While Indian weather conditions are not ideal for the convertible or open-top cars, a small set of buyers still opt for such cars. Convertibles are limited to high-end segments for now. However, there is a high chance of such cars becoming popular if they are launched in the affordable segment. Here are ten affordable and popular cars from the Indian market re-imagined as convertibles.
The Suzuki Swift has been one of the most popular cars ever in the Indian market. Maruti Suzuki launched the all-new Swift in the Indian market earlier this year and it looks very aggressive and sporty when compared to the last version of the hatchback. The cabriolet version of the car is based on its two-door version, which is only available in the international markets. At the rear, we can see the soft-top neatly tucked.
The Nexon has become quite popular in the Indian market due to its value-for-money price tag and good looks. The first-ever sub-4-meter compact SUV from the brand gets a unique three-colour body paint scheme that adds character to the vehicle. This render shows how the compact SUV will look like if ever a convertible version comes out in the market. The SUV loses the rear doors but retains the rear two seats. It sure looks exotic in its cabriolet form.
Maruti Vitara Brezza
The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza has displaced all other UVs in the country to become the top-selling utility vehicle. Maruti Suzuki launched the first-ever sub-4-meter SUV in the form of the Brezza and it has become a super hit in the market. Even though Maruti officially offers a range of official customisations, there is nothing like removing the whole roof and the rear doors.
The Compass is the most affordable JEEP-branded vehicle that one can buy in India and it has gained a quite a customer base here. The Jeep Compass has a very intimidating presence on the road and it sure attracts a lot of attention. The render shows the windscreen frame in a contrasting colour while the vehicle is now a two-door version. The Compass cabriolet looks quite hot, we think.
Renault Kwid’s scaled-down SUV looks made it extremely popular in the market initially. However, the stiff competition and lack of updates have now pushed down the sales of the vehicles. Here is a render of the Kwid showing what it may look like in the cabriolet form. The render is based on the Kwid Racer concept that was first showcased by Renault at the Auto Expo.
The Hyundai Elantra is an elegant-looking sedan and would serve as a perfect base for a convertible. The large grille of the vehicle gives it a very sporty look while the deep creases on the body ensure a smooth flowing design. The two-door set-up adds extra sportiness to the vehicle.
There is no doubt about the fact that the Skoda Octavia is a hot sedan. The busy design lines on the bonnet and the powerful shoulder line on the sedan make it a perfect car for a open-roof design. The renderer has smartly changed the colours of the A-Pillars making the whole package even better.
Mahindra XUV 500
Mahindra XUV 500 created ripples in the segment. The Mahindra XUV 500 has a stylish design and is aimed at the global markets. Mahindra has now launched a new facelifted model of the vehicle but it stays similar to the older vehicle when it comes to the overall design. This render based on the older version shows how the Mahindra XUV 500 would actually look like if it comes in a convertible form. The XUV’s strong creases on the body actually make the whole set-up look extremely good and not out of place.
Mahindra TUV 300
Mahindra officially showcased the TUV-based convertible at the 2018 Auto Expo. It is called the Stinger. It is based on the TUV 300 sub-4-meter SUV but it has been heavily modified. The body design of the TUV is quite evident in the convertible but the body design is a lot more powerful than the TUV. It gets power bulges and stronger body lines. The car also had a more powerful 2.2-litre – 140 Bhp.
The Honda Accord has entered its sixth generation and was recently launched in India. The Accord has shed its classy looks for sporty and modern exteriors now. The Accord is made to chauffeur businessmen around comfortably but what if we say that it has a magnetic effect when its roof is chopped? Don’t believe us? This is a true example.