Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) on 7 February 2014 announced that it has stopped the production of the iconic car brand Maruti 800 that had been carrier for millions of middle class Indian families. The company in its announcement claimed the production was the car was stopped in 18 January 2014.
Executive Director of MSIL, CV Raman in the announcement said that the spare parts of the car will be available in the market for next 8 to 10 years as per the rules, even after the production was stopped.
The sale of the car was stopped in 13-cities in April 2010 including Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kanpur and Pune. It was launched in India in early 1980s and the time of its launch it was priced 50000 rupees only and at the time of closure of production it was priced at 2.35 lakh rupees.
Who: Maruti Suzuki India
When: 18 January 2014