Maruti Suzuki 800 needs no introduction in India. The mass-segment front-wheel-drive car in India became the most popular vehicle in the country soon after its launch. The Maruti Suzuki 800 scripted the success story of the brand and even towards the end of its life, it was quite popular. However, to push the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 in the market and make it more successful, Maruti Suzuki discontinued the ageing 800 from the market. However, what if Maruti Suzuki 800 reincarnate in the future? What will it look like? Well, here is what we think the Maruti Suzuki 800 in the future may look like if it is ever brought back to life.
Our thoughts about the futuristic Maruti Suzuki 800 has been converted to a rendering image by very talented Vipin Vathoopan, Cartoq’s in-house rendering artist. Now to use the legendary “800” moniker on a future vehicle, Maruti Suzuki is ought to retain the shape and segment of the vehicle. We hope that the 800 does not go the “Baleno” way that transformed from a sedan to a hatchback. The rendering image shown here is purely imaginative but we would strongly like to see the vehicle look like this!
That said, the vehicle in the rendering image retains the classic shape of the 800. Also, the sharp, straight-line design of the 800 is kept intact in the rendering image. The straightforward, no-nonsense design is something that Maruti Suzuki 800 was known for and we hope that the future vehicle will keep the DNA alive.
However, futuristic-looking Maruti Suzuki 800 gets the cutting-edge LED lighting at the front with LED DRLs. The headlamps smoothly transform into the minimalistic grille that holds the retro and iconic “Maruti Suzuki” badge. Even though the use of the “Maruti Suzuki” moniker has been phased out from the current line-up, we have just put it in place to give it the iconic look.
The bumper of the vehicle gets a very futuristic layered look but it is in harmony of the overall design of the car. It remains simple and elegant. On the side, the vehicle gets a similar profile to the 800. However, the blacked-out alloy wheels and the two-door look make it sporty. Maruti Suzuki introduced the hidden rear door lever in the window panel that adds a clean look. This can either get the two-door design or the hidden rear door lever to give the sporty look. Also, the blacked-out A-Pillar and B-Pillar of the vehicle ensure a sporty and aggressive design.
Even though the SUVs are becoming the latest trend in the market, there are still many who love hatchbacks and sedans. If Maruti Suzuki ever brings back the 800, it should not be a mass-segment vehicle. Instead, it should get powered by a turbocharged petrol engine and should turn the heads on the road! Well, even if it may not happen in the near future, we do hope that we get to see such a reincarnation of the Maruti Suzuki 800 in the Indian market in the coming years.