Car manufacturers tune their vehicle so that it can appeal wide audience. However, most of the vehicles in the market are not designed to their full potential. Manufacturers realise that, and some of them modify their vehicles to showcase the full potential of the vehicle. Here are a few manufacturer modified vehicles.
Renault Kwid Racer
Renault showcased the Kwid Racer and Climber concept vehicles at the 2016 Auto Expo. Both the vehicles attracted a lot of crowd at the event. Earlier this year, Renault launched the Climber edition in India. However, the hot looking Kwid Racer is still to see the light of the day.
The super aggressive modification job done by Renault looks quite eye catchy. The car gets a new front bumper with a splitter, aggressive headlamps with LEDs, a new rear bumper with diffuser and rear spoiler. The car also gets low profile tyres with 18-inch alloy wheels. Renault used Alcantara leather inside, giving it a very premium feel.
Mahindra also showcased a concept based on the Thar at the Auto Expo 2016. Named as Daybreak, the car attracted many visitors. Mahindra also launched the vehicle last year, and it has been modified by Mahindra’s in-house customisation division.
The Thar Daybreak gets massive 37-inch Maxxis tyres on the steel rims, custom fenders, custom bumpers, a custom built hood, a winch, a snorkel, a farm jack, roll cage, LED projector headlamps and LED tail lamps. The car also gets a new door design, re-routed exhaust system with customised wing mirrors. The roof also gets guide lamps. To add more off-road capability, the car also gets differential locks and tweaked suspension.
Hyundai Creta STC
The Hyundai Creta is one good looking vehicle in its current form. However, the car will gain macho factor if it becomes a pick-up truck. Hyundai showcased the Creta STC concept which is a pick-up truck at an international motor show. The Creta STC looks sleek, and the pickup bed is integrated into the body itself. The Creta STC is 380 mm longer and 70 mm wider than the regular Creta, giving it an imposing look. The flatbed can hold up to 850-litre of luggage.
Safari Storme Ladakh
The Safari Storme is quite a capable vehicle and to is often used in extreme terrains by the enthusiasts. Tata showcased the Ladakh edition of the SUV that has been modified specially for rough journeys. The SUV gets a snorkel, bull guard, LED fog lamps and roof mounted storage. It also gets cladding all around the vehicle and multi-terrain tyres for better capabilities on rough roads. With Safari’s 155 Bhp – 400 Nm, 2.2-litre engine, it will be helluva for a vehicle to take on rough roads.
Maruti Gypsy Escapade
Maruti Gypsy is one of the favourite choices of the off-road enthusiasts in India. Maruti showcased a modified version of the car that makes it much better option as a regular vehicle. The car gets a body kit with taller and mud terrain spec tyres. The car has been lifted and gets a pick-up style body. The rear seats have been uprooted to make the flatbed.
Mahindra Scorpio Xtreme
Mahindra is yet to launch the new look Scorpio Getaway in India. However, the in-house customisation division of the brand can convert your Scorpio to a pick-up truck. The car gets customised bull bar, side guards and a roll cage. It has been restyled with new bumpers and fenders too. One can also choose from off-road spec tyres, rear rollover bar, jerry can, cycle rack and sunroof. The official custom job costs Rs. 7 lakh.
Renault Duster Extreme
Renault Duster is a very popular SUV in India. Renault showcased a concept modification job based on Duster at an international motor show. The Duster Extreme gets fully equipped off-road equipment that makes it much more capable. There are all-terrain tyres, towing hook, high beam LED lights, snorkel, LED headlamps, a lift kit for a higher clearance, towing hook, front and rear skid plate and more. The car has been improved visually too, and it gets “EXTREME” moniker on the outside along with highlighted contrasting parts.
Ford EcoSport Storm
The EcoSport is one of the most SUV-ish looking vehicles in the sub 4-meter segment. American manufacturer, Ford showcased a Storm edition of the vehicle based on the pre-facelift model. The car is heavily inspired by Ford’s F150 Raptor pick-up. It gets the huge Ford lettering on the front grille, an underbody protection, bold alloy wheels, flared wheel arches and bigger mud-terrain tyres. The car also gets a new body graphic and looks quite intimidating.
Maruti Ignis water sport concept
The funky looking Ignis is a perfect vehicle for the young car enthusiasts. Suzuki showcased a concept based on the Ignis that involves water adventure sport. The car gets a new body colour with contrasting highlights on the grille, alloy wheels and the rearview mirror. It also gets dedicated hooks to securely put a Kayak on the roof.
Hyundai Elite i20 N-Power
The extreme looking car belongs the Hyundai Mobis WRC team. Hyundai currently uses the i30 hatchback instead and this is an older official car of the team. The striking vehicle has been tuned by “N-Power”, Hyundai’s official tuning division. It gets a huge roof-mounted spoiler, body kit all around with wider wheel arches and various other rally spec equipment.