India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani and his family get the highest security cover in India to keep him safe. The Z+ security fence around him ensures that whenever he is on the move, he is kept safe from any kind of threats. He even uses a bulletproof Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7-Series when he’s travelling. Being a businessman, Ambani has to move around a lot and to keep him in sight, his Z+ cover uses a lot of cars and SUVs. Which are these SUVs that are in the convoy whenever Mukesh Ambani and his family are travelling? Let’s find out.
Mukesh Ambani’s security detail consists of several BMW X5 SUVs. They are the most expensive SUVs used by any Indian Police forces. However, the X5s do not belong to the government. It is Ambani who decided to get the X5s for his security so that they can move as fast as their personal cars and probably make up for a picturesque frame wherever they arrive.
The white X5s seen here get the CRPF logo and flashers on the roof. They are the xDrive 30 variants, which is the entry-level variant of the model that is priced around Rs. 70 lakhs, ex-showroom. The SUV is powered by a 3.0-litre inline 6-cylinder engine that gets twin-scroll turbo. It produces a maximum of 258 Bhp and 560 Nm of peak torque.
To protect the family of five, who often travel separately to different locations, the security needs more vehicles. Ford Endeavours are the second-most expensive car used by the cops in the Ambani family’s convoy. The white coloured Endeavours also get the CRPF stickers on the side with flashers on the top. The Ford Endeavour is powered by a 3.2-litre engine that generates 197 Bhp and 470 Nm. There is a lower spec powered Endeavour available in the Indian market too.
The Mahindra Scorpio is a good-old Indian SUV that is used by the police forces of various states. This one belongs to the Maharashtra Police who has to ensure the road safety whenever Ambani is travelling. The Mahindra Scorpio mostly sweeps the convoy or stays in the middle of it. The state police also provides cover for the family along with the CRPF, who takes the charge of the Z+ cover. This is the last generation Scorpio that gets tall tail lamps and is powered by a 2.2-litre diesel engine that churns out a maximum of 118 Bhp and 280 Nm. The car gets all the state police decals and flashers on the rooftop.
The king of the segment, the Toyota Fortuner, also provides safety and security to the family. The cavalcade of the Ambani family uses both new and old generation Fortuners but the new ones are aplenty. There are some half a dozen of new generation Toyota Fortuners in his security detail. The new generation Fortuner is quite a looker and is powered by two engine options. There is a 2.4-litre diesel engine that churns out a maximum of 147 Bhp – 400 Nm and a 2.7-litre petrol engine that produces a maximum of 161 Bhp and 242 Nm. All the Toyota Fortuners in the convoy are of white colour and do not get any stickers or decals.
The CR-V is the flagship SUV of Honda in India. It has many fans and is known for its extremely comfortable seats. The unmarked CR-V in the convoy can be seen as the pilot car on many occasions. The CR-V in India gets two petrol engine options. The 2WD variant is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that generates a maximum of 154 Bhp – 190 Nm. The 4WD model is powered by a 2.4-litre engine that generates a maximum of 187 Bhp – 226 Nm.