Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Maruti 800s journey set to conclude this month

Maruti India is riding high these days on the overwhelming response it has received for the recently launched Multi Purpose Vehicle – Maruti Ertiga. This MPV is doing good bookings across the country and is being offered in both petrol and diesel versions. The Maruti Ertiga price in India for the petrol variant is starting at Rs. 5.89 lakh, while the diesel car variant has a price tag of Rs. 7.29 lakh (both prices mentioned are ex-showroom New Delhi). The sad part is that one of the most popular small cars and the heartthrob of numerous Indians – Maruti 800 will stop its sales from this month. Maruti 800 has been one of the best selling small cars since close to the last three decades for Maruti India. Apparently, the company is going to replace Maruti 800 with a brand new small car by the end of this year and is expecting that this new car will also be as successful as Maruti 800. All the Maruti Cars in India are reputed and trustworthy for giving the best in mileage and are low on maintenance as well.

The same way Maruti 800 was also known for its remarkable fuel efficiency, affordability and was always pocket friendly on repairs as well. But now this new car is said to be based on Maruti Alto’s platform and will be fitted with a similar F8D, 3 cylinder motor. The company is expected to introduce this car with a price tag of lesser than Rs. 3 lakh to retain their privileged customers and also to attract new prospects. Maruti 800 will always be remembered and will surely find a big place in the history of the Indian car market in bold letters. In the interim, Indian car market will witness the launch of several upcoming cars such as – Tata Safari Storme, Volkswagen Jetta petrol, Chevrolet Captiva, Audi Q3 and Rio Premier diesel in the coming weeks. I recently shared that Skoda Superb Ambition launched at Rs. 18 lakh and Maruti Ertiga covers lifted with a price tag of Rs.5.89 lakh.

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