Maruti Suzuki 800 needs no introduction in India. Maruti Suzuki India Limited, earlier named as Maruti Udyog Limited, is one of the preeminent automobile manufacturers in the country. The name “Maruti” was synonymous with the Maruti 800. The mass-segment front-wheel-drive car in India became the most popular vehicle in the country soon after its launch. The Maruti Suzuki 800 scripted the success story of the brand and even towards the end of its life, it was quite popular. The current Maruti Alto 800 was launched in 2012 and has been selling an astonishing number of units since then. The 2019 Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 has been updated with fresh safety features like ABS and EBD, speed alert system, driver and co-driver seat belt reminder and reverse parking sensors. However, to push the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 in the market and make it more successful, Maruti Suzuki discontinued the ageing 800 from the market. However, what if Maruti Suzuki 800 reincarnate in the future? What will it look like? Well, here is what we think the Maruti Suzuki 800 in the future may look like if it is ever brought back to life. The Alto has been in the Indian market for a long time now and has broken many record and achieved many milestones. But recently Maruti seems to be little worried mainly because of their latest rivals the Renault KWID and the soon to be launched Datsun Redi-Go which has been gaining sales volumes mainly because of their Crossover styling and plenty of new features provided inside the cabin offered at almost the same price point. Now for quite some time Maruti was planning to launch the updated Alto800.
The mass-segment front-wheel-drive car in India became the most popular vehicle in the country soon after its launch.
The car was also caught few times being tested, the reports also stated that Maruti had plans to showcase the facelift Alto at the 2016 Auto expo, but somehow that did not happen. Now that Maruti has launched the facelift variant of the Alto800 in India finally we have provided you all the information which is available at this moment about the new facelift Alto800. Maruti was quick to seize on this and effectively used this by targeting specific communities. For example, Maruti introduced schemes for teachers, government employees and made the car more affordable with attractive finance schemes to reach more customers. Our thoughts about the futuristic Maruti Suzuki 800 has been converted to a rendering image by very talented Vipin Vathoopan, Cartoq’s in-house rendering artist. Now to use the legendary “800” moniker on a future vehicle, Maruti Suzuki is ought to retain the shape and segment of the vehicle. We hope that the 800 does not go the “Baleno” way that transformed from a sedan to a hatchback. The rendering image shown here is purely imaginative but we would strongly like to see the vehicle look like this! That said, the vehicle in the rendering image retains the classic shape of the 800. Also, the sharp, straight-line design of the 800 is kept intact in the rendering image. The straightforward, no-nonsense design is something that Maruti Suzuki 800 was known for and we hope that the future vehicle will keep the DNA alive. Maruti 800 has also held the position of a status symbol for a long time.
However, futuristic-looking Maruti Suzuki 800 gets the cutting-edge LED lighting at the front with LED DRLs. The headlamps smoothly transform into the minimalistic grille that holds the retro and iconic “Maruti Suzuki” badge. Even though the use of the “Maruti Suzuki” moniker has been phased out from the current line-up, we have just put it in place to give it the iconic look. For a long time, the existence of Maruti in 2018 was far from a certainty. That could be said about Gurgaon too, which began as a dusty, barren backyard of Delhi and got its initial boost by playing host to a spunky Indo-Japanese joint venture company which grew into one of the world’s largest small carmakers. The prospective owner would then have to wait for almost three years after booking till delivery. Such extended waiting times gave rise to some people indulging into black marketing and earning premiums as much as 40%. Cars produced during the early years were essentially Suzuki OEM components imported from Japan and merely assembled by Maruti Udyog Limited at the Gurgaon plant.
The bumper of the vehicle gets a very futuristic layered look but it is in harmony of the overall design of the car. It remains simple and elegant. On the side, the vehicle gets a similar profile to the 800. However, the blacked-out alloy wheels and the two-door look make it sporty. Maruti Suzuki introduced the hidden rear door lever in the window panel that adds a clean look. This can either get the two-door design or the hidden rear door lever to give the sporty look. Also, the blacked-out A-Pillar and B-Pillar of the vehicle ensure a sporty and aggressive design. Even though the SUVs are becoming the latest trend in the market, there are still many who love hatchbacks and sedans. If Maruti Suzuki ever brings back the 800, it should not be a mass-segment vehicle. Instead, it should get powered by a turbocharged petrol engine and should turn the heads on the road! Well, even if it may not happen in the near future, we do hope that we get to see such a reincarnation of the Maruti Suzuki 800 in the Indian market in the coming years.