10 ‘special edition’ cars to help you stand apart

Special/limited edition versions of regular cars give you that little extra exclusivity, that little something that lets you stand apart. Here are 10 such affordable cars & SUVs that are available in ‘special edition’ trim.

Mahindra XUV500 Sportz

Mahindra XUV500 Sportz

The limelight’s now on the Tata Hexa, and Mahindra’s doing everything to snag it back. Enter the XUV500 Sportz ‘special edition’. The Sportz badge means that the crossover’s W10 trim now gets bonnet, mirror and Sportz side decals, darker alloy wheels with red brake calipers, and roof rails, door handles and fog lamp inserts in orange.

A ‘Sportz’ Badge on the C-pillar, dashboard and key are other visual changes. The 2.2 liter turbo diesel engine with 140 Bhp-330 Nm is retained, and so are the 6 speed manual and automatic gearbox options. The W10 Sportz Manual variant is priced at 16.5 lakhs while the Sportz Automatic variant is priced at 17.56 lakhs, ex-showroom Mumbai.

Volkswagen Polo AllStar

Volkswagen Polo AllStar

Volkswagen (VW) is easily one of the most prolific companies when it comes launching special editions and refreshed models. The Allstar version of the Polo is yet another such car from VW. The hatchback now gets a Silk Blue paint scheme, new 15-inch diamond cut alloy wheels and AllStar badging on the B-pillars.

On the inside, rear AC vents, an adjustable driver armrest, new upholstery with striping in the centre and aluminium finished pedals, and AllStar branding on scuff plates, are the changes. The AllStar kit is available on the 1.2 liter MPI and 1.5 liter TDI Highline variants of the Polo. Ex-showroom Delhi prices start from 7.51 lakh rupees.

Maruti Swift Deca

Maruti Swift Deca

The best selling Swift is at the fag end of its model life, what with an all-new car coming in to replace it later this year. The Deca edition is meant to make the car more appealing to younger buyers. Built around a football theme, the Deca edition is based on the mid (VXi/VDi) variants. Side skirts, a new roof-mounted spoiler, twin racing stripes, a single stripe on the C-pillar and the rear door, number ’10’ decals on the front door and wheel covers finished in gloss black are the various features on the outside. The car’s available in two colours: Red and White.

On the inside, the Maruti Swift Deca gets black and red themed seat covers with contrast white stitching, a steering wheel cover, front arm rest, Sony multimedia touchscreen music system with Bluetooth, 6-inch Sony door mounted speakers, and a reverse parking assist system with camera. The interior styling kit also includes the door sill guard, ambient lighting, faux carbon fiber finish on the centre console, trendy floor mats, and gear boot cover. Ex-showroom prices of the Swift Deca start from 5.94 lakhs. The 1.2 liter petrol and 1.3 liter turbo diesel engines are unchanged.

Renault Duster Adventure Edition

Renault Duster Adventure Edition

The Creta is running rings around its competition, and the response to the Hyundai compact SUV’s onslaught has been discounts, and special editions. The Duster Adventure Edition one such model from Renault. Relaunched late last year, the Adventure version is available with 85 PS and 110 PS diesel engine options.

Chrome appliques and glossy black finish on the grille and the licence applique, body cladding along with fog lamps, a compass decal on the D-pillar along with ‘Adventure’ branding and mustard yellow-coloured front faux skid plate and roof rails are exterior changes. Outback Bronze and Slate Grey are the two colours on offer.

On the inside, the car gets denim upholstery, new black door fabric inserts, leather-wrapped steering wheel, mustard yellow highlights on air vents and central instrument cluster, and “Adventure” branding on the steering wheel and floor mats. Prices start from 9.64 lakh rupees, ex-showroom Delhi.

Datsun Redi-GO Sport

Datsun Redi-GO Special Edition

The Datsun Redi-GO is the most affordable car from the Renault-Nissan combine. The Sport version essentially adds some visual tweaks while leaving the 3 cylinder, 796 cc petrol engine untouched. On the outside, red accents on the front grille, black finished wheel cover, roof spoiler, race decals across the bonnet and roof are the various changes.

Moving in, the car gets sporty black interiors, a rear parking sensor, remote keyless entry and Bluetooth audio system. The Sport variant is priced 15,000 rupees more than the regular variants of the car. The Sports pack can be added across all trims of the Redi-GO.