Maruti Eeco Review
Maruti Eeco Smiles Limited edition launched
20 March, 2013: A new limited edition of Eeco has been introduced by Maruti Suzuki India called as ‘Smiles’. This limited edition of the minivan comes with a series of cosmetic changes at an extra cost of Rs. 9,490 over the regular Eeco price tag. The changes incorporated in Maruti Eeco Smiles includes “Smile” graphics & decals, wheel caps and mud flaps, dual tone fabric upholstery, floor mats, Double Din stereo system and USB connectivity adding upto seven additional changes. Maruti Eeco Smiles limited edition will be available both with the seven seat and five seat options.
Maruti Suzuki, the most popular and prominent car manufacturing company of India has launched its fascinating new MUV, the all new Maruti Eeco, which replaces its previous version, the family MUV, Maruti Versa. The famous automakers of the country have brought up three variants of its ultimate new Maruti Eeco. The bold design, magnificent and glamorous body, balanced and stylish looks and the groovy body graphics are the features defining the Maruti Eeco.
The convenience in the drive and comfort of the passengers is enhanced by the elegant dual – tone interiors besides the digital meter cluster. The most prominent car manufacturers in India plan to make a strong entry in the market of Multi-Purpose Vehicles (MPV) with the launch of its new MUV Maruti Eeco.
Maruti Eeco Mileage and Efficiency
|Variant||Mileage (in city)||Mileage (on highway)|
|Maruti Eeco 5 - Seater Standard||11.8 Km/ L||15.1 Km/ L|
|Maruti Eeco 7 Seater Standard||11.8 Km/ L||15.1 Km/ L|
|Maruti Eeco 5 – Seater AC + HTR||11.8 Km/ L||15.1 Km/ L|
|Maruti Eeco 5 – Seater CNG + HTR||11.8 Km/kg||15.1 Km/ L|
The latest launched Maruti Eeco is the most diverse MUV in its segment of family sized cars. Installed with a new high pressure fuel Injection, knock sensor and crack sensor which ensure to save the fuel and is capable of delivering a mileage of 15.1 Km/ l. The BS IV engine with a 1200 cc capacity, 4 cylinders that ensure a power of 73 bhp at a rate of 6000 rpm, and a torque of 101 Nm at 3000 rpm in the petrol variant while the CNG variant offers the capability to churn out a power of 63bhp and a torque of 83 Nm. The CNG variant also ensures an increased mileage of around 15.5 Km/ kg in the city while 20.2 Km/ kg on the highways. The fuel capacity of the Maruti Eeco CNG 5 - Seater AC variant is 65 litres with a petrol tank capacity of 40 litres.
Maruti Eeco Variants and Features
|Maruti Eeco 5 - Seater Standard||The base version comes with centre cap wheel cover and ORVMs along with decal badging. While there are sun visors at both the sides in the cabin and molded roof lining & floor carpet together with front and rear cabin lamp. The safety features include all the necessary elements like the seat belts for all and side impact beams.|
|Maruti Eeco 7 Seater Standard||The seven seater capacity version has more or less same features like in the base five seater variant, but to name some are heater and integrated head rests along with multi trip meter and 1 Din audio box with cover for leisure filled journey. It also comprise of tubeless tyres for enhanced safety.|
|Maruti Eeco 5 – Seater AC + HTR||The major highlight of this 5-seater variant is the convenience of heater and coziness of air conditioner on the move along with sliding driver seat and incorporated headrests for front occupants. Whereas, there are amber colored speedometer illumination for better clarity together with multi trip meter and music system for entertainment.|
|Maruti Eeco 5 – Seater CNG + HTR||This latest addition of greener fuel in the form of CNG has most of the elements common compared to petrol version. Still some noteworthy features can be digital trip meter cluster that has Fuel level, Odometer and Trip meter along with body graphics and left and right ORVMs.|
|Maruti Eeco Ambulance Petrol AC Plus HTR||The Eeco is also available in Ambulance form also due to its spacious inside and compact structure outside. This version comes as a customized variant that can only be used for medical purpose and features present in it are as per the medical requirements and needs.|
|Maruti Eeco Flexi Green||The available features of this variant are more or less the same as seen in the earlier variants of Maruti Eeco. This version has easy access to the CNG filling nozzle, the same way it is done for petrol filling.|
|Maruti Eeco CNG 5 - Seater AC||This eco friendly version of CNG is available with powerful air conditioner along with all the features of base version that includes elegant dual tone interiors together with assist grips for passenger and drivers for better convenience.|
The basic variant of the new MUV, Maruti Eeco 5 – Seater Standard comprises of an ample seating arrangement that is well capable of fitting in five people with an ease. The next model in the same segment, Maruti Eeco 5 – Seater AC variant, is equipped of an AC as well. The MUV also has a third variant, Maruti Eeco 5 – Seater Standard which houses a passenger seating of up to 7 people, and enables a large comfort sitting for big families. Maruti Suzuki has also launched its new MUV in CNG based segment, apart from the petrol based variant. The Maruti Eeco CNG 5 – Seater AC has been installed with a new CNG kit and is added to the family as the CNG based variant. The MUV comes assimilated with an accomplice of the BS- IV coupled engine with a displacement of 1196 cc, well controlled by the supremely proven engine management mechanism that very well ensures the overall utilization of fuel and its optimization making the MUV a very practical choice on roads. The ARAI test reports confirm the MUV to be capable of giving a terrific statistics in mileage of about 15.1 Km/ L in the city.
