A pair of illegally modified Mahindra scorpio limousines have been seized by authorities of Vashi RTO in Maharashtra. According to the officials, altering the dimensions of the cars is a violation of Motor Vehicles Act.
The vehicles are registered in Gujarat and is reportedly owned by a limousine company based in Anand. The company charges INR 15,000 for 6 hours in Ahmadabad but depending on the hiring location, the rates can go up to INR 10,000 per hour.
In addition to the obvious extension of the wheelbase, the limousines feature reconstructed front fascia to mimic popular choices available in the US. One of the seized vehicles sports a Hummer inspired front fascia while the other is modeled around the Cadillac Escalade’s design.
The vehicles are fitted with 31-inch TV, lounge type seats, ambient lighting, a built-in bar, AC and so on. There is enough room to make the elongated Scorpios mini clubs on wheels.
Speaking to reporters, Anandram Wagle, Inspector, Vashi RTO informed that the each vehicle has been extended by 1.6 metre. The total cost for modifying the stock Scorpios into limousines is estimated to be around INR 25-30 lakhs (per vehicle).
Dramatic aftermarket alternation of a vehicle’s chassis would reduce the vehicle’s roadworthiness significantly and poses danger to both occupants and fellow motorists. These modified Mahindra Scorpios are dynamic nightmares.
Photos of Mahindra Scorpio Limo
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