New Delhi, 9 November 2014: Its a bright Sunday morning at 27, Safdarjung Road in New Delhi, the residence of former union minister Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia. There is a politician mob at his residence waiting to meet him regarding Municipal elections. And then one of the wealthiest Congress leader arrives in his new Range Rover L405 sporting a Scindia dynasty logo on registration plate along with number UK07BC8888. He himself drives this matchless four wheel drive SUV.
Its a known fact that Scindia loves to drive his cars. Scindia even confessed his love for cars in an interview with TOI, “My life revolved around cars — cars, in fact, became a problem area for me very early in life. Once I was at the wheel, I couldn’t control the speed at which I drove!” In Gwalior he travels in a Ford Endeavour which is driven by his driver but in earlier times Scindia use to drive by himself. But nowadays he only drives in Delhi and his ride is the fourth-generation of Range Rover which is manufactured by Land Rover. Whereas his wife Priyadarshini Raje Scindia drives a red Mazda MX-5 Miata in Gwalior.
Talking about the Range Rover, it has a clean and elegant shape which is derived from a fresh interpretation of Range Rover design cues. The platform is an all-aluminium monocoque structure which is a first for a SUV, resulting in a reduction of 420 kg compared to the outgoing model. The Range Rover has a new version of Terrain Response, dubbed Terrain Response 2. The fourth generation has been developed from the ground up to provide ultimate luxury, following the innovative spirit of the original design from over 40 years ago. We didn’t able to find the engine specifications, thus keeping the interest alive!
Price: Starts from Rs. 1.85 crores
Picture credit: Arpan Raut