Maruti Suzuki Omni is one of the multi-purpose vehicles that you could have bought in India. You can still see quite a few of them despite they being discontinued for quite some time now. The Omni was discontinued back in 2019 because of stricter safety norms. Here is a video of a Maruti Suzuki Omni which is equipped with scissor doors and it might be the only Omni that has such type of doors because no one would ever think of installing scissor doors on an Omni. The video has been uploaded by Saavlogs Malayalam on their YouTube channel.
The vloggers are from Kerala and they found the van online and they contacted the owner of the van. On which they found out that the van was located in Tamil Nadu. So, the vloggers went there to check out the van. The owner told them that the modified Omni is called ‘Garuda’ because as per him it resembles an eagle when its doors are open. There is a number of modifications that have been done to the Omni. However, we will start from the highlight of the Omni which are the scissor doors that open upwards just like we have seen on Lamborghinis’. The scissor doors are known to be cool and attract a lot of attention on the Indian roads. The front bumper has also been modified to look more aggressive. You get LED turn indicators, LED fog lamps, LED marker lights on the roof and headlamps that have been given a smoked effect.
At the rear, it has got a hitch plate which can carry a two-wheeler. In the video, you can see a Yamaha RX-Z mounted on the hitch plate. The tail lamps are not modified and get the stock setup. From the side, you can see the roof rack that is used to tie down the motorcycle on the hitch plate. We can also see the deep dish steel rims that are painted in gold due to which the pop out from the custom blue paint scheme in which the Omni is finished.
It also gets a free flow exhaust known as ‘manual Valvetronic exhaust’. The interior is also all custom. So, it is finished in red and gets a MOMO steering wheel. There is no change to the engine. So, it is the same old 796cc, three-cylinder naturally aspirated F8D petrol engine. It produces 34 bhp of max power and a peak torque output of 59 Nm. It is mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox that drives the rear wheels only. The total costs for modification were around Rs. 2.5 lakhs to Rs. 3 lakhs. This includes the cost of modifications which is Rs. 1.5 lakhs and the donor car cost around Rs. 1 lakh.
Yes, all of these modifications might look really cool, attractive and would definitely turn heads when you drive the vehicle. However, you must remember that these modifications are not road legal. Changing the colour, adding a loud exhaust is a straight-up call to the cops who might seize your vehicle. You can modify the vehicles, but then you cannot drive them on public roads.