if you talk about a brand that has consistently good performance in the India then it has to be Maruti Suzuki. The 800 refined the car industry with its massive success. It established a new category in the Indian car market. Earlier people used to buy large sedans only like Hindustan Motors Ambassador, Premier Padmini and the Fiat 1100. But all of them were inefficient as compared with the legendary 800. The 800 was first launched in 1981 by the company named Maruti. Maruti is also the name of the God of Wind, Hanuman.
A peppy 796cc engine that used to produce 39 brake horsepower powered the first generation model Which was quite enough for the time. And the car weighed around 600kgs which gave it a decent boost in fuel economy. Maruti 800 was introduced at a very attractive price of 47,500 INR. And that was it, sales figures boomed like a rocket. As a matter of fact, the company was unable to catch up with the demand. People often had to wait for the delivery of the car. Some even waited for an entire year to buy the car.