2003 Maruti Suzuki Zen Carbon
This first gen ZEN was based on the Suzuki Cervo Mode from Japan.
The name ZEN apparently is an acronym standing for Zero Engine Noise, although I can't say that today as many owners install free-flow exhausts, making their cars sound like fart cannons.
THIS is a special 3-door version launched in 2003, a whole decade after the normal 5-door version came out. Maruti Suzuki was also producing these 3-door versions for export to European markets to be marketed as the Suzuki Alto, but they ended up with an export surplus of 600 cars. Hence they launched 300 units of the Zen Steel (painted silver) and 300 units of the Zen Carbon (painted black). It came with the stock Suzuki G10B engine which was a 1L inline-4 cylinder that made roughly 60HP. Considering Indians were/are/will always be all about dat value fo' money, they didn't see why anyone would by a car with 2 fewer doors, and hence it didn't set sales charts on fire. After quite a few discounts, all 600 did sell eventually.
Some owners completely change the character of the Zen by swapping the engine with Suzuki's G13B 1.3L 4-cylinder that makes 100HP. It was offered as the standard motor in the Maruti Suzuki Esteem and Cultus/Swifts sold globally, but is a direct bolt-on entirely in this car. And in something that weighs less than 1 metric ton, that would be a riot to drive.
This Zen Carbon is in immaculate condition, down to the original alloys, although if I had one, I'd rock a set of gold BBS rims on it. This Zen is rare, it looks fantastic as a 3-door, and I want it