India’s largest carmaker has launched the BS6 compliant CNG model of the EECO MPV. Maruti produces the greatest number of CNG cars in India in line with its ‘Mission Green Million’ initiative that came into limelight at the Auto expo 2020. The company has already sold over a million green cars that not just includes CNG but also smart hybrid cars like the Ciaz. Maruti wants to aid the government in reducing the oil imports and increase the market share of natural gas from 6.2% to 15% by 2030.
Eeco replaced the Versa in 2010 and has been a bestseller for Maruti Suzuki. Though the more popular Omni had to be discontinued as it could not meet the BS6 norms but Maruti decided to tweak the Eeco to make it compatible for BS6. Maruti Suzuki enjoys a humongous 87% market share in the van segment.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The Eeco comes with a 1.2 litre 4-cylinder engine that churns out 73 bhp and 101 Nm of peak torque. The mill is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. There is no option of automatic transmission. The Eeco CNG variant is fitted with a S-CNG kit which has been calibrated to deliver optimum performance and enhanced driveability across all kinds of terrains.
CONVENIENCE AND SAFETY
The biggest USP of the Eeco is the spacious cabin which can be configured as per requirements. Apart from that it comes with sliding doors which make ingress and egress very convenient. A number of safety features are provided on the Eeco. These include driver airbag, ABS with EBD, driver and co-driver seat belt reminder, high speed alert system and reverse parking sensors.
EECO: CONSISTENT SALES
The Eeco has reached sales of 6.7 lakh units since its launch in January 2010. The MPV has been consistently clocking sales of around 9-10 k a month.
VARIANT WISE PRICES
The Maruti Suzuki Eeco has the benefit of being offered in a number of variants: as many as 12 variants with options that include 5-seater, 7-seater, cargo and ambulance.
*All the prices are ex-showroom Delhi.
At the launch of BS6 EECO CNG, Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India Limited said, “Eeco has established a strong foothold with its excellent mileage, best in segment comfort, space and power, at a low maintenance cost. Offering best in class safety, its all purpose built is ideal for versatile use. The multi-purpose van has earned the distinction of being ideal for family travel, while simultaneously being a dependable business vehicle. Taking forward its legacy, EECO BS6 S-CNG is designed to deliver optimum performance, safety, engine durability, convenience and mileage.”
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