Low riders refer to cars that sit lower than stock, mostly for aesthetic reasons. Sometimes, low riders are designed to offer better performance – dragsters and hot rods are some examples. Low riders first became popular first in the United States, and ever since have been seen across the planet. They’re not very popular in India though. So, it’s time to let the imagination loose and check out 10 popular Indian cars reimagined as low riders.
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The Maruti Swift in a sports coupe form? Well, that’s what this render has managed to achieve, and the Swift looks ravishing after the mod. With the low rider job, the car hugs the ground, and has a much better stance than stock. Of course, the 2 door coupe form factor also adds to the effect. Wish Maruti could done the same with the ugly Dzire.
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The last generation i20 was one of the better looking cars that Hyundai built during those times. The low rider treatment sits rather well on this car, making it look way more sporty than stock. Now, this should give Hyundai some ideas for the upcoming N variant of the hatch.
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The Honda City’s arrowhead design never really sat well with enthusiasts, who wanted Honda to come up with a timeless design such as the Type II. This chop shop job is perhaps the answer to those prayers. Now, the 1.5 liter i-VTEC petrol motor of the City makes a lot more sense.
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The Volkswagen Polo is one good looking car even while stock. Volkswagen’s simple yet elegant design makes the Polo look very proportionate. And the low rider job has only amplified the car’s good looks, to make it sportier than ever before. Now, a GTI kit is what it needs.
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Nissan builds a supercharged version of the Micra right here in India, but only international markets get it. Well, that’s a bummer considering the potential this little car has. The low rider kit for the Micra shows just how sporty this hatch can be, even without a supercharged motor under the hood.
Tata Magic Iris
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The Magic Iris is one of the cheapest pick up trucks in the world, the Nano of pick up trucks if you will. Someone just decided that a low rider makeover for the Magic Iris fit right up their alley. So, this creation was born. Tata should seriously exhibit something like that at the Auto Expo.
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The Honda Brio is, in a sense a replacement to the Maruti Zen, at least spiritually. With a lower slung stance, the car looks even yummier. A pint sized powerhouse, the India-spec Brio deserves the 1.5 liter i-VTEC petrol engine that Honda offers in certain markets of the world. And of course, this kind of styling.
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With this design, the Chevrolet Cruze looks really fast even while standing still. And it’s a shame that General Motors is messing with what’s come to become an iconic design. GM, why don’t you build a Classic version of the Cruze, and continue selling it with more power and torque from that turbo diesel?
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The Yeti was built to plow snow but most can be found transporting golf bags to the course and back. While you’re at it, you could at least make best use of the curvy roads that lead you up to there. That’s perhaps the inspiration for this low rider based on the Skoda Yeti.
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This particular version of the Honda Civic’s a classic, and is easily one of the best looking stock car that’s ever been launched in India. While Honda won’t bring back the Civic, this low rider version of the car just shows sporty the car can be made to look with minimal modifications.