The President of a respective country is the ultimate ambassador of their country. How he dresses, walks, talks and overall carries himself/herself speaks a lot about the country. And the same rule applies to their choice of cars. So readers let’s take a world trip and check out the 5 country leaders and their choice of vehicles.
Emmanuel Macron’s DS 7 Crossback
Starting off with one of the youngest and influential Presidents of all time, Emmanuel Macron. He rather took a quirky route while choosing his choice of vehicle. After he won he chose to drive around in a DS 7 cross back. Ever heard of it? Let me explain.
DS motors is a subsidiary of Peugeot and are advertised as France’s answer to Rolls Royce.
The DS 7 cross back is a compact SUV and is powered by a small yet capable 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine churning out 222 BHP. We haven’t seen him drive around in it since 2017 but we are sure that he will once he wins again.
Queen Elizabeth II Bentley State Limousine
Isn’t she the coolest or what? Her majesty recently got a lot of clout because she was snapped driving around in a Range Rover with a hoodie on! But she sure is still connected to her royal roots. The queen’s official car is a Bentley State Limousine which was unveiled in 2002 to celebrate her Golden Jubilee. It is longer and higher than an Arnage. It is also equipped with coach doors which open to almost 90 degrees to accommodate ‘Her Majesty’.It is also fitted with opaque panels to provide privacy to its occupants.
Bentley has also made sure that the queen remains safe at all times and thus has armour plating and Kevlar-reinforced tyres.
Xi Jinping’s Hongqi L5
While it does look like a vintage car from the 1950s, the Hongqi was first revealed in 2013. Hongqi is the most luxurious car brand in China and with a whopping price tag of 800K, is also the costliest car you can buy out there. No further details have been revealed which does support the image of the secret communist nation.
Kim Jong Un’s Mercedes Benz S600 Pullman
Possibly the most controversial dictator of all time, the choice of the vehicle of North Korea’s ruler is a Mercedes Benz S600 Pullman. What makes this particular model so special is that it was mostly illegally imported from the Netherlands! We couldn’t find more details about the Merc and we refrained from digging as we don’t really like bullets but we are pretty sure that it is equipped with all the bells and whistles suited to the ‘notorious leader’.
Ram Nath Kovind’s Mercedes Benz Limousine (W2021)
Sabse Aage Desh Hamara! How could we end this list without talking about the honourable president of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind. His choice of the ride? A Mercedes Benz S600 Pullman Guard is the flagship model of Mercedes-Maybach. It was first used by the first female President of India, Smt. Pratibha Singh Patil and has been passed down since then. There aren’t many details regarding the specifications of this model but it is said that it can survive an IED blast! Impressive Merc.
So there you have it! 5 country leaders and their choice of vehicles.
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