The Maruti Suzuki Eeco is essentially a rebadged and cheaper version of the Maruti Versa that was discontinued in 2009. The Eeco was meant to be the replacement for the Maruti Omni but now sells parallel to it. The Versa is a popular alternative to the likes of the Maruti Wagon R for someone looking for slightly more space and practicality while forsaking the likes of style and overall performance.
According to Maruti, the Eeco has specifically been designed to suit Indian families in sub-urban and rural parts of the country. It does not look much more different from the likes of the Versa. The only addition, the new body graphics on the sides is what makes it look a little more attractive than the Versa. The sliding doors make the ingress and egress easy for the middle row passengers. The sliding doors though are very useful especially in crowded cities like Mumbai and Delhi. The interior too gets a two tone beige and grey combination with a practical yet simple dashboard design. The instrument cluster is also simple and gets orange lighting like the Alto.
The Eeco comes in five-seater and seven-seater options. The seven seater is available in only one basic variant, whereas the five-seater is available in four variants. There is also a CNG version of the Eeco that is on offer. The Eeco returns excellent mileage on both the petrol and the CNG versions and is priced very well in the Rs 3-4 lakh range. Speaking about technical specifications, the Eeco is powered by a 1.2-litre 4-cylinder engine that gets 73PS of peak power and is mated to a 5-speed Manual Gearbox and drives the rear wheels while returning mileage of 20kmpl. Read MoreRead Less
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