Indian automobile company Maruti Udyog Ltd - the largest in India, orienting itself to the production models on the basis of Suzuki.
The plant began operating in 1973 in the vicinity of the Indian city of New Delhi. The logo of the company - the two wings.
The Maruti Company, founded in 1984 as a joint venture with Japan's Suzuki Motors (50% stake), listed in the "Intermediate" of the Indian automobile industry.
The most popular model Maruti 800 is the company, which is called "Volkswagen India," and that is a licensed version of the Suzuki Alto / Fronte SB 1985. In 1997, the Maruti 800 cosmetically upgraded. Trim remained simple - leatherette or suede, and thanks to the large scale production of "800-I" twice cheaper archaic Ambassador sedan. In addition to the basic version with a 3-cylinder engine (0.8 liter, 39 hp) started producing more comfortable versions EX and DX. The last received a new engine of the same size with 4 valves per cylinder capacity of 45 hp and 5-speed gearbox.
Another generation Suzuki Alto car - Maruti Zen is offered with a new 1.0-liter 16-valve 4-cylinder engine producing 60 hp with distributed fuel injection. The five-door hatchback Zen - license Servo 1990-1998's release in 1993.
In recent years, joined the lineup Classic version with the exterior in a retro style three-door version of the Sport. However, this model from 2000 already thronging the new Alto this, "Japanese" generation with engines of 0.8 liter, 45 hp and 1.1 L, 62 hp
More prestigious 4.08-meter sedan in 1000 and 1300 Esteem (Swift 1988), with a 1.3-liter 65 hp started producing in 1994, and in 1997 had a small restyling. Models are equipped with the air conditioning, audio system with Quadro removable panel. Series sedans Esteem replenished execution Arts. For him, created a variant of the same engine with 4 valves per cylinder and distributed injection (1.3 l, 85 hp).
Frame SUV Gypsy (SJ410 / Samurai 1981) produced with removable soft or hard top, as well as a pickup truck carrying capacity of 500 kg with a 45-horsepower 1.0-liter engine. Elongated Gypsy King with 66-horsepower 1.3-liter engine comes with a convertible top or a rigid plastic roof height increased, as well as a 7-seater five-door variant. These models are popular in the highlands and the police. Soon, they plan to complement the modern SUV Grand Vitara - the development of YGM Studio.
Commercial 5-8-seater mini-vans Omni E and Omni High Roof (Carri ST 90 VZ 1982) wagon-type model with an engine from the 800 produced between 1984 and 1999, respectively. In 1998, restyled Omni E.
Since late 1999, the five-door make minivan Wagon-R (1997) c 16-valve engine of 1.1 liter capacity of 62 hp
Top of Car Maruti Baleno sedan programs take (since 1999) and the versatile Baleno Altura (2000) (License and Suzuki Cultus Cultus Wagon) c engine of 1.6 liter, 94 hp
The new model Versa (analogue Suzuki Carry) with an engine of 1.3 liter capacity of 82 hp It was introduced in October 2001.
India's largest car manufacturer by the end of 2000 produced 286.5 thousand. Only cars, which is slightly inferior to the previous year.