Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Sunset for Maruti 800 in 13 cities from Thursday

New Delhi, Wednesday, Mar 31, 2010: Twenty six years after revolutionizing personal transportation in India, Maruti Suzuki will bid adieu to its once bread-and-butter model 'M800' from 13 cities as new emission norm comes into effect.

Buy Maruti 800 With the company deciding to let business rule over sentiments, M800, which was first was rolled out from Maruti's Gurgaon plant in December 14, 1983 in the presence of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, will no longer sell in major cities, including the National Capital and Mumbai.

Lots of nostalgic value is attached with the car (M800), but we can't allow sentiments to dictate business.

We have not upgraded it to Bharat Stage IV (BS-IV) norms as we do not consider it a good business proposition, "Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) Chairman R C Bhargava said.

From tomorrow onwards, 13 cities, including the NCR, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad, will switch over to BS-IV emission norms, while rest of the country will adopt BS-III norms from October.



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