Millionaire Chancellor Rishi Sunak ‘has four luxury cars’ after claiming his family drives a Golf

Chancellor accused of being out of touch after sources revealed he owned a Lexus, Range Rover and BMW following Kia PR stunt

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been accused of being ‘out of touch’ after the millionaire politician was revealed to have owned four cars, including high-end Range Rover and Lexus models, despite claiming his family drives a modest sedan.

Mr Sunak told MPs he had a pre-2019 VW Golf, but it has since emerged his family has access to at least three other cars, all of which are significantly more expensive than the traditional family model.

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According to sources cited by the mirror, the Golf is used to get around London, but Mr Sunak’s family also owns an unspecified BMW, a top Lexus and a top Range Rover, which are kept either in the UK or in the house family in Santa Monica, California.

While the BMW range starts at £26,500, more luxurious models can reach £100,000. Range Rovers like the one Mr Sunak uses start at £84,000 and can go as high as £150,000 for top-spec versions, while top-end Lexus models can cost between £40,000 and £80,000.

A premium Range Rover costs well into the six figures (Picture: Land Rover)

When questioned by MPs on last Wednesday’s mini-budget, Treasury Select Committee member Siobhan McDonagh asked Mr Sunak if his family had a Rio, to which he replied: “We have a Golf”.

He then explained that the old Kia used in the PR stunt belonged to a supermarket worker and said he had used his own money to add around £30 worth of fuel to the car.

Shadow Treasury Minister James Murray said: ‘He has 200,000 Insta followers and four cars, but the Chancellor has no clue. He is disconnected and out of ideas.

Mr Sunak has been accused of not doing enough to help struggling families in his mini budget, with many observers warning that the temporary 5p fuel duty cut will have little impact compared to recent hikes costs, which have seen prices soar to minus 24p per liter since early March.

There are also concerns that retailers will not pass on fuel tax savings to drivers as prices remain high. Had petrol stations embraced the reduction, drivers should have seen a 6p per liter drop in forecourt prices. However, since last Wednesday, average prices have fallen by only 3.7 pence per litre, despite oil prices falling over the weekend.

RAC spokesman Rod Dennis said: ‘Drivers will be disappointed that prices haven’t come down further since last week’s fuel tax cut.

“As duties are charged on the wholesale price of fuel, it is true that some retailers will wait for new deliveries in order to buy fuel at the cheapest rate – meaning drivers will have to wait to see the benefits at the pump.

“What happens to the price of oil, and therefore wholesale costs, in the coming days will be crucial.

“If prices rise, there is a risk that the fuel tax cut will be undone as retailers face higher costs.”

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