Maruti Eeco facelift to launch in September – Report


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The mechanicals are unlikely to change.

Launched in January 2010, the Maruti Eeco has been overlooked by the manufacturer for a facelift/model year update. Despite that, the people-mover has been raking sales volumes of 4,852 units/month (average volumes for the past 6 months).

Maruti EECO red
Despite not being refreshed, the Eeco brings healthy volumes for the company.

According to a report on the Business Standard, Maruti is indeed working on a facelift for the Eeco, and is expected to introduce it by September this year.

Offered in 5 and 7 seat configurations, the Eeco is powered by a 1.2-liter four-cylinder petrol engine which puts out 73 bhp at 6,000 rpm and 101 Nm of torque at 3,000 rpm, matched to a 5-speed manual transmission driving the rear wheels. The engine is unlikely to change in the refreshed model. Additionally, a CNG variant is also offered on the van.

The car’s equipment level is quite basic, with air-conditioning the only notable features on offer. Safety features like airbags, ABS or even power steering are not offered even as optional extras.

Maruti EECO Piknik steering wheel
The vehicle was launched in 2010, and shares components with the discontinued Versa and Alto.

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Maruti’s entry-level van range, composed of the Eeco and Omni, sold 10,113 units in January 2015, an increase of 8.2 percent compared to January 2014. Together, these products accounted for roughly 10 percent of the car maker’s domestic sales last month.

Expected Price: INR 3.1-4.17 lakhs, ex-Showroom
Launch date: September 2015

Maruti Eeco Piknik Edition – Image Gallery

[Source – Business Standard]

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