Maruti 800 is the most popular entry segment car in India.

Maruti 800

Maruti 800
Maruti 800 is a small car with a light engine, ideal to drive in crowded cities of India. Launched way back in 1984, it created records for car sales in India. However, Maruti Udyog Limited, its maker, has now decided to phase it out. For they feel its demand would see rapid downward trend after arrival of Tata Nano, termed the new Peoples� Car. Considerable mileage and low maintenance cost make Maruti 800 worth every penny spent.

Design and Interior
Maruti 800 has undergone several modifications since its inception. Clear lens multi-reflector headlights were added to make the car more attractive. Green tinted glasses are present in AC cars. The front of the car wears stylish trapezoid look. The thinner and narrower seats permit 4 persons to seat comfortably. The car has sliding front seats, new head restraints, glove compartment and front door pocket, floor and room carpets, airflow controls, side impact beams, front wipers, windshield washer and head lamp leveling device.

Three cabin lights are present in the car at different positions. Striking indicators and Dual Tone interior add to the impression of the car. Round indicators give taillamps a better look. A family of four can ride comfortably in Maruti 800.

Variants, Price and Mileage
The car is available in Standard and A/C versions in metallic and non-metallic colors. It is available in the price range of around Rs 2 lakhs.

The engince produces approximately 37 bph (28 kW) of power. It consists of 4-gear, 4-stroke, and 800 cc water cooled engine having three two-valves-cylinders. The pistol displacement is 796cc. Maruti800 has a fuel tank of capacity of 28 liters for petrol.

Thanks to the presence of specially allocated crumble zone which absorbs the impact of accident, Maruti 800 ensures safe journey. It is equipped with front and rear seat belts to provide more safety.


Overall length 3335 mm
Overall width 1440 mm
Overall height 1405 mm
Wheelbase 2175 mm
Minimum turning radius 4.4 m
Ground clearance 170 mm
Seating Capacity 4 persons
Unladen weight 665 kg (AC BS III), 650 kg (Std. BS III)
Laden weight 1000 kg
Type 4 stroke cycle, water cooled SOHC (1C2V)
No. of cylinders 3
Piston displacement 796 cc
Maximum output (Std.,AC) 37 bhp at 5000 rpm
Maximum torque (Std.,AC) 59 Nm at 2500 rpm
Power Transmission
Std., AC 4-forward, all synchromesh,
1 reverse
Steering Rack & pinion
Front McPherson strut & coil spring
Rear Coil spring with gas filled shock absorbers
Front Disc
Rear Drum
Tyre size (Radial) 145/70 R-12
Fuel tank capacity 28 liters (BS III)


Exterior Equipment Std. AC
Outside rear view mirror (only RHS)
Green tinted glasses
Lockable fuel lid
Back door lock
Interior Equipment
Reclining & Sliding front seats
Dual Tone Interior Upholstery *
New head restraints
Glove compartment
Center box with lid
Coin receptacle
Sun visors on both sides
Front & rear assist grips
Front door pocket (only LHS)
Floor & luggage room carpets
Moulded roof lining
Stay type fuel gauge
Inside rear view mirror
Electrical Equipment
Front wipers (2 speed + Intermittent)
Cabin light (3 positions)
Windshield washer
Airflow controls
Clear lens headlamps *
Clear lens rear combination lamps *
Halogen bulbs
Air conditioner
Safety Equipment
Side impact beams
Laminated windshield
Additional body reinforcements
High mount rear stop lamp
Collapsible steering column
Front and rear seats belts
Head lamp leveling device *