Maruti Suzuki has sold over 25 Lakh Maruti 800 cars in last 25 years. It has revolutionized Indian commuting in every sense. This small car has been a small wonder for Maruti Suzuki for over a quarter century.
This legendary Maruti 800 is being Phased out of 13 Indian cities from April 2010 where BS4 emission norms will be applicable from 1st April 2010. It will be sold in other than these 13 cities till the time BS4 norms are not applied all over India.
The reason for the phase out of Maruti 800 is that Maruti Suzuki is not willing to upgrade the engine of Maruti 800 to make it compliant with BS4 emission norms. Although Maruti has already upgraded Maruti Swift and Maruti Swift Dzire Engine and will be upgrading Maruti Wagon R and Maruti Alto engine to make it compliant with BS4 norms. All the new cars launched by Maruti are already BS4 compliant.
The cities from which Maruti 800 will be phased out are NCR (National Capital Territory) (Delhi) and other 10 cities Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Pune, Surat, Kanpur and Agra.