The concept of stretched limousines in India is all new. While the country lacks a proper authorized aftermarket solution for converting existing vehicles into stretched-looking cars, we have seen a lot of such modified vehicles plying on the Indian roads. One such example has appeared on the web world, where we can see a Maruti Suzuki WagonR converted into a stretched car, thus making it possibly the longest existing version of WagonR we have seen to date.
In a video uploaded by a YouTube channel named ‘Crazy XYZ’, a few youngsters took a first-generation model of the WagonR and converted it into a super stretched limousine. For the project, the WagonR was cut into half right from the middle, thus dividing it into two parts. After that, the two halves are then joined by four different long iron beams, with both their ends welded to all four corners of both halves. There are additional pillars on the sides and cross beams at the top and bottom to stiffen the frame of the car.
After the basic structure of the WagonR was changed, the roof and floor of the car were then covered with hard plywood. The side profiles of the modified car are covered with thick plastic sheets to cover them completely. While modifying the vehicle, the fuel tank was repositioned from the rear to a separately constructed housing behind the co-driver seat to keep it closer to the engine. The rear brake lines too were redesigned during the modification process.
To give a finishing touch to the car, the entire floor covered with plywood has been covered with a red-coloured carpet, while there are curtains behind the front seats to impart a feeling of a private cabin in the car. There is also a big 6×4 mattress kept on the floor to give it a lounge-like experience on the inside.
No mechanical changes
Other than these changes, there are no other mechanical alterations to the WagonR, including its engine, which has not been re-tuned to take on the additional weight of the heavily modified chassis. Despite all the changes, the car manages to move forward without any hassle and seems to drive smoothly. However, due to unfinished work in the exhaust system, the vehicle makes a lot of noise while in motion.
While the efforts taken by the boys to transform the WagonR into the limousine might seem to be honest at first, the overall result looks very unfinished and gruff. It makes the entire car look like a job half done, which was bound to happen because the entire process was executed using just basic cutting and welding tools.
Such types of modifications might make a car look different and garner a lot of attention on the road. However, such kind of mechanical alterations is not advisable at all. These heavy and half-hearted modifications not only tarnish the entire structure of the vehicle but also make the vehicle unfit and illegal to use on public roads.