The Indian car market has matured quite well over time but there is still a long way to go. Manufacturers launched numerous vehicles in the Indian market initially to get an idea of how the market reacts to different forms of cars. In the process, many cars were launched in the Indian market which did not become as successful as the others and they are quite rare on the Indian roads. However, there are enthusiasts who not only own such rare cars but have also modified them! Here are five such modified rare cars on video in India.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno Altura
Station wagons are quite popular in the European markets. Predicting their success in India, many manufacturers launched station wagons in the Indian market and one of them was the Maruti Suzuki Baleno Altura. Based on the Baleno sedan, the car offered acres of space inside and was much more practical. This modified example on DEEPSQUARE MEDIA looks extremely good with blacked-out front-end. It also gets a body kit with bumper spoiler and aftermarket alloy wheels.
Maruti Suzuki Zen Steel
While the Maruti Suzuki Zen is still a common sight on the Indian roads, Maruti Suzuki launched the rare Zen Carbon and Steel editions in the Indian market. The three-door hatchback was available only in limited numbers. Here is an extremely good looking modification of Zen Steel uploaded by RV Kalgutkar. The car gets aftermarket alloy wheels that are wider than the body, a new front bumper spoiler and modified exhaust. It also gets a new interior that makes it much more comfortable.
Skoda Octavia Combi VRS
The Skoda Octavia Combi VRS was launched to be a part of the rising number of estate vehicles in India. This particular car on Forged Frames has been modified by Petes and J Garage. It gets a long list of modifications and looks extremely good in real life. The 1.8-litre turbocharged petrol engine of the car now gets a stage-3 code remap, new motorsport-grade intercooler from Forge, Milltek exhaust system, new KW suspension, Nando grey custom paint job, 18-inch rims from BBS and Thule roof box. To make more power, it also gets an upgraded hybrid turbocharger from APR.
Ford Fiesta 1.6 S
The Ford Fiesta 1.6 S was one of the first affordable hot sedans in the Indian market. In stock form, the 1.6-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine produced a maximum power of 100 Bhp and 246 Nm and it came with stiffer suspension for more enthusiastic-friendly handling. This Fiesta 1.6 seen on SuperBee Automobile Union comes with a lot of upgrades including a custom exhaust system, BMC cold air intake kit and engine remap. It also gets suspension upgrade and black cross drilled and vented brake rotors with new ceramic pads.
The Ford Fusion was another station wagon that never became quite as popular in the market. This Fusion has been modified beautifully by GRID7 Customs and is finished in a rare grey paint job. The modification in the Fusion includes new air intake, new header exhaust, widened rims, customised projector headlamps, new front grille and more.