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Cricketer Suryakumar Yadav brings home a Nissan Jonga

Suryakumar Yadav recently shared photos of his heavily customized neon green Nissan Jonga on social media with the post – “Say hello to my new toy ‘HULK’.”



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Indian cricketer Suryakumar Yadav with his latest prized possession, a Nissan 1 Ton Jonga

Indian cricketer, Suryakumar Yadav, has recently become one of the privileged few in the country to own the iconic Nissan 1 Ton, known as Nissan Jonga. The heavy off-road vehicle was once used by the Indian Army, and Jonga is not its official name but an acronym for Jabalpur Ordnance and Guncarriage Assembly, and it was manufactured by the Vehicle Factory, Jabalpur (VFJ) . Suryakumar recently shared photos of his heavily customized neon green Nissan Jonga on social media with the caption, “Say hello to my new toy ‘HULK’.” Former captain of the Indian cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is also the proud owner of a Nissan Jonga.

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What makes this vehicle so special is the fact that initially the Jonga was produced only for the Indian Army under an exclusive license granted by Nissan in 1965. The vehicle was in service from 1969 to 1999, and later it was replaced mostly by the Mahindra MM540. jeep. However, VFJ also manufactured a civilian variant of the Jonga, which was introduced in 1996. Only 100 units of these were sold to civilians until the vehicle was phased out in 1999.

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Only 100 units of the Nissan 1 Ton (Jonga) were sold to civilians and now Suryakumar Yadav owns one

The Jonga is powered by a 3.9-liter six-cylinder diesel engine, which produced a maximum power of 110 PS and a torque of 264 Nm. It was fitted as standard with a 3-speed manual gearbox and four driving wheels. Yadav’s Jonga has been restored to near perfect condition and comes with extra features like a sturdy bumper, powerful winch, LED lights and more.

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Suryakumar Yadav’s car collection also includes other exotic models like the Range Rover Velar, a MINI Cooper S and an Audi RS5. Yadav also owns a Skoda Superb sedan.

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