The Maruti 1000, made by Maruti Udyog was a sedan-type car produced in India between 1990 and 1994. The car (which Suzuki sold in other countries as the Cultus/Swift/Geo Metro with a 1.3 L or 1.6 L engine) was introduced in October, 1990. Sold at Rs. 3.81 lakh. With a large waiting list for all Maruti cars, a computerised lottery was used to decide who got a chance to buy a Maruti 1000. The car came with a 970 cc engine whose output was just 45 bhp and proved underpowered for a car that weighed 850 kg. In 1994 an upgraded version of this car, with more powerful engine, was released with new looks and new name Maruti Esteem. The Maruti 1000 was still under production till 2000 and was discontinued due to low sales.The Esteem production ended in November 2007, and the car has been replaced by the new Suzuki Swift DZire.