Ground clearance is one the USPs of popular Indian cars given the road conditions in the country. However, to make the car look better, enthusiasts lower the height of their vehicles. It sure gives the vehicle a much better stance but makes it extremely prone to underbody damage. However, passion is bigger than practicality for a few enthusiasts and here are 10 such modified examples of Indian cars that have been lowered beautifully.
The Maruti Suzuki Swift is an extremely popular hatchback in India and has been around for a long time now. There are quite a few modified examples of the Swift on Indian roads. Here is one such example. The modified car gets Pete’s performance remap on the 1.3-litre diesel engine, K&N intake system and a customised exhaust that boosts power.
It also gets Tanabe Sustec lowering springs, new Brembo brakes and new 17-inch alloy wheels with fatter tyres. The car also gets a customised wide body kit with a huge spoiler and a sunroof. The head lamps have been modified to fit projectors too.
The Honda City has been in the Indian market for over 20 years now, and is one of the best-selling vehicles in the segment. This is the older generation Honda City that is powered by a 1.5-litre VTEC engine. The boxy design of this City makes it a classy looking car. It gets a custom body kit that adds an underbody spoiler to the sedan and Vogtland lowering springs. It also gets 15-inch Lenso rims with fatter tyres.
The good old, trusted Duster has quite a following in India. However, it has been around for long enough for people to ignore it on the road. Here is a Duster that gets a 60-mm drop in ground clearance giving it an extremely enticing stance. The 60-mm drop pushes the Duster’s ground clearance down to 150 mm, which is lower than that of many hatchbacks. The vehicle also gets a Code6 performance remap, chrome delete and new 18-inch rims.
All-new Maruti Swift
The all-new Swift has already become a best-seller in India. Even many enthusiasts have started customising the vehicle to make it look better. Here is one such modified all-new Swift. It is one of the first modified and lowered new-gen Swifts in India. It gets lowering springs and larger rims set in negative off-set. The low-profile tyres give it a captivating look. It also gets a pinstripe on the grille, much like the RS variant of the car.
Volkswagen Polo GT TSI
The Volkswagen Polo is a car that enthusiasts love. The Polo is known for its solid build quality and precise handling. This GT TSI turbocharged petrol Polo gets Code6 Performance remap plus a BMW Intake filter. The exhaust system has been upgraded to a Code6Tuning full stainless steel exhaust system. It also gets a Forge Motorsports Blow-off valve and KW Street suspension that lowers the height of the ride.
Hyundai Elite i20
The Elite i20 has European looks and is a very popular hatchback in the market. This particular ride gets a chrome-delete pack with lowering springs and 17-inch alloy wheels. It also gets aftermarket auxiliary lamps mounted on the front air dam, giving it a rugged look. The front bumper also gets an underbody spoiler.
The Maruti Ritz looked quite different, but it is not a commonly modified car in India. Here is a tall-boy Ritz that gets a wide-body kit with flared wheel arches and an underbody spoiler at front. The car also gets modified head lamps with projector head lamps. The lowering springs add a very aggressive stance to the vehicle. It also gets aftermarket rims and low profile tyres.
The all-new Honda Accord has become an expensive hybrid. True petrolheads still love the old generation Honda Accord that came with a 2.4-litre VTEC engine. The Accord seen here gets a Grid7 Customs Exhaust system, Pipercross intake system, 19-inch Ferrada rims with low-profile tyres and the AirREX air suspension system. The custom green paint job adds character to the vehicle.
The Ignis gets SUV-inspired looks makes it look quite butch on the road. Here is an Ignis that has been modified beautifully, bringing it closer to the ground. It gets deep dish aftermarket rims and lowering springs. The lowered Ignis truly looks aggressive in its new form with its closer-to-the-ground look.
The Skoda Rapid is one of the most underrated cars in the Indian market. It is the most affordable car from the brand in India and looks classy too. Here is an all-black Skoda Rapid from which all the chrome parts have been blacked out too. The 1.6-litre TDI diesel engine of the Rapid gets a Code6Tuning remap, new brake rotors and pads from Brembo. It also gets a custom front grille and new 17-inch wheels. The Vogtland lowering springs lend an aggressive stance to the vehicle.