As per the latest reports, Maruti 800 and Omni cars will not be sold in some 11 cities across India from April 1. These cities include Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai. Why? Well this step is taken in view of the Euro IV norms. From April, the automakers will have to upgrade their cars so that they are Euro IV emission norm complaint (in major Indian cities). Now, making Maruti 800 and Omni cars Euro IV emission norm complaint appears to be a costly task and might end up in considerably increasing the cost of these cars. So, it has been decided to phase out these cars.
Well, I've grown seeing Maruti 800s plying on the roads. And whatever they say about it, I believe Omni cabs give us the best leg space. Will miss them both!
Check out the Moneycontrol report on the same.
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