Maruti Eeco & Maruti Omni to be upgraded to meet safety regulations - Report

27/03/2018 - 15:41 | ,  ,   | Dhruv Saxena

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.

Maruti Eeco Global NCAP crash test
In the Global NCAP crash tests conducted in May 2016, the Eeco scored zero stars in the adult occupant protection and one star in child occupant protection.

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.

Maruti Omni Cafe front three quarters
The Omni and Eeco together contribute to about 10% of total Maruti Suzuki sales in the domestic market.

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For 2018, Maruti has a handful of new launches planned. The company will introduce the next-gen Maruti Ertiga, Maruti Ciaz facelift, and the all-new Maruti Wagon R.

[soruce - MoneyControl]

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