Maruti Suzuki Eeco

₹ 4.82 Lakhs

On-Road Price, MumbaiEx-Showroom Price, Mumbai

Overview of the car

MUV

Manual

LPG

17 Mileage

40 Litres

N/A

5 Seater

2 years / 40,000 Kms

Performance Metrics
0

N/A

Top Speed
0

N/A

0-100 kph
9

Meters

Turning Cycle
Tech Specs

Engine

Displacement
1196 cc
Max Power
64 bhp
Torque
10.2 kgm
Number of Cylinder(s)
4

Dimensions

Wheel Base
2350 mm
Ground Clearance
160 mm
Bootspace
N/A
Turning Circle
9 mtrs
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Suspension & Chassis

Front Suspension
Mc Pherson Strut
Rear Suspension
3 Link Rigid
Steering Type
Rack and Pinion
Tyres
Front: 155 R13 LT
Rear: 155 R13 LT
Front Brakes
Ventilated Disc
Rear Brakes
Drum
Reviews and Video
NARAIN IMG

Narain Says

The diesel sets new standards for efficiency, while the petrol motor packs a strong enough punch to appease enthusiasts too.

HORMAZD IMG

Hormazd Says

The all-new, feature-packed interiors and shockingly spacious back seat havent just raised the bar, they have catapulted it out of reach of its competition.

TorqueX Review

What you’ll like?

Amble Space For People And Luggage, Low Running Cost

What you won’t like?

Low Equipment Levels, Basic Interiors

TorqueX Says

Excellent value and sensible upgrade from the Omni.

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Maruti Suzuki Eeco Review, Road Test

Maruti Suzuki Eeco

Maruti is doing what it is best at again, and that is to find a niche and fill it with a model that has an impossible-to-ignore price-tag. At Rs 3.09 lakh for the base five-seater and Rs 3.42 lakh for the top five-seater AC version, the Maruti Eeco is just that, an economical way to transport five or seven (Rs 3.27 lakh for the seven-seat variant) people in comfort.

As you might have already guessed, the Eeco is not all-new. It’s a Maruti Versa (remember the Bachchan ads?) with a downsized version of the 1.3-litre G-series engine it came with. This 1.2-litre engine now makes 73bhp but the important thing is, the Eeco with this engine will now meet the new BS IV emission norms that come into effect from April this year.And, having a 1.2-litre engine and being under four metres in length means it qualifies in the Indian government’s eyes as a small car. Which it isn’t exactly.

At first glance, it’s immediately apparent that this is the Versa with minor changes to the exteriors. The head- and tail-lamps have subtle modifications as do the bumpers, all of which do nothing to hide the age of this design. It’s a boxy design reminiscent of the 1980s and there’s no doubt about where it came from – Japan is full of vans like these. The Eeco also stands on skinny and weedy 155-section tyres which come on 13-inch rims that look tiny relative to the rest of the car.

But forgive the looks, think out of the box and you’ll find a hugely practical car. You walk into it as opposed to crouching inside. The high-set seats offer a supreme view of the road and this, combined with the huge glass area, make the cabin feel big. It also makes the Eeco very easy to pilot in traffic, considering its compact dimensions. The rear bench is not the most comfortable around, but at least it is more spacious than similarly priced cars. Still, it’s not adjustable or removable and, shockingly, Maruti has left out headrests for the rear occupants.

The Eeco’s dashboard is very similar to the one in the Alto. There’s a big scoop above the glovebox to keep stuff and the air-con vents are similar as well. The steering wheel and gear lever are also borrowed from the Alto. Overall quality is poor but then again you pay so little, it shouldn’t come as a big shock.

If you are looking for any creature comforts, you will be disappointed. While there’s a choice of five or seven seats, there are no power windows, no power steering and no central locking. In fact, in its bid to keep costs low, Maruti won’t be offering boot or fuel release buttons inside the cabin. Both will have to be manually opened with the key. You do get an AC and heater on the five-seater though.With the engine sitting just a few inches under your bottom in this car, it is more audible by design. Power delivery is good, but you need revs to get the car going, especially with a full complement of passengers.Still, the gearbox is a crisp unit, offering short throws and a positive shift and the well-chosen ratios and light clutch make driving a breeze.

The fact that the engine lies below the front seats and not directly above the wheels means that there is very little weight on the front tyres. So you won’t really miss the power steering, except when reversing into a tight spot. The steering delivers plenty of information from the road. However, the short wheelbase and the fact that the occupants sit directly over the front and rear axle mean that the ride is bumpy on anything less-than-smooth roads. Even the smallest of crevices are felt in the cabin.

The five-seater option comes with a massive loading area which is ideal for hauling large items, making the Eeco a great vehicle for activities such as moving house.

In the end, if what you need is a basic, roomy seven-seater that is cheap to buy, easy to drive and simple to park, the Eeco is the one for you. If not, there certainly are better cars.
 

 

Fact File

 

Price Range (in lakhs)*

Ex-showroom price (Delhi) 3.09-3.42 lakh ( On-road price Mumbai )

Engine

Fuel Petrol
Installation Front, longitudinal,rear-wheel drive
Power 73bhp at 6000rpm
Torque 10.3kgm at 3000rpm
Power to weight 78.66bhp per tonne

Dimensions

Length 3675mm
Width 1475mm
Height 1800mm

Chassis & Body

Weight 928kg
 
 
 
 
 

Comfort & Convenience

  • Central Locking
  • Remote Locking
  • Total Immobilizer
  • Climate Control
  • Remote Boot Release
  • Remote Fuel Lid
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Rear Wiper
  • Rear Defogger
  • Front Power Windows
  • Rear Power Windows
  • Trip Computer
  • Electric Adjust wing mirror
  • Dead Pedal
  • Cruise Control
  • Paddle shifters
  • Sunroof
  • Refrigerator
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Air Conditioner
  • Electric Sun Blinds
  • Leather Wrapped Steering
  • Reversing Camera
  • Hill Start Assist
  • 360 degree camera
  • Heads Up Display
  • Stop/start
  • Daytime running lights
  • LED Lights
  • Adaptive headlights
  • Headlamp Washers
  • Rear AC Vents
  • Rear Power Outlet

Drivers Aid & Safety

  • ABS
  • ESP
  • EBD
  • Brake Assist
  • Parking Sensors
  • Airbags Total

Seating

  • Driver Seat Height Adjust
  • Split rear seats
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Folding Rear Seats
  • Front Adjustable Headrests
  • Rear Adjustable Headrests
  • Passenger Seat Height Adjust
  • Lumbar Support
  • Third row of seats
  • Seat Massagers
  • Seat Memory
  • Cooled Seats
  • Electric Seats
  • Driver Seat Power Adjust
  • Rear Seat Foldable Table
  • Rear Seat Centre Armrest

Entertainment & Communication

  • TouchScreen Audio System
  • Audio system (with Radio)
  • USB Port
  • Bluetooth & Streaming
  • Steering Audio Controls
  • Speakers
  • Hands Free Telephony
  • Satellite Navigation
  • Single CD Player
  • Rear seat screens
  • Subwoofer
  • Voice activated controls

Tyres & Wheels

  • Spare wheel
  • Space saver
  • Alloy Wheels
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