Maruti Suzuki, India’s number car is secretly working on the Nano competitor and mostly replace its best seller M800. Maruti is leaving not ignoring Nano segment and wants to maintain its market leadership and market share above 50%.
The new small car will help the company to only add more numbers to its small car portfolio.
The new 800 will be powered by the same 796cc three-cylinder motor (F8D) from the Alto which has been modified to meet the BS4 emission norms. The car will boast all-new interiors and will be a little bit more spacious than before. From the pics the tall boy design will be roomier and will have bigger wheels.
Maruti may target the sub Rs. 2 lakh price segment and will compete largely with Tata’s Nano and Hyundai’s new small car (code named HA).
2012 Delhi auto show could be the launch date for the new car.
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