun, relaxation and wellness of those on-board.