Car manufacturers try to keep up with the latest trends in the market by launching facelifted models. There are numerous cars that get facelifted or are launched as all-new versions of their predecessors that are much more beautiful. Here are ten such cars that had boring originals.
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross
Maruti Suzuki’s flagship in India, the S-Cross, had a bumpy ride after it was first introduced in the market. The original S-Cross looked quite simple and did not have the ‘oomph’ factor. However, Maruti quickly got to work and launched the facelifted version of the car. The S-Cross now gets a new powerful grille, new headlamps and new bumpers that completely change the overall look of the crossover.
The Hexa has become quite popular in the market. The premium looking SUV replaced the Aria in the market and it can turn quite a few heads on the road. The Hexa gets a powerful bonnet and front-end. Tata’s new IMPACT design philosophy makes the Hexa a very good-looking SUV. The Aria, on the other hand, was very average looking and did not have an imposing design like the Hexa.
Hyundai’s design philosophy has changed quite a lot over the years and the days of rounded fluidic design cars are now over. The Verna, which has been in India for a long time looks extremely sharp in its present form. The big cascade grille up front, DRL headlamps, and the use of chrome give it a very upmarket look, which was missing from the sedan when it first came to India.
The most expensive Hyundai sedan in India, the Elantra, has also gone through a massive transformation since it first arrived in India. The Elantra was first launched in 2006, in India, with a short vertical grille, huge headlamps and a straightforward design that made the car look extremely boring. Fast forward to the present day model, it looks very high-end and expensive. The swooping roof and the big cascade grille of the Elantra make it much better looking than the 2006 Elantra.
The Tucson is a good looking car but this was not the case when it came to India for the first time. The original Tucson came with big plastic cladding all around to give it a rugged look. The simple, single stripe Hyundai signature grille looked puny on the SUV. Today, the Tucson looks very elegant with the signature cascade grille at the front and a flowing body design.
Maruti Suzuki Dzire
The Maruti Suzuki Dzire was launched when turning hatchbacks into sedans became a trend in the Indian market. Soon, the sub-4-meter tax rule was implemented in India, and to gain tax benefits the Dzire was chopped from the rear. Even though it sold well, the Dzire looked disproportionate. Maruti Suzuki launched the all-new Dzire in an extremely elegant sedan avatar. The new car is not based on a hatchback, which gives it a lower roof height and a very proportionate body.
Hyundai Elite i20
Hyundai Elite i20 in its original form did not look that bad, but when compared to the current version, it sure looks boring. The original i20 was launched based on the first Fluidic Design philosophy of the manufacturer with a a very curvy look. In its current form, the Elite i20 looks extremely good and premium with the floating roof design and the Hyundai’s signature cascade grille at the front.
Toyota Innova Crysta
The highest selling MUV in India has been completely transformed in its latest version. The ordinary-looking Innova, which certainly had the “Taxi fleet” impression in its design has become a very good-looking car with the latest update from the Japanese brand. The Innova Crysta has strong body creases and an all-new front end that looks very imposing. A lot of private car buyers have now started buying the vehicle who stayed away from it because of its taxi-fleet image in India.
Honda CR-V has been in India for a long time now. The original Honda CR-V was launched in India in a very boxy form with a lot of plastic cladding all around. It was meant to be rugged but looked quite boring. The present-day Honda CR-V looks sleek and very upmarket. Honda will soon launch the all-new version of the vehicle that looks even better than the current model.
The last-generation Ford Endeavour gave off the impression of a boxy, straight-lined and simple designed SUV. It was a great SUV but looked quite boring. Ford has changed that with the new Endeavour that looks like a very modern, true-blue American SUV. The Endeavour in its present form looks bulky and is a well-designed vehicle.