Sedans have for long been a symbol of speed and luxury combined together. The streamlined sedan is basically a 3-box passenger automobile with the compartments for the engine and the cargo being separate from the cabin. Although there a number of other car types as well, such as the hatchback and the station wagon (better known as a Sports Utility Vehicle), the sedan is (arguably) considered to be the ruler of the road. And there are quite a few of them launching next year. Here’s a look at some of the most awaited sedans releasing in 2020.
Bentley Flying Spur
When it comes to making cars, there probably isn’t a company that can spell luxury better than Bentley does. The latest addition to the Bentley stock is the Flying Spur, with its neat design and a striking new illuminating Flying B mascot sitting proudly on the hood (deployed as soon as the car is unlocked). Matching the mascot are the crystal cut interiors of the headlamps, which themselves are reflective of the knurling design in the interior of the car. Not only is the car elegant to look at, the My Bentley Connected Car tech makes life inside the Bentley all the more comfortable for you. And in case you’re wondering if there is more to it than just looks, there is a new 6.0 litre W12 engine beneath the hood that allows the Flying Spur to reach a top speed of 333 km/hr. The Bentley Flying Spur has been launched already, although it is only yet available in a few countries as of now and should be here by next year.
BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe
Since we’re on the topic of elegant and classy cars, this one certainly cannot be struck off the list. One of the finest specimens of a car ever made, the first ever 8 Series Gran Coupe is also a beast on the roads, with a TwinPower Turbo engine thrumming at its heart (the M850i xDrive model has a 523hp V8). Beautifully crafted on the outside, it has exquisite interiors too, including Extended Merino Leather upholstery. It is the first 8 Series car to have a panoramic moonroof as standard. Now wouldn’t we want to lay our hands on this beauty? Well, the wait won’t be too long since this Gran Coupe is all set to release next year.
Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan
You know you’re in a Merc when you see features like 64 colour ambient lighting, 4 drive modes (efficient ECO, everyday Comfort, sharpened Sport, and create-your-own Individual), an intuitive speech interface (Mercedes-Benz User Experience or MBUX), dual-zone, double-filtered climate control and remote access start/locking. The new A-Class is elegantly crafted, with a forward leaning front grille; the Mercedes star sitting in the centre that gives the sedan an aggressive appearance. Powering the A-Class is a 188hp 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine that helps it reach 0-100 in an impressive 7.2 seconds. This Merc is expected to be here by the April of next year and we’re excited, like really, really excited.
Skoda Octavia RS245
The Skoda Octavia is making a comeback and how! This new Octavia gets its name from the 245bhp 2.0L turbocharged engine that provides it with 370Nm of torque and a 0-100 capability in a mere 6.6 seconds. Packed with a host of features and upgrades, such as 18” alloys, sports suspension, a 9.2-inch ‘Columbus’ navigation system and driver profile selection with performance mode select, the RS245 is not just simply clever, it is also a mean machine that can reach a top speed of 250km/hr, making it the fastest Octavia till date. Skoda recently uploaded a teaser video announcing the car’s launch in India soon and we can’t wait for 2020 and the new Octavia to be here already!
Built on Volvo’s modular Scalable Product Architecture platform, the S60 is a more compact version of the S90. At the moment, the S60 is only available in USA and has 4 petrol engine options (two of them being plug-in hybrids). The S60 has a smooth appearance, is spacious on the inside and is loaded with state-of-the-art technology. Like every other Volvo, the S60 also comes with the brand’s Intellisafe technology that helps keep the drive safe even in the most unexpected moments (using the City Safety autonomous braking tech), apart from other functions such as parking and lane assists. 2020 is the year the Volvo S60 goes international and we just can’t wait to take one out for a spin.