Indian cricketer Surya Kumar Yadav is known for his swashbuckling strikes and prolific runs, but there is one more aspect about him that few people know about. He is one of the biggest car fans on the Indian cricket team, next to perhaps only Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh. While Dhoni has an entire museum dedicated to his vehicles, Surya Kumar Yadav is more hands-on.
He owns a detailed studio in Mumbai. Called ‘The Detailing Studio’, this high-end car polishing and cleaning outfit is co-owned by the cricketer. Surya Kumar Yadav recently purchased a custom Mercedes Benz GLS 400d, and The Detailing Studio detailed this luxury SUV. The LLumar Valor PPF kit was applied to the entire body while the windows were given a transparent heat-repelling film. The windshield and sunroof got their own protection from Stek DYNOflex.
A note about the newly purchased Mercedes Benz GLS 400d by Surya Kumar Yadav
The GLS is Mercedes Benz’s largest and most luxurious SUV this side of the Maybach range. The GLS is known as the S-Class of SUVs thanks to its regal appearance, extremely comfortable and luxurious interiors, and of course, great performance. The GLS 400d trim costs Rs. 1.4 crores, on Mumbai road. It is powered by a 2.9-litre twin-turbo inline-six diesel engine that generates 330PS of peak power and 700Nm of peak torque. The engine is paired with a 48V mild hybrid system that helps save fuel and reduces tailpipe emissions.
A 9-speed 9G-Tronic automatic transmission comes standard along with a four-wheel drive layout. Despite its enormous size, the GLS 400d is a very fast SUV: it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.3 seconds, while the top speed is 238 km/h. The four-wheel drive layout ensures that the GLS 400d is not only fast but extremely capable off-road. However, very few would actually take such an expensive luxury SUV to cover up the mud. The GLS 400d that Surya Kumar Yadav owns has a host of custom bits.
Design highlights featured on the cricketer’s custom Mercedes Benz GLS 400d include the Panamericana front grille with vertical slats and AMG-inspired front and rear bumpers. The steel finish for the front edge spoiler, lower air intake, side steps, side window surrounds, roof rails and front bumper strip is another touch of class, while the slats on the The grille and the tailgate strip on the trunk lid have a bright chrome finish. Other minor but notable design changes include high-gloss black surrounds for the front air intake, body-color exterior mirror arms, a matte black base for the rear diffuser, a bright chrome finish for the main diffuser plate and a new 23-inch multi-light kit. -Alloy wheels with spokes similar to those of the Maybach GLS 600.
Surya Kumar Yadav’s other ride is a custom-built Nissan 1-Ton
Like MS Dhoni, Surya Kumar Yadav has a custom built 1-ton Nissan van. The 1-ton Nissan pickup sports off-road-spec 35-inch Rocktrak tubeless tires, steel wheels with a neon green paint scheme for the hubcaps, and rear-view mirrors with integrated side cameras that support the 360-parking feature. degrees from the vehicle. The 1-tonne Nissan pickup is powered by a 3.9-litre six-cylinder diesel engine, producing a maximum power of 110PS and maximum torque of 264Nm. It came with a 3-speed manual gearbox and four-wheel drive as standard.