Car advertisements have evolved over the years. There are many manufacturers who use a popular face to endorse their vehicles and increase their popularity in the market. There are many A-listed Bollywood celebrities who have come to the screen to endorse vehicles in the past. However, there are only a few vehicles that became hit in the market. Do the celebrities who endorsed these vehicles take all the credit for the success of these cars? Definitely not! All the vehicles mentioned below offer something or the other that attracts the crowd and make them popular. Here is a list of all the cars in India that have been promoted by a celebrity and became quite popular in the market.
Shahrukh Khan – Hyundai Santro
Shahrukh Khan is now a long-time brand ambassador of the South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai. The superstar first appeared for the manufacturer to promote Hyundai’s first vehicle in the Indian market – the Santro. Shahrukh Khan did numerous advertisements of the Santro, which was launched to take on the entry-level cars like Maruti Suzuki 800 in the market. The Santro became a runaway success in the market. Shahrukh remained the brand ambassador of the Santro through its generations and was even present to launch the all-new Santro, which was launched in the market recently. Apart from individual ads, the duo of Shahrukh and Preity Zinta also made appearances to endorse the tall hatchback.
Aamir Khan – Toyota Innova
Despite the arrival of numerous MPVs in the Indian market, the Toyota Innova has a massive market share in the segment. The Innova is one of the most easily recognisable vehicles in India and it replaced the highly successful Qualis in the market. To give a kickstart to the Innova, Toyota roped in Aamir Khan and we all know how successful the MPV became in the market. Innova did take some time to pick up the momentum but then it remained there and dominated the sales figure.
Shahrukh Khan – Hyundai i10
Shahrukh appeared yet again for Hyundai when the brand launched the all-new i10 in the Indian market. The i10 replaced the ageing Santro Xing and Hyundai re-created the Shahrukh-Santro magic with the i10 too. Shahrukh Khan endorsed the i10 in numerous commercials. The i10 became the budget car with premium image, which attracted a lot of Indian customers.
Madhavan – Maruti Suzuki WagonR
The Maruti Suzuki WagonR’s practical design and acres of cabin space made it extremely popular in the Indian market. The tall-boy design made it extremely popular amongst small families. Maruti Suzuki promoted the WagonR with the help of the Madhavan. The manufacturer also released a video with the popular Raghu and Rajiv twin brothers.
Ranveer Singh – Maruti Suzuki Ciaz
Ranveer Singh is a car lover and owns a fleet of luxury cars. He endorsed the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz when the car was first launched in the market. Since the heavyweights like the Honda City and the Hyundai Verna were already present in the market, the Ranveer’s endorsements did help the all-new car from the manufacturer. Even after the brand launched facelift of the Ciaz, Ranveer continues to endorse the car.
Kareena Kapoor – Jaguar XJ
Luxury car commercials are a very common thing, especially involving Indian celebrities in India. Such brands need to introduction but then Jaguar released a commercial with Kareena Kapoor for the Jaguar XJ saloon. The flagship sedan of the brand is known for it’s luxury, class and road presence. The XJ L has a lot of buyers in India and has become a common sight on the public roads over the years.
Varun Dhawan – Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
Varun Dhawan became the face to promote the all-new Ertiga in the Indian market. The all-new MPV is currently the best-selling 7-seater in the Indian market and that too, by a huge number. Varun Dhawan appeared in numerous print and TV ads for the Ertiga and ensured that the new Ertiga gets introduced to the mass segment in a proper way.
Ranbir Kapoor – Renault Kwid
Ranbir Kapoor, the chocolate boy of the movie industry became the brand ambassador of the Renault Kwid in India. The most successful car from the brand – Kwid became a runaway success of the brand. Renault introduced Ranbir as the endorser of the Kwid with the launch of the facelifted model of the Kwid.