Maruti Esteem gets a facelift in China; Soldiers on!
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Who said India was the only place where Suzuki sells old models (read Maruti 800)?
China is another one!
The Suzuki Esteem (Changan Suzuki LingYang) which after serving the Indian market for more or less 15 years, was finally went into retirement two years back. But in China the car is still running the race.
In fact just recently the car has received a facelift in China. It still looks like a breadbox with a very basic looking front & rear & even more basic interiors.
The car gets a 1.3 liter engine with an output of 67 kW. Its major trump card is the backseat which is quite spacious.
It maybe noted here that in China both luxury cars & basic cars such as these sell in massive numbers. Zotye Auto last month said it will continue the task of producing the 800 in China.
Source – Auto Sohu