Maruti 800 Review
One of the Most Successful Cars in IndiaMonday, November 18, 2013
Maruti is the most reputed brands for manufacturing cars in India. Earlier, Maruti Suzuki India was known as Maruti Udyog. Maruti Suzuki launched its first car Maruti 800 in India. This car was introduced in the year 1984. Maruti 800 is a small, comfortable and economical car in the market. This is an ideal choice for all middle-class families. The popularity of the Maruti 800 has remained practically, and it is still being manufactured and sold today. It comes with the latest design and engines. Due to its excellent performance and reliability, Maruti has manufactured and sold over 10 million cars in India. This car comes in different versions. It is fully loaded with a range of modern features. Maruti 800 is powered by the 796cc 3-cylinder engine. It is also provided with AC and without AC in metallic and non-metallic edition. Maruti 800 is one of the most successful cars in India.
Exterior and Interior
Maruti 800 is the most economic, oldest and successful hatchback in the Indian market that was first introduced in 1984. The exterior of Maruti 800 is a simple yet rigid structure with a front headlamp cluster, front indicators, a rigid and large front grille with the symbol of Suzuki, simple and extensive front bonnet, body colored front bumper with indicators and number plate between them, foldable rear view mirrors, embedded door knobs, 12-inch wheels with good shock absorbers and side windows, roof and windshield all following a simple straight line structure which makes it a simple, small and liking hatchback. The interior has also a simple yet comfortable appeal with AC, dashboard with space for music system and has an inbuilt rack, adjustable driver and passenger seats and good legroom and headroom in rear seats. The front and rear track is 1215mm and 1200mm respectively.
Maruti 800 is equipped with a decent 796cc 0.8L SOHC three cylinder six valve petrol engine which produces a maximum power of 37 bhp at 6000 rpm and a maximum torque of 59 Nm at 2500 rpm and has a four speed manual gearbox. It takes 21 seconds to reach 0-100kmph mark and has a top speed of 144kmph. The engine is a multi-point fuel injection one and has a 32-bit ECM (Electronic Control Module). It provides a handsome mileage of 16.1 kmpl on the highways and 13.1 kmpl in the cities.
Dimensions and Weight
It has 3335mm of length, 1440mm of width and 1405mm of height as its dimension. It has a good ground clearance of 170mm and minimum turning radius of 4.4m which helps to escape from potholes of Indian roads and easy driving in crowded cities respectively. It has a kerb weight of 683kgs and gross weight of about 1000kgs. It has a fuel tank of 28litres which is useful in long journeys.
As far as safety is concerned, it is little shaky in that respect if compared to other hatchbacks but it has an average safety features and lot depend on the driver and condition of this hatchback. It has an Anti-Theft System, strong side impact beams, front and rear seat belts and laminated windshield which provide not best but average safety which is great in this price range.
Brakes and Suspension
It has disk brakes in front and drum brakes in rear wheels and has McPherson strut in the front suspension with coil spring and rear coil spring has gas filled shock absorbers.
Maruti 800 is available in four variants: 800, 800 AC, 800 Duo and 800 Duo AC.
Maruti 800 is available in six beautiful shades which are Icy Blue, Silky Silver, Superior White, Crystal Gold, Caribbean Blue and Bright Red.
Overall, Maruti 800 is, was and always be a perfect choice of middle-class Indian families because of its affordable price range and is a good combination of simplicity, rigidness, performance and durability.