The Maruti 800 holds a special place in the Indian automotive industry as an iconic car that made automobiles affordable for middle-class families. Although the production of the Maruti 800 was discontinued in 2014, there are still collectors who have well-maintained versions of the car in their garages. Some have even modified this small family hatchback into something unique.
One such modification is showcased in a video uploaded by Jaipur Jeep Lovers on their YouTube channel. The video features a Maruti 800 hatchback that has been transformed into a hearse, possibly the longest Maruti 800 in India. This car was built for a Gurudwara in the area and is used by them for public service.
Maruti 800 Exterior and Interior Modifications
The video showcases a hatchback that has been modified by chopping it in the middle and extending the body with metal sheets. The wheelbase of the car has increased, making it a bit difficult to drive through city roads. The car’s turning radius has also increased, and while the exterior looks neatly packaged, we cannot say the same about the interiors of this car.
The interior of the hatchback has been finished in blue with blue-colored leather seat covers. There are two seats at the rear and a stretcher to carry the body. The dashboard and other switches in the cabin remain the same as the stock version. The stretcher can be accessed by opening the tailgate, and there is a partition between the driver’s cabin and the rear. It is not clear whether the rear cabin is air-conditioned or not.
Uniqueness of the Modification
This hatchback is used as a hearse by a religious institution, making it one of a kind. The video does not mention the time and cost involved in this modification. We don’t think there are more examples of a Maruti 800 hearse in the country, which makes it India’s only Maruti 800 hatchback to be converted or modified in such a manner.