The next few years are going to see some very rapid changes to the cars business, airport and roadshow chauffeurs are likely to drive in the future.
As we comfortably leave 2020 behind us, here are the future trends to look out for in the world fo chauffeur cars.
Unsurprisingly, over the last decade, we have seen the rise in electric and plug-in hybrid cars, however with new government mandates to end the sale of petrol and diesel cars by the end of the 2020s, manufacturers are going to take the plunge sooner rather than later.
BMW have the new version of the i7 with a 400-mile range, the new Jaguar XJ is set to only be available as a fully electric model and Mercedes not only has the EQE, EQV and EQS but also has a new version of the S-Class utilising a mix of electric and plug-in hybrid technologies.
Naturally for chauffeur-driven cars, the rear seats are more of a priority than the front, and manufacturers have caught on to this.
The BMW X8 is releasing with a five-seat model, eschewing the middle row of seats in the pursuit of much more legroom, whilst the new Jaguar XJ also focuses on rear passenger comfort.
The Mercedes S-Class, as the Silver Arrow’s flagship model, is often a test-bed for advanced technologies that end up appearing as standard on cars a decade later.
The new 2021 S-Class naturally is filled with systems like this, and whilst the huge centre touchscreen console and remote parking assistance have grabbed the most headlines, the rear display screens, the active multi-contour massage seats and the variable suspension are the biggest highlights for passengers.