Maruti 800 would disappear from 13 cities in India
Maruti Suzuki India has confirmed that they have no plans to update their M800 model with a new engine to make it compliant with the latest emission norms.
This means that Maruti 800 would no longer be on sale in around 13 cities in India from April this year.
These cities would come under the latest Bharat Stage IV norms. The cities where Maruti 800 would no longer be legal for sale are: Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Kanpur, Ahmedabad, Surat and Agra.
India would implement these emission norms countrywide by 2015-16. Maruti 800 could be sold in the rest of the country till that time in its current form.
This could turn out to be a bad new development for the company as Tata Nano would still be on sale in these 13 cities and it is much cheaper than Alto which would now become the cheapest hatchback on sale here.