The election fervor in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, and Telangana not only demonstrated political passion but also showcased the vehicular preferences that played a significant role in these crucial campaigns. In this overview, we highlight the popular cars and SUVs that brought a unique touch to the political landscape, aiding various leaders in connecting with people across cities and remote rural areas.
A dominant presence on campaign trails in multiple states, the Toyota Fortuner commands attention with its 2.7-liter petrol and 2.8-liter diesel engines. Packed with features like ventilated seats, automatic climate control, and a TFT multi-information display, its prices range between Rs 33.43 lakh to Rs 51.44 lakh (ex-showroom). Its powerful image in India makes it a favored choice among politicians.
Toyota Innova Crysta
Seen abundantly during the 2023 election campaigns, the Toyota Innova Crysta runs on a 2.4-liter diesel engine coupled with a five-speed manual transmission. Available in four trims, its prices start from Rs 19.99 lakh and go up to Rs 26.05 lakh (ex-showroom). Renowned for its comfort and ability to navigate rough roads, political parties naturally gravitate towards this vehicle for their campaigns.
Toyota Innova Hycross
With an SUV-inspired look, the Toyota Innova Hycross emerged as a preferred choice during the 2023 elections. Fitted with a 2.0-liter strong-hybrid powertrain and advanced safety features like lane keep assist and adaptive cruise control, it offers enhanced comfort compared to the Crysta, making it ideal for ferrying senior leaders.
Mahindra Scorpio-N, XUV700
The Mahindra Scorpio-N boasts a 2.0 turbo-petrol and a 2.2 diesel engine, known for their power and torque outputs. Prices start from Rs 13.26 lakh (ex-showroom) in India. Meanwhile, the Mahindra XUV700, equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine or a 2.2-liter turbocharged diesel engine, is celebrated for its robust image and falls within a mid-range pricing spectrum.
Utilized in the 2023 election campaigns, the Mahindra Bolero, a seven-seater SUV, runs on a 1.5-liter mHawk turbo-diesel engine generating 75 horsepower and 210 Nm of torque. Priced between Rs 9.78 lakh – Rs 10.79 lakh (ex-showroom), it serves as another noteworthy vehicle choice during political engagements.