It seems like we are living in the SUV era right now. There is an SUV available in every segment, be it the sub-4 meter SUVs rivalling premium hatchbacks or luxury SUVs that cost as much as a yacht. There are coupe SUVs and then there are sportscar performance rivalling SUVs. SUVs even come in convertible form, and though some earlier examples looked hideous, the Range Rover Evoque Convertible gives us hope that if done right, the outcome would not be so disastrous as we think. So here are 5 popular Indian SUVs in their convertible forms.
The Hyundai Venue is the latest entrant in the sub-4 meter SUV game and hence is first on the list here. The initial response from buyers has been good for the Venuw and the coming months would tell where it stands in terms of sales compared to its rivals. Its convertible version, as seen in the video above, improves upon the most complained about part of the Venue – its grille. The convertible Venue features a verticle slated grille and rides on stylish alloy wheels shod on with low profile tires. It has been converted into a two-door vehicle in typical spyder manner and the end result looks good due to the Venue’s sleek design.
Next in line is the Tata Nexon, which is the most affordable subcompact SUVs available in India right now. The Nexon is designed with curves running all over its body and is a pretty good looking vehicle. The video above showcases a render which proposes a convertible model of the Nexon. The convertible Nexon features several design cues taken from the H5X concept including the fog lamp housing and those gorgeous alloy wheels. The rear seats have been replaced with new seats and the car now wars a unique Cyan colour shade. Decent we say.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
Following up the Tata Nexon is the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Convertible. The Vitara Brezza is the best selling vehicle in the sub-4 meter SUV segment and a convertible version of the car, therefore, makes sense, at least in render form. The stock Vitara Brezza is a pretty simple car with neat straight lines and boxy proportions. The convertible version of the SUV, therefore, has several changes made on it like the new Jeep inspired grille along with an updated bumper design. It is now a two-door vehicle and runs on stylish alloy wheels with low profile tires.
Next is yet another sub-4 meter SUV, the Mahindra XUV300. The video above shows the Mahindra SUV looks when made into a convertible. The car sports a striking orange black paint shade which adds a hint of sportiness to the car. The bumper has been updated while the bonnet has been covered in black paint. Unlike the other sub-4 meter SUV convertibles here, all the four-doors of the XUV300 have been retained which keeps the practicality and usability factor high. The multi-spoke alloy wheels look great on the car and come shod on with low profile rubber. It looks good and maybe better than some of its rivals here.
Another Hyundai SUV on the list is the Hyundai Creta. The compact SUV is by far the most popular SUV in its segment and hence it deserves a shot at being a convertible in render form. Seen in the video above, the front fascia of the SUV has been given a lot of attention and now sports the split headlamp design as seen on several other SUVs. All the four doors have been retained here too and the red paint job adds the much-needed appeal to the car. The stylish alloys do the rest of the trick and the Creta convertible seems to be a decent bet.
Now is the turn of the Tata Harrier, which has been hailed as one of the best looking vehicles Tata has ever made. The Harrier convertible, as seen in the video above tries to marry the topless design onto the stylish SUV and the end result looks good. Most of the design of the Harrier is retained in the render barring the four-door layout, as it is now a two-door vehicle. Some of the design bits have been picked from the H5X like the front scrub plate and the stylish alloy wheels. Rest of the car is quite the same except for the convertible form factor and it looks good if not great.