Even though the number of supercars and luxury cars is increasing in the Indian market, keeping them up and working is not a pocket-friendly job. That is why owners try to find cheaper solutions to get their expensive vehicles repaired. Bentley launched its first SUV, the Bentayga in the Indian market a few years ago and it did get a good popularity in the Indian market. The base variant of the Bentayga costs Rs 4 crore but how would you feel when you see one getting repaired by the roadside mechanic?
Well, here is a Bentley Bentayga, a luxurious multi-crore SUV getting repaired by a roadside mechanic. The image shared by Automobili Ardent became viral on the Internet. The image is from a roadside mechanic in Mumbai and it did attract a lot of amused reactions by many.
We are not sure what exactly the mechanic is doing with the Bentayga here. But the picture shows that the fuel filler cap is missing. We can also spot that the grille of the car is not there and the mechanic is working in the engine bay area. From the looks of it, the Bentayga does not seem like it has broken down or not working.
However, we can gather that the fuel filler cap is removed to do a colour match and it seems like the mechanic is doing some paint touch-up job on the luxurious Bentayga.
Paint job can be expensive
In India, driving any car on the public roads and keeping it scratch free is a difficult job. With the rising congestion in the major cities, almost all the cars have a few dents and scratches on the body. Our regular mass-segment car does not takes up much of a price to fix such dents and scratches. But it is not the same story for the high-end cars.
Expensive and luxury cars get multiple layers of coats to keep the sheen on for years. The paint job on such cars, even on a panel can cost lakhs of rupees. It is quite possible that the owner of the Bentley Bentayga decided to get it fixed by a roadside mechanic. Yes, the roadside mechanic cannot give the finesse to the paint job as the professionals but for a small dent or scratch, they work just fine.
Bentley Bentayga in India
The Bentayga has quickly gained popularity in India soon after its launch. Billionaire family of the Ambanis have got two Bentayga of different spec. Bentley sells both V8 and W12 models in the Indian market and the Ambani family have got both of them.
The top-end, high-performance version of the Bentayga that gets powered by a 6.0-litre W12 petrol engine. It generates a maximum power of 600 Bhp and a peak torque of 900 Nm. The Ambani family uses this car a lot even Akash Ambani has been spotted driving the car on multiple occasions. The lower powered version gets a 4.0-litre V8 engine that generates a maximum power of 542 Bhp and peak torque of 770 Nm.