Many of the car manufacturers have experienced a sudden spurt, a sudden elevation in status, only due to a simple decision on the part of a celebrity to invest in their brand. This action amounts to an endorsement, encouraging higher sales and brand recall for the car maker. For the celebrity, the choice of brand could be a personal preference or the implication of a certain snob value. Let’s take a look at some of the preferred cars of our bollywood biggies.
Priyanka Chopra owns a Porsche Cayenne
Priyanka Chopra, The Miss World turned Bollywood Actress, is the proud owner of a Porshe Cayenne which is priced between Rs. 64 lacs to 1.46 crore.
Launched in 2002, the Porsche Cayenne is one of the top selling models for Porsche with global sales figures touching 1,00,000 units. The car is equipped with powerful V8 petrol engine that churns out 300 bhp and a top torque of 400 Nm. It can accelerate from 0-100 kmph in just 7.5 seconds. The car has an option for a diesel engine which generates 240 bhp along with a torque of 550 Nm.
Reviews from various Cayenne users have revealed that the elegant exteriors with a convertible top and classy, spacious interiors of the SUV have contributed to a delightful experience. The German car has been one of the ultimate performers with a smooth and responsive handling along with amazing off road capabilities.
Hritik Roshan with his Mercedes-Benz S-Class
The style quotient of the Mercedes Benz S-Class just shot up when the Emperor of Bollywood, Hritik Roshan himself invested in the luxury car. The ageing brand just seemed more youthful! Mercedes Benz has been considered as the ‘epitome of luxury’ in India since ages! S-Class stands for German word, “Sonderklasse”, meaning ‘Special Class’.
The S-Class has been admired widely for its spacious and classy exteriors and interiors, ride quality, safety and comfort features. The car offers three versions with three engine and one transmission options. The diesel V4 engine generates a power of 210 bhp along with a torque of 490 Nm. The V8 petrol engine generates 271 bhp with a maximum torque of 505 Nm. Both engine options deliver a mileage of 6.8 kmpl on the city roads and about 9.4 kmpl on the highways. Mercedes Benz plans to bring forth its 9th Generation S Class Saloon in six guises during 2013, making the exciting car even more delectable. The luxury car is currently priced between Rs77 lakhs to Rs2.4 crores.
Keep an eye on this section as a lot more celebrity cars are on the way…