Maruti Udyog has been producing cars of varied segments in India for more than a decade. Maruti 800 is probably one of the most popular cars that this auto giant has ever produced. Maruti 800 had revolutionized the Indian automotive industry with its exceptionally economical price tag that allured numerous individuals to buy the car. Maruti 800 has been popular throughout the country for being a highly fuel efficient car. According to the experts, Maruti 800 even has a very nominal maintenance cost that has again added to its advantage over other cars in the same category. Maruti 800 is available in India in the following variants: Maruti 800 Standard and Maruti 800 AC/Deluxe.
Maruti 800 comes with a 4 stroke,3 cylinder, water cooled SOHC engine that has a displacement of 796 cc. The engine of Maruti 800 delivers a maximum power of about 37 bhp @ 5000 rpm and generates a maximum torque of about 59 Nm @ 2500 rpm. The transmission system of Maruti 800 comprise 4 forward gear with all synchromesh and 1 reverse gear. The small car has got rack and pinion steering and 145/70 R 12 tires. The front suspension of Maruti 800 is equipped with McPherson strut along with coil spring. The rear suspension of the car has coil spring and gas filled shock absorbers. The small car comes with disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear.
The overall length, width and height of Maruti 800 is about 3335 mm, 1440 mm and 1405 mm respectively. The vehicle has a wheelbase of 2175 mm and ground clearance of 170 mm. The minimum turning radius of Maruti 800 is about 4.4 m and it has a seating capacity for 4 persons. The car has got fuel tank capacity of about 28 liters.