Maruti Suzuki will soon revise the Eeco's range. IAB has got its hands on two documents that confirm that the company plans to discontinue the Cargo variant of the multi utility vehicle.
As the name suggests, the Cargo variant is intended for transportation of goods. It comes with a covered cargo cabin, flat cargo bed and a partition for the cargo cabin. It is available with the G12B 1.2-litre four-cylinder engine in petrol and CNG versions. The petrol version produces 54 kW (73.42 PS) at 6,000 rpm and 101 Nm of torque at 3,000 rpm. The CNG version develops 46 kW (62.54 PS) at 6,000 rpm and 83 Nm of torque at 3,000 rpm. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard.
The Maruti Eeco Cargo is currently available in three configurations, namely Petrol, Cargo CNG and Cargo CNG. The petrol configuration costs INR 3,65,093 (non-metallic paint)*/INR 3,68,109 (metallic paint)*. The CNG configuration retails at INR 4,37,750 (non-metallic paint)*/INR 4,40,766 (metallic paint)*. The CNG AC configuration is the costliest one, priced at INR 4,80,382* (non-metallic paint)*/INR 4,83,398 (metallic paint)*.
While the Cargo variant is about to exit the market, the Tour variant for taxis and the Care variant for ambulances are going to remain on sale alongside the standard variant that is targeted at private customers. Both Tour and standard variants are available in STD and AC grades. Maruti Suzuki offers the STD grade in 5- and 7-seat options and the AC grade in only 5-seat version.
Launched in January 2010, the Maruti Eeco has sold over 5 lakh units as of October 2018. It will get all necessary upgrades to meet the new safety norms and the BS-VI emission norms, but a timeline for any of these revisions is unavailable.