DC Polo: The Rebirth

At the outset, this DC Design Polo seems like a Darth Vader avatar. The car mod now exhibits menacing eyes, a dominant stance and sturdy yet suave wheels complete the look. Yet, the VW Polo manages to look elegant and top the class best sports car.

In Mr. Dilip Chhabria’s own words, the Polo was chosen due to its neat design. The car mod plan was to turn the VW into the best sports car.

And with the looks of it all the final output matches up with the original car mod plan. Say Hello to the DC charged car mod aka super coupe.

For people new to the car industry the redesigned Polo is hardly fathomable. The front bumper is completely revisited transforming the placid appearance into an enforcing best sports car demeanor. The VW frontage lamps make way for slit shaped renditions. The fog lamps and air-dam have been refitted to complement the huge bumper.  

The best sports car now exhibits a three-door rendition with an augmented suspension and massive wheels.

The rear lamps get a total makeover. It now houses a single tail light stretching from one corner to the other with C-shaped lamps at either end. This renders the otherwise mundane rear a lot slicker. The rear now features dual exhaust outlets.

As always DC hasn’t touched the mechanisms of the car. The interiors though house bucket seats exuding a red vibe for the doors. A touch enabled audio system has been included however the windows don’t function any longer owing to the inclusion of bigger doors.

Perhaps the only facet untouched is the VW insignia both on the front and rear.

Go ahead indulge in decadence. 

DC Lounge Innova

What do you get when you go for an innova car modification – The DC Lounge Innova!

With the ambitious claim to be the most luxurious set of wheels on Indian roads, the DC Lounge Innova makes good on its claim. All this at a fraction of a cost you could get a Rolls Royce Phantom for.

Well, car enthusiasts all over have gone praises for the Lounge Innova. And why wouldn’t they, the Innova car modification is a true crowd puller. With almost everything changed from the inside out this Lounge variant is here to stay.

One look at the innova car modification and you know what the designer was thinking - luxury, perfection and reasonable price on four wheels. No wonder then that this modded car is touted as a potential RR Phantom alternative…well almost!

Interiors

Massive 24’’ captian seats are fitted with power controlled calf supports which recline up to 150 degrees. Ingress and egress enabling functionality for effortless slide in/out is available.

Interiors also house air craft themed roof module exuding ambient reading lights. If privacy is your take, the innova car modification is sculpted with a partition including built-in audio/video functions.

Fold out tables exhibiting sliding top with glass holders is also part of the concept. Other add-ons involve glass, cup and mobile holders. The DC Lounge does have laptop connectivity as well. The door panels are managed by proprietary switch controls.

An updated ac system with suave seating arrangement dressed in plush leather fabric makes the ride all comfy and cozy. Safety isn’t compromised in the DC Lounge Innova. It includes waist belts catering to four travelers.    

The carpet seamlessly blends with the interiors. Added functions comprise of an intercom, a central panel concealing dual fold out tables. Also, a storage provision is included at suitable points.

To augment the innova car modification looks other add-ons include a rear view camera with display for driver ease. The driver cabin is redone to blend with the overall design while the dash board, trims, door pads and door pads are surface coated.

Exteriors

Exteriors aren’t left out as well. Here are some optional features. The front bumper gets decorated with integrated lamps, redesigned front and rear fender, frontal and read door outfits, rocker panels including footstep and lastly a front grille.

Enhance all this with 16 inch alloy wheels, leather seat offering and satellite TV for the entertainment hungry. Now you got luxury written all over the Innova.

DC Lounge Traveller

Think of it as a rebirth, a reincarnation if you will. Personally envisioned by the car mod creator himself Dilip Chhabria, this lounge is probably the most unique. DC Design brings you the Lounge Traveller. This lounge rendition by the car mod architect doubles up as a mini mobile office.

The car modder has redesigned the Tempo Traveller into the now luxurious lounge variant aka mini mobile office. With this customization DC Designs has once again upped the ante. A lot of thought, sweat and inspiration have gone into rebuilding the van. And by the looks of the mini mobile office, DC doesn’t disappoint.

Its interiors are decked with molded FRP displaying reliability and hassle free maintenance. The interior side facade and roof exhibit a blend of glowing LEDs. While the car mod has a slick partition at the driver’s rear sporting an AV system.

This mini mobile office has additional interior touches as well. This involves 12v variations of coffee maker and refrigerator also lavish German carpeting plus a reading lamp. Other add-ons on the car mod involve a chemical toilet fixed with pressurized hose function and a wardrobe or pantry support dependent on space, of course.

The interior lighting on the mini mobile office is managed by an in-house control panel. The DC van also indulges in urbane sofas of genuine leather capable of seating five individuals. The couch also doubles up as sleep pods.

To add to the inner décor a fold out table is fitted as well. The suave carpet goes with the window sills exuding concealed drapes.

