Cars That Rule Bollywood – Premium, Powerful & Expensive
Bollywood actors have always had a passion for cars as a symbol of success. Here are some of the most popular ones.
Today we’ll be talking about Bollywood. Since this is an auto website, we’ll talk about some cars that have been very popular in B-Town. From bulletproof luxury sedans to full-size SUVs, Bollywood has a lot of a variety. There are lots of actors and actresses using different cars and if I speak about all them then this listicle will become a book, hence I’ll be talking about some of the most popular cars used by celebs.
This SUV doesn’t need any introduction. It was the ultimate car for Bollywood actors in the 90s and early 2000s and these cars were imported through agents. There was the Toyota Land Cruiser J100 model and there was a Lexus version of the SUV also available called the LX470. After that came the J200 which was the new generation of the SUV. The J100 got either a 4.7-litre V8 petrol or a 4.2-litre inline-6 diesel engine but most cars were petrol. The J200 got a 4.5 V8 diesel engine or 4.0 V6, 4.6 V8, 4.7 V8 or 5.7 V8 petrol engines. Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan had the J200 Land Cruiser and the latter later upgraded to the new Lexus LX570. The J100 was used by Sushmita Sen and even Salman Khan had it.
The old Audi Q7 was very popular and almost everyone in Bollywood had this car. It was available with 3.0-litre and 4.2-litre diesel engines but most people had the 3.0 variant. The old Q7 had mafia looks and the road presence was very good. It was also a sign of showing people that you’re successful. Later Audi launched the new Q7 and while some actors use the new model, undeniably the old model was more popular. Sonu Sood, Varun Dhawan, John Abraham, Katrina Kaif, Arshad Warsi, Deepika Padukone had the old Q7 while Kriti Sanon has the new Q7.
Mercedes’ flagship SUV is preferred by a lot of people in Bollywood. It is available in 350 CDI and 400 petrol variants and there’s a GLS 63 AMG too. The regular variants cost Rs. 1 crore while the AMG costs Rs. 2.20 crore. Most people have the GLS 350 CDI and this SUV is huge in size, has a large cabin and offers good comfort. The V6 diesel engine is also quite punchy. Actors like Varun Dhawan, Salman Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Ranveer Singh have the GLS.
Different versions of the S-Class have been popular in Bollywood. Lots of people still use the Mercedes S-Class W221 and even Irrfan khan had it. It was available in S350 CDI, S500 ad S600 variants and most people had the S350 CDI. Lots of actors got the new S-Class too which is also available in lots of variants. Kareena Kapoor has the S350 CDI which has a 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine while Shahid Kapoor has the S400 petrol with an AMG kit. Other people using the S-Class are Emraan Hashmi, Karan Johar and Deepika Padukone. Aamir Khan has the W221 S-Guard which is a bulletproof car.
The Mercedes V-Class was launched in India not too long back and this luxury van has started gaining popularity. The V-Class comes with a 2.0-litre diesel engine and is priced from Rs. 84 lakhs to 1.75 crores (on-road). It doesn’t look very striking but offers lots of practicality and comfort which is why people have started opting for this. Currently, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and Sajid Nadiadwala have a V-Class.
The Rolls-Royce Ghost is known for its road presence, comfort and power. It comes with a 6.6-litre V12 petrol engine putting out 570 PS and 780 Nm. The current Ghost Series II is priced at Rs. 5.35 crores (on-road). Priyanka Chopra has the Series I while Hrithik Roshan has the Series II Ghost. The Ghost is also available in an Extended Wheelbase Version offering more cabin space.
Lots of actors upgraded from different SUVs to the Range Rover which is now one of the most popular cars in Bollywood. Saif Ali Khan has the old Range Rover Sport while actors like Alia Bhatt, Malaika Arora, Katrina Kaif have the current Range Rover. The Vogue diesel is the most popular variant but some people have different variants too. Ranbir Kapoor has a Range Rover Velar in his garage apart from the standard Range Rover while Disha Patani has a Range Rover Sport. The Range Rover costs Rs. 2.25-4.50 crores while the Velar costs Rs. 90 lakhs and Sport costs Rs. 1-1.20 crore (on-road).
The Cullinan is one of the most expensive cars to be sold in India. It costs Rs. 7.50 crores while the Black Badge version costs more than Rs. 10 crores. It is powered by a 6.75-litre V12 engine making 563 HP and 850 Nm. The vehicle has crazy road presence, lots of technology and excellent comfort. Currently, there are two Cullinans in Bollywood. Ajay Devgan drives a Cullinan while Bhushan Kumar from T-Series also has one.
There are some more cars which popular Bollywood celebs use. Arjun Kapoor has a Maserati Levante while Rohit Shetty has a Lamborghini Urus. When Anil Kapoor was acting in the TV series 24, he was given a Tata Safari. Akshay Kumar also has a Honda CR-V while Sara Ali Khan has a CR-V and a Jeep Compass. Not many people have a Porsche in Bollywood but Shahid Kapoor has a Cayenne GTS while Farhan Akhtar has a Cayman. Saif and Ranbir also had the old R8 with the former’s car being the Spyder variant while there was a time when the Bachchans had a Lamborghini Murcielago.