Think sleek and style and Porsche's Cayman is the car that comes to mind. Cayman is a sporty two-seater coupe, offered in two variants – Base and S. Large variety of exterior colour options are available on the Cayman. The aerodynamic exterior is well-designed with innovative features such as large oval-shaped headlights, bulging rear bumpers, rain-sensing front wipers, rear wiper, rear defogger, roof antenna, tubeless tyres, 17- and 18-inch (Base and S variants, respectively) alloy wheels and electrically adjustable outside mirrors.
Inside the Cayman, one can find finest quality materials and convenience features such as well-bolstered comfortable seats, leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel, leather-trimmed seats, steep dashboard, air conditioner, tiltable steering column, tinted window glass, height adjustable driver's seat, power steering, power door locks, AM/FM radio, MP3 player and CD player.
The Audi R8
manufactured by the German luxury car brand, Audi, tops the list of sleek cars. Launched recently in India, the R8 makes a strong statement with its premium, sporty and dynamic look. On the exterior, the lean, athletic single frame grille is flanked by striking headlights. The four-ringed badge is emblazoned on the hood. Contrasting colours of the sideblades and muscular, clear-cut lateral contours enhance its appeal. Narrow tail lights, voluminous air outlets and four tailpipes lend the finishing touch to the rearview of R8. The inside is distinctive with racing-style cockpit and there is perfection in quality and finish.
The Porsche 911 has been introduced to the Indian car market as an imported model. The two-seater coupe, Porsche 911, sports aerodynamic exterior styling and a sleek body work. The outside of the 911 has striking round headlights on either side of the hood, accentuated wheel arches, triangular roof, and rectangular tail lights. Superior quality materials are used inside the cabin of the 911. The instrument panel, switches and keys are placed within reach for easy use. The lumbar support, seat position, and exterior mirror position can be stored on the available memory function. The telephone and satellite navigation system are optional.
Mercedes-Benz introduced its luxury flagship model, the S-Class in India in 1996. The ‘S-Class’ is an abbreviation for the German word ‘Sonderklasse’ which means ‘special class’. True to its name, the S-Class is special in its every detail. The S-Class is a body of art. It comes with a sleek shape, dynamic flowing lines, alloy wheels, and all-new headlamps on the exterior. The elegance of the exterior continues inside the cabin. The electronically adjustable seats provide comfort during long journeys. A bevy of interior features include a new wind deflector system, flexible glass sunroof with a sliding roof, dashboard, and LEDs for ambient light. A four-zone climate control is optional and allows separate temperature environment for each quadrant of the cabin.
The Audi TT is a two-door luxury sports car that exhibits a sculpted sleek exterior and a dynamic personality. In India, the TT is offered in coupe body style with only one version. Increased use of aluminum in the body frame has made the second-generation TT lighter. The TT's distinctive exterior features include rounded edges, short front, a low roofline that slants towards the rear deck, 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels, flared wheel arches and a wide track that enhance its stylish and sporty look. Xenon plus halogen headlights and light styling pack that includes chrome headlight surrounds and darkened rear light clusters are standard exterior features.
The interior comes with a contemporary design. Leather features is prominent in the TT's cockpit - Leather-trimmed front sports seats, leather-covered steering wheel, and leather handbrake grip. Heated and height-adjustable front seats, split-folding rear seats and ergonomically-shaped, low-positioned sports seats, tinted glasses, electronic climate control, electrically-operated and heated door mirrors, door handles and a centre console armrest pad are comfort features offered on the TT.
All-new in India, the Honda Civic is a car with a futuristic design. The Civic offers an exhilarating experience with its athletic body construction, new luxury features, and advanced technologies. The A-pillar has been moved forward lending better aerodynamics. The kick-up eyed headlights, chrome grille, and the circular roof that rises and falls on the boot elegantly enhance its sporty image.
Inside, the cockpit dash is attractive and practical. The glove box with a handle on the right is quickly accessible for the driver. The digital speedometer, Z-shaped hand break, steering wheel, side door knob and the instrument console provide better comfort.
The Jetta is the latest luxury sedan from the German auto giant Volkswagen. Launched in India in mid 2008, the Volkswagen Jetta carries a sleek body frame and trend-setting design with European flavour. The car projects an aggressive, sporty look with a bold radiator grille, multi-spoke 16-inch alloy wheels, colour-keyed bumpers, door handles, dual-tip chrome, and LED rear lights.
The well-crafted interior features leather seats, top quality materials, driver-oriented layout, and well-placed controls that are easily accessible. Two reading lights and interior lights with integrated switch-off function enhance comfort. The trunk is spacious and can accommodate large number of luggage.