The king is dead… long live the king

How many times do you get a car that not only takes the game away from its rivals, it also completely rewrites the rulebook? There are cars that come and go, and then there are those that give the competition sleepless nights, like he Maruti Swift. Back in 1984, Maruti was the new kid on the block, but with the legendary 800 on its hands, it put the nation on wheels. And these wheels were reliable, fuel efficient and cost effective. Fast forward to the early 2000s – the Maruti 800 was still going strong with its younger sibling, the Alto close on its heels. But it was time for change.