10 Forgotten Maruti Suzuki Cars

By Aquib Nawab

First sedan from Maruti Suzuki. Launched after the Maruti 800, Omni, Gypsy, and Gypsy E. Premium sedan with a price tag of Rs 4 lakh in the 1990s. Replaced by the popular Maruti Esteem.

Maruti Suzuki 1000

Versatile vehicle for people and cargo. Introduced high-roof version for more space. Limited popularity due to unconventional looks.

Maruti Suzuki Omni High-Roof

Variant based on the iconic Zen. Chrome-heavy front-end design. Attempt to recreate original Zen's cult following. Couldn't surpass the popularity of the original model.

Maruti Suzuki Zen Classic

Maruti's entry into the full-size SUV segment. Launched in 2009 as a CBU import. Powerful 2.4-litre V6 petrol engine. Discontinued in 2014 due to high price and lack of diesel option.

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara

Introduced in 2011 to compete with Toyota Corolla. Imported CBU with petrol engine only. Lack of diesel options during diesel-favoring era. Discontinued after a short run.

Maruti Suzuki Kizashi

Attempt to capture diesel market momentum. Peugeot 1.5-litre engine like Esteem. Didn't match the refinement of petrol Zen.

Maruti Suzuki Zen Diesel

Maruti's take on the station wagon segment. Successful internationally, but not in India. Equipped with a 1.6-litre petrol engine.

Maruti Suzuki Baleno Altura

Positioned above Omni, aimed at the MPV segment. Expected to revolutionize the market. Replaced by the more economical Eeco.

Maruti Suzuki Versa

Limited edition three-door version of Zen. Exported to Poland, limited sales in India. Only 300 units of each variant sold.

Maruti Suzuki Zen Steel and Carbon

Intended to compete with Hyundai i10. Faced competition from WagonR and Swift. Discontinued after two years due to low sales.

Maruti Suzuki A-Star