Remembering the automobiles who bid us farewell

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Hyundai Santro – A competitor to Maruti 800, it established Hyundai in India and laid foundation for the company’s strong run. Hyundai Santro was adjudged India’s Most Dependable ompact Car by JD Power Asia Pacific 2008. Santro bagged the number one position in the compact car segment in the Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) conducted by JD Power Asia Pacific 2008. Car is equipped with eRLX – Active Intelligence Technology Engine. It was also regarded as Hyundai Atos in international market

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Maruti 800 – Launched in 1983, its journey came to an end in 18 January 2014, but not before it changed the face of the Indian car market. Maruti Alto 800 became the successor of the Maruti 800. Including beyond 30 years of production, Maruti 800 continue to be the second longest production car in India, next only to Hindustan Ambassador. 2.87 million 800s were ever built

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Toyota Qualis – One of the most trusted brands in the multi-purpose vehicle segment. This model from Toyota still occupies a special place in hearts of majority of taxi drivers and commands respectable re-sale value. Qualis lasted from 1999 to 2005. It is considered as the third generation of currently produced Toyota Innova. It was called as Toyota Kijang in Indonesia and Brunei

Remembering the automobiles who bid us farewell

Bajaj Scooter – The ‘Hamara Bajaj (Our Bajaj)’ campaign touched hearts of millions of Indians, but Bajaj finally exited the scooter category in late 2009, opting to go with more popular motorcycle segment. Famous Bajaj scooters were Chetak, Super and Chetak 4 stroke. It lasted from 1972 to 2009

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Hindustan Ambassador – One of the most iconic models in the world, the car finally called it a day earlier of 2014 after serving as the status icon for the rich and powerful. It lasted from 1958 to 2014

 

 

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