SUVs and convertibles are two words that don’t go very well together. SUVs are meant to be big butch vehicles with intimidating looks and towering stance. On the other hand, convertibles or spyders are cars which have a svelte body language and make people swoon over them. Therefore, only rarely have been these two forms of automobiles been combined together and mostly, the results were far from desirable.
However, the latest Range Rover Evoque Convertible gives us hope that if done right, the outcome would not be so disastrous as we think. So here are 5 Indian SUVs in their convertible forms. Check them out and decide whether they are good enough to be made or not.
The Tata Nexon is among the most affordable sub compact SUVs available in India. It is a pretty good looking vehicle too, designed on the lines of Tata’s new IMPACT 2.0 design philosophy that can also be seen on the new Harrier. The above video showcases a render which proposes a convertible model of the Nexon.
With its roof down, the Nexon convertible looks like a fat baby out for some open air. It looks good but the curvaceous design language of the Nexon which we have grown to love so much does not seem to bode very well with open air. Not as bad as we thought though.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
Next in line is the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Convertible. Design wise, the Vitara Brezza is a pretty simple car with neat straight lines and boxy proportions. The convertible version of the SUV has several changes made on it in order to look good. The front fascia has been altered to give it a more sporty look.
The front grille is a jeep inspired unit with vertical slats while the front bumper too gets a redesign. The stylish alloy wheels further add to the visual appeal of the car and are shod on with low profile tires. Overall, this convertible looks decent if not very good.
Mahindra is yet to launch the XUV300 sub compact SUV in the market. However, it has been in the buzz since a while due to its looks and class leading features. Seen above is a rendering which shows the upcoming SUV in a unique convertible avatar.
It gets a new orange-black paint scheme in order to make it look sporty. The front bumper has been altered too. The multi spoke alloy wheels look great and take the visual appeal higher. The commission of the stylish DRLs which are present on the stock vehicle is our only grudge here.
The Hyundai Creta is the current king of the hill in the compact SUV segment. In its convertible avatar as seen above, the SUV looks pretty good. Apart from the open roof top, other vital change made on the car is the dual split headlamp setup.
It is in lieu with the new Hyundai SUVs like the Santa Fe and Kona and the new Tata Harrier comes with a similar design too. The stylish alloys do the rest of the trick along with the shiny red paint job. The Creta convertible is a good bet going by the looks of it.
Finishing the list is the Tata Harrier, which has been making waves in the Indian auto scene. Tata made sure that they do everything right this one including the pricing and they have delivered the promise. Talking about the one in the video above it has been given a host of changes in order to look good.
The headlights have been blacked out while the front scrub plate has been replaced with H5X inspired unit. The wheels too look inspired from the H5X concept. though in the real world it would look like a really big convertible, this render makes it look good somehow.