Pretty, brisk and such great value, the IS350 is so much fun, yet reassuringly comfortable to be in and steer that it (almost) banished our desire for a more up-to-date entertainment and nav system.
Typical price: $81,300.00
The following cars represent the most technically advanced available.
If you can live with the small boot and hampered load space, and do without visceral driving thrills, the Camry Hybrid rewards patient drivers with good fuel economy and large car space.
Typical price: $39,990.00
There are plenty of exceptionally engineered luxury sedans out there, but few that manage to make every ride or drive an event; the XJ is one of them.
Typical price: $198,800.00
Qoopy, a luxury day care service for pet chickens, has the Web buzzing, but you won't be dropping Miss Featherfluffers off there anytime soon.
The Audi S8, the high-performance version of the A8, delivers nimble handling, but also makes use of a built-in data connection for its navigation system.
On this week's show, the delightful Andrew Hoyle is joined by the excellent Katie Collins to discuss a luxury titanium smartphone and being stung by a bee in the gentleman zone.
Made of leather, titanium and solid sapphire, and with its own concierge service included, the Vertu New Signature Touch is a seriously luxurious Android phone. Andy Hoyle went hands-on.
The Vertu New Signature Touch is a luxury Android phone, sporting a titanium and leather body and a whopping price tag.
Quiet, plush and with enough gadgets on-board — Remote Touch is nice, but where's the hard disk nav and USB folks? — the RX should please most drivers, but it's more of a passenger's car.
Typical price: $97,500.00
Aimed at urban dwellers, Infiniti's new Q30 hatchback combines distinctive design with fine cabin appointments. But are US buyers ready for compact luxury?