Maruti Suzuki has also launched its new family car in a CNG variant which works on the eco- friendly bi- fuel platform and technology; that is; it is capable of running both on petrol and CNG, as per the choice of the driver. In spite of this, this variant has the twin displacement figure of about 1196 cc BS IV engine, but while it is being driven on CNG, the engine is capable of generating a maximum and fair power of 63 bhp at 6000 rpm while produces an excellent torque of about 83 Nm at 3000 rpm. The bi- fuel technology works on the principle of the intelligent gas port injection platform that has been installed in the factory fitted CNG kit takes the responsibility of ensuring a higher mileage satisfaction and superior driving and performance characteristics with no emission and highly eco- friendly environment, in comparison to the conventional retro- fitted kit.
Maruti Eeco Colors
|Superior White||Midnight Black||Silky Silver||Bright Red||Blue Blaze||Glistening Grey|
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Maruti Eeco Engine, Power and Performance
The BS IV engine endorsed by the new Engine Management System helps Maruti Eeco to elevate fuel competency and execution. The largest car manufacturers in India Maruti Suzuki has installed a 1200 cc engine in all of its variants, which bring up a fabulous amount of power which is 73 bhp at 6000 rpm, churns out a max. torque of 101 Nm at 3000 rpm which ensures a better fuel efficiency and performance with the help of the Engine Management System (EMS).
The MUV ensures a better fuel combustion with its aluminum engine which is mated with the Multi – point Injection. The thrill and the joy of a smooth ride can be fully accomplished due to the five speed manual transmission that helps in acceleration of the MUV at the driver’s desired speed. The Diagonal Shift Assistance (DSA) is responsible for ensuring a smooth gear shifting.
Maruti Suzuki claims to have its BS IV engine, installed in Maruti Eeco to be not only environment friendly but also fuel friendly. The MUV’s CNG variant, Maruti Eeco CNG 5 seater AC, makes sure that the claims are true with its engine churning out a top power of 6000 rpm and generating a peak torque of 83 Nm at 3000 rpm with the CNG fuel system. The factory fitted CNG kit takes the responsibility of ensuring a higher fuel economy and higher safety level, in comparison to the conventional retro- fitted kit. The Intelligent Gas Port Injection (i- GPI) bio- fuel technology Installed in the CNG kit is capable of producing a great mileage on the Indian roads with higher fuel combustion at low running cost.
Maruti Eeco Pick Up and Acceleration
|Engine||Max. Power (Ps/ rpm)||Max. Torque (Nm/ rpm)||Pick- Up (0-100) sec|
|BS IV (Petrol)||73/6000||101/3000||15.7|
|BS IV (CNG)||63/6000||83/3000||16.8|
Maruti Suzuki has ensured a strong acceleration for its MUV, Maruti Eeco. The 1200 cc BS IV compliant engine goes from 0 – 100 Km/ h in just 15.7 sec, based on the max power of 73 bhp at a rate of 6000 rpm and a top torque of 83 nm at 3000 rpm, which also gives it enough capacity of reaching a top speed of 146 Km/ h. Although the CNG variant of the MUV can’t attain a speed close to the petrol variant; but in spite of this Maruti claims its MUV to be one of the most favorite choice for the middle class buyers in search for a family car with a good mileage and a lower cost.
Maruti Eeco Interior and Features
Ample boot spaces of 540 litres along with a fashionable digital instrument cluster to check fuel level, trip meter, and odometer, which can be easily understood, are some of the Interior features of the family sized MUV of Maruti Suzuki to start with. Maruti Eeco has an architecture which is given to it with full thought of the comforts of a complete family. The dual tone of the interior and magnificent appearance of the front seats in Maruti Eeco enhances its stylish interior appearance. The rear seats are in the bench design leaving the front seats, for the driver and the front occupant. The seats have a pretty sufficient space for the passengers to make them comfortable while the drive.
