Here are the 5 hilariously modified cars that want to come across as premium models but completely fail at doing so, The range includes vehicles from the likes of a Land Rover-inspired Mahindra TUV300 to a Mahindra Bolero that wants to be a Mercedes-Benz AMG G-63
Nowadays, one of the most trendy thing in India is car modifications. Many enthusiasts modify their cars to make them look quite appealing. The main reason behind this modification is to get the great feeling of driving your dream car. So, here are five such modified cars which try hard to pass off for costly models but end up looking too quirky.
Modified Mahindra TUV300 or a Poor Man's Land Rover Discovery??
Land Rover Discovery is the most affordable SUV in the company's lineup but it still sells for more than Rs 50 lakh. However, the SUV you see in this picture above is a modified Mahindra TUV300 which has tried to copy the look of the Discovery Sport. Powering this TUV300 is the regular 1.5-litre diesel engine which develops 100 bhp of power while the Land Rover Discovery employs a 2.0-litre Ingenium engine that produces a maximum of 177 bhp.
Mustang badged Maruti Baleno
It looks like the American muscle car brand is quite unaware that they are in collaboration with Indian carmaker Maruti and that they have launched their own version of the Maruti Baleno. The owner of this Maruti Baleno must have wished to convert less than100 horses into 450 horses just by changing the logo of the car. The Maruti hatchback is powered by 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel units which produces respective power outputs of 83 bhp and 74 bhp. On the other hand, the Mustang GT is 10 times costlier than the Baleno and its 5.0-litre V8 mill produces a maximum of 396 Bhp and 515 Nm.
The new-gen Jeep Compass?
An auto enthusiast can easily recognize the grill of Jeep Compass. But this grill is the most trending grill nowadays in India. In this picture, what you can see is a Hyundai Creta which employs the seven-slat grille inspired by the Compass. The SUV derives power from three engine options which consist of 1.4-litre petrol and diesel engine while a 1.6-litre engine is the most powerful among all of them. On the other hand, the Jeep Compass gets propelled by a 2.0-litre diesel unit which produces power and torque outputs of 173 bhp and 350 Nm. Moreover, the Hyundai Creta is the mot-selling SUV in its segment.
Mahindra XUV X6
Mahindra XUV500 is the hot-selling SUV in its segment, but it is now struggling a bit after the launch of Tata Harrier. This image shows that the XUV500 is badly inspired by the BMW X6 as it carries the same kidney grille upfront. The XUV500 is a value for money car which is retailed at an initial price of Rs 12.88 lakh. It derives power from a 2.1-litre petrol and diesel mill. The BMW X5 generates power from a 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel engine that produces a power of 258 Bhp. And it is retailed at a price tag of Rs 77 lakh.
Mercedes-AMG G-63 Barbus inspired Bolero
In this picture all, we can see is a Mahindra Bolero which employs the fake grille of G-Wagon Barbus. A Mercedes-AMG G-63 Barbus almost 30 times more expensive than the Mahindra Bolero which is priced at Rs 7.45 lakh while the G-63 AMG costs almost 2.2 crores. Powering the G-Wagon is a 4.0-litre V8 Bi-Turbo engine that produces power and torque outputs of 585 Bhp and 850 Nm. The Mahindra Bolero derives power from a 2.5-litre diesel engine that produces 63 Bhp of power and 195 Nm of peak torque.