debut with the super-luxury SUV, Evade. From the outside, it looks very military-like, but the interiors are more like a presidential limousine with expensive hand-tooled leather and all the fancy trimmings. It’s priced at R8.5 crore, by far the costliest SUV in India. Finally, for those who like their celebrations in five-star environs, here’s the ultimate accessory with your meal; a bottle of Chateau Petrus, one of the most celebrated wines in the world. At a fine dining restaurant in a five star hotel in India, a single bottle of the 2009 vintage will cost R1.85 lakh. That’s an expensive accompaniment to dinner, but then again, Christmas only comes once a year.
The writer is Group Editor, Special Projects & Features, ‘The Indian Express’