MSIL is currently working on upgrading the Maruti Eeco and Maruti Omni to meet future safety regulations a report by MoneyControl has revealed. Crash test norms will come into effect in India October 1, 2019.
Speaking to the publications, CV Raman, Senior Executive Director, Engineering, Maruti Suzuki, said -
We are working into this. We need to meet both the emission and safety norms. So we are evaluating various possibilities for all the models. Definitely our endeavor will be to make them (Omni and Eeco) meet (the norms). So the engineering work in going on for that.
9 out of the 15 products in Maruti's current lineup are already future safety regulations compliant. However, the Eeco and Omni, in their current forms, will require major upgrades to make them clear crash tests. They will also require upgrades in the engine department to make them BS-6 compliant.
Discontinuation of the two products seems unlikely as their combined contribution to total monthly MSIL sales is 9-10%. In February 2018, Maruti Eeco and Maruti Omni combined sales stood at 12,425 units.
[soruce - MoneyControl]