Most enthusiasts think about building their dream garages. While there are many super-rich dream garages that we know about and write about, here is an interesting story of a Maruti Suzuki dealership owner who owns 45 exotic cars and 9 superbikes. The dealership network operates across Odisha and it has been in business for more than 35 years now. The video by Bulu Patnaik says that apart from Maruti Suzuki, he also owns Audi, Suzuki two-wheeler, TVS and Harley-Davidson dealership. There are a total of 14 dealerships that he owns in the state.
35 years of collection
Mr Devjyoti started his first dealership in 1996, which was a TVS showroom in Bhubaneswar. In 1999, he started the dealership of the American manufacturer Opel in the Odisha capital. Then he started working with Maruti Suzuki and he was only 24 years old at that time. With the brand campaign of “Aapka Apna Maruti Dealer” he branded the showrooms “Jyote Motors“.
At the time of the recording of the video, Mr Devjyoti was operating nine Maruti Suzuki dealerships and also owns ‘The Big Bike Hub’, which became the first dealership of Suzuki superbikes. He loves motorcycles and operates a biking club too. Mr Devjyoti educates society on the responsibility of safe biking through the club.
For the love of automobiles, he could not ever sell the vehicles that he owned. His collection ranges from a humble Maruti Suzuki 800 to the exotic Lamborghinis. These are some of the vehicles that Mr Devjyoti has collected over 35 years.
Maruti Suzuki 800
The good old Maruti Suzuki 800 became the first car of many Indian families. Devjyoti bought the car way back in 1998. He travelled to Kolkata, West Bengal to take the delivery of the vehicle. He remembers the day clearly as he had to wait for a full day to get the car. He drove the car back to Odisha and the vehicle is still there in his garage.
The Lamborghini Urus is quickly becoming a common car in celebrity garages in India and across the world. He bought the Urus soon after its launch in India and uses the vehicle for thrilling drives too. The massive SUV gets powered by a 4.0-litre Twin-Turbocharged V8 petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 641 Bhp.
There are not many in the automobile enthusiast club who do not know about a MINI. Over the years, the size of the MINI cars has become substantially larger but the design language gives it a unique identity. The MINIs are extremely fun to drive too.
Bentley Flying Spur
The super luxurious Bentley Flying Spur is the preferred vehicle of choice for Devjoti. He uses the car to commute to work and attend important meetings. The Flying Spur is a popular car in India and celebrities like Virat Kohli owns it too.
Audi A8 L
The flagship saloon from the German carmaker offers ample legroom and a good amount of headroom. Even the A8 L is a popular choice amongst celebrities. Audi only offers the A8 in the long-wheelbase variant in the Indian market that offers ample legroom.
The Q8 became the new premium luxury SUV of the brand replacing the good old Q7. The Q8 is imported as a CBU and offers features like laser light headlamps. The Q8 is the most expensive standard SUV from the brand.
The Audi A7 is a notchback and that too is a very fast one. The A7 looks extremely beautiful on the roads and because of its design, it really stands out.
Ford Mustang became a hot seller in the Indian market soon after its launch. Patnaik also owns a Mustang and uses it every other day. Sadly, Ford left the country and the Mustang is not officially available in the showrooms anymore.
The good old Mahindra Thar came in an all-new avatar in 2020 and became a blockbuster success. However, there are still many who own the last-generation Thar and are truly proud of the product. Devjyoti owns a last-generation Thar as well.
Aston Martin Vantage
The Vantage sure is an extremely beautiful car. The elegant-looking sportscar really stands out in the crowd. Devjyoti owns a Vantage. Interestingly, Aston Martin uses the Mercedes-AMG’s V8 petrol engine with the car.
Aston Martin DB11
Devjyoti owns two different Aston Martin cars. There is also a DB11 in his garage. The model became popular after it was featured in the James Bond movies.
Jeep is known to produce some of the most capable off-road vehicles. Jeep recently started making the Wrangler India whereas till now it used to get imported into the country.
Jeep Grand Cherokee
The Grand Cherokee SRT is the flagship of Jeep India. Despite being capable, the SRT variant of the Grand Cherokee comes with a 6.4-litre Hemi V8 that produces 462 bhp of max power and a peak torque output of 624 Nm. Jeep India is also working on making the Grand Cherokee more accessible in the Indian market as till now it used to come as a CBU import.