Which Cars Does the New UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak Drive?

Rishi Sunak, the latest resident of 10 Downing Street, has quite the taste when it comes to cars. Did you know he's richer than the king? Makes you wonder what cars he has in his collection!

Sunak and his wife, Akshata Murty, are worth £730 million, compared to Charles and Camilla’s £300 million. This makes him the richest prime minister the UK has ever had.

 Jaguar XJ

Jaguar XJ

First in the current Number 10 garage is the Jaguar XJ. The lowest price for this model is £76,995, but Sunak’s model is worth £86,500.

This is because of its high specification, 3L V6 turbocharged engine that can produce 225 horsepower and reach speeds up to 158 mph.

Kia Rio

Kia Rio

Oh, Prime Minister. All politicians have their odd political gaffes, and this was a pretty funny one. Sunak organised a photo shoot at a petrol station so he could discuss petrol prices.

For some reason, Sunak didn’t want to use his own vehicle, so he borrowed a Kia Rio from one of the petrol station’s employees.

The British media - and everyone on Twitter - laughed themselves hoarse, and some people still seem to think he owns the car.

At £28,900, it’s much more affordable than Sunak’s own cars. At least the employee got a free tank of petrol!

Land Rover Discovery

Land Rover Discovery

Rishi Sunak might be from Southampton, but he’s not immune to the charms of a Chelsea Tractor.

Everyone loves a Land Rover, but the Thames would have to flood really badly for Sunak to require this much power and off-roading ability whilst living in Westminster.

The Discovery has a sliding panoramic sunroof, which is pretty optimistic for the British weather.

Its engine is 3.0 litres and can produce 355 horsepower, which results in a top speed of 120 mph and the option for 0-60 mph in 7.6 seconds.

At £60,000, it’s one of Sunak’s budget vehicles. 

Mercedes Benz S Class

Mercedes Benz S Class

For all of you car fans who love a techy moment, look at the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. It has a 48-volt hybrid system (EQ Boost), which connects to a 9-speed automatic transmission.

It’s also an all-wheel drive, just for extra power. The all-wheel steering system helps when you drive and, apparently, is great when you’re trying to park in a tight spot.

It's very useful if you’re parking in central London! The car can go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds and can reach speeds of 130 mph.

This car is priced at £110,000, so it’s pretty middle of the road for Rishi, but still very nice.

Range Rover SV Autobiography

Range Rover SV Autobiography

Would you say that good 4x4s are more-ish? Once you have one, you just want another. The Range Rover SV Autobiography is extremely expensive and powerful.

It’s priced at £220,000, can produce 557 horsepower, and has a V8, 5.0-litre engine which connects to an 8-speed automatic transmission.

It’s Sunak’s most expensive car, and one look at the exterior or interior will easily show you why. 

Range Rover Sentinel

Range Rover Sentinel

World leaders need security details, special vehicles and bodyguards to ensure that nothing bad happens to them and that they can get on with their crucial jobs.

Sunak got a car designed to keep him and his family safe when he became prime minister. Luckily for Sunak, it’s a Range Rover - his favourite!

It is third-hand, though, as it was made in 2019 and, therefore, used by Boris Johnson and Liz Truss. Still, it's a pretty new car by most people’s standards.

For obvious reasons, only some of the information about the vehicle has been disclosed, but apparently, it has an escape hatch, an anti-tamper exhaust and a self-healing fuel tank.

The body of the car can withstand shots from high-velocity, armour-piercing rounds.

Getting the keys to this vehicle must have been one of the most sobering moments for the new prime minister as he entered Downing Street.

Volkswagen Golf VI GTI

Volkswagen Golf VI GTI

At £29,000, this is by far Sunak’s cheapest ride. Perhaps he needs to go incognito sometimes?

It’s still a good car, though, and gives 207 horsepower, reaches up to 149 mph and can go from 0-60 mph in 6.9 seconds. It's a great choice for drivers looking for a reliable car.

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