The sun – visors on both sides of the MUV, assist grips for co- driver plus rear, molded roof linings and front and rear cabin lamp, design based on the preference of the comfort and flexibility of the passengers, air – conditioner and heater which adjusts itself with the weather outside the vehicle, driver’s seat sliding and the front seat reclining along with head rests installed on front seats which make the drive in the MUV all the more satisfactory and more of a joy ride are some of the various eye – catching features of the new Maruti Eeco.
Maruti Eeco Exterior and Features
The newly launched family sized MUV of Maruti Suzuki with a bold design and balanced, stylish features and groovy body graphics is a contemporary and a powerful MUV in its segment. The classy lens head and tail lamps providing a clear view as a crystal, the black color bumper, twin air – intakes visible to the front view; with one of the intakes fitted in with the Suzuki logo, the distinctive designed headlamps, which are otherwise common but add the MUV’s appealing looks, the heavy blacked out nose combined with the body colored bonnet make the MUV unique with creative and stylish looks. The greater front view is ensured by the front windscreen fitted in with a lower bonnet.
The amazing ground clearance can be easily viewed from either side of the car. The MUV houses doors with wide openings, although the windows are pretty compact; the wheel arch is also kept wide ensuring to also act as a mud – guard. The groovy and sporty body graphics have been taken well care of by also keeping the rear view mirrors and door handles black, the rear view of the MUV housing the common attributes like vertical tail lights, wider windscreen, and black out bumper. The car measures 3675 mm in length, 1800 mm in width along with a wheelbase of 2350 mm. This Multi – Purpose Vehicle of Maruti Suzuki with its ground clearance of 160 mm ensures a safe ride even on the bumpy Indian roads. The tires of the MUV are tubeless so as to provide durability to the vehicle while being driven on the Indian roads and give a better performance than the others in the same segment. The size of the wheels is 155 R13 LT along with stylish wheel covers.
Safety Features in Maruti Eeco
The suspension system along with a very practical turning radius, which is specially designed to provide a classic, and superior driving and handling control to the MUV on the Indian roads speak well about the safety features of the vehicle. Maruti Eeco has been installed and well supported by superb child proof lock facility, an extraordinary side impact beam protection to the body kit and a terrific headlamp leveling device as well, adjustable seatbelts on both front and rear ends, together with the stop lamp at the rear end.
The CNG variant of the Maruti Eeco has been integrated with a safer CNG kit with the performance oriented suspensions of the vehicle designed to incorporate the mass of the overall body kit. The body kit of the vehicle has been enwrapped in the excellent quality of steel and has been wired with the very iron. Also in order to ensure that there is no chance of gas leakage in the CNG variant, a leak proof body kit has been supplied to the vehicle with proper insulation as required.
Maruti Eeco Driving and Handling
The family sized MUV launched by Maruti Suzuki makes sure its safety on the tough Indian roads. The vehicle works on the excellent braking imparted to it by the pair of ventilated discs at the front end whereas the usual drum brakes at the rear ends respectively, making the driver capable of halting the vehicle even at higher speeds. The terrific pair of suspensions in the car well protects the car from severe bumps and instability along with ensuring a comfortable and joy full ride to the passengers. The rear shock absorber of the MUV being the 3 linked rigid kind whereas the front one being of the McPherson strut type.
Maruti Eeco Accessories
Due to the increasing price range of the MUV, the company trimmed certain features, else offered in any other car in the A segment, in order to reduce the manufacturing cost of the MUV. So, while it is available in AC variants and bi – fuel technology installed in it; other features with respect to stereo and accessories can be configured from the company itself.
Maruti Eeco Conclusion
The large family sized Maruti Eeco has stylish features on both exterior and interior side. The technology used for providing and ensuring a wonderful and smooth driving experience and also for ensuring total safety of the vehicle makes it all the more magnificent. Although the exterior appearance of the vehicle may not appear very much stylish to many of the style lovers, the spacious cabin designed for complete family joy and comfort along with a better fuel efficiency than the other cars in its segment make it a vehicle worth buying, if you are interested to enjoy a fun time while driving with your family.
Maruti Eeco VariantsWrite Review
2,96,444Get On Road Price
13.5 Kmpl (City)
15.5 Kmpl (Highway)
3,13,489Get On Road Price
13.5 Kmpl (City)
15.5 Kmpl (Highway)
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13.5 Kmpl (City)
15.5 Kmpl (Highway)
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17.0 Km/kg (City)
20.0 Km/kg (Highway)
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17.0 Km/kg (City)
20.0 Km/kg (Highway)
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