While the Ambassador tends to wear the mantle of the iconic car of India, the car that put Indians on the road was the Suzuki Maruiti 800. Derived from the '79 Suzuki Alto, the 800 has been in production since 1983. To outsiders, it's just an anonymous econobox. To vast numbers of Indians, it was freedom. And now it's done.
Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.