Top 5 legendary cars of India, these old cars were very popular in India
Top 5 legendary cars of India, these old cars were very popular in India

When cars were first introduced in India, they were not just a necessity but a symbol of luxury. They represented more than mere transportation; they signified status and sophistication. While these vehicles may not command the same attention today, they once ruled their respective segments.

Maruti Suzuki 800

Let's start with the Maruti Suzuki 800, India's first car from the Maruti stable. Production began in 1983 and ended in 2014. Priced at ₹52,500 at launch, it featured a 796 cc three-cylinder engine producing 40 hp and 59 Nm torque.

Toyota Qualis

The Toyota Qualis was India's first popular SUV, offering a 7-seater option. Despite being a segment leader, production ceased in 2005 to make way for newer models like the Innova. The Qualis established Toyota's brand value in India with its reliability and powerful 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder diesel engine.

Maruti Zen

Similar to the Maruti 800, the Maruti Zen was another beloved offering from Maruti. Launched around 1993, it was stylish and featured a quiet 1-liter engine, making it popular with a starting price of just ₹2.8 lakhs.

Maruti Esteem

Maruti Esteem, a sporty sedan, made a significant impact during its time. Introduced in 1994 with a 1.3-liter, 4-cylinder engine, it offered both manual and automatic transmissions.

Maruti Suzuki Gypsy

Next on the list is the Maruti Suzuki Gypsy, launched by the company in 1985. Known for its off-road capabilities and 4X4 drive system, it was favored by police and defense forces. The last listed price for the Gypsy was ₹6.50 lakhs. While these cars may no longer be in production or in the limelight, they are not forgotten. Even today, there is a craze among enthusiasts to learn more about these vintage vehicles, reminiscing about their glory days.

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