Kings and presidents of the world, when selecting the cars used for their parades, focus first on security and then on well-being. At the same time, auto manufacturers compete to get the the honor of manufacturing vehicles for these leaders.
Al-Masry Al-Youmrecently published a report showing that presidents of Western countries depend on locally manufactured vehicles, unlike countries in Asia and Africa.
The report displayed presidential cars in 10 countries, according to the Rich Lifestyle and Auto Blog websites.
US President Barack Obama's car is a "Cadillac 1," an American armored car designed specifically for the White House. It has many features, including stored quantities of the president's blood in the case of an accident.
Indian President Pranab Mukherjee uses a German limousine armored Mercedes Benz s600, designed specifically for him.
3. United Kingdom
The British royal family prefers a British Bentley limousine car. The queen owns two cars of the same model and uses either of them on different occasions.
China's leader prefers the Chinese Hongqi limousine luxury car, known for its engineering quality and a V12 cylinder engine.
Chancellor Angela Merkel, as well as senior German politicians, use the German Mercedes-Benz S-Class model. Merkel uses an armored S600 car.
Japan's emperor and empress use the Japanese Toyota Century Royal car, which is nicknamed as the queen of luxury cars. The car is a 6.5 meters in length and 2 meters in width.
The King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, uses a Mercedes Pullman 600 German-made car for local tours. His fleet of luxury cars includes the Mercedes-Benz S 500, a Range Rover and many Lexus Japanese cars.
Russian President Vladimir Putin owns a German-made Mercedes-Benz S-Class limousine. The car includes mechanical seats that provide six types of massage, in addition to the presence of a blue illumination system. The car can respond to gas attacks.
The Thai king uses a German-made Mercedes Maybach 62 limousine. His royal fleet also includes the Mercedes-Benz S and a number of BMW cars.
Incumbent President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has appeared with three cars, so far, including a Range Rover when he was defense minister, a BMW 7s while voting in the presidential election and a Mercedes S during his inauguration ceremony as President of the Republic.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm