Maruti 800 was the car that ruled the Indian roads for the longest duration since its launch in 1983. But when Maruti decided to close the production of 800, it made many of its fans emotional and some even in watery-eye situation.
But now, Maruti is all set to introduce new Maruti 800 car to the Indian roads. This new car would replace the old Maruti 800cc. The new car would be called Alto 800. This decision has been taken by Maruti due to declining sales of Alto and falling market share. Also Alto failed to project an image that was initially portrayed by Maruti 800.
Maruti has already started testing of the new car. It would be more fuel efficient than the present Alto. It would also be more technologically advanced and more expensive then the present Alto.
Previously there were rumours that the new low cost car from Maruti would be Cervo. But now, its clear that the company would not launch Cervo in India.
The new car would start commercial production from July or August in its Gurgaon plant. The launch date for the new Maruti 800 or Alto 800 would be at the time close to Diwali.
The popularity of Maruti M800 is so great that even when Maruti stopped the production of M800 in April 2012, it is still sold in most of the Indian cities. Where ever Bharat Stage IV emission norms are not applicable in India this car is being sold at a great pace.