The extra suspension offers a bump free and comfy ride. Additionally, two LCD TV sets of 20 inches each, DVD player with two speakers are blended with the Traveller concept as well.

On the exterior front you aren’t left disheartened. They get spruced by FRP highlights and an entire 2k paint job as per the client’s pick. Sliding windows on the Traveller are out and in comes fixed glazing. While the interior mounts are draped with leather covers.

To stretch the redesign all through the vehicle the driver cabin isn’t ignored. It houses a rear view camera for added driver comfort, a fan, music system and sound insulation for further expediency.

The DC Lounge Traveller your mini mobile office blended with the best in comfort, luxury and style.

DC Avanti

It’s a dream, a luxury, an instant head turner on the roads. The roadster has finally seen the light of day, well almost! DC proudly gives you the DC Avanti. The Dilip Chhabria car better known as – The first Indian supercar every car enthusiast has been waiting for.

The Avanti was revealed in the Delhi Auto Show and once again showcased Indian ingenuity on the auto front. It was the Bollywood great, Amitabh Bachchan who launched the Avanti at the motor show.

Initially to be christened ‘Buddh’ the supercar rather went for the name Avanti. Mr. Chhabria reasons out saying the original name wasn’t taken too kindly by team members and aficionados. Well the Dilip Chhabria car is touted at a decent price tag of Rs. 30 lakh. This may well be the one of the decisive factors in its success.

This may not be all that bad in view of its sharp and spritely form factor. At first the Dilip Chhabria car will be available as a V4 model juicing out 265bhp out of the four cylinder Ford 2.0 petrol engine. The other variant is planned as a V6 model pumping 394bhp from a Honda V6 engine. Both renditions of the Dilip Chhabria car will include a six-speed dual clutch design.

The quirky looking frame of the DC Avanti has loads on aluminum on it. This keeps the weight down at a modest 1560kg. So the slated 0-60 under seven seconds is achievable. Going by supercar standards it’s a relative far cry but easy on your pockets.

As for dimensions, the supercar measures at 4623mm in length, 1967mm in breadth with a height of 1213mm. The frontal and rear reach at 993mm and 930mm correspondingly. While the Avanti ground displacement is designed at 155mm alongside a 2700mm wheelbase. The structure does render it very rocket propeller like from the back view. 

Safety features aren’t ignored as well. Engineers will put every effort in getting the Avanti safety secured. This means the inclusion of SRS air bags and anti-lock braking design. Also the ride and behavior facet of the car is to be managed by global specialists. All this geared at rendering the DC Avanti best on the Indian roads.

The DC Avanti is to hit the production floor coming next year. With a planned output of 300 models by 2013-214, DC hopes to ramp up the outflow in four figures later, if all goes well.

DC Lounge Series

DC Lounge Series The essence of opulence, comfort and vanity has a new meaning. DC Design brings you the Lounge series.

  • DC Lounge Innova
  • DC Lounge Fortuner Ltd
  • DC Lounge Traveller

DC Lounge Innova

This capacious Toyota has been reimaged to boost on all fronts. Sprucing the ride through some sophisticated touches both, on the inside and outer has turned this into the DC Lounge Innova.

The DC Lounge Innova sports lavish interiors to get it ultra-tech ready. The vehicle façade renders a very futuristic touch. It’s no surprise then that DC sets the Lounge Innova in the same league as a Rolls Royce and a first class jet liner.

The DC Innova houses recliner seats with calf support and individual controls on all seats. The roof displays an aircraft styled setting while a privacy partition between driver and passenger is included.

The entertainment craven populace can get pampered by a 19’’ LCD telly equipped with DVD player and LED lights. Also a handy chiller right below the television for the occasional tippler is included.

Naturally, an inverter unit to cater to the electronics and appliances demand comes fitted.

Further options involve swivel jump seats, satellite television, front and rear cameras, leather add-ons plus a body kit.

Finest of DC Designed Cars - DC Tata Winger

The Tata Winger exudes a commanding presence which makes heads turn and jaws drop. The mundane sliding windows are swapped for generous amounts of set glasses. Also included, is a revamped fascia both at the front and back while the roof space is increased.

The Winger interior is gracefully designed considering passenger endeavors. The van houses an AV console, laminated wood tones and two pairs of captain seats. In addition, lush carpets, windows with powered drapes and elegant leather seats exhibit added fervor and grace.

The interior even has a blend of fluorescent lights and LED to guarantee vividness. Functional add-ons include two 26 inch LCD T.V. sets, DVD player, 12v fridge, computer with a wireless keyboard and an intercom. Of course, the Winger is fitted with an inverter to cater to the electrical requirements on-board.

The Tata Winger radiates class, finesse and luxury on all fronts. 

