The Maruti 800 first came to India in 1983 in the form of the SS80 and it kickstarted a revolution in the Indian car market. The SS80 came as a breath of fresh air at a time the Indian car buyer had to choose between a Premier Padmini and the Hindustan Ambassador. The SS80 was a huge hit in the Indian car market and went onto spawn multiple generations of small hatchbacks that dominated India’s roads. Despite being out of production for three decades, there are still quite a few examples of the SS80 that have been tastefully modified. In this article, we take a look at some of these modified SS80s.
This example is easily the neatest modified SS80 we’ve seen. This SS80 has been immaculately restored but gets a few new parts that weren’t there on there on the original car but enhance the looks of the sedan. The original grille has been replaced with one that has the SUZUKI lettering in bold. The original headlights have made way for projector units. This modified SS80 also gets LED daytime running lights, a front splitter, wider wheels and tyres, new ORVMs that sport a different design and LED taillights.
The second car in our list comes draped in a bold red shade. This SS80 gets a modified bumper along with a bold front splitter. This modified SS80 also sports round headlamps that are flanked by vertical turn signals. Other changes include side skirts and new alloy wheels with wider tyres.
This modified SS80 isn’t trying to mimic an old-school VW Golf GTI but has instead been restored immaculately to its original condition. The car has been painted in a bright yellow paint scheme which extends to the bumpers as well. The roof and the A-pillars have been painted black though giving this SS80 a unique dual-tone look.
This modified Maruti SS80 looks rather monstrous and scary. This Monster SS80 sports a stealthy black paint job and Monster logos. The original headlamps have been replaced with round projectors and the front bumper has been removed entirely and the massive gaping grille can scare small children away.
This modified Maruti 800 SS80 looks to have been inspired by the iconic Ford Mustang muscle car. The front bumper has been removed and a splitter unit has been added and there is a custom grille with the running horse logo of the Mustang. The weird aqua paint job does not deter the wannabe performance car look which is enhanced by the deep dish wheels shod with wide tyres.
This SS80 is one of the most radical modification jobs we’ve seen so far. The hatchback’s roof and rear doors have been removed and the SS80 has been transformed into a two-door convertible. The SS80 convertible also gets a full leather interior and snazzy alloys.
This modified SS80 seen above may be one of the hottest mod jobs we’ve seen. The front bumper makes way for a bold splitter. The original headlamps have been replaced by round units and the hatchback also sports aftermarket chrome-plated deep-dish alloy wheels and new wing mirrors. This SS80 draws eyeballs anywhere it goes.
This SS80 has been restored to its original condition with a few tasteful upgrades that make it quite pleasing to look at. These modifications include chrome-plated alloy wheels, a black painted bonnet and new ORVMs.
This SS80 is another tastefully modified restored hatchback. The SS80 has been restored to its original shape but sports new 5-spoke white-painted alloy wheels shod with wider tyres along with matte-back wrap for the B-pillar.
The last car on our list is this rather red modified Maruti SS80. The mods on this car include a custom grille, new bumper, aftermarket alloy black alloy wheels with chrome-plated lips. Also seen are a black stripe that runs across the length of the bonnet on one side and a rear spoiler.