As we all know, car owners in India face significant challenges during the monsoon season, especially with waterlogged roads. Actress Sunny Leone recently shared her own experience, revealing that she lost three cars to heavy rains in Mumbai. Among the affected vehicles was her Mercedes-Benz 8-seater GL-Class. In response, she decided to switch to an Indian car, the MG Gloster, and expressed her satisfaction with the change.
In an interview with Hindustan Times, Sunny Leone talked about her mixed feelings towards the Mumbai rains, mentioning that she only enjoys them when she can stay indoors. She described the frustration of dealing with water seeping into her home during heavy rains. Sunny also expressed her concern about the additional taxes associated with purchasing imported cars in India, which led to her emotional distress over losing three cars, including her Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV, to the Mumbai rains.
Sunny did not reveal information about two of her flooded vehicles, but it’s likely her BMW 7-Series was among them. However, the third car she owned remains undisclosed.
Luxury cars are not suitable for driving through flooded roads due to their design. The air intakes of many luxury cars are close to the road surface, making them prone to hydro locking. Additionally, these cars have intricate electronic systems that can easily short-circuit in the presence of water, leading to high repair costs.
Luxury car manufacturers have previously provided special discounts to their customers during India’s monsoon season when heavy rainfall and flooding are common. This year, the monsoon arrived earlier than expected, resulting in extensive rainfall across the country. While developing new roads is crucial, it’s equally important to prioritize maintaining existing roads to prevent challenging situations for motorists who pay significant amounts in road and toll taxes.
Sunny Leone purchased the MG Gloster last year, affectionately calling it an “Indian truck.” She now uses this SUV as her primary mode of transportation and has moved on from most of her luxury cars in India.
The MG Gloster is currently the flagship SUV manufactured in India, offering a luxurious and spacious experience. It directly competes with vehicles like the Toyota Fortuner in its category. Although the Ford Endeavour was once a strong competitor, it has unfortunately exited the Indian market.
Introduced in 2020, the MG Gloster stands out with its premium features. One notable feature is the Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), a pioneering technology in this segment. The ADAS includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Detection, Automatic Parking Assist, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, and other advanced safety features. This sets the MG Gloster apart as a leader in its class.