Maruti Suzuki is expected to launch a replacement model for their aging 800 model by the end of the year.
Maruti 800 was the bestselling car in the Indian market for years before Alto took over.
The company aims to launch a new model as a replacement to reignite the interest in this segment which remains hot could boost their sales figures.
The new model is likely to use the same engine used by base Alto so that it can be sold in the metro cities.
Hyundai Eon has turned into a major rival in this segment of the market for the company. Tata Nano is another model priced lower but features a smaller engine.