The Incredible Journey Of Maruti Omni, Bollywood's Favourite 'Kidnapping Vehicle'

Goodbye, Maruti Omni.

What comes to your mind when you think of Bollywood’s favourite kidnapping vehicle? A Maruti Suzuki Omni, right? Well, not just that, most of us have remembered it as school van which easily and magically used to accommodate 16 kids or more at once. Soon, it will become a thing of the past as the company is going to discontinue it.

Maruti Suzuki has exclusively confirmed to NDTV’s carandbike that the car which was launched in 1984 in India will be discontinued after October 2020, when the Bharat New Vehicles Safety Assessment Program (BNVSAP) will be enforced.

Speaking to NDTV, R C Bhargava, Chairman, Maruti Suzuki India said:

“There are certain models that cannot be made ready to meet the upcoming safety norms and we will have to discontinue them, Maruti Omni being one of them. The Maruti 800 was a very important model for us but we had to discontinue it, in a similar manner we will also discontinue the Omni.”

Now with the announcement of Omni’s retirement, people on Twitter are paying their respects.

Indeed, Bollywood’s favourite kidnapping car

CID will be missed too?

Ohhh, yes!


Is it because of CID?


Now that was the car