Snapshot – We’ve brought you half a dozen compilations of India’s Best Modified Cars and yet, there are more beautifully done up, four wheeled beauties lurking just around the corner. So, it’s time for us to bring you five more cars, to make our India’s Best Modified Cars – Part VII.
Mahindra Armada to Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
The Civilian Jeep 7 (CJ7) based Mahindra Armada has been given a thorough once over to masquerade as the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Abdul Salam of Kerala has refashioned this Armada into a superb looker. The body gets chopped to make way for a small loading bay at the rear, while the interiors get modified to become more plusher than before. The hard top gets modified too, with openable panels so that the Jeep can go from hard top to open top in minutes. The bumpers are modified while rock sliders have been added to the flanks. Massive Cooper STT tyres sit on tasty looking alloy wheels.
JS Design’s Maruti 800 Convertible
[Images courtesy JS Design on Facebook]
JS Design’s, a car customizing house from Delhi, has put together an outstanding looking convertible, perhaps India’s own Mazda Miata in terms of design. The car sits on a Maruti 800 platform, making it even more remarkable. The design of the Maruti 800 based convertible flows beautifully, and the interiors have be done up well too. From headlamps of the Fiat Palio to tail lamps of the Chevrolet Spark, the scavenged parts come together very well to make for a lovely looking, compact roadster.
[Images courtesy Modsters on Facebook]
Red glossy paint and matt black paint have been used to stunning effect on the Tata Xenon 2.2 DICOR pick up truck, done up by Modsters of Chennai. Yes, Modsters stands for a custom car building outfit based out Motorcity Madras. The Xenon Custom gets a matt black paint job, with the front grille, door handles and roof rails getting glossy red finished. Add a mean looking front bullbar, meatier tyres and new alloy wheels to this package and you have a mean looking Tata. The Xenon uses the 2.2 liter DICOR turbo diesel engine with 138 Bhp-320 Nm outputs.
Modified Mahindra Armada Pick Up Truck
Based on the Civilian Jeep 7 (CJ7), the Mahindra Armada lends itself rather nicely to visual modifications. Here’s one such Armada from Munnar, Kerala, that has been made to look like the Nissan Patrol from up front. Apart from the front end that is designed to mimic the Patrol, the rest of the vehicle hits the Bolero Camper mode, with a twin cab set up and a loading bay at the rear.
The Mahindra Armada was never built in pick up truck form, though its successor, the Bolero does feature this option. Under the hood, it’s the tried and tested 2.2 liter XD3P Peugeot turbo diesel engine. The modified Armada also features a removable hard top with sun and moon roofs. A winch up front, modified bumpers and massive mud terrain tyres on alloy wheels add to the butch effect.
Performance Auto’s Mahindra Thar EVO
The EVO is an evolution of the custom Mahindra Thar that Noida based Performance Auto has been building for a few years now. In EVO trim, the Thar gets a hard top, great interior detailing and some tasty looking bits that are enough to make it a true head turner. Under the skin, the 2.5 liter NEF CRDe turbo diesel engine is retained with 105 Bhp-247 Nm outputs. The Thar EVO sits taller than the regular version, and this results in a much better stance. A custom paint job rounds off the modifications.