Maruti 800 the prestigious and iconic vehicle of the Indian automobile industry and it also holds a special place in the heart of the vehicle lovers as well as the history of Indian automobile. 37 years ago, the company introduced the car and it was a game changer in the market of India and it took an immense amount of market share and it was like a needed vehicle.
The company has stopped selling the vehicle but it still has a huge amount of fans and it is the icon. Today we will discuss about the facts of the Maruti 800 and it is worth to mention that the company is celebrating the 37th anniversary of this particular car. So without making any time let’s dive into the article to check out the facts about the car.
The arrival of the Maruti 800 in 1983 made everyone to rethink as it was the time of Premier Padmini and Hindustan Ambassador. Maruti 800 made more people to accessible and it was also the very first car of the country to get a front wheel drive setup. The company has also introduced the vehicle as technologically advanced as the other vehicles of the country at that time.
Maruti 800 was also dubbed as a people’s car and the company introduced the very first model of the same with a price tag of a ₹47,500, while the air condition model of the vehicle and that was also a premium variant introduced in the year of 1984 and that was priced at ₹70,000.
After the introduction of Maruti 800 in the market of India, many people booked the vehicle and the company took ₹10,000 as token money. After that, people required to wait for a long time to get the vehicle and it was also allotted to the users on the lottery system.
Mr Singh was the first man to get the Maruti 800 and the keys were handed over to the owner of the vehicle by Mrs Indira Gandhi who was the Prime Minister of the country at that time.
The company introduced the vehicle by assembling about 70 cars and the company roll out one car in every 800 minutes. The company has the capacity of 20,000 cars and that was increased to 40000 cars. After 2 years of Maruti 800, the company was able to double the production of 40,000 cars and the company was capable to sell around 1 lakh cars per year. Maruti 800 was not only a hot choice in the market but the vehicle also helped the brand to become 8 out of the top 10 selling cars in the country.
The company also exported Maruti 800 to the market of Europe in 1987 and expanded io the advanced market like France and Italy in 1989 and 1990 respectively.
By 2014, Maruti Suzuki become the leader in the automobile industry and the company decided to rest the vehicle in the month of February. And it was the end of the most loved vehicle of the country.
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