Modifying a car is not just about enhancing its looks or power. Rather, for most people who modify their cars, its an extension of their emotions towards the car. It’s more like personalizing your ride and giving it a distinct character. Then there are some cars, which respond better to the modifications than others and show a good deal of compatibility too.
So today, we bring you a list of eight such cars on sale in India currently which show amazing mod potential and are modification friendly.
The Swift is one of the best cars in its segment that money can buy. It offers frugal engines, nice handling, good looks and enough space to ferry four people around easily. Since its first launch in 2005, the car has been a hot favorite among modifiers. The car responds very well to the mod job done on it and being a Maruti, damaged parts can be sourced easily and economically. The one seen above has been given the name of Bumblebee owing to its yellow and black paint scheme.
Volkswagen was among the last wave of automakers to enter India. The company made its foray into the market in 2007 with the Passat but tasted success only in 2012, when it brought the Polo to our shores. The Volkswagen Polo is a hands down drivers car and gets equally excellent engine and gearbox options. This along with that timeless look, you now know why it’s a modders favorite. The one seen above has been tuned my Modsters Garage and has been named as F-86 Sabre. It’s inspired by North American F-86 Sabre transonic jet, or Sabrejet, therefore the name.
The Octavia is another car which is a modifiers wet dream. The vRS version was the regular Octavia on steroids and was a completely crazy car, so much so that we even doubt how did Skoda management let it pass into the regular sleepy Indian market. Nonetheless, we are glad it happened and so are number of people out there who have modified there Octavia into a hot ride. The one pictured above gets a low body kit, glossy black paint shade and cool five spoke rims shod to low profile tires.
The latest iteration of the legendary jeep line-up from Mahindra, the Thar is everything it was expected to be and then some. We agree that a bit more power could have done wonders and there are some issues which the company needs to resolve as early as possible, but man, this is a pure masculine machine. The 4×4 beast has so many types of modifications done on it that we doubt if anyone could have a stock version of it. What’s more is that more the work put into the Thar, the more beautifully it turns out to be, given that the work done is good. The one featured here sports a popular design type which many Thar SUVs sport. Big tires, LED roof lights, hard top, winch, remodeled front fascia etc are common among most of the Thar modifications.
Maruti will soon discontinue the current generation Gypsy from India owing to the upcoming BSVI emission norms, which the car does not meet. However, the rugged Gypsy has seen its golden days and is a a hot favorite among off road enthusiasts and modifiers. The simple and rugged frame of the car offered a host of options to try on the car. The one you see above is among the more hardcore versions of the Gypsy in our country. It gets huge wheels, highly raised double spring suspension and a whole lot of other off road optimizations.
The Force Gurkha is one of the cheapest four wheel drive SUV you can buy today. Unlike others in its price category, it is a serious mud plugger and can give other expensive SUVs a run for their money. It features a boxy design and an 2.2-litre diesel unit that makes 140hp and 321Nm, sourced from Mercedes Benz. The one featured here gets a custom bumper, wide fenders, special offroad tires and a snorkel. Other things like the LED light bar at the top and side steps also deserve a mention.
Isuzu D-Max V-Cross
The Isuzu D-Max V-Cross is a huge vehicle. Its made to look even more intimidating with the enormous ground clearance it has. Even without any modification, this SUV looks menacing. The V-Cross is among the few pickup trucks our country has and it is a true off road beast along with being a modifier’s delight. The one pictured above gets special offroad tires, custom bumpers, LED bar mounted on top along with a rear skeleton frame.
If any car makes offroading sound as good a luxury in one breath, it has to be the Fortuner. This SUV has got everything, ranging from a fully functional 4×4 off road system to an automatic climate control. Though on a bit expensive side, it can be your daily family vehicle and would not disappoint you on weekend off road trips too. The one featured here gets mesmerizing six spoke rims shod with low profile tires, a new grille along with other subtle touches.
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