Dilip Chhabria, chairman and managing director, DC Design, unveiled a grand sports utility vehicle, The Circa 2020, in Mumbai Auto Show 2004.
The Circa 2020 is the 500th car to come out of the DC Studio. The car "combines the inspiration, exhilaration, dedication and brilliance of the 499 cars before it and the skill acquired over a decade of design to create the most extreme SUV ever: a wild mix of an exotic sports car and an SUV," said a DC Design media release.
The car is completely handcrafted and was completed in a 90 days from ideation to reality. Beginning from the top the glass area is slim, taut and flowing. The side flanks are muscular and there is a central spine that ends in an aluminum beam. Vertical headlamps and a massive grille dominate the front.
The rear features lighting flowing out of the rear glazing. Four massive wheel-arches clothe the huge 20-inch wheels. Aluminum accents all over round of the package.
The interior is a mix of high-grade leather and aluminum. A large console dominates the center, while an all-glass roof adds an extra measure of style.
The Circa 2020 is a harbinger of the shape of things to come from DC Design, and "the name suggests the car is styled to look like it would in the year 2020," said DC Design.
DC Design was incorporated in 1993 at Mumbai for the purpose of providing design-related services to the automotive industry.