Check out this modified Tata Winger that has transformed into a luxury cabin on wheels.
Dilip Chhabria is perhaps one of the best-known automobile designers in India. His company, DC Design, has given us plenty of brilliantly modified cars, both old and new. The company had previously run into financial trouble, but it is back now with new energy and a new name- DC2. DC2 is essentially a continuation of DC Design but in a new (and hopefully better) direction. The latest custom car to roll out of the new garage is a modified Tata Winger.
In terms of visuals, there are plenty of noticeable differences between the custom car and the stock one. Let’s begin with the exterior. The biggest criticism of DC Design has been its style. Apart from ‘Tarzan the wonder car’, and (to some extent) DC Avanti, company’s exterior styling portfolio seems less than ideal. The cars usually end up looking too quirky and/or alien. Even a butch and masculine car, like Mahindra Thar with a look of confused bug. Thankfully, the Winger is an exception here. It preserves its MPV silhouette, and adds premium touches all around with funky windows. The wheel-arches are filled by larger (than stock) wheels and low-profile tyres.
Of course, the highlight of the car is its interior design. Step into the cabin, and you are immediately hit with the air of premium-ness. The cabin feels more like a luxury lounge than an old-school Tata van. You could accidentally mistake it for a small, private movie theatre, which isn’t too far from reality though! There is a massive LCD TV on the wall that isolates the rear passenger section from the driver’s cabin. There are aircraft-style, roof-mounted AC vents inside, along with ambient mood lighting. All the windows come with opaque blind screens, including the rear windscreen. The side interior panels feature wood inserts, further adding to the luxurious experience.
No comment can be made on the mechanicals of the car, as they haven’t been revealed. The stock Tata Winger is now powered by a BS6-compliant, 2.0-litre, turbocharged, inline-4 diesel engine. It is capable of generating 89 PS and 190 Nm of maximum power and peak torque, respectively. It comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, and has a total capacity of 15 passengers (excluding the driver). Tata Motors officially claims a fuel-economy figure of 10 kmpl, not too shabby for a commercial people carrier.