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Cars are unique as well when they are offered as 'special edition' or 'limited edition' by automakers. Here are the special edition cars in India. Take your pick:
Maruti Suzuki Swift Deca
Maruti Suzuki Swift is among the top 5 selling cars in India and there has hardly been any rival to compete with it. With the next-generation Swift ready to be launched later in 2017, the company has launched the special edition, Swift, codenamed ‘Deca' (meaning ten).
The Swift Deca special edition hatchback sports side skirts, twin racing stripes, a single stripe on the C-pillar and the rear door, and a new roof-mounted spoiler. There is also number ‘10' decals on the front door and black wheel covers. The Swift Deca is available in red and white colours. The Swift Deca is available only on the VXi/ VDi variants.
On the inside, the Swift Deca is dressed in black and red themed upholstery. The seat covers are in the same theme with contrast stitching, steering wheel cover, Sony touchscreen music system with Bluetooth along with door mounted Sony speakers, and reverse parking camera. There is also the door sill guard, ambient lighting, faux carbon fibre finish on the centre console, and themed floor mats. The powertrains remain the same with the petrol version being a 1.2-litre and the diesel is a 1.3-litre engine.
Renault Kwid ‘Live For More' Edition
The Renault Kwid is a successful model for the French automaker. You might end up seeing as many Kwids on the road. In order to offer a unique touch to the Kwid, the company is offering a special edition Kwid at no extra cost, which is worth nearly Rs 20,000.
Renault has introduced the Kwid ‘Live For More' special edition with grey and red graphics along the bonnet, roof and doors, along with red accents on the front grille, wheel covers and roof rails. On the inside, the new edition comes with new steering wheel cover with red stitching and red inserts on the door pads.
The powertrain remains the same as the regular Kwid. Renault has powered the Kwid with the choice of either the 800cc or the 1.0-litre petrol engines. While the 800cc mill is paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox, the 1.0-litre has the option of an AMT as well.
Datsun redi-GO Sport
The most affordable car in the Indian market apart from the Tata Nano is the Datsun redi-GO. To make it more lucrative, Datsun is offering a special and limited edition, redi-GO Sport. The redi-GO Sport from Datsun is priced Rs 15,000 above the price of the regular model.
Datsun has designed the redi-GO Sport with red accents on the front grille, black wheel covers, race decals on the bonnet, roof and on the doors, and roof spoiler. As for the interiors, the Datsun redi-GO Sport receives sporty black interiors, a rear parking sensor, remote keyless entry and a Bluetooth enabled audio system. The redi-GO Sport special edition is powered by the 800cc engine mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox which does its duties on the regular model as well.
Maruti Suzuki DZire Allure
As Maruti Suzuki is looking to phase out the current generation Swift and the DZire, the company is offering a special edition Dzire. You cannot take away the fact that the Maruti Dzire the best-selling sedan in India currently and hardly there has been any competition in this segment.
With many Dzires on the road, the Dzire Allure will indeed set your car apart from the rest. The Maruti Dzire Allure features chrome accents, body graphics, tweaked bumpers, and an ‘Allure' badge on the trunk lid.
On the inside, the Dzire Allure receives faux wooden accents, two tone seat covers, door sill guards, front armrest, new floor mats, leather wrapped steering wheel cover, and ambient footwell lighting. Also, as optional, you can avail Hertz music and speaker system. The Dzire Allure Edition is available in both petrol and diesel versions. While the petrol unit is a 1.2-litre engine, the diesel unit is a 1.3-litre engine.
Mahindra XUV500 Sportz
In the premium SUV segment, especially in the price range of Rs 12 lakh to Rs 18 lakh, the Mahindra XUV500 has been leading in sales. With the recent launch of the Tata Hexa in the same segment, Mahindra wants to hold on to its position as the leader of the segment.
Mahindra has launched the XUV500 Sportz special edition model to give it an edge over its rivals. The XUV500 Sportz features decals on the bonnet, ORVMs, and on the doors. Also seen are the darker alloy wheels with red brake callipers, and roof rails, door handles and fog lamp inserts in orange.
Mahindra has even provided the Sportz badge on the C-pillar, dashboard and on the key. The special edition XUV500 Sportz is available on the top variant W10 and the powering the SUV is the same 2.2-litre turbo diesel unit. The motor is mated with the choice of either the 6-speed manual or the automatic gearbox.
Ford EcoSport Platinum Edition
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza has asserted its numero uno position in the subcompact SUV segment. The Ford EcoSport was the first subcompact SUV to be launched in India and started the trend; however, it has been facing stiff competition from Maruti Brezza.
To keep the momentum going forward, Ford has introduced the special edition EcoSport Platinum Edition. On the exterior front, the EcoSport Platinum Edition receives a black roof, front and rear bumper appliques, and bigger diamond cut alloy wheels.
As for the interiors, there is more of features rather than the upholstery changes. The EcoSport Platinum Edition comes with touchscreen infotainment system with navigation and DVD player, parking assist with rearview camera, cruise control and door ajar warning.
Hyundai Creta Anniversary Edition
It has been a year since the Hyundai Creta was launched in India. To celebrate the year of successful sales of the Creta, Hyundai is offering a special edition called Creta Anniversary Edition. The Creta Anniversary Edition is available in the SX+ variant which is powered either by the 1.6-litre petrol or the turbo diesel units.
The Creta Anniversary Edition comes with dual tone scheme with black roof and white body along with graphics seen on the door, rear and on the C-pillar of the Creta. Also seen is the 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels.
As for the interiors, the Creta Special Edition receives an all black dashboard with red accents, premium black seat fabric with red accents, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system and leather steering wheel cover along with audio and Bluetooth controls.
Renault Duster Adventure Edition
Last but not the least, the Renault Duster Adventure Edition is a good mention in this list. The Duster is known for its ride and handling, and then throw an edition model, the Duster looks sportier and crisp. The Duster Adventure Edition is available in the diesel versions of both 84bhp and 109bhp states of tune.
As for the exterior, the Duster Adventure Edition receives chrome appliques and glossy black finish to the front grille and license plate. Plastic body cladding with fog lamp, compass decal on the D-pillar with ‘Adventure', front faux skid plates in mustard yellow seen on the roof rails as well.
The Duster Adventure Edition also receives changes to its interiors such as denim upholstery, new black door fabric inserts, leather steering wheel cover, mustard yellow finished air vents and central instrument cluster, and floor mats. The special edition Duster comes with colour options of Outback Bronze and Slate Grey.
Tata Hexa was launched as their flagship vehicle. The Hexa is a crossover SUV and is equipped with off-road capabilities. Below are the photos of the Tata Hexa when we test drove it, click to view.