About Maruti Suzuki
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., formerly known as Maruti Udyog, is the one of the oldest car manufacturers in India. The company has written 30 years old history in the rich Indian heritage.
Maruti Udyog's inception came in the country in 1981 under the provisions of the Indian Companies Act, 1956. During this era, scooters or two-wheelers had a long waiting as industrial production was low in numbers. There were only two car models in the name of Indian car industry, Hindustan Ambassador and Fiat Padmini. Later, Maruti Suzuki made a successful move with its ever running Maruti 800 in 1983. With the launch of Maruti 80, Indian manufacturing and car industry saw a new dawn.
The successive years after the 1980s became fruitful for India and many new cars were being introduced in the market. Maruti got a very good response for its old warehouse which imposed the company to make other launches. In 1984, Maruti launched Maruti Suzuki Omni.
Though today, Maruti Suzuki Omni has lost its importance in the growing car market, it was believed to be one of the best passenger cars until the late 1990s. Even today, this car is found on Indian roads but the sector has shifted from passenger cars to school vans. The year 1985 celebrated a year of off-road vehicle with the launch of Maruti Suzuki Gypsy. This is till date one of the best SUV's in India. Though the car has been faded by even better SUVs like Mahindra Pajero, Mahindra Scorpio, and Tata Safari, Maruti Suzuki Gypsy is still a hot time favourite for youngsters.
The early 1990s witnessed an era of liberalization, a period when Indian car market had become a crucial part of the growing Indian economy. During this time, India was looking ahead towards the global car market with renewed hope and dynamism. The year 1990 saw the launch of India's first contemporary sedan, Maruti 1000, a car that many of us have not even heard about.
As and when time was moving the company was coming up with innovations and advancements. In the year 1991, Maruti Suzuki started cumulative indigenization of nearly about 65% of all its car models and thereafter introduced Maruti Suzuki Zen in 1993.