IAB Report – Final Maruti 800 rolled out, spare parts to be available for 8-10 years

Posted on: Feb 14, 2014 - 10:44am IST

The car that made hatchbacks endearing to Indians has rolled out of the assembly line for the very last time. A ‘Firebrick Red’ Maruti 800 rolled out after final checks on January 18th, 2014. Over 2.5 million units of the icon were sold in its lifetime.

Final Maruti 800 production rollout
The final Maruti 800 rolls out of the Gurgaon plant to reach its owner in Shillong.

The first-ever Maruti 800 was delivered in 1983 to a couple in New Delhi and a full 31 years later, the final Maruti 800 was sent from its manufacturing site in Gurgaon to a dealership in Shillong. Over the years, the Maruti 800 has undergone a sea of changes, but a change in emission norms in India dealt the final blow.

After BS IV norms were adopted in the country’s major cities in April 2010, the car was discontinued from sale in 13 cities including New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. Till the final rollout of BS III norms came into effect across the country, the 800 was sold.

Maruti 800 front three quarter press shot
Young India learned car driving in a Maruti 800, an adapted second generation Suzuki Alto.

Even in its final year, the Maruti 800 proved to be quite a value-for-money buy as it sold 20,754 units, roughly 2,000 units more than what aimed to be the next mass car for India, the Tata Nano that sold 18,447 units.

The company says that spare parts for the car will be available for 8-10 more years.

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17 thoughts on “IAB Report – Final Maruti 800 rolled out, spare parts to be available for 8-10 years

  1. sunnyp says:

    I proudly own Maruti 800 Automatic during my college days… i miss it so so much… Love you Maruti 800

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  2. Suraj R says:

    The best ever….. SAD 🙁 , I hope it re releases with modified engine inline with pollution norms, At-least a limited edition one .So i can buy one of them. Dont want to go for used car

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  3. Ravi says:

    Oh finally it went out of production for the Good God name.

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  4. Ganesh says:

    Oh, finally!!! I expect a lot more ‘lasts’ from Maruti in the days to come!! Change for good is always nice!!

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  5. Sandeep says:

    The car in which I learned to drive. Thanks for those wonderful lessons.

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  6. Ramesh says:

    My first car and I am sure that’s true for a lot of other people. An amazing car at that time compared to the Pandminis and Ambassodors. Goodbye…cute one. Wonderful memories.

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  7. Divanshu says:

    Thank you Maruti Suzuki 800 for telling us what a car is…!!
    we will miss you..!!

    A Heartiest Thank you again…. 🙂

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  8. thirumal says:

    :'(

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