Snapshot – Akshay Kumar, one of the most bankable A-list Bollywood actors likes to commute in style. A rags-to-riches story in Bollywood, the actor has a luxurious line up of cars and SUVs, from a daily beater to the truly opulent. Known for his focus on physical fitness, the actor is one of those famous personalities who like to drive rather than be driven. Join us for a glimpse of what drives Akshay Kumar.
A Honda CR-V petrol powered is what Akshay Kumar uses as a daily beater. The reason isn’t hard to see. The CR-V is very refined and reliable. The SUV has car-like ride and handling, and suits those who are used to being carted about in luxury cars.
The CR-V that Akshay drives is the latest generation version, one that was launched in India last year. The SUV is available with two petrol engine options, in 2 liter and 2.4 liter capacities. The larger engine is sold with an all wheel drive layout and automatic gearbox as standard. The CR-V range starts at 21.09 lakh rupees.
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The Cayenne is a best selling Porsche, a luxury SUV that outsells the sportscar maker’s other cars. The Cayenne is also a favourite among the rich and famous. Known for its performance and luxury, the Cayenne that’s sold in India is available with multiple engine options.
Prices of this SUV start from 1.04 crore rupees, and go all the way up to 1.78 crore rupees. In terms of engines, the Cayenne is sold with both petrol and diesel power. The range topping Cayenne Turbo variant is equipped with a 4.8 liter V8 twin turbo petrol engine with 500 Bhp and 700 Nm on offer.
Bentley Continental Flying Spur
Akshay Kumar joins Aamir Khan as the other A-lister in Bollywood to own a Bentley Continental Flying Spur. The Flying Spur is one of the many ultra luxurious cars sold in India, and one that counts Rolls Royces and Maybachs as its peers.
The car’s prices start at 3.21 crore rupees and is one of the most expensive automobiles that Akshay Kumar owns. Two twin turbo petrol engine options are on offer with the Flying Spur, a 4 liter V8 with 500 Bhp-660 Nm, and a 6 liter W12 unit that makes 616 Bhp and 800 Nm.
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Range Rover Vogue
The Range Rover Vogue’s latest generation model is one of the most luxurious yet capable SUVs that are sold in India. The Porsche Cayenne is a direct competitor. The Vogue’s prices start at 2.18 crore rupees, going up to 2.75 crore rupees.
Both petrol and diesel motors are offered on the Range Rover Vogue, which sits at the very top of Land Rover’s luxury SUV line up. The top-of-the-line model uses a 5 liter V8, supercharged petrol engine that makes 503 Bhp and 635 Nm. A full time all wheel drive layout is standard on this SUV.
Rolls Royce Phantom
Few in the Bollywood fraternity can claim to be driven in Rolls Royce Phantoms. Amitabh Bachchan is one, and Akshay Kumar is another. The Phantom is a high roller that sits above the Ghost in terms of positioning. A minimum of 3.34 crore rupees is what it takes to own one, and this is before taxes, insurance and registration.
The Phantom is powered by a 6.8 liter V12 engine that is naturally aspirated. This motor makes 460 Bhp-720 Nm and drives the rear wheels of the car by means of a 6 speed automatic gearbox. The Phantom is known for its pin drop quiet cabin and super plush ride.
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