Maruti 800 brought a drastic change in Indian automobile space, when it was launched in 1984. With this brief review, learn features & specifications of Maruti Suzuki 800 Uniq Std and AC and Non-AC variants.

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In 1984, Maruti Udyog Ltd. launched a small car in India that revolutionized the country's automobile space. The vehicle, which came to be known as Maruti Suzuki 800, became the right opening car for people who were looking for low ownership cost and fuel efficiency in their automobile. Low fuel consumption, combined with high efficiency, made the car a preferred choice for Indian buyers, Maruti 800 has been manufactured to suit the Indian roads perfectly and continues to woo customers till date.

Engine
The compact 4-gear, manual transmission, 4-stroke, water-cooled 800 cc SOCH engine of Maruti 800 produces a power of 37 bhp. With three two-valves-cylinders and four-stroke cycle, the piston displacement of the car is 796cc. The maximum output of the petrol-driven variant of Maruti 800 is 37 bhp at 5000 rpm, while that of LPG one is 35 bhp at 5000 rpm. The maximum torque of the petrol model is 59 Nm at 2500 rpm, while the LPG variant produces maximum torque of 56 Nm at 2500 rpm. The capacity of fuel tank is 28 liters.

Design And Comfort
Over the years, Maruti Suzuki 800 has undergone modifications in its looks. To make it more appealing, the car has been equipped with clear-lens multi-reflector headlights and striking indicators and Dual Tone interior (the new added feature). The grille opening of Maruti 800 is now a modernized trapezoid. With round indicators, tail lamps have been given a smoother look. Space has never been at premium when it comes to Maruti 800. However, the narrower and thinner seats allow a family of four to sit comfortably and enjoy the ride.

Interiors
Minute modifications have been brought about in the cabin of new Maruti 800. The latest variant comes with reclining and sliding front seats, new-look fabric, a trendy steering wheel and a new grille that is stamped with the Suzuki badge. The car also has head restraints, a glove compartment, floor and luggage room carpets, front wipers, cabin light (3 positions), airflow controls, clear lens headlamps and rear combination lamps, side impact beams and a laminated windshield.

Ride And Handling
Maruti 800 is specially designed to suit all types of Indian roads, whether highways, narrow lanes or busy streets. The compact size and lean body of the vehicle makes it an ally for driving on the city roads. It is hassle-free to handle and maintain. In fact, the new drivers prefer the car as their first vehicle. Maruti 800 is worth every penny spent, because of its considerable mileage and low maintenance cost.
Maruti 800 Photos
Maruti 800 Maruti 800 Uniq Maruti Suzuki 800 Car

Safety
The safety features of Maruti 800 include a specially allocated 'crumple zone' that absorbs the impact in case of an accident, apart from the usual front and rear seat belts. The leveling feature of its headlights adjusts the beam angle at four different levels, in accordance with the load of the car. The enhanced visibility of Maruti 800 also makes night driving a safer experience. All in all, the improved safety features of the car make you feel much more secure.

Maruti 800 Price, Variants And Color
The two variants of this vehicle include Maruti 800 Std - Bharat III and Maruti 800 AC - Bharat III. Petrol driven models and LPG-driven models are also available, in both AC and Non-AC variants. The car is available in dazzling colors, including super white, silky silver, Caribbean blue, icy blue, bright red and crystal gold. The current price of Maruti 800 Standard Bharat II is Rs 2,08,678 (Ex Showroom, Delhi).

Maruti 800 Mileage
As an affordably low priced hatchback car, Maruti 800 provides an average mileage of 19-22 kmpl on its petrol version and 13-16 kmpl on its LPG variants.

Technical Specifications of Maruti 800
Overview
Model Maruti 800
Body Type Hatchback
Number Of Doors 5
Seating Capacity 5
Fuel Capacity 28 liter Petrol and 19.2 liters LPG
Dimensions
Length 3335 mm
Width 1440 mm
Height 1405 mm
Wheelbase 2175 mm
Ground Clearance 170 mm
Minimum Turning Radius 4.4 m
Weight
Kerb Weight 683 Kg
Engine
Type 3 cylinder inline, FC engine 2 valves per cylinder, MPFI
Number Of Cylinders 3
Displacement 796 cc
Transmission 4 Forward, All synchromesh, 1 reverse
Max. Power 37 bhp @ 5000 rpm (Petrol) 35 bhp @ 5000 rpm (LPG)
Max. Torque 59 Nm @ 2500 rpm (Petrol) 56 Nm @ 2500 rpm (LPG)
Suspension
Front Suspension MacPherson strut & Coil spring
Rear Suspension Coil spring with gas filled shock absorbers
Brake
Front Disc
Rear Drum
Steering Type Rack and Pinion
Tyre Size 145/70 R-12

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