Chinkara Motors is a Mumbai, Maharashtra-based auto, marine, ATV and aviation manufacturer. Chingara makes a 2-seat sports car called the Chinkara Roadster 1.8S, and the Jeepster, a classic 1940s Jeep look-alike. The vehicles are developed at Alibag near Mumbai, India.
The Chinkara Roadster is derived from the Lotus 7. standing for ‘schnell’ or ‘fast’ in German. The car is put together out of parts from various Indian cars, including the Maruti 800 and the now defunct Standard Herald. While this allows the car to be reasonably advanced, it allows the use of intermediate technology to compete with a western equivalent that may be more an advanced. For example, news articles on the car say it uses MacPherson struts front and rear taken from a Maruti Alto. The Roadster is available in several levels of tuning.