Update: YouTuber Ujjwal Saxena has uploaded a walkaround video detailing the exterior and interior of the 2019 Maruti Eeco.
20 March 2019 -
As IAB had revealed from leaked documents last week, the Maruti Eeco is getting an update. The updated model has started reaching dealerships, and it will offer more safety to comply with the new safety norms.
The report says that with the MY2019 update, the Maruti Eeco has gained ABS, driver airbag, rear parking sensors, speed warning alert and seatbelt reminder, presumably for both driver and front passenger. These safety features, standard in the updated model, are going to become mandatory in India in a phased manner this year. Currently, no advanced safety features are provided in the van.
The Maruti Eeco will lose the Cargo variant made for transport of goods with the MY2019 update. Now, the range will include only the passenger, Tour and Care variants. The Tour variant is aimed at cab operators, while the Care variant is for ambulances. The passenger and Tour variants are available in 5- and 7-seat versions.
The Maruti Eeco is powered by the G12B 1.2-litre four-cylinder engine. This engine is available in petrol and petrol-CNG versions. Running on petrol, it produces 54 kW (73.42 PS) at 6,000 rpm and 101 Nm of torque at 3,000 rpm. Running on CNG, the maximum power and maximum torque reduce to 46 kW (62.54 PS) and 83 Nm respectively. The petrol engine model delivers a fuel economy of 16.2 km/l. The petrol-CNG model has a fuel economy rating of 21.8 km/kg (in CNG mode).
The Maruti Eeco’s prices start at INR 3,37,086 (ex-showroom Delhi) and go up to INR 6,33,445 (ex-showroom Delhi). The MY2019 update, which is expected to become official by the end of this month, will likely lead in a price hike.
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