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The new PM once told us his family car is an old VW Golf. Was he telling the truth?

By Tom Gibson | October 25, 2022


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He's reportedly worth well over £350m and we take a look at what cars the new PM likes to drive

The new PM once told us his family car is an old VW Golf. Was he telling the truth?

We try not to get too political here at Regit and ultimately, whether it’s criticising Labour’s Sadiq Khan and Andy Burnham for their disregard for motorists in London and Greater Manchester, or having a pop at the poor support shown by the Conservatives when we're asking them to ease our pain at the pumps, we’ll always just stick up for motorists across the UK.

Following the spring budget in March 2022, (which is now at least four chancellors ago!) our new PM claimed his car is an old VW Golf. 

Now, there’s nothing wrong with the VW Golf. It’s arguably the best hatchback any brand has ever produced – quite the acclaim. But does someone whose wife has a net worth of over £350m, with Sunak himself easily pulling in 6 figures annually, and probably 7, drive one? Fair play if he does, but reports have actually painted a rather different picture.

The Mirror is reporting that Sunak actually owns four cars with a high-spec Range Rover his vehicle of choice. ‘High-spec’ in itself can be a little vague but that could be £140,000 worth of car.

They also claimed he owns two further vehicles – a top-of-the-range Lexus and a BMW – which are kept at his luxury Santa Monica pad in California.

Sunak faced a Treasury Select Committee in April over his mini-Budget and during which, Siobhan McDonagh had asked whether his family had a Rio, to which he replied: “We have a Golf”.

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