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Maruti not decided on phasing out 800, Omni

Maruti Suzuki said it has not yet taken a call on phasing out its successful cars 800 and Omni. There have been reports that Maruti would phase out 800 and Omni by 2015.

autos Updated: May 10, 2009 10:27 IST

Maruti Suzuki on Sunday said it has not yet taken a call on phasing out its successful cars 800 and Omni.

"We have not yet taken a call on phasing out 800 and Omni. The decision to phase out the models or not will be taken by our marketing division," Maruti Suzuki Managing Executive Officer I V Rao told PTI.

The company is working on upgrading the Maruti 800 and Omni to meet Bharat Stage 4 emission norms, which will come into effect from 2010.

"Our marketing team has asked us to upgrade the 800 and Omni to meet he 2010 emission norms. We are going ahead with it," he said.

There have been reports that Maruti would phase out 800 and Omni by 2015.

The debut of Nano would not affect the 800's market, Rao said. Nano's launch would affect the two-wheeler segment and not 800's, he said.

Next week, Maruti would be launching its new model, Ritz, for this fiscal. Ritz would compete directly against Swift, another model from the Maruti stable.