Maruti Udyog introduced Maruti 800 car - one of the largest selling cars in India - way back in 1984. At that time India had only Ambassadors and Fiats. The first generation Suzuki alto is also one of the earlier Kei cars, a Japanese usage representing small cars, vans and pickup trucks. Maruti 800 which barely weighs about 650 kg (unladen weight), is frugal in all respects. Its 5 speed ( now unfortunately discontinued) manual gear box fitted 3 cylinder petrol engine can give more than 20 km per liter under most conditions. Maruti has service centers spread across the entire country and coupled with Japanese quality of manufacturing standard, Maruti cars easily outsell any other cars in India.
Maruti also offers one of the widest number of models in India - from its flagship 800 to Omni (a mini van with the same engine as Maruti 800), Alto and Zen Estilo in the compact cars segment to Grand Vitara - SUV - a powerful competitor to Tata Safari, Ford Endeavour, Mitsubishi Pajero and Honda CRV.
Maruti Small Cars: Maruti offers a good collection of small cars in India - M800 with 800 cc Petrol engine, Alto with the same M 800 Engine, Zen Estilo with 1061 cc Petrol Engine, Wagon R - a small MPV with the same engine as Maruti Zen and Versa with slightly more powerful petrol engine of 1298 cc displacement. You will find in this collection of Cars - a complete list of all cars manufactured by Maruti India.