Back in June, Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh took delivery of a Mercedes-Benz GLS luxury SUV. He took his best buddy Arjun Kapoor for a ride in the SUV. It seems like Arjun Kapoor really liked the SUV because he has also now bought one. Both now have Mercedes-Maybach GLS600 SUVs in the same blue colour. The SUV costs a massive Rs. 2.43 Crores ex-showroom before any customization options. We do not know the customization options have both the actors opted for.
Both the actors prefer SUVs more than other segments. Arjun Kapoor owns a Land Rover Defender, Maserati Levante, Audi Q5 and a Honda CR-V. On the other hand, Ranveer Singh owns Lamborghini Urus and Urus Pearl Capsule Edition. Ranveer Singh also has a Jaguar XJ L, Aston Martin Rapide S and a Mercedes-Maybach S500.
Mercedes Maybach GLS600
The GLS600 is brought to India as a CBU or Completely Built Unit, and you can have it as a four-seater or a five-seater. The four-seater version gets two individual chairs in the second row and a refrigerator to store champagne bottles and silver champagne flutes. The five-seater version gets a bench seat and there is also a foldable armrest. The cabin of the GLS600 feels very premium because of the Nappa leather upholstery, wooden trims, massive panoramic sunroof, ventilated and massaging seats, ambient lighting and recline function for the seats.
Powering this gigantic luxury SUV is a 4-litre V8 engine that is twin-turbocharged. It is derived from AMG vehicles. In the GLS600, it is tuned to produce 558 bhp of max power and a peak torque output of 730 Nm. It is mated to a 48 Volt electrical system that provides an additional boost of 22 bhp and 250 Nm. The engine is mated to a 9-speed automatic gearbox. Mercedes has worked on the engine and gearbox to suit the characteristics of the Maybach GLS600. So, the engine makes power in a more linear fashion and the gearbox shifts smoothly so that the occupants do not feel anything.
Land Rover Defender
The other big SUV in the garage of Arjun Kapoor is the Land Rover Defender. The Defender created a lot of hype all around the world when Land Rover announced that they will be bringing back the Defender. The SUV starts at Rs. 73.98 lakhs ex-showroom but the price can increase significantly depending on the engine and variant the customer wants.
Arjun Kapoor’s Defender is a 110 version. There is also a shorter two-door 90 version available of the SUV. These numbers are a throwback to the original Defender as that was also offered in two wheelbases, there was a 90 and a 110. Arjun’s Defender is finished in a Pangea Green colour which is considered to be one of the best colours that Land Rover offers the Defender in. According to the media reports, the Defender that Arjun owns cost him around Rs. 1 Crore. The variant and the engine option that the Bollywood actor opted for is not known.