Check out our list of five Indian celebrity divas who own humble cars, from Gul Panag’s Scorpio pickup to Malaika Arora’s Innova.
Bollywood celebrities love to arrive in style, grabbing as many eyeballs as possible. When the cameras aren’t rolling though, even the celebs tend to drop the flashiness and resort to simpler lifestyles. Even the prettiest of Bollywood divas sometimes prefer to drive or be driven around in “regular” cars. It’s a smart choice, especially when you’re thinking of avoiding the paparazzi.
Here, we have a list of five Bollywood celebrity divas who have humble cars in their garages.
Gul Panag is an ardent automotive enthusiast, and one of the only few female celebrities in India to be so. She can often be spotted at various motorsports events, like Formula-E and SAE BAJA, where she cheered for the Indian manufacturer’s racing team. In her garage, she has a Scorpio Getaway, a pickup truck based on the Mahindra Scorpio. Sold in India from 2007 to 2019, it had a 2.6-litre, turbocharged, inline-4, diesel engine under its hood. The Scorpio Getaway is quite a capable off-roader, and her car is customised with a rooftop tent, snorkel, off-road spec tires, a chemical toilet, a winch mounted on the front bull-bars.
Bipasha Basu - Toyota Fortuner
Bipasha Basu, along with her husband Karan Grover, has been spotted multiple times being driven around in a Toyota Fortuner. Her car is the previous-generation model, with a 3.0-litre diesel engine (producing 171 PS and 343 Nm) and all-wheel-drive. Toyota cars are quite popular among Bollywood celebrities, owing to the comfort and bulletproof reliability offered by the Japanese manufacturer. Bipasha’s car seems to be in stock condition, without any modifications to the interior or exterior.
Disha Patani is known to own two humble cars, both D-segment sedans. The first one is a Chevrolet Cruze, which was available in India between 2009 and 2017. It had a 2.0-litre, turbocharged, inline-4, diesel engine, with 165 PS and 360 Nm of maximum power and peak torque, respectively. The second is a Honda Civic, the previous generation model. It had a 1.8-litre, naturally aspirated, inline-4, petrol engine, capable of generating 132 PS and 172 Nm. She’s spotted driving the Civic more than the Cruze, and the latter is mostly driven by her chauffeur.
Malaika Arora - Toyota Innova Crysta
Here we have another Toyota on our list- Toyota Innova Crysta. The Innova is quite a popular choice among celebrities, as it offers brilliant interior space and an extremely comfortable ride. Malaika’s car is the petrol-automatic version, which is much smoother and better to drive than the diesel version. She is often seen driving around the car herself, which is why she opted for the automatic gearbox. Apart from the Innova, Malaika Arora also owns a Land Rover Range Rover Vogue.
Jacqueline Fernandez is one of the most-popular Actresses in Bollywood. She has a few brilliant cars in her collection, including a BMW 5-Series, a Range Rover Vogue, and even a Mercedes-Maybach! The humblest car in her garage is a Jeep Compass. Her’s is a petrol-automatic variant, with a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol motor mated to a 7-speed torque converter. With a maximum power of 160 PS and 250 Nm, the car offers decent power for city commuting.