Finest of DC Designed Cars - DC Gaia
If ever there was an icon of splendor and power it has to be the DC Gaia. This is a concept envisioned and created by DC himself. The car looks a stunner exhibiting the finest of design hints from the past and gorgeous raiments borrowed from new-age concepts.
Other features include a time-honored long-snout front bonnet, smooth lines, colossal arches and astute angles.  The car also sports a large windshield and rear glass to guarantee maximal driver visibility.
The interiors have a uniquely devised cabin exhibiting integrated surfaces equipped with custom-made dual tone rich leather. A large boot space and ample headspace is another feature. The interior also sports a slim maple stripe rendering a distinct touch to the rather metal inspired look. In addition, the vivid color scheme and curved aluminum edges boost the warm grandeur of the DC Gaia.      

Finest of DC Designed Cars - DC Gaia

If ever there was an icon of splendor and power it has to be the DC Gaia. This is a concept envisioned and created by DC himself. The car looks a stunner exhibiting the finest of design hints from the past and gorgeous raiments borrowed from new-age concepts.

Other features include a time-honored long-snout front bonnet, smooth lines, colossal arches and astute angles.  The car also sports a large windshield and rear glass to guarantee maximal driver visibility.

The interiors have a uniquely devised cabin exhibiting integrated surfaces equipped with custom-made dual tone rich leather. A large boot space and ample headspace is another feature. The interior also sports a slim maple stripe rendering a distinct touch to the rather metal inspired look. In addition, the vivid color scheme and curved aluminum edges boost the warm grandeur of the DC Gaia.      

Finest of DC Designed Cars - DC Lounge Toyota Innova

The remodeled Toyota Innova by DC is an ultra-modern ride with a suave, stylish and contemporary design. The exteriors are refashioned with melded headlamps on the front, redesigned rear, modish fender on both ends, a new door clad for the front and rear, rocker panels and an exciting new front grille.

The interior has a partition between the driver and passenger. This offers both parties to revel in the comfy and cozy ambience. Other indulgences involve an improved a/c unit, seats adorned with vivid fabrics, reclining seats while a foldable seat on the front quarter augments the comfort degree.

Utilities aren’t ignored as well. The Innova is integrated with an intercom, a complete central control system and a 12v charging port.

Finest of DC Designed Cars - DC Ambierod
The Ambierod is among the recent editions spruced up by Dilip Chhabria. The car exudes passion and ingenuity. It exhibits a perfect culmination of comfort, luxury with stunning appeal while being a state of the art car. The Ambierod is celebrated as the most strikingly redesigned retro ultramodern vehicle.
This ingenious car is influenced by the renowned Ambassador. The idea behind selecting the Ambassador design was to create a nostalgic sense associated with the iconic car while feeding the needs of the future Indian car.
It is nothing short of dream on wheels fitted with modern features such as a sat-nav system, three LCD T.V. sets, internet, rear vision camera and multi-colored mood lights in xenon. The Ambierod rides on hydro-pneumatic suspensions. It has a cool price of Rs. 4 Crore. Few orders have already been placed for this Indian pride on wheels.

Finest of DC Designed Cars - DC Ambierod

The Ambierod is among the recent editions spruced up by Dilip Chhabria. The car exudes passion and ingenuity. It exhibits a perfect culmination of comfort, luxury with stunning appeal while being a state of the art car. The Ambierod is celebrated as the most strikingly redesigned retro ultramodern vehicle.

This ingenious car is influenced by the renowned Ambassador. The idea behind selecting the Ambassador design was to create a nostalgic sense associated with the iconic car while feeding the needs of the future Indian car.

It is nothing short of dream on wheels fitted with modern features such as a sat-nav system, three LCD T.V. sets, internet, rear vision camera and multi-colored mood lights in xenon. The Ambierod rides on hydro-pneumatic suspensions. It has a cool price of Rs. 4 Crore. Few orders have already been placed for this Indian pride on wheels.

Finest of DC Designed Cars

Dilip Chhabria, the legendary car designer is prominent for conceiving strikingly beautiful machines. He exhibits a definite art in turning a mundane car into the most startling luxurious ride. DC (as he is fondly known) has paved a novel avenue to the car designing realm in India. In addition, he has transformed the way car buffs look at cars forever.

Dilip Chhabria can aesthetically redesign a Maruti vehicle into a plush convertible or a primeval Ambassador to an astonishing sedan. DC has designed quite a few custom rides and is renowned for his creative genius all over the world. It is widely believed that DC has single handedly raised the Indian car designing industry to newer heights and pinned it on the global frontier.

Here are top five amazingly re-designed cars by DC. Starting with:

Maruti Gypsy

Dilip Chhabria had attended the Art Centre of Design from USA to complete a course in Transportation Design. Once equipped with a degree, his fist design was remodeled Maruti Gypsy in red.

The Gypsy was re-christened ‘Hurricane’. It sported a shorter wheelbase, a spoiler at the back, curvaceous headlamps and radial tyres by Bridgestone. The revamped Gypsy turned into a muscle car exhibiting aggressive demeanor and suave style.