The Omni had been one legendary and trustable workhorse for Maruti Suzuki for more than three decades. However, all good things have to go one day, and so did the Omni in 2019 in the wake of modern safety norms. The utilitarian van was gradually replaced by the Maruti Suzuki Eeco, a larger, more spacious and better-built van that was introduced above Omni as a more premium offering in 2010.
The Eeco is available as a bare basic van in three different variants, the complete details of which are as follows:
Variants and Prices
The Maruti Suzuki Eeco is available in a total of three very basic and sparsely equipped variants – 5-seater STD (O), 7-seater STD (O) and 5-seater AC (O). While the 5-seater STD (O) is priced at Rs 4.53 lakh, the 7-seater STD (O) with an extra row of seats is priced at Rs 4.82 lakh. Meanwhile, the 5-seater AC (O) is available in two versions – a petrol-driven one priced at Rs 4.94 lakh and the one driven by petrol and CNG combination priced at Rs 5.89 lakh.
|Variants||1.2-litre petrol||1.2-litre petrol with CNG|
|5-seater STD (O)||Rs 4.53 lakh|
|7-seater STD (O)||Rs 4.82 lakh|
|5-seater AC (O)||Rs 4.94 lakh||Rs 5.89 lakh|
Engine and Transmission
The only powertrain option with which the Maruti Suzuki Eeco is on sale in India is a 1.2-litre four-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol engine. Available with a 5-speed manual gearbox, this engine produces 73 PS of maximum power and 98 Nm of maximum torque. In the CNG-powered version, these figures drop down to 63 PS of maximum power and 85 Nm of maximum torque.
|Specifications||1.2-litre petrol||1.2-litre petrol with CNG|
|Maximum power||73 PS @ 6,000 rpm||63 PS @ 6,000 rpm|
|Maximum torque||98 Nm @ 3,000 rpm||85 Nm @ 3,000 rpm|
|Transmission||5-speed manual||5-speed manual|
|Fuel-efficiency||16.11 km/l||20.88 km/kg|
Safety and Security Features
The Maruti Suzuki Eeco is available only with those safety features which have been made mandatory by the Indian Government. All the variants of the Eeco are equipped only with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and reverse parking sensors.
|5-seater STD (O)||Dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensors|
|7-seater STD (O)||All features of 5-seater STD (O)|
|5-seater AC (O)||All features of 5-seater STD (O)|
Comfort and Convenience Features
The Maruti Suzuki Eeco is a utilitarian model which offers a minimal amount of features to keep you decently comfortable while on the go. The base 5-seater STD (O) gets a basic heater, power steering and sliding and reclining front seats, while the 7-seater STD (O) adds a third row of seats at the back with fixed headrests for the second and third row of seats. As the name suggests, the 5-seater AC (O) adds a manually operated AC over the 5-seater STD (O).
|Variants||Comfort and convenience features|
|5-seater STD (O)||Heater, sliding and reclining front seats, power steering|
|7-seater STD (O)||All features of 5-seater STD (O) + fixed headrests for second and third row of seats|
|5-seater AC (O)||All features of 5-seater STD (O) + manual AC|
Connectivity and Entertainment Features
As the Maruti Suzuki Eeco is an offering for cost-conscious buyers with more focus on function over form, it doesn’t get connectivity and entertainment features in any of its variants.
|Variants||Connectivity and entertainment features|
|5-seater STD (O)||No features|
|7-seater STD (O)||No features|
|5-seater AC (O)||No features|
The Maruti Suzuki Eeco is a compact-sized van with a height of 3675 mm, a width of 1475 mm and a height of 1825 mm. While the Eeco offers a boot space of 275 litres with the third row up, it maximizes to 540 litres once you fold down the third row.
|Dimensions||Maruti Suzuki Eeco|
|Boot space||275 litres (with third row up), 540 litres (with third row down)|
|Ground clearance||160 mm|
The Maruti Suzuki Eeco is a one-of-a-kind people mover which can be doubled up as a commercial one, once the demand rises. Currently, there is no direct rival to the Maruti Suzuki Eeco, which makes it an even more popular choice among its targeted buyers.
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